Provision of foundation skills training by community education providers in regional Australia


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Author: O'Dwyer, Lisel; Mihelic, Mandy


This research investigates the contribution community education providers make to foundation skills training in regional Australia, the models of delivery which seemed to work best, and whether the undertaking of foundation skills training helps build social and human capital of the individual and broader community. The research finds that proportionally more regional community education providers deliver foundation skills training than other regional training providers. Completions among students at regional community education providers are high but little is known about education or...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Adult and community education; Disadvantaged; Language; Literacy; Numeracy; Outcomes; Participation; Providers of education and training; Students; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Adult learning; Community education; Completion; Employability; Enrolment; Human capital; Outcomes of education and training; Regional; Skill development; Skill needs; Social capital; Training

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2021

Physical description: 44 p. (report) + 19 p. (support document)

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ISBN: 9781925717624

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 140.23

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