Fragmentation and photo-ops: the failures of Australian skills policy through COVID

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Author: Pennington, Alison

Abstract:

Strong vocational education and training (VET) systems are vital to the success of dynamic, innovative economies and inclusive labour markets. Australia's VET system once provided well-established and dependable education-to-jobs pathways, but a combination of policy vandalism and fiscal mismanagement plunged the VET system into a lasting and multidimensional crisis. During the pandemic, the federal government has pursued further VET restructuring through the implementation of several wage and training subsidy programs at the cost of several billion dollars. This has deepened the ...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Governance; Finance; Policy; Apprenticeship; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Government policy; Funding; Enrolment; TAFE; Training market; Completion; Training policy; Unaccredited training; Unemployment; Skill needs; Education and training system; Training participation rate; Trend

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Manuka, Australian Capital Territory: Centre for Future Work, Australia Institute, 2022

Physical description: 49 p.

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Also called: Fragmentation and photo-ops: the failures of Australian skills policy through Coronavirus Disease; Fragmentation and photo-ops: the failures of Australian skills policy through Coronavirus Disease 2019

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 147.907

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