A fair go for all? Equity frameworks and landmark documents in Australian vocational education and training


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Author: Butler, Elaine; Ferrier, Fran


The VOCEDplus landmark documents are key documents considered by history and authoritative commentary to have influenced the development of the Australian vocational education and training (VET) system, providing vision and/or leading to significant change. This paper is part of a series of overviews that analyse and describe how these landmark documents impacted on the development of various aspects of Australia's VET sector. This review examines the concept of 'equity' in the Australian VET system and provides evidence, along with historical, social and economic context, of the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Equity; Gender; Indigenous people; Vocational education and training; Lifelong learning; Policy

Keywords: Education and training system; Education and training reform; Access to education and training; People with disability; Migrants; Remote; Rural; Regional; Socioeconomic background; Equal opportunity; Affirmative action; Government policy; Policy formation; Government role; History; Economic conditions; Social aspects

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: VET Knowledge Bank, NCVER, 2022-2023

Physical description: iii, 227 p. (full-length version) + 76 p. (condensed version)

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The collection of landmark documents discussed in this overview is available in VOCEDplus at: https://bit.ly/3IPwSbe
Other documents significant to equity in VET and discussed in this overview that are available in VOCEDplus can be found at: https://bit.ly/3YVei7r

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 151.203

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