The development and reform of apprenticeship training in Victoria between 1884 and 1987

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Author: Scofield, Paul


Apprenticeship, as a means of providing a skilled workforce for Victoria, has been questioned continually and reviewed regularly. It has continued, however, to attract considerable faith as a system of vocational training. This thesis explores and identifies significant developments in and reforms of apprenticeship training in Victoria in the period 1884 and 1987. The thesis seeks to elucidate the choice of, and continuing adherence to, apprenticeship as a model of skills training and significant influences and pressures for reform. The thesis consists of four sections. Section one...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Equity; Participation; Gender; Workforce development

Keywords: History; Education and training system; Access to education and training; Skill shortage; Education and training reform

Geographic subjects: Victoria; Australia; Oceania

Statement of responsibility: Paul Morley Scofield

On cover: A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Education, Language and Community Services, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, in fulfilment of the requirements of the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Resource type: Thesis

Document number: TD/TNC 134.155

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