Canadian Vocational Association

The Canadian Vocational Association December Newsletter is out!

CVA’s PICKS OF THE MONTH

Australia. Trends in VET: policy and participation
This occasional paper examines two broad policy trends, the extension of the apprenticeship and traineeship system, and the opening up of the training market, as well as three specific policy case studies: -incentive payments for employers of apprentices and trainees -accelerated apprenticeships -entitlement models. The paper also examines the high-level trends in VET participation and the labour market, and in doing so, reflects on how the changing policy environment has influenced participation trends over the past 20 years. The paper concludes with some observations and reflections about the policy trends in VET, the tensions in the system created by these developments, and some thoughts about the future direction of VET policy.

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