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Visions and options: a report on five forums introducing the research consortium on building vocational education and training provider capability

Clayton, Berwyn and Robinson, Pauline (2008) Visions and options: a report on five forums introducing the research consortium on building vocational education and training provider capability. Project Report. National Centre for Vocational Education Research NCVER, Adelaide, South Australia.

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This paper presents the outcomes of five state-based forums conducted to introduce the consortium research program investigating building vocational education and training (VET)provider capability. Despite being first published on the consortium’s website in 2005, it presents visions and options that remain current today. This is hardly surprising as the forum participants were asked to consider how registered training organisations might position themselves to meet the future demands of their various clients. Key messages • Changes in the sector have offered new opportunities for improving client focus and responding to both community and industry needs. Nevertheless, the ongoing changes in the sector have caused turbulence. Many of those providers and staff who are trying to be more flexible feel themselves constrained by the operational environment. • New structures and ways of working need to be fostered, including enhancing industry connections, having registered training organisations collaborate rather than compete, and increasing flexibility both at the whole-of-organisation and work-team levels. Collaboration needs to be encouraged, despite the push towards increased contestability of funding. • A more strategic approach is needed to VET workforce planning. This includes recruiting staff with relevant skills and attributes, maintaining and building the skills of staff, and finding better ways to make registered training organisations employers of choice.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
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ISBN: 9781921412622

Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID15641, ResPudID18792, VET providers, vocational education and training providers, registered training organisations, VET workforce planning
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 330000 Education
SEO Classification > 9305 Education and Training Systems
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Work-Based Education Research Centre (WERC)
Depositing User: Ms Marcia Millard
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2008 03:38
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2013 06:52
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/1684
DOI: 9781921412622
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