The best of both worlds? integrating VET and higher education

Knight, Elizabeth ORCID: 0000-0001-6596-6525 and Hodge, Steven (2021) The best of both worlds? integrating VET and higher education. Project Report. National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Adelaide, Australia.


There is renewed interest in better aligning vocational education and training (VET) and higher education (HE). This report explores the characteristics and sustainability of different models of highly integrated VET and HE qualifications. The research finds that highly integrated arrangements are difficult and expensive to develop, and often difficult to sustain. These models may be more widespread and sustainable, however, if providers are supported with the expertise and resources to undertake mapping processes, where providers and their staff in the two sectors trust and value each other, where employers value both VET and HE, and students find demands associated with integrated offerings acceptable.

Item type Monograph (Project Report)
Edition 1st
Official URL
ISBN 9781925717853
Subjects Current > FOR (2020) Classification > 3902 Education policy, sociology and philosophy
Current > FOR (2020) Classification > 3903 Education systems
Current > FOR (2020) Classification > 3904 Specialist studies in education
Current > Division/Research > Centre for International Research on Education Systems (CIRES)
Keywords vocational education, higher education, tertiary education, course offerings, course models
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