December 9, 2014

Entry to vocations: building the foundations for successful transitions

Improving the outcomes of students undertaking vocational education and training (VET) in schools is important to ensuring it is a viable post-school pathway for students. Investigating how to strengthen VET in Schools, this report suggests the following changes: defining its purpose as foundational preparation for mid-level qualifications or employment-based learning; better aligning the vocational curriculum with labour market opportunities; developing thematic packages of curriculum; and making explicit connections between VET undertaken at school and post-school VET. This report is the culmination of three years of investigation as part of the research program, Vocations: the link between post-compulsory education and the labour market.

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