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Choy, Sarojni; Billett, Stephen; Kelly, Ann – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2013
Current tertiary education and training provisions are designed mainly to meet the learning needs of those preparing for entry into employment and specific occupations. Yet, changing work, new work requirements, an ageing workforce and the ongoing need for employability across lengthening working lives make it imperative that this educational…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Vocational Education, Industry, Community Services
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Choy, Sarojni; Haukka, Sandra – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2010
Childcare workers play a significant role in the learning and development of children in their care. This has major implications for the training of workers. Under new reforms of the childcare industry, the Australian government now requires all workers to obtain qualifications from a vocational education and training provider (e.g. Technical and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Interviews, Vocational Education, Child Care Occupations
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Choy, Sarojni; Haukka, Sandra – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2007
The adult and community education (ACE) sector is consistently responsive to changing community needs and government priorities. It is this particular function that has drawn ACE into the lifelong learning debate as one model for sustaining communities. The responsiveness of ACE means that the sector and its programs continue to make valuable…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Community Needs, Community Education, Lifelong Learning