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Haukka, Sandra – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
Current trends in workforce development indicate the movement of workers within and across occupations to be the norm. In 2009, only one in three vocational education and training (VET) graduates in Australia ended up working in an occupation for which they were trained. This implies that VET enhances the employability of its graduates by…
Descriptors: Nurses, Graduates, Older Adults, Education Work Relationship
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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