Richard Pickersgill

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21 Jan 2009

This report focuses on the interpersonal networking processes, or non-market mechanisms, through which training needs are signalled to VET providers in a rural region. A detailed single case-study approach shows that VET users also consider interpersonal relationships, based on trust, when selecting programs for participation....


24 Feb 2006

Stephen Kemmis, Marianne Thurling, Roslin Brennan Kemmis, Peter Rushbrook and Richard Pickersgill explore the extent and distribution of Indigenous staffing in vocational education and training (VET) and various aspects of their employment experience within the VET sector. They note a recent decline in Indigenous staff...


8 Dec 2005

The development of a uniquely Australian system of innovation and its relation to the vocational education and training (VET) system is considered in this discussion paper. Richard Pickersgill argues that the Australian system of innovation fits the pattern of incremental innovation and diffusion of technical...


20 Jul 2005

Erica Smith, Richard Pickersgill, Andy Smith and Peter Rushbrook aim to provide a clearer understanding of how and why enterprises use nationally recognised type of training. They find that successfully embedding training in enterprises involves a three-phase process - engagement, extension and integration. In most...

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