Enterprises' commitment to nationally recognised training for existing workers

Employment Australia

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 cases, it is dependent on positive initial engagement, the extension of training through a 'VET evangelist' who 'sells' the benefits of recognised training and persuades management, and the integration of competency standards associated with recognised training into many human resource processes. Although the availability of funding strongly influences whether enterprises use recognised training, one of the key reasons why more enterprises have not taken up this training is lack of awareness.

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