Discussion paper

Are we all speaking the same language? Understanding 'quality' in the VET sector

Vocational education and training Educational tests and measurements educational quality Australia
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Quality in the vocational education and training (VET) sector is an ongoing area of interest — but what does 'quality' really mean? This paper examines what quality in VET might mean from the perspectives of five key stakeholder groups: learners, employers/industry, providers, government and regulators. The research found that while there are some differences in what is important to each of the stakeholder groups, underpinning all the views is an expectation that learners gain the expected skills from their training. The paper also explores how useful any currently available measures of quality are and how they might be improved.

Please note: a companion report to this publication by Josie Misko can be accessed here.

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