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Kira Clarke

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0000-0002-7467-9445
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Viewed from the margins: navigating disadvantage and VET

This paper explores the experiences of young early school leavers undertaking vocational education to illuminate broader issues of equity and access. We argue that to overcome many of the sector’s shortcomings, policymakers and provider communities must first affirm equity and access as central to the...
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Engaging young early school leavers in vocational training

This research looks at why young, early school leavers are not considering VET as a means of gaining skills, and why, if they do start a VET course, some disengage and drop out.
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Shedding light: private ‘for profit’ training providers and young early school leavers

This research aims to shed light on the role of private providers in delivering training to a particular cohort of learners - young people who have left school early. The authors surveyed 130 private ‘for profit’ registered training organisations (RTOs) to find out their perspectives...
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Career moves: destination and satisfaction survey of 2005 HSC VET students in New South Wales

Vocational education and training (VET) in schools have been used in Australian high schools to help increase school retention. In New South Wales, student participation levels in these subjects have grown considerably, from 16% in 1996 to 44% in 2004. To examine the value of...