Enhancing training advantage for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners

Guenther, John, Bat, Melodie, Stephens, Anne, Skewes, Janet, Boughton, Bob, Williamson, Frances, Wooltorton, Sandra, Marshall, Melissa, and Dwyer, Anna (2017) Enhancing training advantage for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners. Report. NCVER, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

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Abstract

[Extract] Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in very remote parts of Australia are increasingly participating in vocational education and training (VET); however, completion rates remain low and employment outcomes are not improving. This project identifies how retention and completion can be improved and what other indicators of success are important outcomes of training in remote communities.

Using a case study approach to investigate five unique training programs in remote areas of Australia, the report finds a that range of factors contribute to retention, including: - trainer qualities and characteristics of delivery - family, personal, community and cultural factors - training coordination and support - supportive relationships with other students - local community ownership of training - training that is connected to culture and local knowledge.

Item ID: 49093
Item Type: Report (Report)
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With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, the Department’s logo, any material protected by a trade mark and where otherwise noted all material presented in this document is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au> licence.

Supporting case studies available at https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/49094/

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ISBN: 978-1-925173-84-0
Funders: Department of Education and Training
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2017 23:16
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130213 Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement @ 40%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939901 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education @ 60%
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