Case studies of training advantage for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island learners

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

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[Extract] The case studies that follow are a compilation of learnings derived from the research project, Enhancing training advantage for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners. The project, funded by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), was conducted by a consortium of researchers from five institutions: TAFE SA, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, University of New England, James Cook University and the University of Notre Dame Australia. The research was conducted during 2016 with participants from five locations: the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands of South Australia, the Northern Territory, western New South Wales, the Kimberley region of Western Australia, and the Cape York and Torres Strait Island regions of Queensland.

Based on training programs considered to be successful, the project was designed in order to gain an understanding of the dynamics of retention and completion towards employability. Nationally, for very remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander trainees, completion rates for VET courses are on average 16.6%, with an even lower figure for certificate I courses.

Full details about the project and its cross-cutting findings, with a literature review and additional statistical information, are contained in the report, available from the NCVER Portalat <>. The case studies presented here mostly present qualitative findings.

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Funders: Department of Education and Training
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2017 23:06
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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