VET practitioner’s perceptions of VET higher education qualifications

Redmond, Petrea (2017) VET practitioner’s perceptions of VET higher education qualifications. International Journal of Training Research, 15 (1). pp. 55-70. ISSN 1448-0220


The quality of vocation education and training (VET)teaching in Australia has long been contested. Six Australian universities jointly conducted an online survey exploring the experiences of practitioners who were undertaking undergraduate studies in VET. This paper explores the experiences of VET practitioners as students in one regional university who were enrolled in a Bachelor of Vocational Educational and Training and compared them to the larger national cohort. While the background and capabilities of these practitioners differed in numerous ways there were similarities in their perceptions of what constitutes quality VET teacher education and the knowledge and skills they gained from studying a Bachelor-level qualification when compared to the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2017 00:01
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2018 04:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: VET practitioner perceptions; quality VET teaching; VET practitioner; vocational education; regional university; higher education
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130213 Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930599 Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/14480220.2017.1313170

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