Methods and instruments for evaluation and monitoring of VET systems

Eddington, Noela and Eddington, Ian (2010) Methods and instruments for evaluation and monitoring of VET systems. Working Paper. Economic and Social Research Council on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance , Cardiff, United Kingdom. [Report]


For two decades there have been calls for the Australian vocational education and training (VET) system to be more efficient, responsive, industry-driven, and simplified. The responses from governments of all political persuasions have generally been incremental and within the traditional VET rubric of supplying skills to the labour market. In 2002, the State of Queensland began experimenting with different models of interaction with the VET system and its stakeholders. Since then a range of alternative industry engagement mechanisms has been trialled within an integrated approach to skills formation spanning a number of policy areas. In general, and in speculation about possible future VET systems, each of these mechanisms was initially predicated on tracking of emerging economic, social and environmental challenges faced by western democracies. From these initial experiments, Queensland has been researching an alternative holistic VET system model for 2020 which hopefully will be more able to cope with the changing nature of occupations, work, and the requirements of a carbon-constrained economy. This paper discusses two early drafts of some tools and techniques being considered for managing and monitoring the system: (i) Monitoring and Performance Framework and (ii) Capability Scales.

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Item Type: Report (Working Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright Economic and Social Research Council on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2010 06:27
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: VET education and training; skills formation; sustainable development; monitoring and evaluation
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160506 Education Policy
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development

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