VET policy: processes, stakeholders and issues

H Guthrie, Berwyn Clayton

L H Martin Institute, University of Melbourne | Published : 2018


This discussion paper aims to foreground other papers in this series by defining what policy is and providing an outline of the ‘ideal’ approach to its development and translation into practice in the VET context. To do this we define the VET sector and its missions. We then move on to describe the key stakeholders in the sector and the sorts of policies that have been enacted from 1998 onwards using the VET policy timeline developed by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). We then introduce a series of propositions regarding VET policy and its implementation. These propositions include that VET policy developments and implementation are often too rapid and focused t..

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