Journal article

Vocational education and training in Australia and three-dimensional federalism

Malgorzata Klatt, John Polesel

Australian Journal of Education | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2013

Abstract

Education policy-making in Australia remains one of the most complex of government's responsibilities, affecting a broad spectrum of social and political advancements of national and international importance. The advancement of education policy has been accepted as a key factor in achieving the labour productivity and innovation capacity that are needed to compete within the global economy and to build social capital. Yet, the challenge of development and implementation of education policy in Australia has been significantly influenced by its unique federal model, where the state and commonwealth jurisdictions increasingly overlap. This article offers a descriptive account of federal policy ..

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