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Title: Efficiency of Australian technical and further education providers
Contributor(s): Fieger, Peter  (author)orcid ; Villano, Renato  (author)orcid ; Cooksey, Ray W  (author)
Publication Date: 2016
DOI: 10.1080/14480220.2016.1152030
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Abstract: Budgetary constraints on the public purse have led Australian Federal and State governments to focus increasingly on the efficiency of public institutions, including Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutes. In this study, we define efficiency as the relationship between financial and administrative inputs and educational outputs. We employ stochastic frontier analysis in determining the efficiency of Australian TAFE institutes using data sourced from institutional annual reports, the Student Outcomes Survey and administrative databases. We found significant economies of scale effects and conclude that increasing institutional size for very small institutions may result in increased efficiencies.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Journal of Training Research, 14(1), p. 62-75
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1448-0220
Field of Research (FOR): 140204 Economics of Education
130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
140302 Econometric and Statistical Methods
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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