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Title: Enhancing training advantage for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners
Contributor(s): Guenther, John (author); Bat, Melodie (author); Stephens, Anne (author); Skewes, Janet (author); Boughton, Bob  (author)orcid ; Williamson, Frances  (author); Wooltorton, Sandra (author); Marshall, Melissa (author); Dwyer, Anna (author)
Publication Date: 2017
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in very remote parts of Australia are increasingly participating in vocational education and training (VET); however, completion rates remain low and employment outcomes are not improving. This project identifies how retention and completion can be improved and what other indicators of success are important outcomes of training in remote communities. Using a case study approach to investigate five unique training programs in remote areas of Australia, the report finds a that range of factors contribute to retention, including: (1) trainer qualities and characteristics of delivery; (2) family, personal, community and cultural factors; (3) training coordination and support; (4) supportive relationships with other students; (5) local community ownership of training; and (6) training that is connected to culture and local knowledge. A literature review is appended.
Publication Type: Report
Grant Details: ARC/LP160100257
Publisher: National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
Place of Publication: Adelaide, Australia
ISBN: 9781925173840
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130101 Continuing and Community Education
130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390301 Continuing and community education
450299 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education not elsewhere classified
390308 Technical, further and workplace education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
930102 Learner and Learning Processes
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160205 Policies and development
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: R1 Report
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Extent of Pages: 43
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