Are we there yet? The Victorian higher education/ Technical and Further Education library and the dual sector model

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Abstract

Tertiary education in Australia divides between higher education and vocational education and training. Higher education(HE) is generally associated with the university system, while vocational education and training (Vet) is split between public and private providers - technical and further education (Tafe), the government supported sector and numerous private registered training organisations (RTOs). Victoria operates 18 Tafe institutions under a decentralised cooperative tripartite mix of 4 dual sector educations (university and Tafe split), 8 standalone Tafe institutions, some with joint use libraries, and anew mixed sector arrangement of 6 Tafe institutions offering HE qualifications. The dual sector library, built on university funding, is espoused as an exemplar of a library service model offering collection depth, liaison librarian support, study rooms and more, across student cohorts. The history of Victoria's Tafe libraries informs a contextualisation of their transformation to a new paradigm of joint use library arrangement, determined not by governance between different funding authorities but by student transitional educational aspirations between Vet and HE.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConnection and convergence
Subtitle of host publicationSecond international conference on joint use libraries Adelaide, South Australia, 3-4 November 2011
EditorsAlan L Bundy
Place of PublicationAdelaide
PublisherAuslib Press
Pages41-51
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780980816723
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventConnection and convergence: Second international conference on joint use libraries - Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 03 Nov 201104 Nov 2011

Conference

ConferenceConnection and convergence: Second international conference on joint use libraries
CountryAustralia
CityAdelaide
Period03/11/1104/11/11

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    Kloppenborg, P. (2011). Are we there yet? The Victorian higher education/ Technical and Further Education library and the dual sector model. In A. L. Bundy (Ed.), Connection and convergence: Second international conference on joint use libraries Adelaide, South Australia, 3-4 November 2011 (pp. 41-51). Auslib Press.