Learning and training in school-based apprenticeships and traineeships

Erica Smith, Louis Wilson

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    The number of young people commencing apprenticeships and traineeships whilst at school, and monitored by their school, has grown considerably, encouraged by State and Federal governments, since the first participants began in 1997. There has as yet been little research into the nature of the training given to, and learning experienced by, such young people; most published literature has related to organisational issues. This paper reports on a research project funded by the National Research and Evaluation Committee into learning and training in school-based new apprenticeships (SBNAs). A questionnaire was sent to a large sample of all SBNAs in three States: Queensland, Victoria and South Australia, using a survey instrument adapted from a previous NREC study, School students' learning from their paid and unpaid work. The results present an overview of SBNA employment, training and learning practices which will provide an important basis for development of policy and practice in this area.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication5th Annual Conference
    Subtitle of host publicationMaking a world of difference? Innovation, Internationalisation, New Technologies and VET
    Place of PublicationSydney
    Number of pages14
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    EventAustralian Vocational Educational and Training Research Association, Conference - Melbourne, VIC. Australia, Australia
    Duration: 20 Mar 200222 Mar 2002


    ConferenceAustralian Vocational Educational and Training Research Association, Conference


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