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.
|Title of host publication||5th Annual Conference|
|Subtitle of host publication||Making a world of difference? Innovation, Internationalisation, New Technologies and VET|
|Place of Publication||Sydney|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
|Event||Australian Vocational Educational and Training Research Association, Conference - Melbourne, VIC. Australia, Australia|
Duration: 20 Mar 2002 → 22 Mar 2002
|Conference||Australian Vocational Educational and Training Research Association, Conference|
|Period||20/03/02 → 22/03/02|
Smith, E., & Wilson, L. (2002). Learning and training in school-based apprenticeships and traineeships. In 5th Annual Conference: Making a world of difference? Innovation, Internationalisation, New Technologies and VET (pp. 1-14). AVETRA.