The emergence of learning and development in Australian enterprises

Andrew Smith

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    Abstract

    There is a strong and persistent belief in Australian training policy circles that Australia is a poor performer by international standards in the provision of training. This view is particularly strongly held in relation to enterprise training where it is commonly assumed that Australian employers chronically under invest in the training of their employees and show little inclination to increase their training effort in response to government initiatives. Much of this belief is based on the results of successive surveys of employer training expenditure in Australia and some notoriously unreliable international comparative data. This paper explores some of these assumptions about employers and employer training from the standpoint of the qualitative data that has been collected in three research projects over the last 10 years and questions the view that employers are in a state of flight from their commitments to training.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGlobal VET
    Subtitle of host publicationChallenges at the Global, National and Local Levels
    EditorsPeter Kell
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    PublisherAVETRA (internet)
    Pages1-10
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event9th Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association Annual (AVETRA) Conference - University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia
    Duration: 19 Apr 200621 Apr 2006

    Conference

    Conference9th Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association Annual (AVETRA) Conference
    CountryAustralia
    Period19/04/0621/04/06

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    Smith, A. (2006). The emergence of learning and development in Australian enterprises. In P. Kell (Ed.), Global VET: Challenges at the Global, National and Local Levels (pp. 1-10). AVETRA (internet).