The relationship between TAFE level qualifications and staff recruitment in Australian industries

Diezmann, Carmel M. (2007) The relationship between TAFE level qualifications and staff recruitment in Australian industries. Educational Practice and Theory, 29(2), pp. 93-109.

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Recruitment is a key task in any industry. Hence, it is important to understand the role that Vocational Education and Training (VET) level qualifications play in the recruitment process. This paper explores the interrelationship between qualifications and recruitment within the Australian context. It begins with an overview of vocational education and training and then presents a review of reports on vocational qualifications and related skills in the recruitment process. Ten themes emerged from this review: the recruitment context, skill shortages and skill gaps, the aging workforce, issues in recruitment, under-represented groups, entry level qualifications, education, training, qualifications and employability, technology, literacy and numeracy, VET and the community, and the quality of VET providers. The analysis of these reports also revealed that thinking about qualifications in recruitment is divided; that recruitment needs to be considered in tandem with retention; and that there is a demand for quality vocational training.

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ID Code: 18443
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Access to the author-version is currently restricted pending permission from the publisher. For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: TAFE, Qualifications, Staff Recruitment, Retention, Vocational Education, HERN
ISSN: 1323-577X
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 James Nicholas Publishers, Pty. Ltd
Deposited On: 06 Mar 2009 02:14
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 04:57

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