Effective employment-based training models for childcare workers

Choy, Sarojni C. & Haukka, Sandra (2010) Effective employment-based training models for childcare workers. Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 50(1), pp. 141-163.

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Childcare workers play a significant role in the learning and development of children in their care. This has major implications for the training of workers. Under new reforms of the childcare industry the Australian government now requires all workers to obtain qualifications from a vocational education and training provider (eg. Technical and Further Education) or university. Effective models of employment-based training are critical to provide training to highly competent workers. This paper presents findings from a study that examined current and emerging models of employment-based training in the childcare sector, particularly at the Diploma level. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with a sample of 16 participants who represented childcare directors, employers, and workers located in childcare services in urban, regional and remote locations in the State of Queensland. The study proposes a ‘best-fit’ employment-based training approach that is characterised by a compendium of five models instead of a ‘one size fits all’. Issues with successful implementation of the EBT models are also discussed

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ID Code: 29252
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: employment-based training, childcare workers, EBT, Queensland
ISSN: 1443-1394
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy (130213)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Past > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 13 Dec 2009 23:27
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 14:41

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