Deception Bay Life Long Learning Project Evaluation (Stage 2 - Up to June 2005)

Rich, Bruce R., Delaforce, Wayne H., & Hall, Carly (2005) Deception Bay Life Long Learning Project Evaluation (Stage 2 - Up to June 2005). QUT.



Deception Bay is a coastal community located within Caboolture Shire which is located north of Brisbane in South East Queensland. It has a small but growing population of 18,349 people compared with a population of 17,044 in 2001 (Australian Bureau of Statistics., 2005). In comparison with the national average, Deception Bay is a relatively disadvantaged community, with limited employment opportunities and subsequent high rates of unemployment. To illustrate this point, in the year 2003, the national unemployment rate was 6.2%, while in Deception Bay this figure was significantly higher with an unemployment rate of 11.6%. (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2005)

The DBLLL project has sought to promote greater life opportunities from its inception for the community of Deception Bay by providing access to learning activities. It aims to stimulate community interest and achieve participation in life long learning by creating pathways to further training, employment and skill development. Stage 1 of the DBLLL project commenced in 2003 and aimed to assess what the learning priorities of the Deception Bay Community were. Stage 2, the implementation phase commenced in 2004 with the stated objective “to assist in providing learning pathways for Deception Bay residents – for a range of purposes including to enrich individual lives, engage with other members or groups within the community or progress towards further training or employment at a later stage. It is therefore important that qualitative data – as well as quantitative data – is used in the evaluation of the project.‿

This report will focus predominantly on evaluating the implementation phase from 2004 until mid-2005.

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ID Code: 6644
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Urban Sociology and Community Studies (160810)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (Please consult author)
Deposited On: 20 Mar 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:38

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