The changing role of staff development for teachers and trainers in vocational education and training

Harris, Roger, Simons, Michelle, Hill, Doug, Smith, Erica, Pearce, Ron, Blakeley, John, Choy, Sarojni C., & Snewin, David (2001) The changing role of staff development for teachers and trainers in vocational education and training. National Centre for Vocational Education Research.


This study explored the changing role of staff development for vocational education and training (VET) teachers and trainers in Australian public and private registered training organisations. Substantial reforms in the VET sector over the past decade have had considerable impact on the work of teachers and trainers. In this context of rapid change, the nature, direction, delivery, access and funding responsibility of staff development are undergoing transformation. The purpose of this research, therefore, was to examine current staff development provision, research a range of issues relating to the staff development of VET teachers and trainers, and make recommendations in the light of the new education and training environment.

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ID Code: 7253
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Additional Information: The fulltext of this report can be downloaded (free of charge)from the publisher's website (see link). For more information contact
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ISBN: 087397710 6
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER).
Deposited On: 30 Apr 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 17:31

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