Can VET help create a more inclusive society?

By Hielke Buddelmeyer, Cain Polidano Research summary 22 March 2016 ISBN 978 1 925173 31 4


This is a summary of a research program undertaken for NCVER by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research between 2011 and 2014. The body of work, comprising six projects, focuses on the impact of education and training on social inclusion and labour market outcomes for disadvantaged learners. Here, 'disadvantaged' is used to encapsulate those from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, individuals with a disability, those from non-English speaking backgrounds and Indigenous Australians.

To view the presentation Is VET the panacea we think it is? presented at the NCVER Research Forum – Realising our potential: widening participation through education and training, which summarises the research projects on this topic undertaken by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, see our Past events page.


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