At the leading edge: Enacting VET in the Northern Territory

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    Abstract

    The creation and maintenance of the Australian National Training System is a joint effort of state, territory and federal governments. The ethnographic application of the concept of ‘enactment’ supports the argument that the Northern Territory of Australia (NT) has been uniquely placed to take advantage of a clear separation of Vocational Education and Training
    (VET) policy development and delivery. It can be argued that this has enabled some leading edge initiatives in VET. This has been made possible by the coincidental yet parallel development of state-type government in the NT and creation of the national VET system. An examination of the extensive VET documentary record, confirmed by interviews with key policy participants, demonstrates that the ability to deal with multiple versions of VET provides significant policy freedom. Policy leadership allowed the NT to be the first jurisdiction to recognise skills-based rather than time-served on-the-job training, the creation of genuine dual sector training organisations and removing duplication of federal and state apprenticeship services.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAVETRA 2013 Conference Proceedings
    Subtitle of host publicationVET Research at the Edge - Training for Diversity and Change
    PublisherAustralian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA)
    Pages1-10
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)978-0-9805275-3-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventAustralian Vocational Education and Training Research Association Annual Conference (AVETRA 2013 16th) - Fremantle, WA, Fremantle, Australia
    Duration: 3 Apr 20135 Apr 2013
    Conference number: 2013 (16th)

    Conference

    ConferenceAustralian Vocational Education and Training Research Association Annual Conference (AVETRA 2013 16th)
    Abbreviated titleAVETRA
    CountryAustralia
    CityFremantle
    Period3/04/135/04/13

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    Zoellner, D. (2013). At the leading edge: Enacting VET in the Northern Territory. In AVETRA 2013 Conference Proceedings: VET Research at the Edge - Training for Diversity and Change (pp. 1-10). Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA).