Don't blame Dawkins; Kangan laid the foundation for VET markets

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    Abstract

    Standardisation serves an important role in supporting the establishment of markets that operate across multiple jurisdictions and was explicitly sanctioned in the 1974 Kangan review of Technical and Further Education. This paper traces the introduction and growth of standardisation in Australian vocational education and training through a discourse analysis of key policy documents. The benefits and limitations of standards-setting in increasingly contestable training markets are described. It will be argued that the ubiquitous acceptance of standards in multiple vocational education and training policies and processes now serves as a form of ‘cultural constraint’. After 40 years, the time is ripe for an exploration of alternative mechanisms that will better support the politically popular market-driven behaviour expected of the training sector.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the AVETRA 2015
    Subtitle of host publication18th Annual Conference Walking the Tightrope: the Implications of Markets for VET Research, Policy and Practice
    Editors AVETRA
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    PublisherAustralian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA)
    Pages-
    ISBN (Print)978-0-9805275-3-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventAustralian Vocational Education and Training Research Association Annual Conference (AVETRA 2015 18th): Walking the Tightrope: the Implications of Markets for VET Research, Policy and Practice - Melbourne, Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 8 Apr 201510 Apr 2015
    Conference number: 2015 (18th)

    Conference

    ConferenceAustralian Vocational Education and Training Research Association Annual Conference (AVETRA 2015 18th)
    Abbreviated titleAVETRA
    CountryAustralia
    CityMelbourne
    Period8/04/1510/04/15

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