An important way to improve access for groups that are under-represented in tertiary education is to facilitate the movement of students from vocational education and training to higher education institutions. However, there is substantial evidence of rigidities and obstacles to such a closer integration between these two sectors. This paper discusses the problems experienced by students currently articulating from vocational education and training to higher education institutions, identifies impediments to collaborative pathways and suggests measures for overcoming such obstacles.
Bandias, S., Fuller, D., & Pfitzner, D. (2011). Vocational and higher education in Australia: a need for closer collaboration. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 66(6), 583-594. https://doi.org/10.1080/1360080X.2011.621185