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Privatization of Education in Australia


Lewis, R, Privatization of Education in Australia, Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, A Farazmand (ed), Switzerland, pp. 1-6 (2018) [Entry]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3415-1


The Australian educational system consists of the three major "pillars." The first, the schools sector in which senior secondary educational certificates are issued upon the completion of year 12. The second, the Vocational, Educational, and Training (VET) sectors aimed at providing students with the skills to become "job ready." Credentials for students graduating from the VET sector can range from certificates, through to diplomas and advanced diplomas. The final pillar is the Higher Education Sector or universities, which awards diplomas, degrees, and advanced degrees.

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Item Type:Entry
Keywords:Australian education, education, government failure, privatization, rent-seeking, VET fee-help, vocational training
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other education
Research Field:Other education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Policies and development
UTAS Author:Lewis, R (Mr Robert Lewis)
ID Code:136471
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2019-12-23
Last Modified:2019-12-23

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