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Good Practice Models for Using TVET to Address Skill Shortages: A Case Study from Health


Kilpatrick, SI and Johns, S and Millar, P and Routley, G and Le, Q, Good Practice Models for Using TVET to Address Skill Shortages: A Case Study from Health, Vocational Learning: Innovative Theory and Practice, Springer, R Catts, I Falk and R Wallace (ed), Heidelberg, pp. 165-178. ISBN 978-94-007-1539-4 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-94-007-1539-4_10


The process of establishing a vocational education and training (VET) ‘solution’ to address a skill shortage is key to the quality of the outcome for learners, workplaces, communities and the industry. The creative ‘solutions’ often are about job redesign, others about tapping into new student cohorts, while some take a skill ecosystem approach, addressing industry and community factors such as linkages between institutions and between workers and institutions. Characteristics of models likely to be effective in addressing skill shortages are: responsibility for addressing skills shortage is shared between the health sector, education and training organisations and government, with employers taking a proactive role; the training component is complemented by a focus on retention of workers; and models are either targeted at existing employees or identify a target group(s) who may not otherwise have considered a career in health.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other education
Research Field:Other education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Kilpatrick, SI (Professor Sue Kilpatrick)
UTAS Author:Johns, S (Dr Susan Johns)
UTAS Author:Millar, P (Dr Patricia Millar)
UTAS Author:Le, Q (Dr Quynh Le)
ID Code:76006
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2012-02-22
Last Modified:2017-10-20
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