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At the leading edge: Enacting VET in the Northern Territory

Zoellner, Donald L. (2013). At the leading edge: Enacting VET in the Northern Territory. In: Australian VET Research Association 16th Annual Conference, Fremantle, WA, 3-5 April 2013.

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Author Zoellner, Donald L.
Title At the leading edge: Enacting VET in the Northern Territory
Conference Name Australian VET Research Association 16th Annual Conference
Conference Location Fremantle, WA
Conference Dates 3-5 April 2013
Conference Publication Title AVETRA 2013 Conference Proceedings: VET Research at the Edge - Training for Diversity and Change
Place of Publication Crows Nest, NSW, Australia
Publisher Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA)
Publication Year 2013
ISBN 978-0-9805275-3-7   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 1
End Page 10
Total Pages 10
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DIISR)
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.
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