Publication Date

2015

Comments

Project Director: Phillip McKenzie, ACER

Paperback ISBN [978-1-74286-268-2]

EPUB ISBN [978-1-74286-269-9]

© Commonwealth of Australia 2015

This document is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/) licence.

The project Research into the Financing of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the Pacific was managed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and Scope Global on behalf of the Australian Government. The project was undertaken between 2012 and 2014 under contract to the Australian Government, initially through AusAID and then the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Abstract

This report provides a detailed analysis of the financing of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Kiribati. The Kiribati report forms part of the study Research into the Financing of TVET in the Pacific that was launched through Australia’s aid program in April 2012. Kiribati is one of seven countries taking part in the research. The study aims to produce, in conjunction with host country governments and TVET stakeholders, a comprehensive empirical analysis of the existing systems for financing TVET in each of the participating countries, identify key financing issues within the region, and the policy implications they have for the future financing for TVET to enable it to be more efficient and effective at both national and regional levels. The main Kiribati fieldwork was conducted over a five-week period from 16 September to 18 October 2013. This study has been conducted during an important phase in the development of TVET in Kiribati. The country faces major challenges in overcoming economic, environmental and social problems and in meeting the aspirations of the large numbers of young people completing school. The Government of Kiribati (GoK) has identified the need for a greater breadth and depth of skills to lift living standards and ensure a secure future. To help achieve this objective, the TVET Sector Strengthening Program (TVETSSP) was initiated in 2010, with support from Australia, to strengthen TVET policymaking and lift the quality of TVET provision.