Transition and Post-School Education and Training

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Project Director: Phillip McKenzie, ACER

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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).


The Samoa Country Study Report into the Financing of TVET forms part of a regionwide program Research into the Financing of TVET in the Pacific initiated by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) in 2011. The study team for Samoa commenced its field investigations in July 2012 and completed them in September 2012. 2. The aims of the program, as identified by its Research Brief, are to produce, in conjunction with host country governments and TVET stakeholders, a comprehensive empirical analysis of the existing systems for financing TVET in seven Pacific countries (Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu), identify key financing issues within the region, and identify policies through which future financing for TVET could be made more efficient and effective at both national and regional levels. 3. The Research Brief requires the systematic gathering and analysis of information under four broad headings:Sources of funding for TVET;Expenditure patterns and trends in TVET; Financial mechanisms for channeling funds to and facilitating expenditure on TVET; and Costs of TVET delivery.

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Camberwell, Vic.


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