National Versus Regional Policy Dimensions of TVET

  • Peter Noonan

In recent years, there has been increasing interest on the importance of regions as a focus for planning and delivery of technical and vocational education and training (TVET), and in the processes and formation of national policy to encompass regional needs. More broadly, there has also been growing interest in regions as the focus for learning and skills development and innovation.


Federal System Workforce Development National Training Commonwealth Funding Ministerial Council 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Noonan
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  1. 1.Centre for the Economics of Education and Training, Faculty of EducationMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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