Cancellation of Indigenous Australians from the apprenticeship training contract

Mangan, John and Trendle, Bernard (2010) Cancellation of Indigenous Australians from the apprenticeship training contract. Education Economics, 18 4: 377-394. doi:10.1080/09645290903546587

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Author Mangan, John
Trendle, Bernard
Title Cancellation of Indigenous Australians from the apprenticeship training contract
Journal name Education Economics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-5782
Publication date 2010-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/09645290903546587
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 18
Issue 4
Start page 377
End page 394
Total pages 18
Place of publication Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 13 Education
Abstract The vocational education and training (VET) sector is a major pathway to post-school education for indigenous students, yet questions are being raised about the capacity of the VET system to provide successful outcomes for the indigenous apprentices and trainees it attracts. Within a system plagued by high cancellation rates in general, indigenous apprentices appear to do particularly badly. This paper combines data from an administrative database on apprenticeship with income data from the 2001 Census of Population and Housing to provide an analysis of attrition rates for apprenticeship training contracts in Queensland, asking: Are cancellation rates for indigenous students significantly higher than those for non-indigenous students, and, if so, what factors are responsible for this?
Keyword Indigenous
Vocational education
Cancellation rates
Duration analysis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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