Vocational Education and Training for Year 11 and 12 Students in Public Schools

Report 32: 22 December, 2016

Introduction and Background

Introduction This audit assessed the effectiveness and efficiency of vocational education and training (VET) for year 11 and 12 students in Western Australian (WA) public schools. We focused on how … Read more →

Audit conclusion

The legislative and policy changes that made VET for year 11 and 12 students a central part of the public education system were rolled out reasonably well. About 70% of … Read more →

Key findings

VET is now a key part of the senior school system; its focus is primarily on education, not job readiness Broad policy change in education is difficult, with no chance … Read more →


DoE should: As soon as practical finalise its response to the commissioned review of VET in schools and set timelines for implementing changes work with SCSA to finalise guidelines for … Read more →

Agency responses

Department of Education The Department of Education (DoE) emphasises that vocational education and training (VET) delivery in schools has been very successful. This is demonstrated by: the doubling in student … Read more →

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