Understanding the responsiveness of ‘older’ workers — those aged 25-54 years — to government subsidies for up-skilling is important in developing policies that can support people in obtaining skills later in life. The particular focus for this report is the first round of Victorian demand-driven reforms, known as the Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG). The VTG reforms were introduced to create a more responsive training market and were implemented between July 2009 and January 2011. How enrolment and course choice responses differ, especially between employed and unemployed individuals, is a key focus of the report. Reforms introduced in Victoria post-2012 are not part of this analysis.
SOURCE: Cain Polidano, Justin van de Ven and Sarah Voitchovsky, “Making ‘good’ choices: the impact of entitlement models on up-skilling later in life”, NCVER, 13 February 2017
BroCAP is produced by the two librarians at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Melbourne, Australia.
Produced by the librarians at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Melbourne, Australia