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NCVER: Improving participation and success in VET for disadvantaged learners

Improving the educational outcomes of the various disadvantaged groups, such as Indigenous Australians, people with a disability, learners with low prior educational attainment and individuals from non-English speaking backgrounds, is a focus of many government policy initiatives centred on social inclusion. This research takes a regional approach to investigate the educational outcomes for disadvantaged groups, to account for variation in the characteristics of local populations, industries, infrastructure and communities, and then identifies effective practices for improving outcomes for disadvantaged learners. Authors: Stephen Lamb, Quentin Maire, Anne Walstab, Graeme Newman, Esther Doecke, Merryn Davies. (March 2018)