Learners in Gippsland


Gippsland covers an area of 42000 square kilometres[1] and includes six municipalities. Industry in the region includes food and agriculture, electricity generation, natural gas and oil, forestry and logging, retail trade and tourism and support industries such as health and welfare and education and training[2]. Concentration of these industries is regional with
Latrobe and Baw Baw shires have the highest participation rate in funded, pre-accredited training and East Gippsland has the lowest.
The top ten study subjects identified by ACFE for the whole of Victoria make up eighty percent of all pre-accredited courses. These top ten study subjects are:


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Adult, Community and Further Education Board Annual Report 2013-2014
http://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/about/department/201314acfeannualreport.pdf



According to the Adult Community and Further Education Board annual report 2013-2014, in 2013, 3000 learners enrolled in 3,400 pre-accredited courses in the whole Gippsland Region.The learners undertaking these courses have identified as predominantly female with almost half the learners leaving school early. The learner demographic has been represented in learner profiles and learner characteristics. The following graphs illustrate the categories identified and are representative of the whole of Gippsland.

The learner demographic is represented in the following graphs.


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Adult, Community and Further Education Board Annual Report 2013-2014
http://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/about/department/201314acfeannualreport.pdf


These figures provide an overview of the whole of Gippsland. It could be expected that these figures may differ on a regional basis.

Through partnering with others and developing a blended delivery approach, it is anticipated that an expanded range of courses can be offered to meet the needs of a wider learner group throughout the whole region, and in particular remote areas, thus addressing all the criteria for pre-accredited training.


[1] Gippsland Tertiary Education Plan 2011
[2] Gippsland Tertiary Education Plan 2011


References


Adult, Community and Further Education Board 2014 Adult, Community and Further Education Board Annual Report 2013-2014
http://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/about/department/201314acfeannualreport.pdf

Professor Kwong Lee Dow, Dr Michelle Allan, Dr John Mitchell 2011 Gippsland Tertiary Education Plan
http://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/training/gippstertedup.pdf

Previous Annual reports are available here: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/department/Pages/annualreports.aspx

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