VET workforce surveyed

The estimable National Centre for Vocational Education Research has published the first profile of the VET workforce for a decade

Genevieve Knight, Ian White and Pip Granfield used survey data from early 2019 on numbers and qualifications.

They found just under half the 71 000 trainers and assessors (29 per cent of the total work-force) were employed part-time.

In terms of qualifications in the field they teach, 89 per cent had a Certificate III or above, with most holding not much more for teaching.

The survey was taken before the July 2019 start of the required new Certificate IV in Training and Assessment but for the vast majority of trainers this would require an upgrade, with 93 per cent holding the old Certificate IV . The possibility of teaching-degrees being the norm in VET (CMM June 21 2018) is a long way off.