Research: Do course durations matter to training quality and outcomes?
The connection between course durations, training quality and outcomes is of great interest to regulators, providers, industry stakeholders and the students themselves.
The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) has released a new report examining the relationship between VET course durations, the quality of training, and related outcomes.
Research focused on the following qualifications: Certificate III and Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care; Certificate III in Individual Support; Certificate IV in Disability; and Certificate II and III in Security Operations.
The research was conducted in two parts: a qualitative analysis through consultations with providers, regulators and industry stakeholders to investigate how course durations affect the quality of training, and a quantitative analysis of course durations and how they affect subject outcomes.
If you would like to read the report or find out more about the research, please click here.