Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010
The Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector needs strategies for managing the looming leadership succession crisis, according to a new report
VET Leadership for the Future by the LH Martin Institute at the University of Melbourne and the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) predicts large-scale staff departure over the next few decades.
Associate Professor Hamish Coates co-authored the report, which draws together reviews, prior research and a national survey of 327 practicing VET leaders. He says the current selection process for VET leaders needs to be revised against evidence of effective leadership capabilities.