Pathways and barriers: Indigenous schooling and vocational education and training participation in the Goulburn Valley region


This project, undertaken as part of the National Vocational Education and Training Research and Evaluation program, investigates vocational education opportunities for young Indigenous people in the rural Goulburn Valley region of north-east Victoria and the barriers the Indigenous community faces in gaining access to these opportunities.

Its key finding is that the educational participation and completion rates for the Goulburn Valley Indigenous community are very poor. This research reveals some of the problems of participation in schooling and vocational education and training (VET).

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Katrina Alford and Richard James
Funded by
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)