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- The use of labour statistics in educational planning
- Pidgeon, John F.
- A number of Australian universities are considered to be intersectoral institutions (that is, comprising both a higher education and vocational educational education and training segments) as a consequence of their historical origin. Other universities have progressively acquired an intersectoral profile as a result of mergers and amalgamation. Intersectoral universities typically promote the concepts of 'professional education' and 'career orientated education ' as one part of their mission. Accordingly, labour market analysis and monitoring is regarded as an important component in strategic planning both from the perspective of addressing new market opportunities for educational services and for the revision and maintenance of existing courses and subjects. Some would argue that Labour market analysis for educational planning is simply a reflection of the paradigm shift currently impacting on universities as they attempt to address changing customer and market forces against the background of reduced government funding for their total operations. For institutions which have had a long standing involvement in professional education programs, the challenge in planning terms, is whether perceived adjustments to academic programs amount to a need for the re-engineering (or transformation) of products and services or whether such changes should be regarded as more transitional in nature. This paper identifies the student segments typically represented in an intersectoral university. It then assesses the impact of labour market trends on both the content and delivery of academic programs.
- Publication type
- Conference paper
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. School of Business
- Proceedings of the 52nd International Statistical Institute Conference (ISI 1999), Helsinki, Finland, 10-18 August 1999
- Publication year
- Australia; Australian universities; Educational planning; Higher education; Intersectoral institutions; Vocational educational
- International Statistical Institute
- French, English
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- Copyright © 1999.
- Peer reviewed