Separating the Sheep and the Goats - Vocational Programs in Victoria Schools

Presented by Professor John Polesel.

Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) is arguably the biggest policy intervention in our secondary schools in the last 20 years. It has significantly changed the upper secondary curriculum.

This lecture examines the history of vocational provision in Victorian schools, since the establishment of the first state high schools and technical schools early in the 20th century. It assesses the role of these schools in creating pathways for young people and in meeting the needs of society for a technologically literate workforce.