Promotion of Vocational Education and Training Career Pathways in the Australian Construction Industry


  • Richard Skiba a:1:{s:5:"en_US";s:24:"LRES Training Management";}



learning pathways, vocational education and training, construction industry training, learning programs


This discussion paper considers the benefits of promotion of qualification pathways related to individual career pathways for new entrants and current workers in the Australian construction industry. Benefits are considered from an individual, organisational and social view accounting for licencing and health and safety obligations in the industry.  The paper condones the promotion of training pathway programs, particularly those that increase in level and stimulate upskilling. Increases in uptake of pathways programs linked to career objectives can have a positive impact on recognised skill shortage occupations and enhance skills in younger workers in an industry subject to an aging workforce.

Registered Training Organisations and government agencies are encouraged to develop innovative ways to increase the uptake of pathways and to ensure retention through the range of qualifications completed.


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DOI: 10.31686/ijier.vol8.iss5.2354

How to Cite

Skiba, R. (2020). Promotion of Vocational Education and Training Career Pathways in the Australian Construction Industry. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 8(5), 393–399.
Received 2020-04-19
Accepted 2020-05-02
Published 2020-05-01