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Type Report
Title Research into the financing of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in the Pacific: Solomon Islands: country report
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Publisher Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
URL http://research.acer.edu.au/transitions_misc/23/
This report provides a detailed analysis of the financing of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Solomon Islands. The report forms part of the study Research into the Financing of TVET in the Pacific initiated through Australia’s aid program in 2012. The study aims to produce, in conjunction with host country governments and TVET stakeholders, a comprehensive empirical analysis of the systems for financing TVET in seven Pacific countries (Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu), identify key financing issues, and identify directions through which future financing for TVET could be made more efficient and effective at both national and regional levels. The main fieldwork for Solomon Islands was conducted in eight weeks in the period from May to June 2013, and included extensive first-hand collection of data from TVET providers and consultations with stakeholders. The work was guided and supported by a National Reference Group. The broad definition of TVET provided in the Research Brief for the purpose of the research was: Post-secondary education and training programs designed to develop vocational skills. Degree and higher level programs, and subjects delivered as part of general education by secondary schools, are not included in this definition. The institutions identified as providing structured TVET programs in Solomon Islands were classified according to whether they are public, mission or private training centres, or regional TVET providers, other Solomon Islands Government (SIG) line Ministries and agencies that offer TVET-type programs, and employers in the state-owned enterprise and private sectors. The research focused on these types of TVET providers.

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