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Education and Training

Training Australian general practitioners in rural public health: Impact, desirability and adaptability of hybrid problem-based learning

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Gladman, Justin; Perkins, David
  • Journal Name: The Health Education Journal
  • Journal Number: 72.5
  • Published Location: United States
  • ISBN: 00178969
  • Country: Australia

Australian rural general practitioners (GPs) require public health knowledge. This study explored the suitability of teaching complex public health issues related to Aboriginal health by way of a hybrid problem-based learning (PBL) model within an intensive training retreat for GP registrars, when numerous trainees have no PBL experience. A mixed ....

Training brokers: networks and outcomes in regional Australia

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Kilpatrick, Sue; Bound, Helen
  • Journal Name: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Vocational Education Research
  • Journal Number: Vol.9, No.1
  • Country: Australia

Training brokers are a relatively new form of organisation in the training market. Their role is to match clients to appropriate training. This paper looks at various models of training broker arrangements, and explores the relationship developed among broker, provider and client. Differences in outcomes and processes of non- for- profit brokers ....

Tree Changes or Wholesale Changes: The Role of Adult Education in Transitions in Regional Life

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Townsend, Rob; Delves, Melinda
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 19, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Regional adult education and training providers have been required in recent decades to adapt to funding structures rather than engage with their local communities. This has meant providing education programs that are funded based on national or State and Territory based policy frameworks, often linked to human capital development. ....

Under the radar: the impact of housing on the access of regional students to higher education in Sydney

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Paul van Reyk
  • Journal Name: Shelter Brief
  • Journal Number: 51
  • Publisher: Shelter NSW and Yfoundations
  • Published Location: Sydney
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Shelter NSW and Yfoundations have released a report by Paul van Reyk on the impact of housing on the access of young students from regional New South Wales to universities in Sydney. Under the radar (Shelter Brief 51) found that rural students in Sydney were a population for whom the housing affordability and tenancy issues commonly experienced b ....

University departments of rural health - how do they benefit rural and remote health consumers?

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Walker, J
  • Journal Name: Australian Health Consumer
  • Journal Number: Vol. 1, No. 2001 Summer
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

The aims of the University Department of Rural Health in Tasmania are to change the culture within health care to give high priority to rural heath and to link academic concerns of education and research with operational concerns of service development and delivery. Some practical examples of how this benefits the rural health cons ....

Using social networks for knowledge acquisition in regional Australian SMEs: management considerations

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Evans N, Bosua R, Sawyer J
  • Journal Name: Journal of Knowledge Management Practice
  • Journal Number: 14:2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are important sources of prosperity and employment and are viewed as critical to the economic development of a country. Relationships between SMEs and external stakeholders enable knowledge acquisition and therefore sustainable businesses. Limited research has been done to identify the role of social networks i ....

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk assessment: Rural nurses' knowledge and use in a rural acute care hospital

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Gaston, Sherryl, RN, BN Grad Dip Acute Nursing,; White, Sarahlouise, BSc (Hons), PhD
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Nursing Practice
  • Journal Number: 19.1
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 13227114
  • Country: Australia

It is estimated that about 2000 people die as a result of venous thromboembolism (VTE) each year, with a further 30 000 being hospitalized. Prophylaxis significantly reduces VTE morbidity and mortality, and thus represents a real long-term health-care benefit. The aim of this study was twofold: (i) to assess the current level of compliance to VTE ....

Wheatbelt workforce development plan 2013-2016

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Department of Training and Workforce Development
  • Publisher: Department of Training and Workforce Development, Western Australia
  • Published Location: Osborne Park, Western Australia
  • ISBN: 978-1-74205-125-3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Wheatbelt, Western Australia

Over recent years, regional Western Australia has faced increased challenges associated with ensuring the availability of a skilled and flexible workforce. It has become increasingly difficult to secure the labour required that would enable regions to meet their full economic and social potential due to the combination(s) of: • rapid economic g ....

Workers on 457 visas: evidence from the Western Australian resources sector

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Bahn, Susanne
  • Journal Name: Australian Bulletin of Labour
  • Journal Number: 39.2
  • Publisher: National Institute of Labour Studies
  • Published Location: Adelaide, Australia
  • ISBN: 03116336
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

This article shows that in 2011-2012 the Australian resources sector was challenged by sharp demands for experienced skilled workers. These shortages reflected the limited pool of specialised Australian skilled labour willing to relocate to Western Australia, the falling numbers of workers taking up apprenticeships and traineeships, and the lack ....

Working differently to make a difference in Indigenous communities

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Jarvie, Wendy
  • Journal Name: Public Administration Today
  • Journal Number: 14
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

A five-year COAG trial program in the Murdi Paaki region of western New South Wales was operated by the then Commonwealth Department of Education, Science and Training and the New South Wales Department of Education and Training, in partnership with 16 Indigenous communities. The purpose of the program was to explore innovative ways of doing busi ....

Young People Making it Work: Continuity and Change in Rural Places

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Sage, Rayna
  • Journal Name: Journal of Research in Rural Education (Online)
  • Journal Number: 28.7
  • Publisher: Journal of Research in Rural Education
  • Published Location: University Park, United States
  • ISBN: 15510670
  • Country: Australia

The study described in this volume focuses on two cohorts, one that finished secondary school in 1991, referred to as "Generation X," and one that finished secondary school in 2006, referred to as "Generation Y."1 Anchoring their analysis in Pierre Bourdieu's concept of habitus, Cuervo and Wyn explore the unique experiences of Generation X as the ....

Youth disadvantage: some key trends and future policy directions

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Spierings, J
  • Journal Name: Papers - Paper delivered at the National Education and Employment Forum, Brisbane
  • Publisher: Dusseldorp Skills Forum
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

In many ways this appears to be a boom time - why then, asks the author, do we sense that these economic good times are very fragile and that substantial numbers of Australians are being left behind? How Australians respond to the deep economic divisions that have opened up in recent years and the erosion of opportunities in certai ....

Youth Migration and Education Report Part 1

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Sweeney Research
  • Publisher: Department of Planning and Community Development
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Victoria
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

The key objective of this research was to add insight and understanding behind the current migration trends of young adults identified by quantitative research. More specific research objectives were to… Understand the series of decisions involved in the migration process and identify barriers that may prevent migration to particular location ....

Youth Migration Study Report Part 2

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Sweeney Research
  • Publisher: Department of Planning and Community Development
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Victoria
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

The key objective of the latest phase of this research series was to add insight and understanding behind the current migration trends of young adults identified by quantitative research. More specific research objectives were to explore the experience of university alumni, determine whether intervening factors affected decisions around selecting ....

Youth Retention: Value of post secondary education in regional settings

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA Mid North Coast
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The focus of this report is on the benefits of youth retention and attraction to the region by the presence of a growing tertiary and research sector. Growth in the young demographic of the Mid North Coast is needed, not just because it is a major gap in the region’s age profile, but that the youth are valuable human capital and have ....

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