Vocational Education and Training

The Northern Territory’s history of public philanthropy
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ISBN (print): 9781760460990
ISBN (online): 9781760461003
Publication date: 2017
Imprint: ANU Press

This book represents the first consolidated history of vocational education and training in the Northern Territory. Not only does the story present a chronological account of events, people and institutions, it also offers an explanation of how the system actually works and this has application well beyond the Territory. The mix of historical accounting and operational analysis comes from a unique perspective. It is proposed that the best way to understand the behaviour of the government ministers who have responsibility for vocational training is to compare their decisions and actions with those of wealthy philanthropists.