A period (usually one or two weeks) of unpaid work undertaken by secondary school students, typically during Year 10 as part of their careers education, to gain some insight into the world of work.
Source: NCVER 2013, Australia
|Organisation: || National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), Australia|
|Source: || Glossary of VET (2013 - online version continuously updated, Accessed in Jan. 2016)|
|Description: ||The language of vocational education and training (VET) is complex and particularly prone to jargon and acronyms. The aim of this glossary is to provide a single up-to-date reference source for definitions of Australian VET-related terms, acronyms and organisations.|
The glossary is based on 'A glossary of Australian vocational education and training terms' which was published by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) in 2000. New content, sourced from recent NCVER publications, the VOCED database, websites of key Australian VET organisations, other VET glossaries and suggestions from NCVER staff, has been added. Website
(may also be referred to as: Student placement (USA)) Unpaid work undertaken by secondary school students as part of their careers education.
Source: UNEVOC/NCVER 2009, Global
|Organisation: || UNESCO-UNEVOC, National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), UNESCO/Australia|
|Source: || TVET glossary: some key terms (2009)|
|Description: ||This glossary has been published in the "International Handbook of Education for the Changing World of Work" (Vol. 1, chapter 5)|
"The glossary aims to reflect the terminology found in the recent literature of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) research, policy and practice internationally. The most common and significant terms (including acronyms) are listed and, in some cases, national and regional variations have been included. To maintain an international perspective, other national and international glossaries and thesauri were consulted in conjunction with current TVET literature from around the world. Where definitions have been written by other organizations, the source of that definition is acknowledged. Unattributed definitions were created in-house at the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). For some terms, where, for example, there are regional differences, more than one meaning has been provided." p. 59 (International Handbook of education vol 1)
Exposure and interactions gained through being in the workplace.
Source: SAQA 2013, South Africa
|Organisation: || South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) , South Africa|
|Source: || TVET Standard Glossary of Terms (2013)|
|Description: ||This standard glossary of terms defines and clarifies the core terminology relating to the development and implementation of the South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF). |
As a direct result of the many changes in the education and training landscape between 1995 and 2013, a wide range of terminology and definitions have emerged, often causing confusion and leading to ambiguity in the system. This glossary has been developed to bring consistency to the use of terminology in the broader education and training context, including legislation, policy and everyday usage by the public. Website
A period of unpaid work undertaken by TVET institutions trainees/students as part of their careers education, to provide some insight into the world of work.
Source: Wahba 2013, Global
|Organisation: || Moustafa Wahba (TVET consultant), Egypt|
|Source: || TVET glossary MW (2013)|
|Description: ||The Egyptian TVET expert Moustafa Wahba developed a glossary based on his own experience as a consultant in TVET. Moustafa Wahba (UNEVOC e-Forum)|
Opportunities given to learners to apply what they are learning (or have learned) to real jobs in a real working environment.
Source: Ministry of Labour 2005, Jordan
|Organisation: || Ministry of Labour, VTC, Department of statistics, national Centre of Human Resources, Jordan|
|Source: || Glossary of selected Terminology: The labour market And vocational education and training Occupational safety and health The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2005 - Not available online)|
|Description: ||Glossary requested by the Ministry of labour of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan – as part of its activities to foster capacity building. It was assisted in this task by the International Training Centre (ILO, Turin). The International Training Centre worked in collaboration with the local expert Ahmed Mustafa. The expert was responsible for the coordination of the project, ensuring constant communication and collaboration between the concerned authorities in Jordan, especially the following:|
-Ministry of labour.
-VTC (Vocational training centers).
-Department of statistics.
-National Centre for human resources development/Al Manar-information system project development human resources
(Adapted translation of the glossarys introduction)
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