Pod - Equity

Equity in vocational education and training (VET) is a broad term covering the action of ensuring that everyone has opportunity to successfully gain skills, knowledge and experience. Research in this area focuses on understanding ways to achieve equitable access to VET whilst increasing participation of people who are under-represented and encouraging positive outcomes for graduates. Specific equity groups of disadvantaged people and people facing issues related to social inclusion that are most often targeted in research and post-secondary planning include: Indigenous people, people with disabilities or special needs, people from non-English speaking backgrounds (NESB), people of low socioeconomic status (SES), people in correctional institutions and people from rural/remote areas. Other groups that are sometimes considered as disadvantaged include women, older workers, and young (disengaged) people.