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Learning, education and training among mature age Australians

Learning, education and training among mature age Australians

30 June 2015
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In Australia, there is a need to understand more about the opportunities for and participation in learning, education and training among mature age Australians.

Summary

In Australia, there is a need to understand more about the opportunities for and participation in learning, education and training among mature age Australians. Specifically, this study sought to answer the following research questions:

  • In comparison to other factors, how do mature age Australians rate learning, education and training in relation to contributing to quality of life?
  • In comparison to other factors, how do mature age Australians rate the importance of lifelong learning?
  • What is the extent of awareness among mature age Australians of learning, education and training opportunities?
  • What is the prevalence/uptake of learning, education and training among mature age Australians?
  • What specific factors are barriers to mature age Australians participating in learning, education and training?
  • What specific factors are enablers to mature age Australians participating in learning, education and training?
Learning, education and training among mature age Australians

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