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Key Learning Areas.


See Key Performance Measure


(Korea) Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training.

Kangan Report

In full, TAFE in Australia: Report on Needs in Technical and Further Education. The report (published in 1974) of the Australian Committee on Technical and Further Education, chaired by Myer Kangan. The report examined needs and priorities in technical and further education and made a series of recommendations, particularly in relation to funding. The report recognised the importance of technical and further education as an integral part of the nation's education system, and saw its primary role as the development of the individual rather than merely the development of skilled manpower. Other themes of the report included the need to provide opportunities for recurrent education to people throughout life, the need to link general and vocational education, the need to create pathways in education and training, the need for flexible delivery, and the need for research and data collection.

Karpin Report

In full, Enterprising Nation: Renewing Australia's Managers to Meet the Challenges of the Asia-Pacific Century. The report (published in 1995) of the Industry Task Force on Leadership and Management Skills, chaired by David Karpin. The report examined worldwide enterprise trends and best practice in the development of managers, identifying ways to improve management education and the development of leadership and management skills in Australia. One of the outcomes of the report was the introduction of the Frontline Management Initiative.

Key Performance Measure

(KPM) One of a set of measures used to monitor or evaluate the efficiency or effectiveness of a system, which may be used to demonstrate accountability and identify areas for improvement.

Key Research Centres

See ANTA Key Research Centres.

Key competency

Any of several generic skills or competencies considered essential for people to participate effectively in the workforce. Key competencies apply to work generally, rather than being specific to work in a particular occupation or industry. The Finn Report (1991) identified six key areas of competence which were subsequently developed by the Mayer committee (1992) into seven key competencies: collecting, analysing and organising information; communicating ideas and information; planning and organising activities; working with others and in teams; using mathematical ideas and techniques; solving problems; and using technology.

Kirby Report

In full, The Report of the Committee of Inquiry into Labour Market Programs. The report (published in 1985) of a committee, chaired by Peter Kirby, that recommended the rationalisation of labour market programs the introduction of traineeships, and the establishment of the Australian Traineeship System (ATS).

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