The main purpose of this course is to assist students to understand the relationship between industry and VET and the location of vocational education and training (VET) within the Australian and world economy. Globalisation, sustainability and the effects of the Global Financial Crisis will be considered and students will analyse the structure of the Australian economy. The course will assist students to understand the levels of engagement between VET and industry: at national, enterprise and individual firm level. Students will complete a project examining an industry area in depth, identifying that industry's current and evolving demands of the VET sector. They will develop a personal industry engagement plan that will ensure their personal VET practice is continuously updated. They will develop the ability to reflect critically on professional practice and contemporary developments in industry and in VET are also included in the program.