In this paper we provide an overview of recent research on the factors that drive the performance of registered training organisations (RTOs), with a view to identifying areas for future research.
This paper provides an up-to-date picture of trends in the uptake of VET in Schools (VETiS) programs, the profile and participation of students who undertake VETiS programs, and the level and type of qualifications that are undertaken.
Training packages and accredited courses are the core training products of the nationally accredited vocational education and training (VET) system in Australia. This report considers the use of these training packages and the qualifications contained within them. It also examines the pattern of enrolments in...
The paper tracks the development of the Australian vocational education and training (VET) provider market over the last two decades in the context of significant policy changes and generally increased competition. It provides an insight into how the sector has arrived at...
This paper uses the 2011 Census data to quantify the impact of educational disadvantage among Indigenous Australians for labour market participation, employment and occupational destinations.
Economic participation is one of the fundamental building blocks identified in the Closing the Gap initiative...
Considerable work has been undertaken on career development and the role that it plays in the modern working life. This paper for the Career Industry Council of Australia seeks to build upon the work already done and to provide a clear model of guidelines for...
This report investigates attrition in the trades by comparing the rate at which tradespeople leave their occupation with that of professionals.
It also determines whether attrition is influenced by economic conditions, and if a trade can provide a good start to a career in...
This report looks at whether vocational education and training (VET) is equipped to meet the changing needs of the modern workplace. It finds that regulation and business needs drive changes in the way the training system operates.
The system has advantages and disadvantages: it...
This paper describes what we know about apprenticeships and traineeships, with a view to assessing how the current economic downturn will affect them.
Apprenticeships have a very long history in Australia, building on the traditions of the medieval guilds. The essence of the apprenticeship...
The key drivers of TAFE institutes' systems for monitoring and evaluating effectiveness and efficiency are accountability for government funding, compliance with legislation and quality assurance requirements. The need to supplement government funding with commercial income requires institutes to understand the training markets in which they...