John Stanwick

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13 Oct 2017

This research investigates the incidence of being persistently NEET among those aged 15–24, the socio-demographic characteristics associated with the NEET state, and the outcomes at ages 20–24 for those who had one or more periods of being persistently NEET from ages 15 through to 19,...


29 Aug 2017

This report introduces a conceptual framework for defining what is involved in the ROI calculation and provides a guide to what type of information and data are required to calculate the returns to training for government, employers and individuals.

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5 Sep 2016

Given the changing policy environment in VET, NCVER considered it timely to look at the policy developments and participation trends over the last 20 years. This occasional paper examines two broad policy trends, the extension of the apprenticeship and traineeship system, and the opening up...

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28 Jul 2011

The main impetus for the interest in innovation is that it is seen to improve productivity at the firm level and therefore improved economic prosperity and living standards.

This edited volume was commissioned by the Department of Employment, Education and Workplace Relations. The authors...

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4 Nov 2010

Governments are interested in the relative efficiency of institutions, and in addition, information on efficiency can be used by individual institutions to benchmark themselves against their peers.

The main factor that was found to affect efficiency, as defined in this paper, was degree of...

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25 Oct 2010

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) is committed to building researcher capacity in the vocational education and training (VET) sector by encouraging early- career researchers, VET professionals and experienced researchers from outside the sector to undertake research in vocational education and...

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14 Aug 2009

This study examines where and how NCVER's research has influenced vocational education and training (VET) policy and practice.

A model for assessing research impact was developed and case studies of impact across three research projects and one research theme were undertaken. While not a...

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12 Aug 2004

The vocational education and training sector is an important source of qualifications for associate professionals, the second fastest growing occupational group in Australia's labour market. This report offers employers, industry organisations, and professional associations an insight into the benefits of contracted work-based training arrangements for...

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11 Aug 2004

The international climate change community is increasingly turning its attention to proposals to base future greenhouse gas emission reduction obligations at least in part on a per capita principle. In the case of industrialised countries, expectations about the responsibility to take action have been, and...

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