Occupational training

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13 Apr 2018

A new proposal for a portable training system for disability support workers under the NDIS would help to ensure the program achieves its goal of delivering high-quality, individualised services to people with disabilities. The proposal is developed in this report from the Centre for Future...

Briefing paper

5 Apr 2018

This background paper explains both the current education and training requirements for financial advisers or financial planners and the key aspects of recent reforms in this area. This paper has been prepared using publicly available information.

Research report

22 Jan 2018

The purpose of this project is to identify ethical capability needs of Australian accounting professionals and produce policy recommendations that can inform future measures to improve ethical behaviours and culture in the profession, as well as the design of an ethical capability building program.

Journal article

22 Nov 2017

This paper reports on a multifaceted response to build capacity and willingness of health professionals to identify signs of family violence and engage with referral pathways to on-site legal assistance

Discussion paper

11 Oct 2017

This discussion paper outlines a new tertiary model that would enable workers to more easily retrain and reskill over the course of their working lives.


10 Oct 2017

This summary highlights key findings from research which examined different aspects of employer-supported training. It also touches on related work which examines employer perspectives of workforce training and work which evaluates training funded through the National Workforce Development Fund (NWDF) program.

Technical report

18 Sep 2017

This study analyses data from the 2011-12 Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) for Australia to investigate which individual, labour force and firm characteristics are important in explaining participation in employer-supported training.

Other text

7 Jul 2017

The focus of this research was the lived experience of self-identified Pasifika students; exploring their ethnic identity and experience of psychotherapy training. Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) was used to analyse data derived from semi-structured in- depth interviews with three participants; each engaged in psychotherapy training...

Research report

1 Feb 2017

At the request of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Industry Skills Council (ISC) and the Skills Senior Officials Network (SSON), a National Training Product Reform Group, comprising representatives from all of the jurisdictions, considered the longer-term reform of training products. This exercise, conducted during...

Research report

19 Oct 2016

No young person must be allowed to leave school to nothing - no job, no further training, no hope. The Salvation Army is issuing this challenge to the New Zealand community in a report titled ‘What Next?’, focused on the employment needs of 15 to...

Research report

17 Aug 2016


This paper looks at firms’ motivation for training apprentices in both Australia and Germany. The study explores how these countries compare when dealing with their respective institutional arrangements for apprenticeship training. It then analyses Australian employer's commitment to training based on changes...

Research report

17 Jun 2016

This report assesses the impact of NCVER's research against two themes: the role of apprenticeships in a modern economy and the nature of vocations and competencies required by industry. Using the framework developed by NCVER, this case study evaluation reveals the extent to which NCVER's...

Research report

24 May 2016

Terms of Reference: Received from the Legislative Assembly on 23 December 2014:

That, under s 33 of the Parliamentary Committees Act 2003 , an inquiry into the CFA training college at Fiskville be referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Committee for consideration, inquiry...

Research report

17 Mar 2016

This report examines the impact of Australia's temporary work visa programs on the Australian labour market and on the temporary work visa holders.

Although a range of varied and specific matters were raised during the course of the inquiry, certain themes run across one...



31 Oct 2015

This is edition 17 in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. Profile & Trends 2014: New Zealand's Workplace-based Learners is the third of five new annual reports that, together, constitute the Ministry of Education's annual publication Profile & Trends: New Zealand's Tertiary Education...

Research report

23 Jul 2015

Executive Summary

Training and professional development are key tools for strategically enhancing the leadership and technical competence of any workforce. Research shows that formal learning experiences that are well aligned, designed, delivered, and applied do improve individual and organisational performance. Indeed, the development...

Research report

9 Jun 2015

Abstract: In this independent research paper four Canberra-based projects were examined to explore the significance of interpersonal skills in technical occupations. The importance of interpersonal skills and demands for teamwork, cooperation and collaboration during projects was confirmed. The implications of skill terminology, career practitioner advice,...

Other text

21 Jan 2015

This dissertation identifies and explores the challenges facing the training of the tourism and hospitality workforce in Papua New Guinea (PNG). A review of the literature reveals that Human Resource Development (HRD) is a key challenge facing the development of the tourism and hospitality industry...


15 Jul 2014

The overriding objectives of the proposed standards are to be flexible and responsive to industry, less onerous, reduce costs for RTOs and less of a regulatory burden for RTOs. Furthermore the national training system is to be industry led, using appropriately skilled trainers and assessors...


10 Mar 2014

This independent evaluation of the Tonga Business Enterprise Centre (TBEC) has been undertaken to inform future decisions in support of TBEC. It assesses how effectively TBEC has delivered its services and what difference this has made, and makes suggestions and recommendations on improvements to enhance...