Education

Working paper

20 Sep 2017

This working paper is the first publication coming out of a project investigating the role of VET in developing digital skills in the Australian workforce, using two sectors as case studies - Transport and Logistics, and Public Safety and Correctional Services. An analysis of online job vacancy...

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Report

15 Sep 2017

Background

In May 2016, the Australian Government released Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes, an evidence-based approach to schools reform to improve learning outcomes for all Australian students. As part of this reform, a...

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Commentary

14 Sep 2017

Australians value education, so when looking at the OECD’s Education at a Glance 2017 report, it’s not surprising to see we spend more on education than average among comparable nations.

However, it’s worth noting where the money comes from. A...

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Essay

14 Sep 2017

With higher education in the spotlight and legislation now before the Parliament, the Whitlam Institute has released the latest paper in its Perspectives series. It offers a bold and personal account of how universities have...

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12 Sep 2017

Governments are increasingly looking to international comparisons of education opportunities and outcomes as they develop policies to enhance individuals’ social and economic prospects, provide incentives for greater efficiency in schooling, and help to mobilise resources to meet rising demands...

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Report

08 Sep 2017

The Initial Teacher Education: data report 2017 brings together a range of data about ITE applicants, students and graduates collected by the Australian Government that are publicly available or available upon request as customised data. Due to the timing associated with public release, mostly...

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Guide

07 Sep 2017

This summary explores the benefits to the VET system of becoming more involved in applied research. It looks at what steps registered training organisations can take to start developing an applied research and innovation capability, such as naming and claiming their current achievements through...

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Website

06 Sep 2017

Metadata 2020 is a collaboration that advocates for richer, connected, and reusable metadata for all research outputs. Why?

  • Richer metadata fuels discoverability and innovation.
  • Connected metadata bridges the gaps between systems
  • ...
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06 Sep 2017

The state of early learning in Australia must improve to ensure our youngest Australians get the best possible start in life. As part of the Early Learning: Everyone Benefits campaign, the State of early learning in Australia 2017 is the second report in a series tracking progress across a range...

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Statistics

01 Sep 2017

This publication presents information on VET in Schools, the vocational education and training (VET) undertaken by school students as part of their senior secondary certificate of education. The VET in Schools arrangement offers two main options: students can undertake school-based...

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Research report

01 Sep 2017

Vocational education programs in schools, called VET in Schools (VETiS), were established with the specific aim of enabling students to undertake both nationally accredited vocational education and training (VET) programs (including part-time apprenticeships and traineeships) alongside programs...

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Report

31 Aug 2017

This publication uses statistical techniques to estimate completion rates for government-funded vocational education and training (VET) programs (defined as all Commonwealth and state/territory government-funded programs delivered by technical and further education (TAFE) institutes, other...

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Audio interview

29 Aug 2017

New Zealand's Labour Party has unveiled its biggest promise, free university courses. It's something we haven't seen in Australia since the 1980s,

PM host, Matt Wordsworth, speaks to one of Australia's leading education experts, Andrew Norton from the Grattan Institute, to ask why.

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Report

29 Aug 2017

This report is the result of research collaboration between NCVER and the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Bonn (Germany) and presents a conceptual framework for understanding the return on investment (ROI) equation in TVET from...

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Discussion paper

25 Aug 2017

Pacific Islander (PI) communities are underrepresented in US higher education, and hold bachelor’s degrees at rates lower than the national rate (US Census 2012). Empowering Pacific Island Communities (EPIC and Asian Americans Advancing Justice 2014) reported that Guamanians (13%), Samoans (11...

Journal article

24 Aug 2017

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Introduction: The popularity of academic social networks like ResearchGate and Academia.edu indicates that scholars want to share their work, yet for universities with Open Access (OA) policies, these sites may be competing with institutional...

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Discussion paper

24 Aug 2017

The cyber security skills crisis is a key policy issue in many countries, and governments look in part to universities to address it. This paper addresses one narrow question to see how it speaks to the broader challenges: are current Master of Cyber Security programs in Australia preparing...

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Journal article

23 Aug 2017

This article presents a case study in establishing an information literacy instruction and assessment program for first-year university students at the University of Colorado. Rather than presenting assessment data, we document the process in which our department engaged with the student...

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Guide

22 Aug 2017

This guide from the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Australia/Pacific highlights the important role universities in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific have in implementing the Sustainable...

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Research report

21 Aug 2017

The term ‘apprenticeship’ is often used in relation to both apprenticeships and traineeships, creating a misleading picture of the state of the two systems. This report debunks some high profile claims of Australia experiencing an apprenticeship crisis and shows that in some cases,...

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