This resource brings together research publicly released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) over the year. The 2017 compilation reflects an extensive collection of NCVER research activities undertaken during 2017, comprising reports, summaries, infographics, occasional papers, presentations and webinars.
NCVER is an independent national body responsible for collecting, managing, analysing and communicating vocational education and training (VET) research and statistics. The NCVER research program aims to contribute to improvement in VET policy and practice for government, training and industry organisations. NCVER research products strive to harness the power of integrated data and analytics that provide comprehensive insights to inform and influence the VET sector.
NCVER’s research program is continually evolving to adapt to changing expectations and needs of stakeholders and to produce cutting-edge and innovative research to support VET sector policy and practice. The research program directed and commissioned under the Research prospectus 2015—16 neared completion during 2017, making it a transitional year in this regard. Research published during 2017 encompasses a wide range of themes and topics, which reflects this transition. In addition, the sourcing, prioritising and commissioning of research from 2017 and onwards is now implemented under, and research topics determined through, a Skills Senior Officials Network (SSON) Research Working Group. This further strengthens the integration of data, evidence, research and outcomes to inform national VET policy.