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 is influencing policy and practice in the vocational education and training sector. In addition to various citation metrics indicating the direct use of the research in policy, stakeholders reported influence across policies affecting apprentice completion and commencement rates, the way in which pre-apprenticeship programs are structured, industry training strategies, mentoring support and better recruitment and pastoral care practices for apprentices. The vocations research in particular has influenced several professional development programs for VET practitioners.
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National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2016