National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Adding value to competency-based training
Competency-based training (CBT) has been fundamental to how accredited VET is delivered in Australia for the last three decades or so, and over this time it has garnered both advocates and critics. This research examines the strengths and weaknesses of CBT as it is currently...
Delivery of VET: emerging trends in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
This publication contributes to the growing body of work investigating online and blended training delivery in vocational education and training (VET). It presents the delivery mode of subject-level enrolments in VET for 2019 (pre-pandemic), 2020 and 2021. The aim is to examine whether, and how...
Treading water: effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth transitions
Economic downturns have pronounced impacts on young people. Using data from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY), this report examines the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the education, employment and social circumstances of young Australians.
VET and higher education pathways – do outcomes differ for the same occupation?
This report explores occupations that can be entered into via either a vocational education and training pathway or a higher education pathway. It examines whether these individuals do the same job tasks and roles, if there are differences in how well the qualifications prepare them...
Journeying through VET: a case study of foundation skills learners
Adult language, literacy, numeracy and digital skills, as well as employability skills, are often referred to as foundation skills—key ingredients that help people get a job and remain employed. This research explores the enrolment paths, program completions and employment and further study outcomes of learners...