Francesca Beddie


Developing VET applied research: steps towards enhancing VET's role in the innovation system

This guide outlines what steps registered training organisations can take to start developing an applied research and innovation capability.

Evolution not revolution: views on training products reform

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...

The outcomes of education and training: what the Australian research is telling us, 2011-14

From 2011 to 2014 a set of five national priorities directed research into selected aspects of Australia’s tertiary education and training sector. The body of work published by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) over this period has explored many of the challenges...

Readiness to meet demand for skills: a study of five growth industries

Overview: This study considers issues pertinent to ensuring the Australian education and training system can respond to emerging skills demand in the following industries: food and agriculture; biotechnology and pharmaceuticals; advanced manufacturing; mining equipment, technology and services; and oil and gas. The report finds a...

A differentiated model for tertiary education: past ideas, contemporary policy and future possibilities

Using history as a policy tool, this report looks back at the binary system as well as its demise with the Dawkins reforms of the late 1980s to uncover the lessons learned. Summary: Australia’s education system has undergone many changes over the past 50 years...