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The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) undertook this study for the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS). It explores the practice and application of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in STEM, with a particular focus on natural and physical sciences, information technology,...
The main findings of this report are based on the outcomes from the National Research Student Survey (NRSS) conducted in June 2010 across 38 of the 39 universities in Australia.
In total 11,710 Higher Degree by Research students (those enrolled in...
Instead of focusing on student satisfaction, retention and completion rates, this study surveys the way students learn and the outcomes they achieve, helping institutions understand more about the quality of education provided.
The Australasian Survey of Student Engagement (AUSSE) is an annual...
Indigenous students are engaged with learning at a similar or slightly higher level than their non-Indigenous peers, and report levels of overall satisfaction equal to or higher than their peers.
This Research Briefing by the Australasian Survey of Student Engagement addresses Indigenous...
Based on a a nationally representative sample of 25,950 Australian students, this paper investigates participation in off-campus paid work.
During the 1990s, this phenomenon became an increasingly interesting and significant narrative in Australian higher education, with implications for institutions, industries, individuals and...
This edition of Australian Education Review explores the goals of Australian education and of how schools should prepare young people for work and life.
This book brings together two stories: one relating to the ways in which young people’s worlds have changed radically over...
The main reason that unsuccessful applicants to university miss out on a place is their lower level of academic performance, Gary N. Marks finds. This report focuses on a group of young Australians who applied to attend university but were not offered a place. These...
Lawrence Ingvarson, Adrian Beavis, Charlotte Danielson, Louise Ellis and Alison Elliott for that graduates of the Bachelor of Learning Management degree believed that they were better prepared for the first year of teaching than graduates from other Queensland universities. That finding was supported by an...
To support the development of the Engineering workforce study (31) , the Australian Workplace and Productivity Agency (AWPA) commissioned the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to conduct focus group consultations. The aim of the consultation was to investigate the participation of women and mature-aged...
A smaller proportion of Australian teenagers are expecting to go to university or TAFE than they did fifteen years ago, according to this research.