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Modelling the trades: an empirical analysis of trade apprenticeships in Australia, 1967-2006

How do apprentice numbers in the trades respond to changes in labour market conditions? This paper finds that some trade apprenticeships are particularly sensitive to labour market conditions; that historical relationships between apprenticeship numbers and the labour market have broken down in the last ten...

More apprentices and trainees complete training in 2004

The number of people completing an apprenticeship or traineeship in the year ending 31 December 2004 was 11 per cent higher than the number completing in the same period in 2003, according to this new set of national statistics. In the twelve months to December...

Australian vocational education and training statistics: student outcomes 2005 – summary

The latest national Student Outcomes Survey reveals that 88 per cent of TAFE graduates were satisfied with the overall quality of their training, the highest level of satisfaction recorded in the last five years. Eighty-five per cent of TAFE graduates reported that they achieved their...

Australian vocational education and training statistics: apprentices and trainees - September quarter 2005

The number of people starting an apprenticeship or traineeship has grown for the sixth successive quarter, based on seasonally adjusted data. In the twelve months to 30 September 2005, the number of commencements increased 5 per cent over the previous year to 267,600.

Apprentices and trainees – June quarter 2005, summary

The number of people commencing an apprenticeship or traineeship continued to grow in the year ending 30 June 2005, up 4 per cent from the previous year to 265,000. On a seasonally adjusted basis, commencements have grown for five successive quarters. Commencements in traditional apprenticeships...

Young people and vocational education and training options: at a glance

Vocational education and training (VET) programs for young people in Australia have significantly expanded over the past decade. This publication provides an overview of research into the VET options available to school-aged people. It also details the emerging social benefits and outcomes of undertaking recognised...

Benefits of the census retaining names and addresses should outweigh privacy fears

By linking censuses through time or by combining other information with the census, many more important policy questions can be answered than if we used one dataset alone. Summary Former Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) head Bill McLennan renewed the debate over privacy, data linkage...

Adult literacy research overviews 2006

Adding to NCVER’s comprehensive suite of adult literacy research overviews, this latest set for 2006 focuses on professional development for the language, literacy and numeracy workforce, literacy support of Indigenous people, and the social and economic benefits and costs of adult literacy provision. Overall, the...

The vocational education and training workforce: new roles and ways of working

This publication summarises recent research into the roles of VET practitioners and managers, and the way they work. The roles of senior and front-line managers are increasingly focused on external and internal environments of the VET provider, and building links. The VET practitioners role has...

Australian vocational education and training statistics: student outcomes 2004

This publication presents a summary of results from a national survey of students who undertook vocational education and training at a technical and further education institute during 2003. The survey collects information about the students' general characteristics, employment outcomes, and satisfaction with their training. Also...