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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...

People with a disability in vocational education and training: a statistical compendium

In this statistical compendium Toni Cavallaro, Paul Foley, John Saunders and Kaye Bowman examine vocational education and training students with a disability as a group, focusing on their participation levels, achievements and outcomes from VET, and identifies gaps and/or issues with the existing data. They...

The role of VET in the entrepreneurial ecosystem

This report explores the concept of entrepreneurialism in the twenty-first century, noting particularly the challenges implicit in the implementation of entrepreneurial practices, including teaching and learning for entrepreneurship, specifically for the vocational education and training (VET) system.

What value do Australian employers give to qualifications?

Lee Ridoutt, Chris Selby Smith, Kevin Hummel, Christina Cheang look at how employers value and use qualifications in their business decisions. Their research indicates clear differences in the value placed on and use made of qualifications by employers for different groups of workers and occupations...

Student traffic: two-way movement between vocational education and training and higher education

Movement in Australia's tertiary sector - between and within higher education and vocational education and training - is a key feature of Australia's post-compulsory education system. Roger Harris, Robert Sumner and Linda Rainey investigate the extent and nature of student traffic between the two sectors...
Working paper

Developing appropriate workforce skills for Australia's emerging digital economy: working paper

This working paper is the first publication from a project looking at the role of vocational education and training (VET) in supporting the growing need for digital skills in the Australian workforce.

Who are the persistently NEET young people?

This research investigates the incidence of being persistently NEET among those aged 15–24, the socio-demographic characteristics associated with the NEET state, and the outcomes at ages 20–24 for those who had one or more periods of being persistently NEET from ages 15 through to 19...
Technical report

Employer-supported training in Australia: participation, demand and supply

This study analyses data from the 2011-12 Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) for Australia to investigate which individual, labour force and firm characteristics are important in explaining participation in employer-supported training.

Workplace training: employer and employee perspectives

This summary highlights key findings from research which examined different aspects of employer-supported training. It also touches on related work which examines employer perspectives of workforce training and work which evaluates training funded through the National Workforce Development Fund (NWDF) program.

Employers' use and views of the VET system 2017

This survey collects information about employers’ use and views of the vocational education and training (VET) system and the various ways employers use the VET system to meet their skill needs. Information collected is designed to measure employers’ engagement and satisfaction with the VET system.