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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...
Journal article

Education in or for the 21st Century?

Considers the main policy problems facing education in New Zealand prior to the 2017 general election.

Finding the truth in the apprenticeships debate

This report debunks claims from Government, Opposition and industry leaders about Australia’s apprenticeship system being in crisis.

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...

The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey: selected findings from waves 1 to 15

The 12th annual statistical report of the HILDA survey contains articles on changes in key aspects of life in Australia, as well as information on other findings.

Non-shelter outcomes of housing: a case study of the relationships between housing and children's schooling

The goal of this research is to provide a clearer understanding of the non-shelter impacts of housing, and in particular of the possible processes by which aspects of housing may impact on aspects of schooling.

The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) annual statistical report 2016: Chapter 5 - Young carers

Young carers suffer a substantial negative impact on their academic achievement arising from their time spent caring for others.
Briefing paper

Is there a problem with Chinese international students?

This policy brief first explains the challenges related to Chinese international students and then specifies policy recommendations to deal with these concerns.
Audio interview

China seeks influence in Australian universities

Academic staff at Australian universities have been targeted in Chinese social media campaigns after complaints from Chinese students that their teaching material was 'offensive.'

STEM education in NSW schools

This e-brief reviews government policies aimed at improving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) outcomes in NSW schools.