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Measuring educational outcomes: vocational education and training

This paper provides a history of performance measurement for the vocational education and training (VET) sector, beginning with the creation of the Australian National Training Authority in 1992 and ending with what we know of the current reforms. As well as discussing the various measures...

Economic modelling of improved funding and reform arrangements for universities

Implementation of the recommendations of the Review of Australian Higher Education will drive Australian recovery and growth, and provide increases in future skills, productivity, exports and GDP, according to this report.

Future job openings for new entrants by industry and occupation

This report provides forecasts of job openings by industry and occupation for new entrants to the labour market from 2017 to 2024. These job openings are estimated by accounting for both growth (or decline) in the occupation or industry, as well as the replacement needs...

What factors explain the likelihood of completing a VET qualification?

The aim of this project is to identify the factors affecting the likelihood of completing a VET qualification among government-funded students.

Improving participation and success in VET for disadvantaged learners

Why do some regions perform better with disadvantaged learners than others? Identified through the analysis of a number of data sources, this research explores the strategies and practices in place at TAFE and other private and community education providers.

From school to VET: choices, experiences and outcomes

This publication brings together recent research commissioned or undertaken by NCVER in the transition of school students into VET, their experiences and their outcomes. It explores what influences young people to undertake VET post-school, the factors that support them to complete VET and their outcomes...

2008 Australian apprenticeships roundtable

The Australian Apprenticeships Roundtable provides a forum for Australian Apprentices, as key users of the national training system, to inform governments about issues affecting their training and careers.

Linking vocational education and training with industry in Australia and China

Josie Misko, Lin Yufeng, Jiang Dayuan, Wu Quanquan and Wang Zerong examine the linkages between vocational education and training (VET) and industry in China and Australia. They detail each country's arrangements for the provision of industry advice to governments and discusses industry-specific programs and skill...

Using information and communication technologies in adult literacy education: new practices, new challenges

New information and communication technologies are changing literacy practices at an unprecedented rate, posing new questions and challenges for literacy educators. Using a case study approach, Ilana Snyder, Anne Jones and Joseph Lo Bianco examine the interaction between new and emerging digital technologies, adult learning...

Uptake and utility of VET qualifications: 2015 and 2016 - infographic

Using 2015 and 2016 total VET activity data, this infographic examines the uptake and utility of training package qualifications.