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This report examines Indigenous people's participation in vocational education and training (VET) and adult and community education (ACE) learning programs across Australia's desert regions. It provides statistical and descriptive information on desert settlements, infrastructure, service access, participation in VET, supply and demand, pathways to work,...
This paper provides a conceptual basis for a three-year (2011-13) research program exploring the capacity of individuals and groups to make transitions through learning, training and work across locations. Three research projects will examine how regional or community factors and social capital affect those transitions....
Concerned with ways to characterise economic vulnerability in labour market regions (including metropolitan regions) that are susceptible to structural economic change, the authors look at five indicators of economic vulnerability which were developed to rank regions from the most to the least vulnerable. These are:...
This report investigates the role that vocational education and training (VET) could play in Indigenous capacity building and community governance. Drawing on the research literature, focus groups, and case studies, it examines how Indigenous people conceptualise governance, the skills needed for participation in community and...
This paper presents findings from a study on the educational and occupational aspirations of Indigenous secondary students, which was commissioned by the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training. 1,686 urban and rural, Indigenous and non-Indigenous secondary students were surveyed about their life goals, employment...
Labour mobility is a complex concept because people change jobs for a variety of reasons, in different ways and with different outcomes for their lives and careers. This study explores what motivates people to change jobs and examines the influence of their employer, occupation or...
Using 2015 and 2016 total VET activity data, this infographic examines the uptake and utility of training package qualifications.
The aim of this project is to identify the factors affecting the likelihood of completing a VET qualification among government-funded students.
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...
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.