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Innovation in teaching and learning in vocational education and training: International perspectives

This publication finds that technologies can be used to support networks of practitioners and resource banks to foster better professional practice and help practitioners exchange ideas and resources. In addition, it is important for practitioners to be able to step back from their 'daily grind'...
Discussion paper

Higher education in TAFE

Growth in mixed-sector institutions offering both vocational and higher education qualifications is expected to increase given recent and predicted policy changes. This issues paper focuses on the provision and management of higher education in TAFE institutes. Issues raised for discussion include the governance of mixed-sector...
Conference paper

Can evaluating Indigenous students' aspirations make a difference? Results of an evaluation study

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...
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An exploration of labour mobility in mining and construction: who moves and why

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...
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Responding to health skills shortages: innovative directions from vocational education and training

This research examines innovative solutions developed by the vocational education and training (VET) sector in response to skill shortages in the health sector. The study focuses on VET-trained workers in the health industry, and includes enrolled nurses, nursing assistants, personal care assistants, allied health assistants...
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Will we run out of young men? Implications of the ageing of the population for the trades in Australia

The ageing society has been attracting the attention of policy-makers in Australia and in many other countries. This paper considers the labour market for the traditional trades in Australia over the next 40 years and investigates whether the ageing society will pose a workforce problem...
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Regenerating the Australian landscape of professional VET practice

This publication explores both the characteristics and examples of innovative teaching and learning practice in Australia. It is based on discussions with practitioners and vocational education and training (VET) managers responsible for teaching and learning. It examines why and how people are changing their pedagogy...
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Reflections on the tertiary education sector in Australia

The split between higher education and vocational education and training (VET) in Australia is not clean. This paper discusses a number of aspects of this tertiary education sector: the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), which describes the qualifications offered by the three education sectors: schools, higher...
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What is 'social capital' and how can vocational education and training help develop it?

Recent research in the vocational education and training (VET) sector shows that students are gaining a range of benefits from their studies, beyond expected course outcomes. Students are developing new networks, and gaining confidence and self esteem through the respect received from their teachers and...
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Informal learning: at a glance

This short report considers the learning that goes on everyday: from the workplace to the home, and through technology and the mass media. This type of learning offers a bridge to formal learning for a variety of groups, including older workers, migrant groups, refugees and...