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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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Empowering Indigenous governance through vocational education and training

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...
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Student outcomes 2006 - summary

This publication presents a summary of results from a national survey of students who undertook vocational education and training (VET) at technical and further education (TAFE) institutes or other government, private or community education providers during 2005. It reports on students' characteristics, employment outcomes and...
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Economic vulnerability in Australia, 2002-12: an employment perspective

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...
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Vocational education and training, health and wellbeing: Is there a relationship?

The relationship between education, including vocational education and training (VET), and measures of health and wellbeing is explored in this report. Previous research in the area indicates that the relationship is also influenced by intermediary variables such as income. This report uses the Household, Income...
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Geographical dimensions of social inclusion and VET in Australia: an overview

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...
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Growing the desert: educational pathways for remote Indigenous people

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...