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Report

Fragmentation and photo-ops: the failures of Australian skills policy through COVID

This report offers a comprehensive review of vocational education and training (VET) in Australia, confirming Australia’s VET system shows growing signs of erosion, fragmentation and dysfunction. It asserts that several high-profile government announcements during the pandemic designed to address skilled labour shortages have not altered...
Report

Delivering high-quality VET: what matters to RTOs?

This report is the second part of a project investigating how the quality of delivery in vocational education and training (VET) in Australia is currently defined and measured, and how registered training organisations (RTOs) use and value measures of quality. The project also set out...
Report

The online delivery of VET during the COVID-19 pandemic: part 2

The coronavirus pandemic created unprecedented challenges for the vocational education and training (VET) sector. This report, the second of two, presents insights into the experiences of registered training organisations (RTOs) that transitioned to online delivery in response to the pandemic and describes how their experiences...
Research Summary

Issues in apprenticeships and traineeships – a research synthesis

The aim of this synthesis piece is to provide an overview of some aspects of apprenticeships and traineeships in Australia. In particular, the synthesis brings together research and data on what could be considered five enduring issues.
Report

Review of employment-based training models

Employment-based training (EBT) is training for paid employees within a work setting, related to their role, and provided or supported by employers. This report explores alternative approaches to employment-based training—cadetships and internships, higher apprenticeships, and on-the-job structured training such as mentoring—and their implications for VET...
Report

The online delivery of VET during COVID-19: part 1

This is the first of two reports which examine how the VET sector initially responded to COVID-19 through the increased use of online training delivery and begins to explore possible implications this might have on future training delivery modes.
Briefing paper

Training product similarity analysis

This paper outlines the methodology used in the exploratory analysis of the similarity of VET courses across and within training packages in Australia. The analysis employed natural language processing to calculate similarity scores for each national VET qualification to all other qualifications across all training...
Report

Begin with the end: RTO practices and views on independent validation of assessment

This report seeks to deepen understanding of the persistent issues registered training organisations (RTOs) encounter when conducting independent moderation and validation of assessments, and of the nature of industry involvement in these processes.
Report

An analysis of ‘micro-credentials’ in VET

Short-course training, often referred to as micro-credentials, is being seen as an increasingly important form of training, particularly as the world comes to terms with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This report explains the concept of 'subject bundles’ and their features.
Report

Future skills for Victoria

This review report reinforces that in order to maximise a skills-led economic recovery, the skills sector must continue to innovate, to meet the changing needs of students and industry in creative, collaborative ways.
Report

Provision of foundation skills training by community education providers in regional Australia

This research investigates the contribution community education providers make to foundation skills training in regional Australia, the models of delivery which seemed to work best, and whether the undertaking of foundation skills training helps build social and human capital of the individual and broader community.
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National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development Review: Productivity Commission study report

This report sets out the Productivity Commission's Review of the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development (NASWD). Its key messages are that the NAWSD should be replaced with a new principles based agreement, and there is manifest capacity for governments to get a better...
Report

Government-funded students and courses 2019

This publication provides a summary of data relating to students, programs, subjects and training providers in Australia’s government-funded vocational education and training (VET) system, defined as all Commonwealth and state/territory government-funded training delivered by technical and further education (TAFE) institutes, other government providers (such as...
Report

National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development review: interim report

Australia’s vocational, education and training (VET) sector is underperforming, excessively complicated and suffers from ad hoc policy approaches. This report floats options for a fundamental re-orientation of Australia’s VET system, with a revised Commonwealth-State agreement to set out an agreed, coherent policy direction.
Report

Are skill sets booming? An analysis of training package skill sets

This report provides an analysis of data on training package skill sets uses data from the National Register of VET and the National Provider Collection – Total VET activity. The report identifies how much nationally recognised training package or training package skill set activity is...
Report

Completion rates for group training organisations and direct employers: how do they compare?

This study investigates the impact of group training organisations' additional support services on contract completion rates and how these compare with the rates for apprentices and trainees placed with direct employers. Many direct employers also provide pastoral care and support to their apprentices, but such...
Report

Unaccredited training: why employers use it and does it meet their needs?

This report explores the reasons employers are using unaccredited training, why they chose this form of training over others and whether it is meeting their skill needs.
Report

Matching skills training with market needs

The Smart and Skilled program commenced in January 2015, with the then Department of Education and Communities having primary responsibility for its implementation. This audit assessed the effectiveness of the department in identifying, prioritising and aligning course subsidies to the skill needs of New South...
Commentary

Vocational education policy is failing, and it's not hard to see why

A failed experiment in market-led education needs to be buried once and for all, writes John Quiggin.
Report

Government-funded students and courses 2015

This publication provides a summary of 2015 and time-series data relating to students, programs, subjects, training providers and funding in Australia’s government-funded vocational education and training (VET) system (broadly defined as all activity delivered by government providers and government-funded activity delivered by community education and...