Vocational education and training

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Education and training


Report

Creating jobs, creating opportunity: tackling long-term unemployment in Australia

This publication lays out a plan to support people who have been out of work long-term.
Research Summary

Adding value to competency-based training

Competency-based training (CBT) has been fundamental to how accredited VET is delivered in Australia for the last three decades or so, and over this time it has garnered both advocates and critics. This research examines the strengths and weaknesses of CBT as it is currently...
Research Summary

Delivery of VET: emerging trends in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

This publication contributes to the growing body of work investigating online and blended training delivery in vocational education and training (VET). It presents the delivery mode of subject-level enrolments in VET for 2019 (pre-pandemic), 2020 and 2021. The aim is to examine whether, and how...
Discussion paper

Australian apprenticeship services and supports: discussion paper

At the recent Jobs and Skills Summit, the Albanese Government committed to work in partnership with states, territories and stakeholders to improve the apprenticeship system and drive-up completions. This discussion paper has been released for public feedback on the non-financial supports within the apprenticeship system...
Report

Ensuring occupations are responsive to people with disability

This resource includes a good practice guide and an action plan which can be used for government, higher education learning institutions, sector agencies, and employers. The report progresses the Australian government’s commitment to develop disability confidence in key professionals.
Report

Working, learning: better supporting Victorian apprentices on the job

This report argues that the Victorian government must ensure that its entire system of apprenticeship support – from training to incentives to workplace settings – is encouraging more Victorians to begin an apprenticeship, and more importantly, to continue to see out their training until completion.
Report

VET and higher education pathways – do outcomes differ for the same occupation?

This report explores occupations that can be entered into via either a vocational education and training pathway or a higher education pathway. It examines whether these individuals do the same job tasks and roles, if there are differences in how well the qualifications prepare them...
Report

Inquiry into Victorian universities’ investment in skills

Victoria is facing a shortage of skilled workers in several sectors, including healthcare, community services, engineering, teaching, digital and technology, construction and agriculture. This inquiry examines how Victorian universities can play a greater role to support the pipeline of skilled workers in government priority areas.
Briefing paper

Better harnessing Australia’s talent: five facts for the summit

The e61 Institute has published this research to help guide policy-makers and stakeholders at the upcoming Jobs and Skills Summit being held in Canberra on 1-2 September 2022. The research identifies five key facts using detailed analysis of firm-level and worker-level data.
Policy report

Addressing skills shortages and getting our skills mix right over the long-term

In this policy paper, released ahead of the Jobs and Skills Summit, the Business Council of Australia argues for need to make sure students leave school with strong foundation skills, a clear path and a comprehensive snapshot of their abilities and capabilities, not just a...
Strategy

Victorian skills plan for 2022 into 2023

This first Victorian Skills Plan is based on rich data and analysis and extensive stakeholder insights. The Victorian Skills Authority Advisory Board will play a role in guiding the implementation of actions from this plan.
Case study

Journeying through VET: a case study of foundation skills learners

Adult language, literacy, numeracy and digital skills, as well as employability skills, are often referred to as foundation skills—key ingredients that help people get a job and remain employed. This research explores the enrolment paths, program completions and employment and further study outcomes of learners...
Report

Navigating life's career transitions: essential support and services

This report explains the complexities and challenges of the career transitions Australians face and makes recommendations to ensure everyone builds a solid foundation in career management skills.
Discussion paper

VET’s role in transforming the future

In this discussion paper, the author explores how the VET sector transform the future by adapting to changing skill needs, helping learners to adapt and responding to unpredictable events.
Evaluation

'I have a future now': evaluation of the Career Readiness for Young Parents Project

The Career Readiness for Young Parents (CRFYP) program is a Commonwealth-funded project, supported by the federal Department of Social Services. This report outlines the findings of an evaluation of the program which supported young parents from selected low socio-economic neighbourhoods in Perth.
Report

Learning and working in the digital age: advancing opportunities and identifying the risks

The rapid expansion of new technologies into every sector has contributed to the proliferation of alternative models of education, learning and skill signalling in global labour markets. This paper provides a high-level map of the landscape of education and labour market innovations in formal and...
Working paper

Is the workforce ready for the jobs of the future? Data-informed skills and training foresight

Technological and social change alter the required skill composition of the workforce. For many newly emerging jobs, precise skill requirements are evolving and unclear. This paper reports on how data can enable useful foresight about skill requirements and training needs, even when that data has...
Policy report

Building genuine trust: a framework and strategy for Indigenous STEM and cyber pathways

The authors of this paper propose that the Australian Defence organisation should enact a wider set of supporting measures—particularly in data and reporting to track professional development—that’s more likely to create more sustainable success that delivers organisational improvements and outcomes for Indigenous staff recruitment and...
Briefing paper

Unlocking the potential of Australian apprenticeships

In this paper, the authors explore the weaknesses of the current system and propose a new approach, based on international evidence, that can make a difference to opportunities for young Australians.
Report

VET for secondary school students: a research synthesis

The aim of this synthesis is to provide an overview of vocational education and training (VET) for secondary school students in Australia. The focus is on nationally recognised VET qualifications that contribute to a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education.
Policy

Free education for life

This policy statement outlines The Greens' policy position on education in Australia.
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

VET as a re-engagement pathway for early school leavers

School non-completion and non-completers’ subsequent pathways into employment or back into education is an enduring issue for policy-makers in Australia. This report highlights the importance of providing career information, not only to young people, but also their parents/carers, before and after leaving school.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Richard Marles says there are 70,000 fewer apprentices and trainees than there were in 2013. Is that correct?

Deputy Labor leader, Richard Marles, claimed the Coalition government had overseen a fall of 70,000 apprentices and trainees. However, that fall was driven by a decline in trainees rather than combined trainees and apprentices, which was largely the result of changes made by the previous...