Vocational education and training

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Education and training
Report

Tertiary education institutions: 2019 audit results and what we saw in 2020

This report summarises the main findings of the 2019 audits of the 27 public tertiary education institutions (TEIs). These consist of eight universities, three wānanga, and 16 institutes of technology and polytechnics.
Report

Rapid review of the Australian Skills Quality Authority’s regulatory practices and processes

The final report of the rapid review of ASQA's regulatory practices, governance and culture recommends moving from input and compliance controls to a stronger focus on excellence in training outcomes.
Strategy

ASQA regulatory strategy 2020-22

This regulatory strategy has been developed in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. ASQA has taken account of the pressures the pandemic has placed on the vocational education and training sector, including the financial impact on providers.
Discussion paper

An apprenticeship model for the modern economy

Apprenticeships and traineeships, in one form or another, are used the world over to train new entrants to the workforce in skilled jobs. The key features of learning by doing, underpinned by formal theory training whilst in paid employment, are widely supported and often expanded...
Report

Work-based education in VET

This report explores the benefits and challenges associated with work-based education that have been identified in prior research. It also sets out best practices for training providers, employers and policy makers, to support quality work-based education across the VET system.
Policy report

Averting an escalating labour market crisis for young people in Australia: a proposed national Job Cadet program

Since the global financial crisis (GFC), young people have been facing a particularly challenging labour market compared with other age groups, characterised by higher levels of unemployment and underemployment than in the previous decade and relative difficulty in obtaining jobs. This paper makes the case...
Report

Education at a glance 2020

This report includes a focus on vocational education and training, investigating participation in vocational education and training at various levels of education, the labour market and social outcomes of vocational graduates as well as the human and financial resources invested in vocational institutions.
Report

Rationalising VET qualifications: selected international approaches

Reducing the number of vocational qualifications available is a current or recent priority area of many VET systems internationally, but what is the best way to achieve this and is there anything that needs to be considered? Focusing on cases studies on New Zealand, England...
Report

Building capability and quality in VET teaching: opportunities and challenges

This publication reports on approaches to building capability and quality in VET teaching, and associated opportunities and challenges. It draws on relevant literature about teaching quality, the content, scope and usage of existing capability frameworks and professional standards, and consultations with key stakeholder groups.
Report

Traditional trade apprenticeships: experiences and outcomes

This report is the final component of a broader study on traditional trade apprenticeships. It looks at the experiences of the traditional trade apprentice, and in doing so, focuses primarily on the findings from the 2019 Apprentice and Trainee Experience and Destination survey, with data...