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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...