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 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...
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.
This research estimates new apprenticeships/traineeships in Australia will decline by 30% within two years. This equates to approximately 130,000 fewer new apprentices and trainees from the start of the pandemic to June 2023.
Fact Check: Labor leader Bill Shorten says the number of apprenticeships has slumped since the Coalition took office. Is he correct?
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says the Government is to blame for a drop in the number of apprenticeships, claiming there were 420,000 before the Coalition came to power but that now, in 2019, there are fewer than 280,000.
International onshore VET graduate outcomes 2019 provides a summary of the outcomes of international students who completed their vocational education and training (VET) qualification in Australia in 2018. These students were surveyed as an additional component to the 2019 National Student Outcomes Survey.
This report provides estimates of the size and nature of the Australian vocational education and training workforce. Data was collected through the 2019 National VET Workforce survey from registered training organisations (RTOs).
This publication presents research highlights from the past 25 years of the LSAY program, with a focus on schooling, VET in schools programs, the influences of socioeconomic status and demographics on later opportunities, and pathways taken from school into further education and the workforce.
This report draws from in-depth interviews and focus groups with employers, trainers, apprentices and government officials about what works, what does not work and needs improvement. It finds that the combination of off-and-on-the job training continues to be provide a suitable approach for the training...
Traditional trade apprenticeships: training activity, employer incentives and international practice
This report is the first part of a larger study aiming to investigate traditional apprenticeship practices with a view to developing policy directions for how to keep them relevant and useful. It finds that trends in commencements rise and fall in line with fluctuations in...