Vocational education


5 Mar 2019

A nationwide initiative by the NCSEHE, led by Dr Nadine Zacharias and Mr Matt Brett, has informed fundamental principles for shaping an equitable higher education system moving into the next decade.


11 Feb 2019

To prepare students for their future careers, Future Ready focuses on the importance of building the skills and general capabilities they will need in the workplace, strengthening school and employer collaboration, and developing students' career management and navigation skills.


6 Feb 2019

Research messages brings together publicly released research produced by NCVER each year. This year’s compilation includes an extensive array of research activities undertaken during 2018, comprising of research reports, summaries, opinion pieces, infographics, interactive tools, presentations, in-house seminars, submissions, webinars, the 27th National Vocational Education...


1 Feb 2019

This report into Australia's tertiary education system identifies the formidable challenges that need to be addressed to deliver better outcomes for the country. It makes recommendations that may add greater coherence to the policy framework which controls all post-secondary education in Australia.


1 Feb 2019

This chapter reports performance information for vocational education and training (VET) services.


21 Jan 2019

This paper argues that Indigenous university participation and attainment has failed to keep pace with non-Indigenous growth. As a result, there is a large and growing gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous university attendance and attainment of qualifications at degree level and above.


11 Jan 2019

This publication provides information on the flow and distribution of government contributions that stimulate or support publicly-subsidised vocational education and training (VET) activity in Australia.


17 Dec 2018

This report presents a summary of statistics relating to young people aged 15 to 19 years who participated in education and training with an Australian provider during the year. Information on participation is presented for school students, higher education students, apprentices and trainees, and vocational...


11 Dec 2018

Everyone has a right to education, whether you are leaving school, changing careers, retraining later in life or looking to gain new skills and knowledge. But successive Labor and Liberal governments have treated students as customers and education as a business. As a result, funding...


10 Dec 2018

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.


6 Dec 2018

VET student outcomes 2018 presents information from the National Student Outcomes Survey on the outcomes of students who completed their vocational education and training (VET) in Australia during 2017.

Discussion paper

23 Nov 2018

The IRU recently published a discussion paper, Towards a tertiary future , outlining our vision for tertiary education in Australia.

This supplemental paper has now been published by the IRU, digging further into Longitudinal Survey of Australian Youth (LSAY) data around applications, acceptances and...

Discussion paper

IRU discussion paper
21 Nov 2018

This IRU discussion paper makes the case for a coherent tertiary education system that ensures each person has the opportunity and incentive to get the vocational and higher education qualifications, skills and knowledge to which they aspire.


19 Nov 2018

This quick guide provides an overview of the vocational education and training (VET) sector including what the sector covers, policy and regulatory responsibilities and funding.


Department of Education and Training
12 Nov 2018

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Education and Training’s design and implementation of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Student Loans program.


1 Nov 2018

This publication provides information on revenue, expenditure, assets and liabilities of government vocational education and training (VET) in Australia. The publication is based on 2017 data provided by the Australian, state and territory government departments responsible for administering government funds for Australia’s VET system.


31 Oct 2018

The data in this publication cover the period of 1 January to 30 June 2018. For comparative purposes, it also examines this data against previously submitted data for the 1 January to 30 June 2015, 2016 and 2017 periods and also 1 January to 31 March 2018.


2 Oct 2018

VET needs a new set of priorities and operating principles that are fit for the future, argues Robin Shreeve.


14 Aug 2018

This publication presents information on vocational education and training (VET) undertaken by school students as part of their senior secondary certificate of education.

Discussion paper

14 Aug 2018

This paper explores the experiences of young early school leavers undertaking vocational education to illuminate broader issues of equity and access. We argue that to overcome many of the sector’s shortcomings, policymakers and provider communities must first affirm equity and access as central to the...



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