1 Feb 2018

Key facts:

The Australian, State and Territory governments’ recurrent expenditure (including user cost of capital) on VET totalled $5.8 billion in 2016 – a real decrease of 6.7 per cent from 2015.

Nationally in 2016:

an estimated 4.2 million students participated...


22 Jan 2018

This publication sets forward a new framework for global competence developed by OECD, which aligns closely with the definition developed by the Asia Society's Center for Global Education, and provides practical guidance and examples of how educators can embed global competence into their existing curriculum,...

Discussion paper

7 Dec 2017

This discussion paper seeks stakeholder views on reform options to address issues relating to unduly short courses in vocational education and training.


27 Oct 2017

Quality is key in early childhood education in Australia, but many early learning services aren’t meeting the standards required to have an impact.

Discussion paper

11 Oct 2017

This discussion paper outlines a new tertiary model that would enable workers to more easily retrain and reskill over the course of their working lives.

Discussion paper

12 Sep 2017

This discussion paper looks at the expansion of the 'ParentsNext' pre-employment program, aimed at reducing welfare dependency and child poverty, and to increase female employment participation.


30 Jun 2017

The long-term quality of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector is at risk unless the issue of unduly short training is definitively addressed, this report has found.


6 Feb 2017

In the recent past phishing was an attempt to reveal personal information; passwords; bank and credit card numbers, usually within spam email that purports to be from a well-known legitimate enterprise. Phishing is rapidly evolving from attempting to just steal information to also be the...


5 Feb 2017


When students are engaged in class, they learn more. It is vital that teachers create the right classroom climate for learning: raising student expectations; developing a rapport with students; establishing routines; challenging students to participate and take risks. These all affect how...


1 Feb 2017

At the request of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Industry Skills Council (ISC) and the Skills Senior Officials Network (SSON), a National Training Product Reform Group, comprising representatives from all of the jurisdictions, considered the longer-term reform of training products. This exercise, conducted during...

Journal article

31 Aug 2016

While a number of investigations of online language learning behaviours are available, there are currently few ‘micro’ analytic studies that explore the role of different types of small talk to complete institutional tasks online. This study focuses in particular on an institutionally-initiated, out-of-class telecollaborative Skype...


14 Jun 2016


The first edition of the Guide to Effective Practice in Youth Mentoring Aotearoa New Zealand (Guide), published in 2008, was a benchmark document commissioned by the Ministry of Youth Development.

It drew together essential knowledge for the emerging youth mentoring sector,...


2 Jun 2016


The Australian Army possesses all of the ingredients for a world class, education, training and doctrine system. It recruits some of the finest young men and women the nation has to offer. It is the beneficiary of very good training infrastructure and...


26 May 2016

The financial position of the technical and further education (TAFE) sector has improved at 31 December 2015 compared to prior years. This has been driven by reduced spending in the sector and $159.3 million in additional grant funding provided by the state government to TAFE...


19 May 2016

A Shorten Labor Government will introduce a loan cap of $8,000 a year in the VET FEE-HELP program as part of an integrity package to stop the massive waste of taxpayers’ money, to prevent price gouging of students and improve training outcomes.

Under the...


1 Feb 2016

In its report on TALIS 2013 the OECD describes self-efficacy as "individuals' beliefs about their capabilities to successfully accomplish a particular course of action." The OECD also reports that a number of studies have demonstrated positive associations between teachers' sense of self-efficacy and higher levels...


31 Aug 2015

The current research training system (RTS) seems to be working reasonably well, producing high quality and innovative researchers in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (ASSH). One challenge that the sector faces is ensuring the appropriateness of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) scholarship, for those...


25 Aug 2015

When we assess work are we measuring what we value or are we only valuing what we can measure?

In this lecture to Australian and Korean student teachers, Professor Stephen Dobson explores what makes a good teacher today and suggests that the best reason...


24 Aug 2015

Economic changes are transforming work through automation, globalisation, and more flexible work.


Work has long been important for the livelihood, dignity, and happiness of humankind. We intuitively and statistically know that work helps us meet our most basic and complex needs,...


6 Aug 2015

FECCA’s 2014-15 Access and Equity Report provides a summary of the perspectives and broader feedback received through consultations with culturally and linguistically diverse communities and service providers around Australia, regarding the design and delivery of Australian Government services. The report aims to discuss diverse community...



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