vocational education and training


11 Aug 2019

This report argues that a good tertiary education system steers prospective students towards courses that increase their employment opportunities and minimise their risks, and that Australia’s post-school system does not always achieve this goal.


8 Aug 2019

This audit examined whether the Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training is achieving successful learning and employment outcomes through its public and private providers.


22 Jul 2019

This study investigates the relationship between VET course durations and training quality and outcomes.


18 Jul 2019

This publication provides a summary of data relating to students, programs, subjects and training providers in Australia’s government-funded vocational education and training (VET) system.


15 Jul 2019

This study explores the school-to-work transitions of youth aged 16 to 25 based on the 2006 cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY Y06). While the majority of the young people in the study sample followed a mostly simple higher-education-to-work pathway or early...


Lessons in education and training from the United States
4 Jul 2019

In the United States, workforce development is a bipartisan priority, key to the agenda of most state governors across the country. As Australia faces the challenge of an uncertain future of work, looking at the strategies of US states, where there are diverse examples of...

Discussion paper

'No Frills' conference discussion paper
3 Jul 2019

This discussion paper looks at how vocational education and training (VET) supports lifelong learners. It explore VET’s role in assisting lifelong learning and seeks to understand how VET will need to transform in the future to enable it to confront the challenges of an increasingly...

Briefing paper

14 Jun 2019

Australia should consider whether it wants a higher education and vocational training system more like that of Finland or more like the USA, according to this report from The Australia Institute’s Nordic Policy Centre .


13 Jun 2019

Community Colleges Australia has produced this report for the NSW Department of Industry, with the aim to ensure that the NSW government can use the capacity of Western Sydney not-for-profit community education providers to support that region’s economic development priorities.


7 Jun 2019

This report provides a series of case studies of Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs at Charles Darwin University (CDU) that are recognised for delivering positive outcomes for regional and remote Indigenous students in the Northern Territory (NT).


30 May 2019

The TAFE sector in Victoria is made up of 12 technical institutes and 15 controlled entities. This report outlines the results of, and observations arising from, the financial audits of the entities within the sector, and our observations, for the year ended 31 December 2018.


28 May 2019

The Morrison Government and their state and territory counterparts have some important decisions to make about the future of tertiary education. This paper argues that it will be imperative for all parties to take a holistic approach to these reviews in the face of huge...


15 May 2019

This publication provides a summary of the outcomes of international students who completed their vocational education and training (VET) qualification in Australia in 2017. These students were surveyed as an additional component to the 2018 National Student Outcomes Survey.


8 May 2019

This study explores the current digital skills demand and supply situation in Australia’s workforce. The research investigated the skills impact of digitalisation on two industry sectors—transport and logistics, and public safety and correctional services—as well as the wider workforce.


The report of the 2018 Monash Commission
8 May 2019

The Monash Commission has released its vision for post-compulsory education with three transforming recommendations for the future. In conducting its inquiry, the commission tested its recommendations with key individuals who have worked at the forefront of post-compulsory education.


30 Apr 2019

The number and type of providers delivering vocational education and training (VET) in Australia is almost as varied as the types of students they serve and the training they deliver. Given the number of small VET providers in the system, NCVER wanted to get a...

Policy report

26 Apr 2019

National Party policy document outlining their plans for vocational education and skills development.


12 Apr 2019

This study is the first of a suite of projects aimed at understanding the value of VET delivered to secondary school students for their post-school employment and training destinations. Statistical analysis presents the quantity and type of VET programs undertaken by students in secondary schools,...


4 Apr 2019

This research explores the views of industry and other stakeholders on the potential broader use of higher apprenticeships. The report highlights some of the complexities that need to be considered and provides examples of where higher apprenticeships and other similar training programs are being developed...


2 Apr 2019

In 2018, the Prime Minister announced an independent review of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector to examine ways to deliver skilled workers for a stronger economy. The review was led by the Honourable Steven Joyce, a former New Zealand Minister for Tertiary Education,...



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