NCVER Newsletter | 13 June 2013
In addition to a number of practical workshops on offer, this year’s conference program offers a wide variety of presentations relating to research and practitioner experience in the VET sector. Topics include VET in Schools, literacy and numeracy, social equity, student aspirations, intergenerational mobility, the merits of mentoring, data quality and accessibility, the effectiveness of mid-level qualifications and e-learning’s contribution to workforce development.
To download a copy of the program, go HERE.
A free webinar presented by Gerry Redmond, Director, Flinders Institute of Public Policy and Management at Flinders University on ‘Intergenerational mobility: new evidence from LSAY’ will be held on Tuesday, 18 June 2013.
Michelle Potts and Professor Johanna Wyn will join the webinar as discussants. Michelle is currently a Principal Social Policy Officer with the Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology (DFEEST) in Adelaide, where her role has a strong focus on disadvantaged learners. Johanna is Director of the Youth Research Centre at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at The University of Melbourne. She leads the Life Patterns longitudinal study of Australians.
For more information and to register for this free webinar, go HERE.
Just off the press …
Australian vocational education and training statistics: students and courses 2012 – preliminary data
This publication presents preliminary figures on the number of students, subject enrolments, hours of delivery and full-year training equivalents relating to Australia’s public vocational education and training system in advance of the release of the more detailed publication in early July 2013….[READ MORE]…..
This research reports on the effects of Youth Allowance using data from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY). It employs a range of econometric techniques to address the fact that the targeted nature of Youth Allowance means that those eligible have different characteristics from those who are not, and makes particular use of the tertiary entrance scores collected in the survey. The results find that Youth Allowance does not appear to increase the proportion of the eligible population going on to full-time tertiary study after school. However, Youth Allowance substantially improves course completion rates…..[READ MORE]…..
For most, casual employment is a relatively temporary state with the proportion of people who are employed casually being stable over the last 15 years at around 20% of the working-age population. There are some though for whom casual employment is a more enduring state. This report investigates issues around this subject using data from the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey. The authors find the impact of training per se on helping to move individuals from casual employment to more permanent work was minimal, as was the impact of training on an individual’s satisfaction with their job and or life…..[READ MORE]…..