NCVER News #321

27 February 2014

NCVER Insight

Early bird registration closes for NCVER Research Forum

Get in quick to take advantage of early bird discount for NCVER’s national research forum Realising our potential: widening participation through education and training. The program features leading social campaigner Dr Jonathon Welch and researchers who’ve examined the role of education and training in transforming the lives of young people, Indigenous students and skilled migrants. The forum will close with an interactive panel session at which you can have your say!

Get in quick…

Submit your paper for the 23rd National VET Research Conference ‘No Frills’

Practitioners and researchers are invited to present at NCVER’s annual National VET Research Conference and share their research and knowledge; call for papers closes 11 March. Colloquially known as ‘No Frills’, the conference will be co-hosted with Holmesglen on 9-11 July 2014, in Melbourne. Referred papers are welcome.

For more information about ‘No Frills’ and submission details.

What’s new…

Lost in translation? Interpreting competencies in Australian VET – NCVER webinar

Register now for NCVER’s free webinar Lost in translation? Interpreting competencies in Australian VET, to be presented by Steven Hodge on Tuesday 25 March 2014, 11.30am AEDT. This webinar will focus on the findings of Steven’s research, a small-scale study which identifies some key issues with deploying competencies and points to a number of potential solutions.

Just off the press…

Australian vocational education and training statistics: apprentices and trainees 2013 – early trend estimates, December quarter

Early trend estimates for trade and non-trade commencements in apprenticeships show a decline following growth in the September quarter 2013, according to new figures.


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