NCVER News #336 25 September 2014 


NCVER’s new Managing Director

Dr Craig Fowler has been appointed as NCVER’s new Managing Director, beginning in late October. In announcing the appointment, NCVER’s Chair, Professor Peter Shergold, emphasised Dr Fowler’s deep understanding of VET and the national training system and his strong background in research and commitment to the value of statistical data.

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LSAY cohort reports now include 2013 data

Data from the 2013 interviews with participants in the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) are now available in updated cohort reports. These reports summarise the ‘learning and earning’ activities of young people in a series of tables and include information on employment, education, study and work, and social indicators starting from when participants were first surveyed (2003, 2006 and 2009). The data can be filtered by demographic groups and downloaded into Excel. Pivot tables have also been updated.

Book your spot now for NCVER’s AVETMISS webinar

Spaces are filling fast for NCVER’s free one-hour webinars that will help you prepare for reporting AVETMISS data, so get in quick! Each webinar will provide a short summary about what AVETMISS is and how to report data from start to finish using the AVETMISS Validation Software (AVS), with time to ask questions.

The webinars will be hosted on:

  • Monday 29 September
  • Thursday 16 October
  • Monday 27 October

For further information and to register for a webinar

Latest edition of Data Support Bulletin

Do you need to know about the latest updates for reporting AVETMISS data, the AVETMIS Standard and AVS? Check out September’s edition of the Data Support Bulletin.

Skills in Action Award

UNESCO-UNEVOC has launched the Skills in Action Award for individuals that inspire others and who have acted as ambassadors for technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in their community.

UNESCO-UNEVOC is calling for TVET students, graduates, (social) entrepreneurs and individuals between the age of 15 and 35 years who have utilised their skills for their benefit and that of the local community across the globe to share their stories. NCVER, in association with TAFE Directors Australia and Polytechnics International New Zealand are joint coordinators of the Pacific Island cluster of the UNESCO-UNEVOC Network.

For more information about this award, please visit or contact Mr Phil Loveder, Regional Coordinator UNESCO-UNEVOC Pacific Island Cluster on 08 8230 8665 or

25 years of VOCED

VOCEDplus is NCVER’s free international research database for tertiary education. Starting its life as ‘VOCED’, the database came into existence in 1989 when two print publications were incorporated to become the Vocational Education and Training Research Database. Today, VOCEDplus contains over 63,000 items (with more than 34,000 in full text online) and receives an average of 30,000 visits each month from over 200 different countries. To find out more, visit 


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