Are vocational streams the key to producing a more adaptable workforce?
Vocational streams could offer a framework for creating better connections between qualifications and jobs than the traditional approach based on specific skill sets for narrowly defined occupations.Show more…
NCVER’s research prospectus is full steam ahead
Through the introduction of the new research prospectus, NCVER is investing in a range of applied research issues that governments and key employer and training provider stakeholders identify as being of highest priority to them.
Recognising the prior learning of adult apprentices: a match made in heaven or a rocky relationship?
Apprenticeships are changing, with more people over the age of 25 now undertaking them, and the amount of recognition of prior learning is also increasing. But are adult apprentices taking advantage of these earlier completion options?
What factors drive the costs and benefits of apprenticeships and what is the impact of government incentive changes on the apprenticeship system?
A joint research partnership between the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) in Germany and NCVER is exploring two key issues impacting on the apprenticeship system in both Germany and Australia.
The need for individuals to build and develop their foundation skills is becoming increasingly important with a general move to greater knowledge-based work. A recent NCVER survey looked at the workforce delivering foundation skills training.
Find out more about the latest data releases on apprenticeships and traineeships, government-funded students and courses, the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth, student outcomes, and forthcoming publications.
The Scan is produced by Inter Mediate, a Melbourne based public policy consulting practice, with a focus on education and training issues, particularly higher education.
The Scan reviews topical issues in the tertiary education sector and places them in a broader context.