One and one makes three: getting smarter with data In a world of 'big data', smarter linkages between available datasets can provide new and valuable insight into education and labour markets. NCVER is working on such linkages that will enable us to obtain richer and more robust information on the VET sector. Show more... Linking NAPLAN scores to LSAY Linking statistical datasets can help to better understand youth pathways and transitions. Show more... Deconstructing apprenticeships: current Australian and UK policy reforms Research into the Australian carpentry trade reveals the importance of mentoring arrangements but apprenticeships … [Read more...]

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  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. Show more... Recognising the prior learning of adult … [Read more...]

NCVER News #353 1 Jun 2015

A regular email newsletter from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research One month to 24th National VET Research Conference Register now and join us for an exciting program featuring over 50 presentations focusing on three key areas: Youth, Pathways and Skills, all of which are vital to developing the VET system and meeting future skills demand. Presentations include: Skills transfer, re-skilling and training of older workers in response to industry restructuring Using integrated VET and Census of Population and Housing data to measure educational outcomes Employers' views of work integrated learning: engineering as a case study Pathways to degree completion in … [Read more...]

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. More information Last chance to have your say Big thanks to those who have already completed NCVER’s survey about the information you use, its usefulness, and any suggested changes. If you haven’t, you can complete it now; it’ll only 5-10 minutes! As a NCVER News subscriber, we’d love to hear from you as your responses will … [Read more...]