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The Scan #175 11 December 2015

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ News __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ VET FEE-HELP skewering system   11 December 2015      |       Explosive growth in the VET FEE-HELP scheme has masked massive direct public disinvestment in vocational education and training. While a report by NCVER shows a notional growth of 1.7% in 2014 over 2013 (plus $141.0 million, from $8512.4 million to $8653.4 million), it’s all in VET-FEE Help payments: actual direct expenditure by governments, … [Read more...]

VET FEE-HELP “skewing” system

Direct public expenditure on VET dropping The Australian   |     10 December 2015 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… Explosive growth in the VET FEE-HELP scheme has masked massive direct public disinvestment in vocational education and training.  While a report by NCVER shows a notional growth of 1.7% in 2014 over 2013 (plus $141.0 million, from $8512.4 million to $8653.4 million), it’s all in VET-FEE Help payments: actual direct expenditure by governments, including the Commonwealth declined markedly VET FEE-HELP.  VET funding through state and territory governments fell almost $320m, while fee-for-service ­revenue — largely contributed by businesses — fell more than $130m. … [Read more...]

New from NCVER

More comprehensive picture of training emerges NCVER has published total VET activity (TVA) data for the first time. So what does it tell us? The data was reported by 4601 Australian providers following the introduction of mandatory reporting of training activity. This wider collection of training is the start of a transformation that will improve our understanding of Australia's training system. Show more... Creating inclusive learning environments to support students with disability or ongoing ill health The use of both institution-level learning supports and individualised reasonable adjustments improves the likelihood of students with disabilities or ongoing ill health … [Read more...]

NCVER news

  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...]

Fewer people in publicly funded training – NCVER report

30 June 2015 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… The number of people enrolled in government-funded training declined 3.5% to 1.79 million last year compared with 2013, with student numbers at TAFE continuing to fall as against private providers. …………………………………………………………………………………….......…… Data published by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) in Government-funded students and courses 2014 show student numbers declined at TAFE and other government providers (8.8%) and community education providers (12.2%) but increased at other registered providers (8.4%) to 582 500. Overall, the number of enrolments is similar to the level in 2010. Comparing training … [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...]

VET numbers continue to drop

The Australian     |      27 May 2015 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………   The number of publicly funded vocational education students has dropped for the second year running, just as open markets have been rolled out across the country to encourage more training. …………………………………………………………………………………….......…… Preliminary 2014 data shows the number of students fell 3.5%  last year, on the back of a 3.6%  fall in 2013. Australia trained 65,000 fewer publicly funded vocational students last year, with the open market pioneer states of South Australia and Victoria each losing more than 30,000 students. Victoria, which opened its training system to full private competition from … [Read more...]

Report on Government Services 2015 Vocational Education and Training

Productivity Commission      |     6 February 2015 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… This chapter (chapter 5) reports on government funded vocational education and training (VET) services delivered by government and private Registered Training Organisations. It includes training activity funded under the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development (NASWD). The scope of this chapter does not extend to VET services provided in schools (which are within the scope of School education, chapter 4) or university education. • In 2013, the Australian and State and Territory governments provided $5.8 billion of recurrent expenditure for vocational education and training (VET) (p. … [Read more...]

Snapshot of vocational education and training in Australia: infographics

31 October 2014 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… NCVER has released four infographics that provide an overview of publicly-funded training based on NCVER’s main data collections: • Students and courses – including key findings from Young people in education and training • Apprentices & trainees • VET finance • VET outcomes – drawing key findings from Student outcomes and Employers’ use and views of the VET system.   For more information go to www.ncver.edu.au.   ……………………………………………………………………………………………….......… Students and courses This infographic provides a snapshot of Australia’s publicly funded vocational education and training sector. It presents … [Read more...]

Less students in publicly funded training in 2013: preliminary data

NCVER     |     29 May 2014 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… The total number of students enrolled in publicly funded training for 2013 decreased 3.4% to 1.88 million students from 1.94 million in 2012. ……………………………………………………………………………………………….......…… The Australian vocational education and training statistics: Students and courses 2013 – preliminary data, published by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), provide a snapshot of training activity taken from an annual collection of student enrolments. Rod Camm,  NCVER managing director, says that NCVER’s preliminary analysis suggests the decrease in overall student numbers may be partly the result of the … [Read more...]