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'Swimming upstream' : young people and service provision under Job Services Australia /

by Rose, Jen | Youth Affairs Council of Victoria | Morstyn, Lisa | Tudehope, Alice.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Youth Affairs Council of Victoria 2011Description: 44 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2011 Bibliography : p. 42-44 INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: YACVic has examined the provision of employment services to vulnerable or disadvantaged young people under the Job Services Australia (JSA) program. We have chosen to research this area because of the high rates of youth unemployment in Australia. As of June 2011, young people aged between 15 and 24 years were experiencing an unemployment rate of 11.0 per cent, significantly higher than that of the broader Australian community (4.9 per cent). Our report seeks to assess whether the JSA program is currently meeting the needs of young people in Australia. The report confirms the importance of all generalist and specialised youth JSA service providers adopting best practices when working with young people seeking employment. In addition, the report recommends that the JSA program provides greater recognition of social or non-vocational outcomes achieved by JSA providers for vulnerable young people and that the JSA program encourage JSA providers to adopt an integrated, flexible and highly individualised approach when working with vulnerable young people.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A qualitative study of apprenticeship pay: an ippr report to the Low Pay Commission /

by Lawton, Kayte | Institute for Public Policy Research | Norris, Emma.

Publisher: London, U.K. Institute for Public Policy Research 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2010 Bibliography : p. 61 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Although most apprentices are employed, the majority are exempt from UK National Minimum Wage legislation, and pay rates for apprentices vary significantly across different industries and by gender and age. The Low Pay Commission (LPC) has been asked by Government to consider how apprentice pay could be brought under the National Minimum Wage framework. This report, commissioned by the Low Pay Commission, examines variations in apprentice pay across the UK and the role of apprentice pay in young people?s decisions to start and complete an apprenticeship. The report also considers the potential responses of employers to the introduction of a national minimum wage for apprentices.Availability: (1)

A study of the Geelong Local Learning and Employment Network : [a thesis] submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University. /

by Kamp, Annelies.

Publisher: unpub. 2006Description: 249 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Apprenticeships and traineeships : participation, progress and completion /

by Ainley, John | Australian Council for Educational Research | Holden, Steve | Rothman, Sheldon.

Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. Australian Council for Educational Research 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth. Briefing ; no. 19.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2010 Bibliography : p. 6 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This briefing paper draws together findings from two LSAY (Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth) research reports: 'Participation in and progress through New Apprenticeships'; and the 'VET pathways taken by school leavers'. These two reports use data obtained from young people who were in Year 9 at school in 1995 and whose educational and occupational activities were traced each year thereafter. Student characteristics, fields of training, commencement and completion rates, and reasons for discontinuing are all explored. This paper, published by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), is part of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth research program.Availability: (1)

Australian vocational education and training : research messages 2005 /

by National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Research messages 2005 is a collection of summaries on all research projects published or completed by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research in 2005. The summaries are clustered under five broad themes used by NCVER to organise all of its VET research and analysis: Industry and employers; Students and individuals; Teaching and learning; VET system; and VET in context. Forty-two pieces of work are included and each summary provides details of how to access the full research report.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian vocational education and training statistics : apprentices and trainees [Website]

by National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 20??Online Access: September 2020 quarter Notes: Includes: Subsections of Apprentices and trainees. Statistical reports : published quarterly Statistical standard (AVETMISS) Systems files SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: The purpose of the apprentice and trainee collection is to provide data on all persons employed under a training contract and includes both apprentices and traineesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian vocational education and training statistics : completion and attrition rates for apprentices and trainees 2010 /

by National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This publication presents completion and attrition rates for apprentices and trainees using three different methodologies : contract completion rates, individual completion rates - uses contract completion rates and adjusts this figure based on recommencement data and projected completion rates - based on a 'life tables' methodology for the latest commencing cohorts.Availability: (1)

Australian vocational education and training statistics : equity groups /

by National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2011Description: HTML.Notes: Subsections of Equity groups: Disability Indigenous SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: These are statistical compendium data on VET participation, achievements and outcomes for aboriginal people and for people with a disability.Availability: No items available

Australian vocational education and training statistics : outcomes from the Productivity Places Program, 2009 /

by National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Information is presented in this publication about the outcomes for students who completed their vocational education and training (VET) under the Productivity Places Program (PPP) during 2008. The Productivity Places Program Survey covers students who were awarded a qualification in 2008 with funding from the PPP. The survey focuses on students' employment outcomes and satisfaction with VET. Information about the level and type of training students undertake, further study patterns, whether they achieved their main reason for undertaking training and how relevant the training was to their current job is also collected.Availability: (1)

Australian vocational education and training statistics : students and courses [Website]

by National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2015-Other title: Government-funded students and courses | Australian vocational education and training statistics. Students and courses .Online Access: Website Notes: Subsections of Students and courses: Statistical reports Statistical standard (AVETMISS) Systems files SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: These publications relate to the VET provider collection. The purpose of the VET provider collection is to provide data on publicly funded training programs delivered by government funded and privately operated training providers.Availability: (1)

Australian vocational education and training statistics : young people in education and training /

by National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2011Description: HTML.Other title: Young people in education and training.Notes: Series includes: 2009 issue SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This publication provides summary statistics on the participation of 15 to 19 year olds in education and training.Availability: No items available

Barriers to hiring disadvantaged or vulnerable entry-level job seekers : Victorian employers' attitude survey

by Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Publisher: East Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Brotherhood of St Laurence 2010Description: 52 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2009 Summary: This collaborative study explored recruitment and retention of low-skilled workers. It followed up some issues identified in the Victorian 2006 Skills Survey undertaken by the Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI). The 2008 Skills Survey explored the extent to which recruitment of low-skilled workers was a problem for employers, as well as employee work readiness, foundational skills and vocational training, and the support mechanisms to increase worker retention.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Career moves : expectations and destinations of NSW senior secondary students /

by Marks, Gary | Australian Council for Educational Research | Underwood, Catherine | Rothman, Sheldon.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. NSW Board of Vocational Education and Training 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2011 Bibliography pp. 99-100 Appendix pp. 101-108 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: The purpose of the project is to examine senior New South Wales students' expected educational and occupational pathways. It specifically analysed the post-school destinations of both Year 12 completers and early school leavers (or school non-completers) in the first year after leaving school and the educational and occupational expectations of students still at school. The expectations of university and vocational post-school study or training among students at school are compared to the expectations of their parents and teachers. Students' expectations are also compared to the actual participation at university and VET of the generally older cohort of school leavers. Students' Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) scores are analysed among students who gained an ATAR score. The report also documents students' expected occupations at age 30. Other aspects of the school-to-work transition analysed in this report include: influences on course selection, early school leaving, plans for further study, course level and field of study among those in post-school study or training, employment, unemployment and the main activities of young people not in full-time work education or work. The report documents many aspects of the school-to-work transition by gender, region, school sector and socioeconomic background. The report is based on data obtained from a representative survey conducted in late 2010 of approximately 6,100 NSW students who were in Years 10, 11 and 12 in 2009. The data also include information from parents (from one in three families) and teachers and principals at the sampled schools.Availability: (1)

Clearing the myths away : higher education s place in meeting workforce demands. /

by Birrell, Bob | Rapson, Virginia.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Dusseldorp Skills Forum 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.dsf.org.au/papers/191/BIRRELL_FINAL_0.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:33:16 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response School to work SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Creating a future direction for Australian vocational education and training : a discussion paper on the future of the VET system /

by Skills Australia.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Skills Australia 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2010 Includes bibliographical references SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Australia needs people to have more skills and to use them productively in the workplace. We also need higher rates of workforce participation. To help achieve these goals we need to increase demand from employers to take on and use these skills. This comes hand in hand with improving the depth, range and responsiveness of services the VET system provides. However, the uptake of training will not happen unless students, employers and the community have confidence in the quality and appropriateness of VET services and providers. This paper outlines a number of issues for discussion that can help set the direction Australian vocational education and training might take to achieve these objectives. Many of the issues will be familiar to those working in and with the sector. Skills Australia is keen to tap into this knowledge and experience to come up with workable solutions. We want to hear from people who use or have used the VET system- what are the directions the VET sector can take so it better meets your requirements?Availability: (1)

Creating synergies : local government facilitating learning and development through partnerships. /

by Waterhouse, Peter | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Virgona, Crina | Brown, Richard.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.ncver.edu.au/research/proj/nr4013.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:32:19 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: This report documents the evolution and development of four learning communities in Victoria where local government has been involved. It investigates the challenges and complexities faced in getting these communities off the ground and the role that the vocational education and training (VET) sector has played. The study has highlighted the importance of recognising different stakeholders values and perspectives, appreciating multiple outcomes, and proactively managing the relationships between various groups of stakeholders.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Delivering quality : report of the independent review of the quality of training in Victoria's apprenticeship and traineeship system / Kaye Schofield.

by Schofield, Kaye | Victoria. Department of Education, Employment and Training | Victoria. Office of Post Compulsory Education Employment and Training.

Publisher: Melbourne : Department of Education, Employment and Training, Victoria for the Office of Post Compulsory Education Employment and Training , 2000Description: 2 v. : ill., tables ; 30 cm.Notes: "May 2000"Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Financial management and young Australian workers /

by Dowling, Nicki | Hoiles, Lauren | Corney, Tim.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

From the dual apprenticeship system to a dual labor market ? : the German high-skill equilibrium and the service economy. /

by Eichhorst, Werner | Institute for the Study of Labor | Marx, Paul.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Different models of protection against labor market risks are associated with diverging models of economic performance. Historically established institutional complementarities between labor market regulation, unemployment protection, and vocational training tend to mirror specific national models of economic production. For example, the German dual apprenticeship system is a core feature of the corporatist model of "diversified quality production". This, in turn, is supported via skills-protecting, earnings-related unemployment insurance, skills-oriented active labor market policies and strong dismissal protection so that long-term productive employment relationships become viable. The paper explores the connection between structural change and the development of skill creation in the German case with a particular focus on the difference between manufacturing and services as well as between different types of service sub-sectors. The paper takes manufacturing, a sector dominated by standard employment, as a reference point but mainly addresses different segments of the service economy: traditional ones (banking and insurance), new high-skill sectors (IT and the "creative economy") and growing areas of low-skill services (hotels and restaurants, cleaning). We find that dynamic job creation in these segments of the service sector was possible due to a less regulated institutional environment.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

General education, vocational education, and labor-market outcomes over the life-cycle /

by Hanushek, Eric | CESifo Group | Woessmann, Ludger | Zhang, Lei.

Publisher: Munich, Germany CESifo Group 2011Description: PDF.Other title: CESifo working paper ; no. 3614.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2011 Bibliography pp. 29-30 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Policy debates about the balance of vocational and general education programs focus on the school-to-work transition. But with rapid technological change, gains in youth employment from vocational education may be offset by less adaptability and thus diminished employment later in life. To test our main hypothesis that any relative labor-market advantage of vocational education decreases with age, we employ a difference-in-differences approach that compares employment rates across different ages for people with general and vocational education. Using micro data for 18 countries from the International Adult Literacy Survey, we find strong support for the existence of such a trade-off, which is most pronounced in countries emphasizing apprenticeship programs. Results are robust to accounting for ability patterns and to propensity-score matching.Availability: (1)

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