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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 partnerships between school, work and further education : a report on a three year project to develop a new national model of vocational preparation for Australia's youth. /

by Dusseldorp Skills Forum.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. The Skill Forum 1992Description: 14 p.Notes: missing 1994 & 1996, 1997 stocktakeAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Cross-cultural training and workplace performance . /

by Bean, Robert.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM). University of Canberra 2008Description: PDF.Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: " This national study confirms the value of cross-cultural training in developing the cultural competence needed by employees to work effectively with culturally diverse co-workers and customers. The 134 graduates surveyed rated their cross-cultural training highly, reporting improved workplace performance and cultural self-awareness, with most indicating they would like further cross-cultural training.." -- NATSEM website.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).

Differing skill requirements across countries and over time /

by Ryan, Chris | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Sinning, Mathias.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 36Summary: This report investigates skill matches to job requirements for workers in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada. It might be expected that differences between the four countries in economic growth, technological innovation and structural change in the labour market may have led to differences in job skill requirements and use. This research finds, however, that the broad match of workers to jobs that use their skills is quite similar for the four countries, although some differences in the patterns of skill use over time were identified. This is one of the research reports resulting from a three-year program of research (Securing their future: older workers and the role of VET).Availability: (1)

Dislocated transitions : access and participation for disadvantaged young people. /

by Freeland, John.

Publisher: [1991]Description: p.161-224.Notes: Rec. no for book : B4064 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Does support for VET reduce employee churn? : a case study in local government /

by Curry, Kath | National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 28 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: To what extent do local governments use vocational education and training as a staff retention strategy? Human resources personnel from a selection of councils around Australia believed that a lack of career development or training opportunities might cause an employee to leave their organisation. The had some reservations about the quality and value of VET, but planned to continue to use it for staff development as it is the most widely available option. This paper is by a novice researcher from the Community of Practice program, which is part of NCVER's Building Researcher Capacity initiativesAvailability: (1)

Early impacts of work experience /

by Ainsworth, Paul | Department for Work and Pensions | Hillmore, Adam | Marlow, Simon | Prince, Stuart.

Publisher: London, U.K. Department for Work and Pensions 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2012. Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Work experience (WE) was launched in January 2011 as one of the UK government's Get Britain Working Measures. The program is designed to help young people on Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) gain an insight into the world of work and provide them with the practical experience they need to secure a job before they become eligible for the Work Program. Jobcentre Plus works with employers to offer young jobseekers the opportunity to overcome barriers to employment through offering them a WE placement usually lasting two to eight weeks, which can be extended for another four weeks. The decision to participate on WE is voluntary. This report describes a quantitative analysis of WE, providing estimates of: (1) the net impact of WE on the likelihood of young participants receiving an out of work benefit or training allowance during the first 21 weeks following the start of their placement; and (2) the net impact of WE on the likelihood of young participants being in employment during the first 21 weeks following the start of their placement. This report includes an introduction, data and sample definition, methodology, results in terms of impacts of work experience and sensitivity of impact estimates, and conclusions.Availability: (1)

Effective measures for school-to-work transition in the vocational education system : lessons from Australia to Korea /

by Jung, Tae-Hwa | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Misko, Josie | Kisun, Lee | Dawe, Susan.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2004Description: PDF.Summary: The importance of close connections between vocational education and training (VET) systems and industry is highlighted in this report. The report finds that any system of entry-level training, which aims to help students make a successful transition from school to work, must have support mechanisms and frameworks in place to enable accurate assessment of industry and labour market needs. From Australia's perspective, the Korean experience provides useful insights to improving school retention rates, and establishing formal pathways for VET students who are not undertaking apprenticeships and traineeships. From the Korean perspective, useful lessons include developing inter-sectoral linkages between industry and education, applying flexible teaching and training methods, implementing a national qualifications framework, and introducing apprenticeship-type arrangements.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Embedding learning from formal training into sustained behavioural change in the workplace /

by Barker, Cheryle | National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography p. 28Summary: Through a literature review and interviews with industry and trainers, the study identified a range of potential strategies to assist learners to integrate learning into the workplace. A pilot training program was conducted to test the effectiveness of these strategies. Learners' pre-training benchmarks were established and feedback was sought immediately after the conclusion of training and again two months later.Availability: (1)

Employer Reference Group : simplifying end-to-end apprenticeship processes for employers /

by Learning and Skills Improvement Service.

Publisher: Coventry, U.K. Learning and Skills Improvement Service 2011Description: PDF, 54 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Publication reference: LSIS2011-05.Summary: Commissioned by BIS (the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) on behalf of the Employer Reference Group (an advisory group of employers working with the Skills Funding Agency to improve its systems), this report presents the results of a project (involving a literature review, employer engagement, stakeholder engagement and process mapping) which investigated the end-to-end processes, requirements, sub-contracting arrangements and additional burdens imposed upon employers engaging in public-funded training. The report identifies recommendations in the form of an action plan for the streamlining of the processes for employers who deliver publicly funded learning.Availability: (1)

Employment development : traineeship programme

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1987Description: PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Rationale and implementation plans 2 copiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Engaging low skilled employees in workplace learning /

by McQuaid, Ronald et al | UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

Publisher: UK Commission for Employment and Skills 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2012 Bibliography : p. 53-63 Evidence report 43Availability: (1)

Ensuring that green jobs are quality jobs /

by Foshay, Elena | University of California, Center for Community Innovation CCI) | Licko, Deric | Mileva, Ana | Mukhopadhyay, Josh.

Publisher: Berkeley, CA University of California, Center for Community Innovation (CCI) 2009Description: PDF.Notes: April 2009 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The green economy is an exciting, emerging phenomenon that has captured the attention of community organizations and political leaders in the United States. Advocates bring a message of hope that as we develop solutions for climate change and other environmental problems, millions of new jobs will be created. The assumption is that these jobs will pay living wages and provide good benefits, and, if made accessible to the poor and to those with barriers to employment, can provide a way for people to rise out of poverty.Availability: No items available

Enterprise based training : Brotherhood of St Laurence /

by Diviny, Robyn.

Publisher: unpub. (RMIT, Department of Social Science) 1993; unpub. (RMIT, Dept. Social Science) 1993Description: 10 p.Notes: Industrial Release Project undertaken in Semester Two, 1993 by student at Dept. of Social Science, RMIT.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Equity with quality: industry training /

Publisher: 1989Description: 4p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Fully on-the-job training : experiences and steps ahead. /

by Wood, Susanne.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.ncver.edu.au/research/proj/nr0021b.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:18:53 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Helping local people get jobs : insights from the Brotherhood of St Laurence experience in Fitzroy and Collingwood

by Temby, Pam | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Housakos, George | Ziguras, Stephen J.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2004Description: 15 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2004 Summary: This report briefly describes the Brotherhood of St Laurence s work to assist long-term unemployed residents of two inner city housing estates to gain employment. It outlines a model of labour market assistance based on investment in pre-vocational training, paid and unpaid work experience, traineeships, post-placement support and long-term personal support. It concludes with learnings from the project and policy implications for the Commonwealth government. ; This report briefly describes the Brotherhood of St Laurence s work to assist long-term unemployed residents of two inner city housing estates to gain employment. It outlines a model of labour market assistance based on investment in pre-vocational training, paid and unpaid work experience, traineeships, post-placement support and long-term personal support. It concludes with learnings from the project and policy implications for the Commonwealth government.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Historical time series of apprenticeships and traineeships in Australia from 1963 /

by National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2010Description: HTML.Notes: 6 May 2010 Statistical report Microsoft Excel INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This time series presents a summary of training activity in apprenticeships and traineeships in Australia for the period 1963-2009. A timeline of major policy changes affecting apprenticeships and traineeships in Australia from 1901 to the present is provided to give the summary information context. The data tables which follow present in-training, commencement, completion, and cancellation/withdrawal figures by state and territory and trade occupation, separately, for the full period 1963-2009. For the period 1995-2009, more detailed information is provided, allowing for a comparison of training activity in trade and non-trade occupations. Finally, apprentice and trainee training rates are presented by occupation and state and territory for the period 1996-2009. In order to maintain consistency with historical source publications, figures on commencements, completions and cancellations/withdrawals are presented for the 12 months ending 30 June in all tables, while in-training figures refer to the number in-training as at 30 JuneAvailability: No items available

How well do our entry level training models fit the labour market of the 1990s ? /

by Sweet, Richard.

Publisher: unpub. 1996Description: 15 leaves.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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