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Have school vocational education and training programs been successful ? /

by Anlezark, Alison | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Karmel, Tom | Ong, Koon.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.ncver.edu.au/research/core/cp0302.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:23:58 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: This report investigates whether these school vocational education and training (VET) programs provide successful outcomes for participants, in terms of retention to Year 12 (or its vocational equivalent) and full-time engagement with employment or learning.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Identifying the key factors affecting the chance of passing vocational education and training subjects /

by John, David | National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2004Description: PDF.Summary: This report identifies student characteristics - demographic and life-stage factors - which influence successful completion of vocational education and training (VET) subjects. It finds the likelihood of passing is significantly reduced for people who are Indigenous, have a disability, are of non-English speaking background, are unemployed or are aged 19 years or less. The research is based on statistical analysis.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Indigenous staffing in vocational education and training : policies, strategies and performance. /

by Kemmis, Stephen | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Thurling, Marianne | Kemmis, Roslin Brennan.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.ncver.edu.au/research/proj/nr3025.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:24:20 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Integrated approaches to teaching adult literacy in Australia : a snapshot of practice in community services. /

by McKenna, Rosa | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Fitzpatrick, Lynne.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2005Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Learning for Jobs : OECD Reviews of Vocational Education and Training, Australia /

by Hoeckel, Kathrin | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Field, Simon | Justesen, Troy R | Kim, Moonhee.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD 2008Description: 59 p.Other title: A learning for jobs review of Australia 2008.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2008 Bibliography : p. 45-49 INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This review of vocational education and training (VET) in Australia is part of 'Learning for Jobs', the OECD policy study of VET a programme of analytical work and individual country reviews designed to help countries make their VET systems more responsive to labour market needs. The review assesses the main challenges faced by the VET system and presents an interconnected package of policy recommendations, in terms of the challenge, the recommendation itself, supporting arguments and suggested aspects of implementation as well as potential resource implications. [Summary]Availability: (1)

Literacy support for Indigenous people : current systems and practices in Queensland. /

by National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.ncver.edu.au/research/proj/nr4L04.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:25:27 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Mixed-sector tertiary education : implications for self-accrediting and other higher education institutions /

by Moodie, Gavin | 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. 26-27 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Mixed-sector' institutions are relatively new in Australia, but numbers are likely to increase as the boundaries between vocational education and training (VET) and higher education become increasingly blurredAvailability: (1)

Pathways and barriers : Indigenous schooling and vocational education and training participation in the Goulburn Valley region. /

by Alford, Katrina | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | James, Richard.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.ncver.edu.au/research/proj/nr4020.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:40:02 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response School to work SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Pre-apprenticeship training activity /

by Foley, Paul | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Blomberg, Davinia.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This research investigated pre-apprenticeship training in Australia through a variety of research methods?keyword searches, lists of prescribed pre-apprenticeship courses from state and territory contacts, and a unit record enrolment file. An analysis of this data found that there were ten nationally accredited and 24 training package courses with pre-apprenticeship activity. There were approximately 64 800 course enrolments in the identified pre-apprenticeship courses in 2009. This can be compared with 2007 when there were 50 700 course enrolments in these courses. The major findings were that over half of pre-apprenticeship course enrolments were within the engineering and related technologies field of education and around a third were within the architecture and building field; and the majority of course enrolments were within certificate II courses.Availability: (1)

Qualifications and the future labour market in Australia . /

by Shah, Chandra | Burke, Gerald.

Publisher: 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.eduweb.vic.gov.au/edulibrary/public/voced/research-CEET-quals-labour-market.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:39:07 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: This report was prepared for the National Training Reform Taskforce to report on the future supply of, and requirements for, vocational education and training (VET) qualifications in Australia.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Rethinking skills in vocational education and training : from competencies to capabilities /

by New South Wales. Department of Education and Communities.

Publisher: [Sydney, N.S.W.?] New South Wales. Department of Education and Communities 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2011 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Governments around the world are concerned with skill development, skill shortages, and skills mismatches. As with many other countries, Australia is seeking to increase its "stock" of skills because they are considered intrinsic to innovation, competitiveness and productivity. Skills are also considered intrinsic to social inclusion as those without skill are marginalised from work, experience lower levels of health and well-being, and have less capacity to shape the major developments in their lives. However, while there is general agreement that skills are important, there is less clarity on the nature of skill, the kinds of skills we need and how they should be developed.Availability: (1)

Review of NCVER building researcher capacity initiative /

by Bartram, Ashlea | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Stanwick, John | Loveder, Phil.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: In mid-2010 NCVER undertook a review of its building researcher capacity initiative in order to inform its direction into the future. The review found that the initiative had achieved a high profile among vocational education and training (VET) practitioners. The scholarship programs had heightened awareness about the role research can play in fostering good practice and a culture of evaluation. The review found, however, that more work needs to be done to find the best ways to encourage new VET researchers within universities.Availability: (1)

Setting the pace : a report on aspects of education, training and youth transition prepared for the Dusseldorp Skills Forum in association with the Education Foundation and the Business Council of Australia. /

by Long, Michael.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Dusseldorp Skills Forum 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.dsf.org.au/papers/174/SettingThePace_0.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:22:58 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response School to work SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Skilling and reskilling for our (greener) future /

by Karmel, Tom | National Centre for Vocational Resource.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Research 2010Description: 17 p. : ill. tables.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented to the 2009 Economic and Social Outlook Conference, University of Melbourne, 5?6 November 2009Summary: This paper was presented at the Economic and Social Outlook Conference, 5/6 November 2009, ; at the University of Melbourne. It takes a sceptical view of the push for 'green skills', arguing that skills required in the labour market evolve relatively slowly, and that the way business operates is driven by changing costs, new technologies and new regulations, with sustainability being only one of many factors. In addition, the presentation provides some data on 'sustainable' courses in tertiary education and then looks at three areas which have implications for the public investment in education and training: the levels of skill acquired through apprenticeships and traineeships, the pay-off to undertaking VET qualifications, and the role of diplomas in the labour market.Availability: (1)

Starting from scratch : teacher to researcher and back again /

by Clayton, Berwyn | National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research (unpub.) 2012Description: PDF.Other title: National VET Research Conference (No Frills) 2011. Keynote.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Berwyn Clayton has been involved in the VET sector for over 25 years. After beginning her career as a teacher, Berwyn became a pioneer in promoting the value of research. With a record of over 30 publications and 25 conference papers or journal articles, Berwyn has created an impressive body of knowledge, particularly in areas such as assessment and the capability of the VET workforce. Berwyn is also dedicated to supporting and mentoring new researchers, in particular those who were formerly VET practitioners, as she was. Berwyn is currently the Director of the Work-based Education Research Centre (WERC) at Victoria University. It was these attributes that saw Berwyn named VET Researcher of the Year, and give a keynote speech at the National Centre for Vocational Education Research's 2011 National VET Research Conference (No Frills). This speech provides an insight into Berwyn's journey into VET research and demonstrates her hallmark presentation style using pictures (chosen for their amusing as well as didactic impact) to guide us through the story. Her messages are directed at practitioner researchers.Availability: (1)

Submission to the Essential Services Commission : Vocational Education and Training Fee and Funding Review /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011Summary: The Brotherhood is also concerned that the existing funding and fee arrangements exacerbate the problem of underinvestment in Australia's human capital, and this at a time of looming skills shortages. Australian Bureau of Statistics labour force data shows that at December 2010 there were over 600,000 unemployed Australians. Equally important, a higher number of underemployed workers - 858,000 or 7.2 per cent of the labour force in November 2010 are seeking more work. This underutilisation rate of the labour force represents almost 1.5 million Australians of working age.Availability: (1)

TAFE funding and the education targets : a paper discussing recent trends in public funding for VET and TAFE and the implications for future funding of government targets to improve the skills of the Australian /

by Long, Michael | Monash University. Centre for the Economics of Education & raining (CEET).

Publisher: Clayton, Vic. Monash University. Centre for the Economics of Education & Training (CEET) 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2010 Includes bibiographical referencesSummary: This paper discusses recent trends in public funding for VET and TAFE and the implications for future funding of government targets to improve the skills of the Australian population. The paper is motivated by the apparent increase in VET provision implied by government educational attainment targets in the context of stable or declining funding for VET and the conclusion that funding needs to increase if the targets are to be met.Availability: (1)

The benefits of vocational education and training /

by European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training.

Publisher: Luxembourg Publications Office of the European Union 2011Description: PDF.Other title: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training..Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This European research review of the benefits of vocational education and training (VET) is released at a time when Europe is taking stock of the progress achieved in the Lisbon process and has launched a new strategy for growth and swift recovery from the economic crisis. Investment in human resources by education, training and other forms of learning is essential to achieving smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. VET will continue to play an important role in the shift towards more knowledge-intensive societies. Around half of all jobs in 2020 will require a medium-level qualification, which will often be achieved by some form of VET.Availability: (1)

The impact of VET in Schools on the intentions and achievements of young people /

by Nguyen, Nhi | National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth. Briefing paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2010 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This briefing paper assesses the effect VET in Schools programs have on school retention, post-school vocational education and training (VET) and employment, and on young people's school and post-school aspirations. VET in Schools programs are seen as a way to increase Year 12 retention through broadening subject choices in the school curriculum. Research based on the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth suggest that, while participation in these programs has positive effects on attitudes to and satisfaction with school, it does not necessarily lead to increased Year 12 retention. However, participation in VET in Schools can influence a small group of students, who are intent on getting a job straight after school, to change their post-school plans to include further VET study or an apprenticeship or traineeship.Availability: (1)

The labour market effects of vocational education and training in Australia /

by Lee, Wang-Sheng | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Coelli, Michael B.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2010Description: 43 p. : ill.Other title: Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2010 Bibliography ; p. 42-43 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This report provides estimates of the effects of completing a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification on several labour market outcomes: earnings from employment, plus the probabilities of being employed, being employed full-time if employed, and being employed in a permanent position. Estimates are provided for 1993, 1997, 2001 and 2005. The estimation methodology is based on matched comparisons of persons at each level of VET qualifications separately with Year 12 completers and non-completers. Compared to Year 12 completers, there is little benefit from obtaining certificate level qualifications, but there are positive employment and earnings outcomes associated with obtaining diploma level qualifications. Compared to non-completers of Year 12, however, there are benefits from obtaining any kind of VET qualification, including the lower level Certificate I/II qualifications.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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