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"Expanding opportunities for young people in school and in the labour market" /

by MacDonald, Helen.

In: Lee, Jenny, (ed.) Work in the new economyPublisher: 1999Description: p.224-235.Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

"Youth traineeships in the social and community services" /

by Livingstone, Charles.

Publisher: 1986Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

A 21st century solution to skill shortages in Australia /

by Quirk, Victor.

Publisher: Callaghan, N.S.W. Centre for Full Employment and Equity 2009Description: PDF.Notes: Working Paper no.09-04Summary: This paper argues for specific, major, institutional reforms capable of building a high-skilled internationally competitive labour force in Australia. It argues for replacing the current policy of maintaining labour underutilisation as a productivity driver, with a national system of counter-cyclical public sector employment (Job Guarantee) and ; skills formation infrastructure, organised on a regional basis. ; The first section introduces the issue of Australia's deficient skill formation capacity. Sections 2 & 3 summarise deficits in key labour market institutions, the Job Network and the tertiary education sector. Section 4 highlights the chronic failure of the private sector to provide supervised opportunities for novices to undertake skilled work. Section 5 argues that the state has a unique responsibility to act, while section 6 proposes necessary components of an institutional framework. The conclusion addresses the political question of opposition to full employment.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A conversation that never stops : an indicative study of the Parents As Career Transitions Support program

by Borlagdan, Joseph | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Peyton, Kyle.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2014Description: 6 p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: PACTS, a program helping parents to support their children?s decision making and choices about career pathways and relevant training, was developed by the Brotherhood and has since been adapted by others.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A fair go : factors impacting on vocational education and training participation and completion in selected ethnic communities. /

by Miralles, Judith.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.ncver.edu.au/research/proj/nr2L04.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:17:27 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A path to re-engagement : evaluating the first year of a Community VCAL education program for young people

by Myconos, George | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2011Description: viii, 47 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF | Summary Notes: Includes "A path to re-engagement : evaluating the first year of a Community VCAL education program for young people : research summary."Summary: In Frankston, the Brotherhood of St Laurence has developed a Community VCAL program tailored for young people aged 15 to 18 who have experienced barriers to mainstream education. Students undertake the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning - a Years 11 and 12 course which combines classroom tuition with vocational training and work placements - in a community setting rather than in a school. The evaluation of the inaugural year found that, notwithstanding some challenges, the program made a significant difference to the educational opportunities of most of its students. ; VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING (VCAL)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A plan for change : Melbourne Citymission's 2007 youth homelessness campaign : position paper. /

by Melbourne Citymission.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Melbourne Citymission 2007Description: 32 p. + 1 booklet.Notes: August 2007Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A positive influence : equipping parents to support young people's career transitions : evaluation of the PACTS program

by Bedson, Lois | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Perkins, Daniel.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2006Description: 33 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2006 Bibliography: p. 33Summary: This is the final evaluation of PACTS (Parents As Career Transition Supports), an innovative Brotherhood pilot project that aims to empower parents to better support their children's transition from school to work and/or further education by building their knowledge of post-school pathways and the contemporary job market. The study found clear benefits to parents, including providing relevant information and skills, addressing their concerns and fostering communication with children about career options, but also noted that the recruitment of parents to the program was resource-intensive.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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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).

A taste for learning : evaluating a pre-Community VCAL program

by Myconos, George | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2010Description: viii, 28 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 27-28Summary: This report evaluates a pre-Community VCAL 'Taster' course offered at the Brotherhood of St Laurence's Frankston High Street Centre. The course engaged young people who were seriously disaffected with mainstream secondary school education, and who were facing their transition to adulthood without having acquired important skills. It provided valuable literacy, numeracy, vocational and social skills tuition, as well as the experience these students needed to make judgments about continuing vocational or further education. ; VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING (VCAL)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A window into the future : lessons from the Jobs Pathway Programme : case studies. /

by Kellock, Peter | Bruce, Colin.

Publisher: Ultimo, N.S.W.Website : http://www.dsf.org.au 2000Description: 49 p.Notes: URL: 'http://www.dsf.org.au/papers/57.htm' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:39:49 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: No items available

Adult literacy research overviews, 2004, 2005 & 2006 /

by National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2006Description: PDF.Summary: "This suite of overviews provides a comprehensive summary of each of NCVER's managed adult literacy and numeracy research projects funded in 2002, 2003 and 2004 and subsequently published in 2004, 2005 and 2006. The suite of reports examine a wide range of literacy and numeracy issues - from its definition in policy-making terms, teaching and learning approaches and outcomes, to the professional development needs of literacy practitioners. The research also covers literacy practices and various approaches across Indigenous and ethnic communities, industry, volunteer and community settings." -- [Publisher website]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

An investigation of TAFE efficiency /

by Fieger, Peter | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Karmel, Tom | Stanwick, John.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 21Summary: Governments are interested in the relative efficiency of institutions, and in addition, information on efficiency can be used by individual institutions to benchmark themselves against their peers. The main factor that was found to affect efficiency, as defined in this paper, was degree of remoteness. Further, institute size is an important factor, with smaller institutes tending to be less efficient. This paper employs a mathematical technique known as Data Envelopment Analysis to examine the efficiency of TAFE institutes.Availability: (1)

Annual transitions between labour market states for young Australians /

by Buddelmeyer, Hielke | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Marks, Gary.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 35 INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Having a choice of transition pathways from school to work, further education or training gives young people the best chance of success. Using the 1995 cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth, this study looks at the role post-school qualifications play in the year-by-year movement between labour market states by young people. Higher post-school qualifications are found to increase the chances of being permanently employed and provide protection against being persistently unemployed or out of the labour force.Availability: (1)

Applied learning after class /

by Pardy, John | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Other title: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference..Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. Social Causes, Private Lives (2010 : North Ryde, N.S.W.) Bibliography : p. 11-12 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: By foregrounding teachers, practices in the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) this paper illustrates how social class can be deployed to critically explain inequalities and differences in schooling. Applied learning is represented as a practical and 'un-academic' schooling option for the 'difficult to teach', and has similarities with earlier institutional forms of working class schooling as provided in Technical Schools. Schooling through VCAL prepares students differently than general schooling by instigating a new subjective and cultural shift in schooling. ; VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING (VCAL)Availability: (1)

Apprenticeship : which way forward? /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD 1994Description: 157 p.Availability: 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)

Apprenticeships and traineeships in the downturn /

by Karmel, Tom | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Mikso, Josie.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 6 November 2009 SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Are education and on-the-job training complementary or substitute activities? Evidence from Australia, Great Britain and the United States. /

by Daly, Anne | Australian National University. Centre for Economic Policy esearch.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Centre for Economic Policy Research, A.N.U. 1991Description: 16 p.Notes: missing 1994 & 1996, 1997 stocktakeAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Assessing the impact of research : a case study of the LSAY Research Innovation and Expansion Fund /

by Hargreaves, Jo | National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Additional information relating to this research is available in Assessing the impact of research: a case study of the LSAY Research Innovation and Expansion Fund - support document. It can be accessed from NCVER's website [Publisher's note]Summary: The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) is committed to ensuring that its research informs policy and practice in the tertiary education sector. In 2008 the organisation undertook a study on the impact of its research (Stanwick, Hargreaves & Beddie 2009), which demonstrated that, with effort and some cost, it was possible to establish the extent to which NCVER research had been used. [Extract from Introduction]Availability: (1)

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