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Karmel, Tom – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2012
This paper was a keynote address at the Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA) conference held in Canberra in April 2012. The author notes that industry is arguably the key stakeholder in the Australian vocational education and training (VET) sector, but is not a single actor nor a disinterested consumer of…
Descriptors: Industry, Educational Principles, Vocational Education, Conference Papers
Karmel, Tom – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2011
This presentation was made to a breakout session at the 2011 Skills Australia and Industry Skills Councils joint conference, "Putting Skills at the Heart of Economy". The paper addresses the challenge of measurement in workforce development planning and discusses the role of the various players in the labour and training…
Descriptors: Industry, Foreign Countries, Human Resources, Vocational Education
Karmel, Tom – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2010
This paper was presented at the 2009 Economic and Social Outlook Conference, November 5-6 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…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Skill Analysis, Skill Development, Retraining
Karmel, Tom – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2009
The vocational education and training (VET) sector has a long tradition of measuring and reporting outcomes. The public face of this is the "Annual National Report of the Australian Vocational Education and Training System" published (and tabled in the Commonwealth Parliament) since 1994. The reporting framework has undergone a number of…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Educational Change, Vocational Education
Karmel, Tom – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2009
This paper was presented to a meeting of the Wellington Exchange, an international group of higher education officials, in December 2008. One of the topics of the meeting was around the issue of possible skills shortages emerging as a result of demographic trends, with the ageing of the population of developed countries. The paper argues that this…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Developed Nations, Economic Climate, Vocational Education
Karmel, Tom; Cully, Mark – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2009
This paper was presented in Sydney in September 2008 at a seminar conducted by Skills Australia and the Academy of Social Sciences. It examines the demand for training. It concentrates on the factors that affect individual and employer demand, and points out that accredited vocational education and training (VET) need to be considered in the…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, On the Job Training, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education