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Loveder, Phil – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2017
The Australian economy is in transition. Its future prosperity will depend on greater economic diversification and on innovation and entrepreneurship, hallmarks of Industry 4.0. This has implications for skills development for future workers and for those needing to move into new jobs or roles. It also has a direct impact on apprenticeships--an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
Ackehurst, Maree; Loveder, Phil – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2015
This paper was presented at the Australian Federation of Travel Agents Industry Leaders & Educators Engagement Symposium held in Sydney on February 12, 2015. With industry sustainability becoming a strong concern, even within growth sectors, this paper identifies issues to be considered in ensuring that the education and training system can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Travel, Tourism, Hospitality Occupations
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
Beddie, Francesca – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2010
This paper was presented at the Professional Historians Association (NSW) Islands of History conference held on Norfolk Island in July 2010. It argues that the reliance on overseas workers to address skills shortages has been present ever since the first white settlement of Australia, which has, in turn, shaped attitudes to the governance of…
Descriptors: Labor Needs, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Job Skills
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
Pattison, Sandra; Hargreaves, Jo – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2009
The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) was asked by Technical and Further Education (TAFE) Directors Australia to consider, in a discussion paper for their conference held on the Gold Coast in September 2009, how a "tertiary education" sector impacts on the way people think about research and statistics. While a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Databases, Statistics
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
Beddie, Francesca M. – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2009
The governments of India and Australia are working to enhance cooperation on training, at both official and industry level. As part of the exchange of ideas, Francesca Beddie, General Manager, Research, National Centre for Vocational Education Research, visited India in August 2009 at the invitation of the Australia-India Council. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Comparative Education, International Educational Exchange
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