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O'Dwyer, Lisel; Mihelic, Mandy – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2021
Defined as language, literacy and numeracy, and employability skills, foundation skills are essential for individuals to participate in further education, employment and wider society. Community education providers, such as community colleges, neighbourhood houses, faith-based organisations and adult learning associations, are key providers of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Skills, Literacy, Reading Skills
O'Dwyer, Lisel; Mihelic, Mandy – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2021
The ageing labour force, and concerns with productivity and social inclusion have driven foundation skills policy development in Australia and internationally (SCOTESE 2012; Newton 2016). However, little existing literature focusses on the relationships between foundation skills, community education providers and regional location. Thus, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Skills, Literacy, Reading Skills
Misko, Josie – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2020
This report is the first component of a larger study investigating training practices relating to traditional trade apprenticeships, with a view to developing policy directions on how to maintain their relevance and usefulness. This first phase of the study explores data on trends in training activity and completions, provides details on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Educational Trends, Incentives
Misko, Josie; Wibrow, Bridget – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2020
A companion to "Traditional Trade Apprenticeships: Training Activity, Employer Incentives and International Practice," this report collates qualitative material from in-depth interviews and focus groups with employers, trainers, apprentices and relevant government officials describing what is effective, what is not, and what needs…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Program Effectiveness, On the Job Training, Building Trades
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2020
This publication summarises the outcomes of apprentices and trainees who completed (completers) or cancelled or withdrew (non-completers) from an apprenticeship or traineeship. The figures are derived from the 2008, 2010 and 2019 Apprentice and Trainee Experience and Destination Surveys. Information is presented on apprentices' and trainees'…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Trainees, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
Schueler, Jane; Loveder, Phil – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2020
To better understand the return on investment (ROI) from technical and vocational education and training (TVET) requires an overarching view. Hence, this Guide presents an analytic framework that summarizes some of the main elements and issues that need to be considered in measuring ROI. This includes establishing the scope, context and purpose…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Vocational Education, Stakeholders
Misko, Josie; Chew, Emerick; Korbel, Patrick – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2020
The aim of the vocational education and training (VET) for Secondary School Students program, formerly referred to as VET in Schools program, is potentially to give students an advantage by providing access to training that combines classroom-based learning with experience in actual or simulated workplaces. Importantly, the program also enables…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Job Training
Forrest, Cameron, Ed.; Scobie, Charlotte, Ed. – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2020
The Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) are a series of nationally representative surveys of young people, which follow their transitions from compulsory schooling to postschool education and into employment. The survey program is administered by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) on behalf of the Australian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Surveys, Youth
Knight, Genevieve; White, Ian; Granfield, Pip – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2020
A comprehensive picture of the overall vocational education and training (VET) market combined with an updated profile of the VET workforce is essential to informing policy development and workforce planning to ensure the sector has the capacity to meet the skill development needs of industry in a rapidly changing economy. This report presents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Labor Force, Labor Force Development
Circelli, Michelle; Stanwick, John – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2020
This report examines whether a distinction can be made in Australian VET between initial vocational education and training (IVET) and continuing vocational education and training (CVET), as applies in a number of other countries. Assisting students to more effectively identify and undertake courses that will optimise their outcomes from VET is the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Professional Continuing Education, Definitions
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2020
Given its ties to industry, vocational education and training (VET) has a crucial role in ensuring the workforce possesses the skills for responding to Industry 4.0 with advanced technologies now entering workplaces and transforming how businesses operate. This good practice guide is intended to provide advice on incorporating digital skills into…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy, Vocational Education
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2020
The rise of Industry 4.0 and the digital economy has highlighted the need for the general workforce to hold digital skills. But what are the implications for vocational education and training (VET) educators in ensuring the workforce is appropriately skilled? This guide highlights the implications for VET educators of the increasing need to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy, Vocational Education
Osborne, Kristen; Serich, Cameron – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2020
This report explores, from a variety of perspectives, the volume and nature of recognition of prior learning (RPL) currently granted in the Australian vocational education and training (VET) system. Of particular interest are the areas where most RPL is taking place, including the qualifications being completed with high rates of RPL. The report…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Trends
Misko, Josie; Gu, Zhaoyi; Circelli, Michelle – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2020
The apprenticeship model of work-based training is often held up as an effective mechanism for enabling individuals to learn specific skills and subsequently transition to employment in a skilled occupation. Over time, technological, regulatory and social changes have affected the training of apprentices. It is in this context that the National…
Descriptors: Building Trades, Apprenticeships, Labor Demands, Foreign Countries
Wibrow, Bridget; Waugh, Joanne – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2020
Reducing the number of vocational qualifications available is a current or recent priority area of many VET [vocational education and training] systems internationally, but what is the best way to achieve this and is there anything that needs to be considered? Focusing on cases studies on New Zealand, England, Finland and the Netherlands, this…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Competence, Job Skills
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