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National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2019
Historically, the purpose of apprenticeships has been to provide structured high-value training, resulting in transferable skills and knowledge for young people seeking to enter work-based learning. Apprenticeship training was enabled by linking industry with local technical colleges and professional engineering institutions. The apprenticeship…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Higher Education, Vocational Education
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2019
This support document contains material that supports the research report, "Higher Apprenticeships in Australia: What Are We Talking About?". It provides more detail on two elements of the research: (1) An overview of publicly available information on international models of higher apprenticeships, both established and under development…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Higher Education, Vocational Education
Misko, Josie; Ackehurst, Maree; Polvere, Rose-Anne; Erzinger, Tania; Korbel, Patrick – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2019
The role of vocational education and training (VET) in preparing secondary school students for employment, further training and the changing world of work has long been a topic of interest among employers, educationalists and policymakers. More recent attention has also been on VET's role in assisting in the development of non-technical skills…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Technical Education, Job Skills, Skill Development
Ackehurst, Maree; Polvere, Rose-Anne; Erzinger, Tania – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2019
This supporting document sets out the content analysis technique and detailed findings that underly part of the research conducted for the report titled "VET for secondary school students: acquiring an array of technical and non-technical skills." That report is the first in a set of studies that aims to understand the value of…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Job Skills
Korbel, Patrick; Osborne, Kristen – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2019
The aim of this research was to gain a better understanding of the role and function of small providers in the Australian vocational education and training (VET) system in meeting the needs of learners. Small providers -- those with low numbers of students -- account for almost one-third of the total, thus justifying a closer look at this segment.…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Geographic Regions, Foreign Countries, Rural Areas
Gekara, Victor; Snell, Darryn; Molla, Alemayehu; Karanasios, Stan; Thomas, Amanda – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2019
Digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics and automation are transforming the world of work. Developing the appropriate digital skills in the workforce is an important component in Australia's effort to compete in this rapidly emerging global digital economy. This research explores the current digital skills demand-and-supply…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Labor Supply, Transportation, Safety
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2018
The Australian education and training system offers a range of options for young people. This publication provides a summary of the statistics relating to young people aged 15 to 19 years who participated in education and training during 2016. Information on participation is presented for school students, VET in Schools students, higher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, National Surveys, Student Characteristics
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2018
This publication provides a summary of data relating to students, programs, subjects, and training providers in Australia's government-funded vocational education and training (VET) system (defined as Commonwealth and state/territory government-funded training). Data for the Government-funded students and courses series are received by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Federal Aid, Federal Programs
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2018
This report brings together research publicly released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) over the year. The 2017 compilation reflects an extensive collection of NCVER research activities undertaken during 2017, comprising reports, summaries, infographics, occasional papers, presentations and webinars. NCVER has…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Research Reports, Educational Research, Productivity
Sanders, Ben – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2018
The National Student Outcomes Survey (SOS) collects information about students who completed their vocational education and training (VET) in the previous calendar year. The gathered information on the surveyed VET students includes their reasons for training, employment outcomes, satisfaction with training, and further study outcomes. The survey…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Outcome Measures, Student Surveys, National Surveys
Osborne, Kristen; Fowler, Craig; Circelli, Michelle – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2018
This discussion paper explores the possibilities and risks that data linkage presents for the vocational education and training (VET) sector. Along with a broad overview of the nature of data linkage, it highlights possible applications for data linkage in the VET sector and examines the key challenges associated with its use. A number of case…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Data Processing, Educational Research, Information Networks
Osborne, Kristen; Circelli, Michelle – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2018
The transition from school to further education and work is a milestone in the life of a young person. Many young people go on to further education or training after leaving school, which often leads to viable job opportunities. This report is a summary of recent research by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) about the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Student Adjustment, Student Experience, Longitudinal Studies
Lamb, Stephen; Maire, Quentin; Walstab, Anne; Newman, Graeme; Doecke, Esther; Davies, Merryn – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2018
Improving the educational outcomes of the various disadvantaged groups, such as Indigenous Australians, people with a disability, learners with low prior educational attainment and individuals from non-English speaking backgrounds, is a focus of many government policy initiatives centred on social inclusion. This research takes a regional approach…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Outcomes of Education, Indigenous Populations, Educational Attainment
Ong, Adrian; Circelli, Michelle – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2018
People participate in vocational education and training (VET) for a variety of reasons and at different stages of their life. Some undertake VET to gain the vocational skills necessary to enter the labour market for the first time, while others enter in order to upgrade existing skills, learn new ones, or simply for personal interest. Successful…
Descriptors: Qualifications, Vocational Education, Graduation Rate, Performance Factors
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2018
This publication provides a summary of the outcomes of international onshore students who completed their vocational education and training in Australia in 2016. These students were surveyed as an additional, trial component to the 2017 National Student Outcomes Survey, which is an annual survey of Australian graduates (students awarded a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Vocational Education, Outcomes of Education
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