Education and training​

Selected reports on structured education and training and their impacts on workforce development.

Apprenticeships: Achieving Excellence (PDF) 2013, Australian Industry Group.

Associate degree or advanced diploma? A case study. 2012 NCVER. 

Australian qualifications framework Australian Qualifications Framework.
The complete set of policies and objectives and information for the AQF.

Australian vocational and training statistics: apprentices and trainees 2015 – annual. 2015, Adelaide, NCVER.  

Australian vocational education and training statistics: students and courses 2012.  2013, NCVER.

Australian vocational education and training statistics: student outcomes 2014. 2014, NCVER.

Australian vocational education and training statistics: tertiary education and training in Australia 2010. 2012, Adelaide, NCVER.

Australian vocational education and training statistics: young people in education and training. 2013, NCVER.

Billett, S. et al. Change, work and learning: aligning continuing education and training 2012, Adelaide, NCVER. 

The Changing PhD. 2013, Group of Eight. 

A critical path: Securing the future of higher education in England. 2013, IPPR Commission on the Future of Higher Education.

Dockery, A.M. Cultural dimensions of Indigenous participation in vocational education and training: new perspectives. 2013, NCVER.

The Demand driven system: Undergraduate applications and offers. (PDF) February 2013, Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.

Economy-wide Modelling of Impacts of COAG Reforms: Business Regulation and VET. Supplement to the research report.  2012, Productivity Commission. 

6227.0 Education and Work, Australia, May 2013 Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Education at a glance. 2013 OECD. 

Mourshed, M. et al. Education to employment: designing a system that works. 2012, McKinsey & Company. 

Education Today 2013: The OECD Perspective. 2013, OECD Publishing.

Stromback, T. The effect of a pre-apprenticeship on getting an apprenticeship. 2012, NCVER. 

Employers' use and views of the VET system 2013. 2013, NCVER.

Clarke, K. Entry to vocations: the efficacy of VET in Schools, 2012, NCVER. 

Linford, N. Further education funding in England (PDF) 2012 LSECT for the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency. 

Shah, C. et al. Geographical dimension of social inclusion and BET in Australia: an overview. 2012, NCVER. 

Newton B. et al. Good practice evaluation of the diversity in apprenticeship pilots. 2012, IES report for NAS. 

Great skills. Real opportunities: the Queensland Government's reform action plan for further education and training.  2013.

Horizon Scanning: What Will Higher Education Look Like in 2020?  2013 Observatory on Borderless Higher Education.

Gorard, S. et al. The impact of attitudes and aspirations on educational attainment and participation (PDF) , 2012, Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Impacts of COAG reforms: Business regulation and VET (research report) 2012, Melbourne, Productivity Commission.

Improving the quality of further education and skills training. 2013, UK Department for Business Innovation & Skills. 

Improving vocational education and training - the case for a new system. 2013, National Skills Standards Council. 

Learning Choices - A Map for the Future (PDF) 2012, Dusseldorp Skills Forum.
An overview of alternative education provision in Australia to meet the needs of Australia's young people.

Clemens, A. et al. Learning, work and livelihood in Australia: UNESCO research project on lifelong learning and employment prospects/employability in the Asia and Pacific Region. (PDF) 2013, UNESCO

Oliver, D. Lower-level qualifications as a stepping stone for young people. 2012, NCVER. 

Leahy, M and Wheelahan, L. Missing links: the fragmented relation between tertiary education and jobs. 2012, NCVER. 

National Conference for TAFE Directors Australia 2014: Vision 2020. 2014 TDA.

Perspectives on education and training: Australians with qualifications in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), 2010–11. (STEM), 2014, Australian Bureau of Statistics
Those who have studied in the areas of science, technology, engineering and maths may be the best off when trying to find work.

PISA 2012 Assessment and Analytical Framework: Mathematics, Reading, Science, Problem Solving and Financial Literacy. 2013, OECD. 

Report on Government Services 2014. Melbourne, Productivity Commission.
Volume B: Child care, education and training.

Review of the Standards for the Regulation of VET - Issues Paper (PDF) 2012, National Skills Standards Council (NSSC). 

Revisiting global trends in TVET: reflections on theory and practice. (PDF) 2013, UNEVOC

Misko, J. The role of qualifications in foreign labour mobility in Australia. 2012, Adelaide, NCVER. 

Wheelahan, L. et al. Shaken not stirred? The development of one tertiary education sector in Australia. 2012, Adelaide, NCVER.
This project examines universities that offer a small amount of VET and private providers that offer both VET and higher education, building on previous research examining TAFEs that offer higher education. 

Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Work Studies Years 9-10. (PDF) 2013, Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority.

Shaping the education of tomorrow: 2012 report on the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. Paris, UNESCO, 2012 

The socio-economic benefits of investing in the prevention of early school leaving. (PDF) 2012, Deloitte Access Economics. 

Starting out in low-skill jobs. 2013, LSAY

 Lyons, T. et al. Starting out in STEM: a study of young men and women in first year science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses. 2012, University of Tasmania.

STEM Education and the Workplace. 2012, Office of the Chief Scientist.

Moodie, G. and Fredman, N. Student load and employment outcomes attached to mid-level qualifications.  2013, NCVER.

A study into pre-apprenticeship delivery models and their labour market outcomes. 2012, Group Training Australia (GTA). 

Coelli, M. et al Studying beyond age 25: who does it and what do they gain?  2012, NCVER. 

Submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment Inquiry into the role of TAFE in the economy and society. (PDF) 2013, TAFE Directors Australia.

TDA 2013 National Conference, TAFE Redefined 2013 Occasional paper. (PDF) TAFE Directors Australia.

Trends Shaping Education. 2013, OECD.

Harris, R. and Simons, M. Two sides of the same coin: leaders in private providers juggling educational and business imperatives. 2012 Adelaide, NCVER. 

University of the Future.  2012, Ernst & Young. 

Karmel, T and Fieger, P. The value of completing a VET qualification.  2012, NCVER. 

Fujiwara, D. Valuing the impact of adult learning: an analysis of the effect of adult learning on different domains in life. (PDF) 2012, Adelaide, NCVER. 

VET programs for school students: A good practice guide for South Australian secondary schools. 2012, Adelaide, Training & Skills Commission.
A resource for staff working in schools that are responsible for developing, accessing or delivering vocational education and training (VET) programs for senior secondary students.

Bandias, S. et al. Vocational education, Indigenous students and the choice of pathways. 2013, NCVER. 

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