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VET satisfaction high but trade commencements down

New data from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) shows high student satisfaction with the overall quality of their VET training. The latest National Student Outcomes Survey revealed that of the 122,536 VET graduates who responded, 88.1 per ...

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Apprenticeship, traineeship numbers drop

An economic downturn has been blamed for a recent decline in the number of Australians commencing trade and non-trade apprenticeships and traineeships. Seasonally adjusted data that the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) released last week indicates that commencement numbers ...

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Data linkage to assist policy making

Evidence-based policy implies a deep understanding of the world, which in turn requires data – lots of data. In education and training we need detailed information on young people; their family and community background, physical health, psycho-social development, as well ...

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Employment of VET graduates lower than in 2008

While vocational education and training (VET) graduates are finding work after they finish their training, employment has not returned to pre-economic downturn levels. New data released today by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) shows that 77.4 per cent ...

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Stopping the student drift from VET

Recent research by the National Centre for Vocational and Educational Research (NCVER) on student intentions has exposed as largely a myth the long held belief, by some  in VET, that enrolling students are often only interested in acquiring the skills ...

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Measuring impact: daunting but not impossible

They are hailing Steve Jobs as the 20th century Edison. Some argue there can be no comparison between electricity and the i-device; others that Jobs’s conversion of the computer into an individual, domestic device has been a revolution, write Francesca Beddie, ...

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VET funding under spotlight

Funding for the VET sector might be better allocated if based on completion rates rather than enrolments, says the head of the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). Managing director Tom Karmel made his comment after the release of ...

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