Selected reports on structured education and training and their impacts on workforce development.
2010 Emerging technology trial summaries (PDF) 2011, Australian Flexible Learning Framework.
Use of emerging technologies in the vocational education and training (VET).
The 2011 national learning and development index. Research report (PDF, 2MB) 2011, Australian Human Resources Institute.
A survey of the place of learning and development in organisations.
Administration of the Trade Training Centres in Schools Program 2011, Canberra, Australian National Audit Office.
An audit of the effectiveness of DEEWR’s program.
Lee, W-S & Coelli, MB 2010, Analysis of private returns to VET, NCVER, Adelaide.
The employment and earning benefits for individuals in completing a VET course.
Apprenticeships: Achieving Excellence (PDF) 2013, Australian Industry Group.
Associate degree or advanced diploma? A case study. 2012 NCVER.
Australian Mining 2012-2013: A guide to Education and Training Providers 2012, Australian Trade Commission.
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 2012 – annual. 2013, Adelaide, NCVER.
Australian vocational education and training statistics: apprentices and trainees 2013 - early trend estimates, September quarter. 2013, NCVER.
Australian vocational and training statistics: completion and attrition rates for apprentices and trainees 2011. 2012, Adelaide, NCVER.
Australian vocational education and training statistics: students and courses 2012. 2013, NCVER.
Australian vocational education and training statistics: student outcomes 2012. 2012, 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 2011. 2012, NCVER.
Building the foundations: outcomes from the adult language, literacy and numeracy search conference, 2011, Adelaide, NCVER.
A summary paper on the importance of adult language, literacy and numeracy for greater workforce participation, productivity and social inclusion.
Billett, S. et al. Change, work and learning: aligning continuing education and training 2012, Adelaide, NCVER.
The Changing PhD. 2013, Group of Eight.
Competitive tendering and contestable funding in VET: approaches to supporting access and equity. Policy research paper (PDF) 2011, Melbourne, Allen Consulting Group report to NVEAC.
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, February 2012, Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.
University offers for 2012 are up 5.5% on 2011. The largest growth in university offers is being seen in health (10.2%), engineering (7.8%) and natural and physical sciences (7.0%).
E-assessment guidelines for the VET sector. Final report (PDF) 2011, Canberra, DEEWR.
Economy-wide Modelling of Impacts of COAG Reforms: Business Regulation and VET. Supplement to the research report. 2012, Productivity Commission.
Education 2011: Comparing performance across Australia 2012, COAG Reform Council.
6227.0 Education and Work, Australia, May 2013 Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Education at a glance. 2013 OECD.
Education in Australia 2012: Five years of performance 2013, COAG Reform Council.
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.
Herault, N., R. Zakirova, et al. The effect of VET completion on the wages of young people. 2011, Adelaide, 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.
Good practice guide for offshore VET delivery (PDF, 1MB) 2011, National Quality Council.
Great skills. Real opportunities: the Queensland Government's reform action plan for further education and training. 2013.
Higher education, students at the heart of the system (PDF) 2011, London, Department for Business Innovation & Skills.
A report on the challenges facing the UK education system.
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.
PISA 2012 Assessment and Analytical Framework: Mathematics, Reading, Science, Problem Solving and Financial Literacy. 2013, OECD.
Putting learners at the centre: delivering our ambitions for post-16 education. (PDF) 2011, Edinburgh, Scottish Government.
A Scottish government plan for post-16 education.
Wheelahan, L. and Moodie, G 2011 The quality of teaching in VET: final report and recommendations (PDF) Melbourne, LH Martin Institute.
Report on Government Services 2012. Melbourne, Productivity Commission.
Chapter 5 reports on Vocational education and training.
Review of the standards for the regulation of vocational education and training: analysis of submissions. 2012, National Skills Standards Council.
Review of the Standards for the Regulation of VET - Issues Paper (PDF) 2012, National Skills Standards Council (NSSC).
Wolf, A, 2011, Review of vocational education - the Wolf report (PDF, 2MB) London, Department for Education.
An independent review of UK vocational education.
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
McDowell, J. A Shared responsibility: apprenticeships for the 21st Century. Final Report of the Expert Panel (PDF, 1MB) 2011, Canberra, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
Recommendations for the reform of the Australian apprenticeship system.
Smart and Skilled: making NSW number one. 2011, Sydney, New South Wales Department of Education & Communities.
NSW plans to implement greater competitiveness within the VET sector.
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.
Varghese, N. V. and v. Püttmann Trends in diversification of post-secondary education (PDF) 2011, Paris, UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning.
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.
Mills, J. et al. Workforce skills development and engagement in training through skill sets. 2012, NCVER.
Ryan, C. Year 12 completion and youth transitions. Research Report 56, 2011, Adelaide, NCVER.
Completion of senior secondary schooling provides the best labour market outcomes, relative to other vocational education paths.