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Considered one of the best value events on the VET calendar, this year NCVER and Sunshine Coast TAFE are hosting the 22nd National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference 'No Frills' in Mooloolaba, Queensland from 10-12 July 2013.
Registration is now open.
NCVER will host a series of webinars throughout 2013. These one-hour presentations are free to attend and will showcase recent research on a variety of topics.
Revitalising the ‘vocational’ in flows of learning and labour
Thursday, 23 May 2013
Presented by Leesa Wheelahan, Associate Professor, LH Martin Institute for Tertiary Education Leadership and Management, University of Melbourne
If we are to improve educational pathways and careers within occupations we need to understand the way in which education and work are related, and this differs by industry. The relationship between education and jobs is very weak, except in regulated occupations where entry is controlled by occupational and professional bodies and where it takes a long time to train practitioners (such as the skilled trades and some professions like the health professions).
Intergenerational mobility: new evidence from LSAY
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Presented by Gerry Redmond, Director, Flinders Institute of Public Policy and Management, Flinders University
A key topic of national concern is that all young Australians should have the opportunity to achieve to their fullest potential, irrespective of their socio-economic background. This aspiration suggests a high level of intergenerational social mobility. This webinar presents new findings from a study that examines trends in one indicator of intergenerational mobility in Australia between 1975 and 2006 – the relationship between parents’ socio-economic status and their children’s academic outcomes.