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National Centre for Vocational Education Research

Informing policy and practice in Australia’s training system

Fewer apprentices started training in 2014

The number of people starting apprenticeship and traineeships declined by 21.9% to 192 000 in 2014 compared with 2013, according to the latest release of apprentice and trainee data.

AVETMISS support & contact details

NCVER provides support with the AVETMISS Standards for VET providers and apprentices and trainees, validation software and the Competency Completion Online System.

Students to rate Australia's training system

Around 310 000 students are being asked about their recent experience at a TAFE institute, private training provider, or adult and community education provider.

Research funding round open

We are seeking proposals under three areas pertinent to policy and the operations of the vocational education sector identfied in the Research prospectus 2015-16.

Register now for 'No Frills'

Don't miss your opportunity to join the 24th National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference 'No Frills', in Sydney on 6-8 July 2015. Registrations are filling fast!