NCVER's national research forum When one door closes: VET’s role in re-skilling displaced workers was held on Wednesday 18 November 2015 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

In addition to hearing the findings from national and international research about how governments and communities are working together to help displaced workers transition to new jobs, the program also featured two interactive panel discussions. Speakers from industry, government and training organisations shared insights from successful training and re-skilling initiatives that lead to successful skills transfer and the attainment of jobs, and the role VET plays in re-skilling displaced workers and how the sectors is preparing for the future. The latter panel discussion was facilitated by John Ross from The Australian.


Download program here


Click on the presentations below to view on NCVER's YouTube channel.

The Great Transition - industrial shocks and industrial transformation
Associate Professor John Spoehr, Australian Workplace Innovation and Social Research Centre, The University of Adelaide

Northern lights: practical lessons from the Nordic countries
Dr Andrew Scott, Deakin University

Industry restructuring and job loss: helping older workers get back into employment
Dr Kaye Bowman, Kaye Bowman Consulting

Vulnerable workers and occupational mobility: towards a skills transferability framework
Dr Darryn Snell and Dr Victor Gekara, RMIT University