Webinar recordings 2020

7 October 2020


If you have missed one of our 2020 webinars, click on the link below to see the presentation and listen to the recording. Access is free.

These webinars are hosted on an external site and you will need to register your name and email address to access.


A VOCEDplus primer: focus on adult literacy and numeracy (recording)

Presentation slides (340 KB PDF)

Presented by Rose-Anne Polvere, Research Librarian, Knowledge Management Branch, National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) on Wednesday 25 March 2020.

This 45 minute webinar focuses on the aspects of VOCEDplus that support those working in the field of adult literacy/numeracy/foundation skills.
VOCEDplus is NCVER's free international research database for tertiary education, with extensive coverage of Australian material and a wide range of international information. VOCEDplus also features a variety of 'value-add' products that package information to enable our users to target and access relevant material quickly.
This webinar not only covers the most relevant of these products for our ACAL audience but also demonstrates how to get the best from a VOCEDplus search.

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Getting to know the Australian VET workforce (recording)

Additional Q&A session (recording)

Presentation slides (628 KB PDF)

Presented by Dr Genevieve Knight, Research and Data Analytics, National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) on Wednesday 6 May 2020.

In this uncertain and rapidly changing economy, Australia's VET workforce is crucial to ensuring the skill development needs of our workers and industry, now and into the future.
A recent NCVER survey has now delivered the most comprehensive picture of Australia’s VET workforce for the first time since a Productivity Commission report produced in 2011.
During this webinar, NCVER researcher Genevieve Knight discussed the interesting, complex, and sometimes surprising profile of Australia's VET workforce. The webinar includes a brief presentation followed by a Q&A session.
Due to the large number of questions an additional Q&A video has been recorded and is available above.

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Rationalising VET qualifications: lessons from overseas (recording)

Presentation slides (1.21 MB PDF)

Presented by Bridget Wibrow, Research Officer & Joanne Waugh, Senior Research Officer, National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), who were joined by discussant Dr Darryn Snell, RMIT University on Wednesday 7 October 2020.

Rationalising the number of VET qualifications in the Australian VET system is a current priority of the Australian Government as there are too many underutilised qualifications that could potentially be reduced. This is not an issue unique to Australia though, with many other countries looking to rationalise their qualifications to make them more responsive to changing skill needs and working life.

One potential method to reduce qualifications is through grouping qualifications in order to train individuals for a number of jobs rather than one occupation and create greater transferability of skills in the labour market.

This webinar provided an overview of the different approaches used by other countries to reduce their number of VET qualifications. It also discussed the lessons that can be learnt for the Australian VET system.

Based on research from the NCVER report 'International models to rationalise VET qualifications, including occupational clusters' which was released in September 2020.