Webinar recordings 2023

23 November 2023


If you've missed one of our 2023 webinars, please click on the link to NCVER's YouTube channel to view the presentation.

Mastering data tables: a comprehensive guide to using VOCSTATS.

Presented by Martin Smolka, NCVER, on Thursday 23 November 2023.

Are you an intermediate user that wants further training in how to create, customize and analyse data like a pro? Join NCVER Data Analyst Martin Smolka as he demonstrates how to use NCVER’s VOCSTATS, an online tool that allows users to construct their own tables via an interactive web interface, using databases from various NCVER statistical collections. Learn how to create personalised data tables with ease and unlock the power of data.

Learn how to:

  • Create and modify data tables to your needs
  • Create custom data fields for detailed insights
  • Analyse data using built in charts.

View the webinar recording (YouTube; 54:35 mins)

Presentation slides (500 KB PDF)

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on VET and its transition to digital delivery

Presented by Phil Loveder and Melinda Lees, NCVER, on Thursday 14 September 2023.

This webinar will report on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the VET sector during both the initial crisis period and the subsequent recovery. How did training providers, employers, and specific student cohorts adjust to the changed circumstances? To what extent has this led to more permanent changes in delivery for the future?

The information showcased will be drawn from a number of NCVER reports and surveys over the past 3 years (2021 – 2023) which focuses on the transition to digital delivery and how they impact students, employers and training providers.

View the webinar recording (YouTube; 48:28 mins)

Presentation slides (836 KB PDF)

Accessing VET equity data

Presented by Joanne Waugh, NCVER on Tuesday 30 May 2023.

Vocational education and training (VET) provides opportunities for people to gain skills for work or further study. It’s important to ensure everyone has equal access to these opportunities for social inclusion and national productivity. NCVER collects and shares VET data that can be used to explore and monitor the participation and achievement of groups that face barriers accessing education.

In this webinar, we will introduce the variety of publicly available VET data and self-service tools that NCVER provides. These tools enable anyone to identify and explore equity groups and sub-groups for their own purposes. The presenter will share information about the development and findings of the latest release of NCVER's Student Equity in VET product. Participants will learn where to access and how to create and download tables of equity data from collections and surveys such as Total VET Students and Courses, National Apprentice and Trainee Collection, and the National Student Outcomes Survey.

This webinar will benefit beginner to intermediate data users who are interested in monitoring, advocating for, or understanding specific groups of VET students.

View the webinar recording (YouTube; 28:49 mins)

Adding value to competency-based training

Presented by Michelle Circelli, NCVER with panelists Dr Geethani Nair, Hugh Guthrie and Ian Curry, on Wednesday 29 March 2023.

Competency-based training (CBT) has been fundamental to how accredited VET is delivered in Australia over the last 30 years or so, and over this time both advocates and critics of this approach have emerged.

Taking the format of a panel discussion, this webinar will cover issues highlighted in a recent NCVER publication on CBT including whether there is a need to have a broader conception of what it means to be competent, one that explicitly acknowledges the importance of ‘non-technical’ skills and capabilities and if so, what would this mean for the capabilities required by trainers to teach and assess non-technical competencies.

Other questions to be explored in the discussion are whether the CBT approach should be applied to all qualifications and whether there is a place for graded or proficiency-based assessment. Where relevant, the relationship between these issues and elements of the Commonwealth government’s proposed new qualification model may be explored.

View the webinar recording here. (YouTube; 1:12:35 hour). Please note: due to technical difficulties the first 30 seconds of this recording is unavailable.

Presentation slides (800 KB PDF)

Live Session Handout (678 KB PDF)