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  • This Community of Practice paper seeks to determine whether peer-to-peer mentoring is a successful… Show more

  • The role of VET in workforce development: a story of… 4 October 2011

    By Tanya Bretherton

    This final report from a three-year research program puts the focus on the ability of VET to… Show more

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  • Plumbing, sustainability and training 21 December 2011

    By Sian Halliday-Wynes, John Stanwick

    In this report the authors examine how skills development in domestic plumbing occupations has… Show more

  • The attitudes of people with a disability to undertaking… 21 December 2011

    By Lisa Nechvoglod, Tabatha Griffin

    This research used a survey to investigate the attitudes of people with a disability towards… Show more

  • Mapping adult literacy performance 20 December 2011

    By Michelle Circelli, Kate Perkins, David D Curtis

    Language, literacy and numeracy are necessary for greater workforce participation, productivity and … Show more

  • The master artisan: a framework for master tradespeople in… 13 December 2011

    By Karen O'Reilly-Briggs

    The author explores the prospect of improving pathways and opportunities for tradespeople in… Show more

  • E-waste management in the VET environment 8 December 2011

    By Virginia Waite

    The recycling of electronic waste (e-waste) has become a global issue. This research examines the… Show more

  • Understanding the psychological contract in apprenticeships … 29 November 2011

    By Erica Smith, Arlene Walker, Roslin Brennan Kemmis

    This research examines the 'psychological contract' or the unwritten expectations of employers and… Show more

  • Attrition in the trades 7 November 2011

    By Tom Karmel, Patrick Lim, Josie Misko

    This report investigates attrition in the trades by comparing the rate at which tradespeople leave… Show more

  • Older workers: research readings 3 November 2011

    By Tabatha Griffin, Francesca Beddie

    One of the significant challenges facing Australia is the ageing of the population. This… Show more

  • Pre-vocational programs and their impact on traineeship… 31 October 2011

    By Damian Oliver, Tom Karmel

    Pre-vocational programs, including VET in Schools, are increasingly providing a pathway into… Show more

  • Differing skill requirements across countries and over time 27 October 2011

    By Chris Ryan, Mathias Sinning

    This report investigates skill matches to job requirements for workers in Australia, New Zealand,… Show more

  • What makes for a good approach to leadership development in vocational education and training… Show more

  • Understanding and improving labour mobility: a scoping paper 4 October 2011

    By John Buchanan, Sally Wright, Susanna Baldwin

    One of the challenges policy-makers face is the lack of systemic analysis around the concept of… Show more

  • Effect of the downturn on apprentices and trainees 26 September 2011

    By Tom Karmel, Damian Oliver

    Looking at apprentice and trainee data and employment data back to 1995, we find that declines in… Show more

  • To gain, retain and retrain: the role of post-school… 26 September 2011

    By Cain Polidano, Ha Vu

    Helping people with disability participate in the labour market is one way to enhance their… Show more

  • The vocational equivalent to Year 12 21 September 2011

    By Patrick Lim, Tom Karmel

    This paper investigates what might be the vocational equivalent to completing senior secondary… Show more

  • Social capital and youth transitions: do young people's … 13 September 2011

    By Ronnie Semo, Tom Karmel

    In this paper the authors explore the relationship between social capital at age 15 and… Show more

  • Integrating learning into the workplace is the focus of this paper. A variety of strategies were… Show more

  • VET and the diffusion and implementation of innovation in… 30 August 2011

    By Phillip Toner, Tim Turpin, Robert Dalitz

    This report examines the linkages between innovation and skills development in vocational education … Show more


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