New snapshot of young Aussies at school & work

New data reveals a gender gap still exists when it comes to choosing year 11 and 12 subjects, with more boys choosing maths and more girls opting for humanities.

The infographic Generation Z: Life at 17 uses LSAY data to provide a snapshot of 17-year-old Australians’ study, work, and living arrangements in 2017, as they acquire the skills and experience they need to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

The data also reveals that around 60% of young Australians have a job while at school. Many school students are part of the new gig economy, with 8% undertaking ‘gig work’ like online tasks, babysitting and cleaning.

National Youth Week Snapshots
Join us on Twitter this week as we celebrate National Youth Week with a series of key facts and figures sourced from LSAY data.

Follow the hashtag #NCVERNatYouthWk to see each snapshot as it is posted from 8-12 April 2019.

Higher apprenticeships in Australia: what are we talking about?

What is a higher apprenticeship? This research explores the views of industry and other stakeholders on the potential broader use of higher apprenticeships.

It highlights some of the complexities that need to be considered and provides examples of where higher apprenticeships and other similar training programs are being developed and trialled in various industries around Australia.

Visit our Portal to download the report.

Budget highlights available on the VET Knowledge Bank

Did you know you can find training and skills information announced in Commonwealth, state and territory budgets via VOCEDplus?

Highlights of last week’s budget have now been added to the Commonwealth budgetsection on the VET Knowledge Bank.

The budgets resource aims to make it easier to locate strategic announcements and funding allocations in budget papers on topics including:

  • Apprenticeships and traineeships
  • Employment
  • Industry
  • Training providers and programs.

Brief summaries of budget content are provided, along with direct links to relevant sections in budget papers.

Register now for #NoFrills2019

Don’t forget! Registration for the 28th National VET Research Conference ‘No Frills’ is now open.

This year’s theme is The student journey: skilling for life.

Visit our Portal to view the conference program and to check out our range of value-packed registration options now.

VOCEDplus at the 22nd Annual AVETRA Conference

Registrations are now open for the 22nd Annual Conference of the Australasian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA).

Don’t miss NCVER’s Tracy Gamlin when she presents about the VOCEDplus international tertiary education research database at the conference.

Conference theme: No future for old VET: Researching for the training systems of tomorrow
Venue: Western Sydney University and University College (RTO), Parramatta, NSW
Dates: 17-18 June 2019
Registration and more info: AVETRA website

New NCVER Board Chair

NCVER would like to extend a warm welcome to our new Board Chair Dr Ruth Shean.

Dr Shean joined us on 1 January 2019 from The Government of Western Australia Department of Training and Workforce Development, where she was the Director General.

We are honoured to have her as Chair and we look forward to working with her.

NCVER would also like to offer our sincere thanks to Professor Peter Shergold for serving as Chair for over nine years.

As Chair of NCVER, he has contributed many significant achievements and leaves behind an organisation that is well positioned for the future as it looks to embrace emerging technologies and data science techniques.

NCVER supports workforce and skills planning in Indonesia

NCVER in cooperation with Griffith University ran a successful workforce and skills forecasting program for 24 senior managers of the Indonesian Ministry of National Development (BAPPENAS) and associated agencies during March 2019, supported by the Australian Government.

The program benchmarked current Australian systems and approaches for labour and skills forecasting, including collaboration between agencies to identify key areas of learning for Indonesia whilst acknowledging pre-existing features and challenges in the Indonesian labour market.

A particular focus was on the goal of achieving innovation-driven economies in both countries and how their respective labour markets and learning institutions can respond to rapid changes in labour market demand brought about by technological change.

Coming soon

Stay tuned for the following new releases over the coming weeks:

  • Research: VET for secondary school students
  • Research: Role and function of smaller VET providers 
  • Research: School-to-work transitions: untangling the pathways

Keep an eye on Twitter and LinkedIn for more in-depth information on our latest releases, or subscribe to receive notifications on the day of release.

Upcoming events

Conference: 28th National VET Research Conference ‘No Frills’
Wednesday 10 – Friday 12 July 2019, Adelaide

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