NCVER NEWS- International onshore VET graduate satisfaction remains high

International onshore VET graduate satisfaction remains high

New data reveals 84.5% of international onshore VET graduates were satisfied with the overall quality of their training.

International onshore VET graduate outcomes 2018 provides a summary of the outcomes of international students who completed their VET qualification in Australia in 2017.

The report uses data collected in mid-2018 via the National Student Outcomes Survey.

To learn more, view the infographic on our Portal.

Over 800 000 VET students to be surveyed
The 2019 National Student Outcomes Survey, Australia’s largest survey of VET students, is set to commence next week.

This year, over 800,000 people who completed training in 2018 will be contacted about their employment outcomes, training satisfaction, and their thoughts on the benefits and relevance of their training.

Eligible RTOs will again be able to access data as reported by their students.

Take advantage of our free kit to help promote the survey to your former students.

Back again: the ‘No Frills’ panel discussion

Yep, we’re bringing it back! ‘No Frills’ 2019 will once again feature a lively discussion from a panel of VET experts.

This year’s topic will be Lifelong learning: VET’s role now and into the future.

Will it be enough for our future workers to possess a single qualification or skill set? Where do employability skills fit into the mix?

Panellists to be announced shortly, so keep an eye on NCVER News for updates.

In the meantime, check out the rest of our comprehensive program and register now.

Apprentice and trainee experience and destinations survey

The Apprentice and Trainee Experience and Destinations Survey, last conducted in 2010, commences next week.

The survey collects information on employment outcomes, satisfaction with training, reasons for non-completion, and on-the-job experiences of apprentices and trainees who completed or left their training in 2018.

A report on the results will be available on our Portal in late 2019.

WEBINAR: Exploring the importance of small VET providers

Join us as we discuss the important role small VET providers play in offering diversity, equity and specialised training services across the Australian VET sector.

Small providers contribute to VET system diversity via the niche qualifications they offer, which are often fee-for-service.

If you’d like to learn more before the webinar, download the research or view the infographic now.

When: Thurs 20 June 2019, 1.30-2.00pm ACST
Register: secure your place now

National Reconciliation Week: grounded in truth

This week we acknowledge National Reconciliation Week 2019 and the important role VET plays in closing the employment gap for Indigenous Australians.

Research shows VET is a preferred post-school learning pathway for Indigenous students, with figures showing a steady increase from 2005 to 2015 for participation in higher level qualifications.

This shift is a positive sign, as employment rates are greater for those who gain a Certificate III or higher.

For a comprehensive overview of Indigenous VET participation, completion and employment outcomes, view the infographic on our Portal.

You can also read our 2018 special edition of NCVER News, where we compiled a full run-down of research, facts and figures relating to Indigenous participation in VET.

Library and Information Week: 20-26 May 2019

Celebrate National Library and Information Week with VOCEDplus, as we highlight some of the resources and services provided by NCVER’s team of librarians:

  • VOCEDplus: is the free VET research database. More than half of the 80,000 publications in it are available online, including digitised copies of key historical documents.
  • VET Knowledge Bank: brings together Australian VET reference information and includes the VET glossary, timelines of VET milestones and policy initiatives, and landmark documents that have shaped the VET landscape.
  • Pod Network: a collection of themed pages containing topic-specific research and resources.
  • ‘Focus on’: these pages highlight topical issues in tertiary education, including summaries of recent research.
  • Reference and information services: where you can get your questions answered, get access to VOCEDplus publications not available online, and training on how to use the VOCEDplus database.

Follow @VOCEDplus for tips and updates from NCVER’s librarians.

Only 10 days left to apply!

The Australian Training Awards are the peak national awards for Australia’s VET sector. This year the awards will be held in Brisbane on Thursday 21 November 2019.

The awards recognise and reward individuals, businesses and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia.

Watch this video to find out more. Applications close Friday 31 May 2019.

Coming Soon

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

  • Statistics: Apprentices and trainees 2018: December quarter

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

Conference: 22nd Annual AVETRA Conference
Monday 17 – Tuesday 18 June 2019, Sydney
Presenter: NCVER’s Tracy Gamlin will speak about VOCEDplus

Theme days and weeks
National Library and Information Week: 20-24 May 2019
National Volunteer’s Week: 20-26 May 2019
National Reconciliation Week: 27 May – 3 June 2019

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