Small VET providers: the quiet achievers
Small VET providers have an important role to play in offering diversity, equity and specialised training services across the sector.
The role and function of small VET providers builds on previous NCVER work to better understand the value that stable small VET providers, defined as those who maintained enrolments of fewer than 100 students across the three-year period of the study, contribute to the Australian VET system and how their operations can be supported.
Towards a digital skills framework
New research shows the rate at which digital technologies are being adopted in Australian workplaces is highly variable, despite most employers acknowledging their importance.
Skilling the Australian workforce for the digital economy also recommends that employers do more to prepare for the digital future of work or risk being left behind.
The report proposes an Australian workplace digital skills framework that will assist employers to identify digital skills gaps and develop targeted training programs.
View the suite of research products on our Portal.
Guess who’s coming to dinner?
We’re thrilled to announce that the dinner speaker at #NoFrills2019 will be Glenn Cooper AM, Chairman and Ambassador for Coopers Brewery.
After starting his working life as an automotive electrician, Glenn joined the family brewery 1990 as Sales and Marketing Director, which saw him oversee the launch of numerous popular Coopers products.
An entertaining speaker, Glenn is currently Chairman of Australian Made Australian Grown, and former Chairman of the Adelaide Fringe and the Adelaide Convention and Tourism Authority.
Glenn will be joining us at the ‘No Frills’ conference dinner on Thursday 11 July. With only limited places available, it’s first in best dressed, so register now!
2018 student outcomes data now available for RTOs
NCVER’s National Student Outcomes Survey is sent to VET graduates and subject completers who completed their training in the previous year.
The results of the 2018 survey were released in December.
Eligible RTOs can now access free individual reports of employment outcomes, training satisfaction, perceived benefits and relevance of training as reported by their students.
2019 National Student Outcomes Survey
The 2019 National Student Outcomes Survey opens on Friday 31 May for students who completed a training qualification or subject during 2018.
Eligible RTOs will again be able to access data as reported by their students.
Take advantage of our free kit to help you promote the survey to former students.
National Careers Week 2019
National Careers Week (13-19 May 2019) aims to celebrate careers and promote the economic, social and personal benefits of career development.
Career development is about managing learning, work and leisure to progress through life.
It includes gaining and using the skills and knowledge to plan and make informed decisions about education, training, and work.
Check out these NCVER resources for more information about career development:
- Workplace training: employer and employee experiences – research report
- Career development and transitions – POD on VOCEDplus
- Choosing VET: aspirations, intentions and choice – research summary
- VET in Schools: a pathway to post-school employment and training – infographic
Follow us on Twitter for more on National Careers Week next week.
The 2019 OECD Employment Outlook
The 2019 edition of the OECD Employment Outlook has been released. Titled The Future of Work, it investigates how the labour market is being transformed by demographic, socioeconomic and technological trends.
It concludes that policy decisions relating to areas such as social protection for workers, adult learning strategies and harnessing the full potential of digital disruption will determine how successfully countries manage the changing world of work.
Other recent publications on the future of work include:
- Digital labour platforms and the future of work: towards decent work in the online world
- Future of work in Australia: preparing for tomorrow’s world
- The future of work and youth
- Future of work: the economic implications of technology and digital mining
- Game changing technologies: exploring the impact on production processes and work
Previous editions of the OECD Employment Outlook can also be found in VOCEDplus.
Stay tuned for the following new releases over the coming weeks:
- Statistics: International onshore VET graduate outcomes 2018
- Statistics: Apprentices and trainees 2018: December quarter
Conference: 28th National VET Research Conference ‘No Frills’
Wednesday 10 – Friday 12 July 2019, Adelaide
Theme days and weeks
International Nurses Day: 12 May 2019
Privacy Awareness Week: 12-18 May 2019
National Careers Week: 13-19 May 2019
International Day of Families: 15 May 2019
Library and Information Week: 20-24 May 2019