The National Centre for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER) has recently released the following reports:
- Traditional trade apprenticeships: experiences and outcomes – the report looks at the experiences of the traditional trade apprentice and investigates the experiences and outcomes of apprentices who did and did not complete their traditional trade apprenticeship.
- Total VET students and courses 2019 – this provides an estimate of the extent and nature of nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) delivered in 2019 by Australian registered training providers (RTOs).
- Government-funded students and courses 2019 – this provides a summary of data relating to students, programs, subjects and training providers in Australia’s government-funded vocational education and training (VET) system.
They are also presenting a webinar on Rationalising VET qualifications: lessons from overseas on Wednesday 7 October 1.30-2.10pm (ACDT). The webinar will look at approaches used in other countries to reduce large numbers of VET qualifications. One method involves grouping qualifications into occupational ‘clusters’, allowing individuals to train for a number of jobs at once and creating a larger pool of transferable skills in the labour market. The webinar will also discuss the lessons learned internationally that may benefit the Australian VET system.