April 9, 2018

VET qualifications: who is more likely to complete and why?

Field of education, labour force status and course qualification level are the three main factors to predict whether a vocational education and training (VET) student is likely to complete a qualification, according to new research released today by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). The characteristics of those most likely to complete and […]

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March 28, 2018

Future job openings for new entrants by industry and occupation

New research shows that while employment continues to shift towards higher skilled jobs such as professionals and managers, many other job openings in the Australian labour market are due to the need to replace departing employees. Some of these jobs traditionally have low entry requirements and a high turnover, such as checkout operators and fast […]

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March 26, 2018

Crunching the number: Exploring the use and usefulness of the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)

The Mitchell Institute’s work has explored many aspects of education policy in Australia, always with a view to creating a more integrated system that better meets the needs of the individual learner, as well as the nation as a whole. They do this by approaching education as a continuum – from early years to adulthood – and […]

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March 22, 2018

What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills, and wages

In an era marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence, new research assesses the jobs lost and jobs gained under different scenarios through 2030. The technology-driven world in which we live is a world filled with promise but also challenges. Cars that drive themselves, machines that read X-rays, and algorithms that respond to […]

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March 16, 2018

The evidence base for careers websites. What works?

There is some evidence which suggests that using career websites as part of broader careers education provision can impact positively on young people’s career readiness and the quality and diversity of their social networks for careers purposes. The evidence points to a number of findings which can be turned into lessons for practice. ƒInformation-based career websites […]

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