December 10, 2014

Young people’s education choices continue to shift

Whilst young people’s participation rates in education and training have remained steady at 81.3% for 2013, there has been a shift in the pathways chosen. According to the report Young people in education and training 2013, fewer young people are taking part in vocational education and training (VET) with more opting for higher education.

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December 9, 2014

Entry to vocations: building the foundations for successful transitions

Improving the outcomes of students undertaking vocational education and training (VET) in schools is important to ensuring it is a viable post-school pathway for students. Investigating how to strengthen VET in Schools, this report suggests the following changes: defining its purpose as foundational preparation for mid-level qualifications or employment-based learning; better aligning the vocational curriculum […]

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December 5, 2014

Australian vocational education and training statistics: Student outcomes 2014

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) has released Australian vocational education and training statistics: Student outcomes 2014 which may be of interest to you. The report provides information on VET students’ employment outcomes, and satisfaction with their training. Information about the outcomes for students who completed their vocational education and training (VET) during 2013 is […]

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December 1, 2014

Career Development – The key to successfully skilling a workforce

Kate Carnell AO, ACCI CEO delivers a major speech on Career Development at the 2014 NAGCAS Conference. ‘School systems, employment services and other institutions need to take career development seriously by ensuring that it is a serious part of someone’s role, if not a full time role, rather than just a ‘tack on’. ‘When we […]

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Mission Australia release 2014 Youth Survey

This year, 13,600 young Australians aged 15-19 took part in Mission Australia’s 13th annual #youthsurvey. The 2014 survey explored what young people value, their issues of concern, where they turn for help, their engagement in community activities and feelings about the future and included a particular focus on young people’s aspirations. The survey revealed that while over […]

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