May 4, 2018

Can the universities of today lead learning for tomorrow?

Does higher education need a new paradigm to serve Australia’s needs in the Transformative Age? Imagine closing your eyes and waking up on 1 January 2030. The world has nine billion people. Humankind has landed on Mars. Intelligent robots work alongside people, cars are self-driving, energy is abundant and clean. Plus, the world’s new largest […]

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May 2, 2018

Australian Jobs 2018 Released

Australian Jobs is one of the country’s foremost jobs publications. It provides an easy-to-read overview of industry and occupation trends in the labour market and is designed to meet the needs of students, career advisers, people looking for work and those involved in the national employment service, jobactive. This year’s edition has identified four key […]

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April 30, 2018

OECD Reviews of Vocational Education and Training Apprenticeship in England, United Kingdom

Across many countries, apprenticeship is now experiencing a revival, in the light of a wide range of evidence demonstrating its effectiveness as a means of transitioning young people into work, and serving the economy. But few countries can match the energy and range of reforms currently being pursued in England. The reforms encourage more substantive […]

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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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