19 episódios

Tune in to ‘Vocational Voices’, the official podcast of the National Centre for Vocational Education Research, to hear leading experts discuss current trends in vocational education and training (VET).

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Tune in to ‘Vocational Voices’, the official podcast of the National Centre for Vocational Education Research, to hear leading experts discuss current trends in vocational education and training (VET).

    Qualification design for the future of VET

    Qualification design for the future of VET

    Qualifications are an essential part of the VET system, and therefore a key consideration in the broader approach to VET sector reform.Join special guest Peter Noonan, Professor of Tertiary Education at Victoria University and Expert Panel Chair of the recent AQF Review, as he talks with Steve Davis and Simon Walker, Managing Director NCVER about the recently released Review of the Australian Qualifications Framework Final Report 2019.Discussion focuses on micro-credentials, identifying general capabilities, the Pathways Policy, and the proposed new qualification types or classification of VET qualifications.

    • 27 min
    Youth pathways: from school to work and everything between

    Youth pathways: from school to work and everything between

    New research has revealed how young people’s post-school pathways are diverse, individualised and complex. Steve Davis, Simon Walker Managing Director NCVER, and William Stubley CEO & Co-founder Year13, discuss if the reliance on ATAR, the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank, as our lens for evaluating educational achievements is too narrowly focused, and if so, what are some of the options for broadening our approach to understanding post-school pathways? 

    • 30 min
    Training packages: meeting student needs?

    Training packages: meeting student needs?

    Competency based training (CBT) is the model of curriculum at the heart of the VET system and for some it’s a shorthand way of referring to the system of VET training packages, but critics are arguing that the VET sector’s reliance upon training packages is failing to meet the real-world needs of students and industry due to how they define and therefore teach competency. Steve Davis discusses this topic with NCVER Managing Director Simon Walker and TAFE Directors Australia CEO Craig Robertson. 

    • 30 min
    Unaccredited training and why employers use it

    Unaccredited training and why employers use it

    Why do around half of Australian employers look outside the nationally accredited VET system to provide their employees with training? To find out, Steve Davis talks to NCVER Managing Director Simon Walker and NCVER researcher Ian White, who discuss the reasons why employers choose unaccredited over accredited training, and whether it meets their skills needs.

    • 22 min
    The student journey: skilling for life

    The student journey: skilling for life

    Steve Davis interviews a collection of presenters from the 28th National VET Research Conference ‘No Frills’, held on 10-12 July 2019 in Adelaide (80 mins)While every student's journey is different, more and more research and discussion underlines the importance of workers becoming lifelong learners so they can grow and evolve with their jobs. And more than ever before, Australia relies on the VET sector to play a critical role in making this happen. Hear from a variety of VET experts about their ideas and research as they discuss how Australia can tackle the many challenges of the changing world of work.TopicPresenterStart timeEmployability skills in entry level roles in STEM-rich and care/support industries Kate Perkins, ACER01.41 Life skills for a digital futureMori Hajizadeh & Kevin O’Leary, Australian Industry Standards13:00Student outcomes in aged care and cookeryMelinda Brown, Skills IQ27:57When is a worker truly competent? Training and assessmentMichael Hartman, Skills Impact38:21 RPL: difficulties & mitigating strategiesDeb Carr, Think About Learning & Helen Smith52:09How can educators better support students with psychological-based individual differences?Cameron Williams, Black Dog Institute01:03:38Student choice in a contestable market Don Zoellner, Charles Darwin University 01:13:43To view the full conference program and abstracts, please visit Past events on the NCVER Portal.

    • 1h 20 min
    Apprenticeship rates - should you believe the hype?

    Apprenticeship rates - should you believe the hype?

    It is hard to dispute that the apprenticeships model, which combines employment with formal training in a trade, is an effective way of developing skills while still earning a wage. So why do apprenticeship numbers appear to be so dire? To find out, Steve Davis talks to NCVER Managing Director, Simon Walker and National Australian Apprenticeships Association Chief Executive Officer, Ben Bardon, who reveal that the situation is more nuanced than recent media headlines might suggest. They start by discussing the difference between apprenticeships and traineeships, which can skew the perceived decline.

    • 31 min

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