Presentation on theme: "National Centre for Vocational Education (NCVER) Research priorities: 2010 and beyond."— Presentation transcript:
National Centre for Vocational Education (NCVER) Research priorities: 2010 and beyond
NCVER consultation process Consultation to determine a new set of priorities for VET (and combined tertiary sector?) from 2010 Discussion paper available from NCVER website: Blog established: Public forum Melbourne – 5 Feb 2010 TAFE NSW will provide a combined response Final date for feedback: Friday 18 December 2009
Where have we been? Current NCVER research priorities Growing the labour supply Motivating individuals to participate in VET Sustaining a skills base through apprenticeships and traineeships Enhancing the productive capacity of enterprises Enabling VET providers to compete effectively
Current NCVER research activity Four leading research centres (Melbourne University, University of Sydney, ANU and UNISA) are addressing 3 of 5 priorities Open tenders Commissioned research Priority 5 attracted little interest through tenders – NCVER commissioned 6 essays on the topic Longitudinal Survey of Australian Youth (LSAY)
Possible research themes The implications of the economic downturn for education and training Social considerations Demographic change Technology and innovation Sustainability Supply-side pushes Social inclusion Reforms in the education and training system Internationalisation Teaching and learning
What areas should NCVER focus its research effort on from 2010?