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    • Adding insult to injury: how work-life pressures affect the participation of low-paid workers in vocational education and training 

      Pocock, Barbara; Skinner, Natalie Jane (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2012)
      This paper applies a work-life lens to examine the barriers and challenges confronting low-paid workers in their participation in vocational education and training. It utilises data from a large national survey of Australian ...
    • Changing forms of employment and their implications for the development of skills 

      Richardson, Susan (Sue); Law, Vincent (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2009)
      This article discusses the knowledge people acquire through working: how to be productive workers. Areas covered include the type of employment and its effect on the level of skills development; the ways in which the ...
    • Current VET strategies and responsiveness to emerging skills shortages and surpluses 

      Keating, Jack (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2009)
      This paper provides an overview of the approaches used by states and territories in planning the provision of publicly funded training, including the purchasing strategies that are employed. It also considers the relationship ...
    • Future skill needs: projections and employers' views 

      Lowry, Diannah; Molloy, Simon; McGlennon, Samuel (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2008)
      This report examines one of the central questions in this research area: how can the VET sector adapt to the fluid environment of the workplace when the dynamic nature of the labour market makes it impossible to predict ...
    • The impact of TAFE inclusiveness strategies 

      Volkoff, Veronica; Clarke, Kira; Walstab, Anne (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2009)
      This report examines the nature and effectiveness of 'inclusiveness' strategies implemented by TAFE institutes in Australia. Inclusiveness strategies address barriers to participation in vocational education and training ...
    • Matching supply of and demand for skills: international perspectives 

      Keating, Jack (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2009)
      The aim of this research was to identify approaches used by a select number of overseas countries - the United Kingdom, China, Singapore, Norway and Germany - in their attempts to match the supply of skills with current ...
    • Participation in VET across Australia: a regional analysis 

      Walstab, Anne; Lamb, Stephen (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2009)
      This report examines participation in vocational education and training (VET) across different regions of Australia. Two main types of analysis are presented: regional participation rates are mapped; and regression analyses ...
    • Skill acquisition and use across the life course: current trends, future prospects 

      Martin, William Craig (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2009)
      This report examines the extent to which people's life trajectories are changing and the implications of this change for the VET sector. This sector is significantly more affected by changing life-course patterns than are ...
    • Social area differences in VET participation 

      Teese, Richard; Walstab, Anne (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2009)
      The participation of Australians in vocational education and training (VET) varies a great deal in terms of levels of training, industry fields and demographic aspects; that is, age, gender, locality and socioeconomic ...