Apprenticeships and vocations: assessing the impact of research on policy and practice

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Author: Hargreaves, Jo


This report assesses the impact of research by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) against two themes: the role of apprenticeships in a modern economy and the nature of vocations and competencies required by industry. Using the framework developed by NCVER, this case study evaluation reveals the extent to which NCVER's research is influencing policy and practice in the vocational education and training (VET) sector. In addition to various citation metrics indicating the direct use of the research in policy, stakeholders reported influence across policies...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Vocational education and training; Research; Outcomes; Evaluation; Industry; Policy

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2016

Physical description: 63 p. (report) + 1 infographic + 78 p. (support document)

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ISBN: 9781925173536

Resource type: Report

Rights: With the exception of cover design, artwork, photographs, all logos, and any other material where copyright is owned by a third party, all material presented in this document is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence. To view a copy of the licence visit:

Call number: TD/TNC 124.05

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