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Let's Talk Uni: supported VET to university transitions

Thursday 27 November 2014 2.30pm - 3.30pm AEDT

On average, 15 per cent of University of Western Sydney's (UWS) commencements have engaged in previous VET studies, and cited these as a component of their university applications. Whilst these students are highly likely to continue into second year if they complete their first semester, there are substantial numbers dropping out within their first four weeks. UWS has established an event that aims to lessen this attrition, and increase the number of students who continue their study. Let's Talk Uni: a university introduction and preparation seminar for VET students allows UWS to build relationships early and lessen the 'culture shock' of entering university.

Presented by Rose Cutts, Project Officer, Tertiary Education Pathways and Partnerships, UWS and featuring discussants: Ms Jillian Blacker, Project Officer, AusTEPnet Project, University of Southern Queensland; and Professor Louise Watson, Director of Research and Evaluation in The Education Institute at the University of Canberra.

More information about this webinar is available on the NCVER portal.

Is the education and training system ready to meet future skill demand?

Thursday 4 December 2014 2.30pm - 3.30pm AEDT

The gap is widening between education and skills demand, highlighting the crucial role of employers in developing a skilled workforce. A significant cultural shift in thinking is needed about how skills are generated and used. Government, employers and the education and training system working together will help produce a skilled workforce committed to life-long learning and able to manage change. This webinar is based on the recently published research Readiness to meet demand for skills: a study of five growth industries.

Presented by Francesca Beddie and facilitated by NCVER's Phil Loveder, Research Operations Manager.

More information about this webinar is available on the NCVER portal.

Quality matters

In our last online poll, we asked our users what they thought was the hottest topic in education and training out of the following:

  • Governance of education and training systems
  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
  • Quality assurance in education and training
  • Work integrated learning
  • Youth unemployment

Quality assurance in education and training came in first with 30 per cent of the votes. We are now investigating this topic further to see what value added resources we can provide in VOCEDplus on this subject. To help us with this investigation, please participate in our follow up poll on what specific aspect of quality is most important.

You might also be interested in some recent research on this topic:

VOCEDplus Highlights

VOCEDplus Highlights is a monthly publication presenting an edited selection from the latest additions to the VOCEDplus database, in order to highlight some of the issues appearing in tertiary education research internationally.

See VOCEDplus Highlights for more information.