Adult Learning Australia (ALA) is the peak organisation for adult and community education providers and participants. It was formed in 1989 with the amalgamation of the Australian Association of Adult Education (AAAE) and the Australian Association of Community Education (AACE) and was initially known as the Australian Association of Adult and Community Education (AAACE). It became Adult Learning Australia (ALA) in 1998 to reflect the changing adult education environment.
The Adult Literacy and Numeracy Australian Research Consortium (ALNARC) was a national collaboration between university-based centres in each state for research into adult literacy and numeracy. It was initially funded under the Adult Literacy National Project (ALNP) by the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) through the Commonwealth Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs (DETYA). It later moved to a self-funded model of research support operating through the university centres. ALNARC built on the work of the former Adult Literacy Research Network (ALRN), which had research nodes in the states and territories.
Adult Literacy Research Network (ALRN)
Also called Australian Education Sharing Network, AEShareNet was a collaborative licensing system operated by TVET Australia. The network was designed to streamline the licensing of intellectual property to ensure Australian learning materials were developed, shared and adapted efficiently. The AEShareNet licensing system closed in September 2011.
AUSTAFE is a professional association of senior TAFE managers across Australia. The Association has been operating since 1990 and its predecessor organisation, the Australian association of TAFE Principals, since 1980. AUSTAFE National was dissolved in November 2019 and all its activities and funds transferred to AUSTAFE Queensland.
The Australasian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA) is an independent association of researchers in vocational education and training (VET) from the TAFE, university, industry and government sectors in the Australasian region. It was established in 1997 as the Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association and changed its name to the Australasian Association of Vocational Education and Training Research Association in September 2018.
Australian Association of Adult and Community Education (AAACE)
Australian Association of Adult Education (AAAE)
Australian Association of Community Education (AACE)
Australian Centre for Industrial Relations Research and Training (ACIRRT)
Australian Centre for Organisation, Vocational and Adult Learning
► See OVAL Research
Australian Centre for Research in Employment and Work (ACREW)
The Australia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) is the peak council of Australian business associations, for whom access to labour and skills is a key priority. Its members are state and territory chambers of commerce, national industry associations and a council of business leaders from individual enterprises.
The Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies (ACYS) was a government-funded, non-profit organisation based at the University of Tasmania. It supported youth organisations, youth workers, youth researchers and young people themselves by providing information on a wide range of issues affecting youth (aged 12-25). Funding for ACYS ceased from 30 June 2015.
The Australian Council for Adult Literacy (ACAL) is an association promoting adult literacy and numeracy policy and practice. It was formed in 1976 when a working group at the Australian Association of Adult Education (AAAE) conference decided a separate national council was needed to raise the profile of adult literacy education.
The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is an independent, not-for-profit research organisation that undertakes educational research and development. Its research addresses learning across the life span, from the early years and school education to vocational, adult and workplace education and higher education.
Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET)
The Australian Council of Deans of Education Vocational Education Group (ACDEVEG) advises the Australian Council of Deans of Education (ACDE) Board on vocational education and training (VET) matters, helping to build and strengthen high-quality educational practices in VET teacher education programs for VET practitioners. ACDE is the peak association of Faculty Deans and Heads of Schools of Education in Australian universities and other higher education institutions.
The Australian Council of Independent Vocational Colleges (ACIVC) was an industry association founded in 1976 to cater for the specific needs of private education and training colleges and organisations associated with national and international education and training. ACIVC sought voluntary deregistration as a company in March 2009. Following discussions between ACIVC and the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET), ACIVC member colleges were invited to join ACPET, which is now the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA).
The Australian Curriculum Studies Association (ACSA) is a professional association supporting educators in curriculum work from all levels of education. It aims to promote curriculum research and the exchange of information and ideas on curriculum developments. It acts as an advocate for the profession in forums where policy is developed.
The Australian Education International (AEI) is an Australian Government agency for promoting and advancing Australia's education, science and training capabilities overseas. It was formerly known as the Australian International Education Foundation (AIEF) and after a restructure in 2004, now operates as the International Education Group within the Department of Education.
Australian Education Sharing Network
► See AEShareNet
The Australian Education Union (AEU) is the peak union and federal lobby group for public education workers in Australia. Its members include principals, teachers and allied educators in schools, TAFE institutes, corrections education, Adult Migrant Education Services, and early childhood education centres.
The Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) is the professional body for human resources (HR) in Australia. It provides formal learning and development opportunities in HR, people management and business skills. AHRI also sets standards through industry accreditation of HR qualifications at Australian universities and supports vocational standards in HR training by partnering with industry skills councils. AHRI conducts independent research and through its expert industry advisory panels AHRI makes itself available to assist governments in the development of policy and legislation that affect people at work.
Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC)
The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) is an independent body representing employers in manufacturing, construction, automotive, telecommunications, IT and call centres, transport, labour hire and other industries. It was created in 1998 by the merger of the Metal Trades Industry Association of Australia (MTIA) and the Australian Chamber of Manufacturers (ACM).
The Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD) is a national association established in 1971 for individual and organisational learning in the Asia-Pacific region. Its members include trainers, educators, coaches, course coordinators, mentors, instructors, teachers, facilitators, human resources and organisational development professionals, instructional designers and assessors.
Australian International Education Foundation (AIEF)
Australian Student Traineeship Foundation (ASTF)
Australian Training Products
Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA)
Brotherhood of St Laurence
Brotherhood of St Laurence is a community organisation founded in 1930 that works to prevent and alleviate poverty across Australia. The focus of its work includes particular groups of people such as early school leavers and its portfolio covers work such as the transition from school to work and employment preparation.
The Business Council of Australia (BCA) represents the chief executives of Australia's largest employers, advocating for good policy on behalf of the business community and the 11 million Australians they employ.
The Business Higher Education Round Table (BHERT) is a national organisation whose members are leaders in tertiary education, business, industry and research institutes. It was established in 1990 to strengthen the relationship between business and industry and the tertiary education sector.
Career Development Association of Australia is an association of career development practitioners established in 1989. It was formerly known as the Australian Association of Career Counsellors. CDAA is Australia's largest cross-sectoral community of career development practitioners, with members in every state and territory and across all sectors of the profession.
The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) at the Australian national University is a national and international centre and a leading think-tank on Indigenous policy issues. Its principal objective is to undertake multidisciplinary social science research focusing on Indigenous economic and social policy from a national perspective that informs intellectual understanding, public debate, policy formation and community action.
Centre for Human Resource Development and Training (CHRDT)
The Centre for Labour Market Research (CLMR) is a consortium of The University of Western Australia, Curtin University of Technology, Murdoch University and the University of Canberra. Its objectives are to further the knowledge and understanding of labour markets and related issues, with special reference to Australian labour markets and other markets in the Asia Pacific Region, and promote the exchange of knowledge and expertise on labour economics and industrial relations between the academic community, governments, business and trade unions.
Centre for Post-compulsory Education and Lifelong Learning (CPELL)
Centre for Post-compulsory Education and Training (CPET)
The Centre for Research and Learning in Regional Australia (CRLRA) was a research centre based at the University of Tasmania. It was established in January 1997 by the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) under the Key Vocational Education and Training Research Centres National Project. Its purpose was to undertake research into the process and outcomes of learning in regional communities throughout Australia in order to inform vocational education and training policy. It stopped publishing in 2003.
The Centre for Research in Education, Equity and Work (CREEW) was a research centre based at the University of South Australia. It was formed in 1995 through the amalgamation of existing research groups to advance research into issues at the interface between education, work and the broader civil society and was a foundation member of the Hawke Research Institute for Sustainable Societies. In 2012, it was integrated into the Centre for Research in Education (CREd).
The Centre for Research on Education Systems (CRES), formerly the Centre for Post-compulsory Education and Lifelong Learning (CPELL),was a research centre at the University of Melbourne. Its scope covered all sectors of education, including vocational training and adult and community education. CRES ceased operations towards the end of 2015.
CPELL had been established in 2003 through the merger of two centres at the University of Melbourne: the Centre for Post-Compulsory Education and Training (CPET) and the Centre for Human Resource Development and Training (CHRDT). CPELL's research scope covered all sectors of education - compulsory, school, senior secondary, vocational training, university and adult and community education.
CPET was established as a Research Partner of the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) at the beginning of 2000. CHRDT was an institutional centre in the Department of Education Policy and Management at the University of Melbourne.
The Centre for the Economics of Education and Training (CEET) is a joint research venture of the Faculty of Education and Faculty of Business and Economics at Monash University. It has close links with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and operated as the Monash University-ACER Centre for the Economics of Education and Training between 1994 and 2009. CEET's focus is on the contribution of education and training to economic and social development in Australia. It undertakes research, research training, consultancies and dissemination on the economics and finance of education and training.
The Centre for Vocational and Educational Policy (CVEP) is a research centre of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne established in November 2015. Its work focusses on pathways within upper secondary education and from upper secondary education into higher education, VET, work-based training and the labour market, both in an international and a comparative context.
Centre for Work + Life
The Centre for Work + Life was a national research centre that investigated work and its intersection with household, family, community and social life in Australia. It was established as part of the Hawke Research Institute for Sustainable Societies at the University of South Australia in early 2006. In 2016, it was integrated with the Centre for Human Resource Management (CHRM) to form the Centre for Workplace Excellence (CWeX).
The Centre Undertaking Research in Vocational Education (CURVE) was established in 1999 as a research centre at the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT). Its work was in research and consulting projects intended to inform vocational education and training. In 2008, CIT's vocational research capability became part of the Centre for Education Excellence.
Community Colleges Australia (CCA), launched in 2007, is the peak body that represents and provides services to community owned, not-for-profit education and training providers. The community education sector delivers accredited VET from pre-vocational through to Advanced Diploma courses as well as a range of non-accredited and lifelong learning courses.
Dusseldorp Forum, previously called Dusseldorp Skills Forum (DSF), is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that collaborates with communities, industry, government and non-government organisations to provide research and resources to improve the learning and work transitions of young Australians.
economic Security4Women (eS4W) is a national women's alliance funded by the Australian Government that brings together women's organisations and individuals to share information, identify barriers to women's economic security and identify solutions by prioritising the key issues for action to bring about change, including in areas such as improving opportunities for women in non-traditional occupations and emerging industries.
Education Network Australia (edna) was a joint initiative of the state and territory governments and the Australian Government, established in 1996. It provided news, resources, networks and online tools for educators in all sectors of education and training. Edna, managed by education.au, ceased operations on 30 September 2011.
Education Services Australia (ESA) is a not-for-profit company owned by state,territory and Australian Government education ministers. It was established by the former Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood (SCEEC), through a merger of Curriculum Corporation and education.au limited. It commenced operations on 1 March 2010 and now provides services to the Education Council.
education.au limited was formerly known as Open Learning Techology Corporation (OLTC). Its aim was to foster collaboration and cooperation in relation to the use of internet in education.
The Enterprise and Career Education Foundation (ECEF) was a Commonwealth-funded agency that replaced the Australian Student Traineeship Foundation (ASTF) in 2001. Its aim was to promote the expansion of school-to-work links to enable young Australians to acquire vocational, enterprise and career education, knowledge and experience before they left school. ECEF ceased operating in September 2003.
ASTF was an independent industry-led body established in 1994 that was responsible for supporting the expansion and enhancement of joint school and industry programs.
Enterprise Registered Training Organisation Association (ERTOA) is a national association representing and supporting organisations operating registered training organisations (RTOs) under the Australian vocational education and training (VET) Quality Framework (VQF). These organisations are a distinct group whose primary business is not training and development. It was previously known as the Enterprise Registered Training Organisation Forum (ERTOF).
Fair Work Australia (FWA)
The Fair Work Commission is the national workplace relations tribunal, an independent body with power to carry out a range of functions, including setting the national minimum wage and minimum wages in modern awards making, and reviewing and varying modern awards. It commenced operations on 1 July 2009 as Fair Work Australia (FWA), assuming many of the functions of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC). The AIRC was first established in 1904 as the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration and ceased operation on 31 December 2009. Fair Work Australia changed its name to Fair Work Commission on 1 January 2013.
The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) is an independent for-purpose organisation working to ensure Australia's young people are equipped and empowered to navigate the future. FYA's research is focused on preparing young people and those who work with them to understand how work is changing and the skills needed.
Group Training Australia (GTA)
Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia (HERDSA)
The Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia (HERDSA) is a scholarly society established in 1972 to promote the development of higher education policy, practice and the study of teaching and learning. HERDSA networks are currently active in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.
The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) is the peak body of independent providers in the higher education (HE) and vocational education and training (VET) sectors. Founded in 1992, it was formerly known as the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET). The transition from ACPET to ITECA creates a single organisation to represent the independent HE and VET sectors.
The international Consortium for Research on Employment and Work (iCREW) is a research group of the Centre for Global Business at Monash University. ICREW promotes research and scholarship in the broad area of work, employment relations and human resources and aims to promote interdisciplinary and collaborative research in a range of fields including human resources, industrial and workplace relations. It builds on the legacy from the former Australian Centre for Research in Employment and Work (ACREW) as well as the former National Key Centre in Industrial Relations which the Australian Research Council (ARC) had established at Monash in the 1980s.
International Education Group (IEG)
The International Specialised Skills Institute is an independent, national organisation that works with Australian governments, industry and education institutions to enable individuals to gain enhanced skills and experience in traditional trades, professions and leading-edge technologies. Its international Fellowship program supports many Australians and international leaders across a broad cross-section of industries and sectors to undertake applied international research that benefits economic development through vocational training, industry innovation and advancement.
The Institute for Trade Skills Excellence (ITSE) was a government-funded industry-led body established to promote and advance learning, teaching and training in Australian trades education and elevate the status of traditional trades and trades education as career choices. ITSE wound up its affairs at the end of 2009.
The Job Guide was a career development resource produced by the Commonwealth Department responsible for education and training for secondary school students. It provided information on jobs and their education and training pathways. The 2015 Job Guide was the final edition.
Jobs Australia is the national peak body which helps not-for-profit employment and community services all over Australia to provide assistance to disadvantaged communities and people, including assisting unemployed people to obtain and keep jobs.
Learning and Teaching Repository
The Learning and Teaching Repository contains a collection of higher education learning and teaching materials flowing from projects funded by the Australian Government from 1994-2018. The goal of the repository is to provide continued access to the resources produced by the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT), its predecessor bodies.
LH Martin Institute
The LH Martin Institute is the national institute for tertiary education leadership and management, based at the University of Melbourne.
The Mackenzie Research Institute (MRI), established in 2019, is an initiative of Holmesglen. Its purpose is to provide an evidence-based rationale for the reform of tertiary education in Australia. It aims to stimulate discussion and debate, undertake independent research into policy and practice in the vocational and higher education sectors, and advocate from a technical and further education perspective.
The Melbourne Institute, established in 1962, undertakes independent applied research on economic and social policy issues and contributes to the development of public policy in Australia. It is internationally renowned for its HILDA and MABEL Surveys, as well as its measurement of economic and social indicators.
The Mitchell Institute for Education and Health Policy at Victoria University was established in 2013. Its focus is on improving the education and health systems.
The Monash Commission was formed in April 2018 to conduct a series of independent, in-depth inquiries into public policy matters that Monash University sees as critical to Australia’s future, including considering possible models for the future of the Australian post-compulsory education system of vocational, higher and lifelong learning. The Commission is expected to run for 12-18 months.
The National Apprentice Employer Network (NAEN) is the national association representing a network of group training organisations (GTOs). GTOs directly employ apprentices and trainees and place them with host businesses. NAEN, formerly known as Group Training Australia, is Australia's largest employer network of apprentices and trainees.
National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE)
The National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE), based at Curtin University, is a research and policy centre funded by the Australian Government Department of Education. It provides national leadership in student equity in higher education, connecting research, policy and practice to improve higher education participation and success for marginalised and disadvantaged people.
The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) is the national body responsible for collecting, managing, analysing and communicating research and statistics on the Australian vocational education and training (VET) sector. NCVER is owned by the Commonwealth, state and territory ministers responsible for VET. It began operating as the TAFE National Centre (TNC) in 1981 and changed its name to the National Centre for Vocational Education Research in 1992.
The National Institute of Labour Studies (NILS) was an autonomous research institute within the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Flinders University. NILS specialised in research and consulting in the fields of work and labour markets.
The National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR) was established in 1989 with the aim of making more effective use of migrants' skills by providing information, advice and assistance in relation to the recognition of overseas qualifications and skills, and by assisting other countries in recognising Australian qualifications. In 2014, the Commonwealth Department of Education took on the role of managing qualifications recognition policy and the other activities formerly undertaken by NOOSR.
National Research Centre on Vocational Education and Training for Young People
The National Research Centre on Vocational Education and Training for Young People was a collaborative research centre of the University of Melbourne and RMIT University and an Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) research partner for 2000-2002 under the Key Vocational Education and Training Research Centres National Project. This research centre no longer exists.
National Training Information Service (NTIS)
► See Training.gov.au
The National Training Markets Research Centre (NTMRC) was a former collaborative research centre of the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) and the National Institute for Labour Studies (NILS).
The Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA) is a professional association of educators, instructional designers, educational researchers, education consultants, and administrators from across Australia and overseas involved in open and distance learning.
Open Learning Australia (OLA)
The Open Training and Education Network (OTEN) is the specialist distance education and open learning provider of TAFE NSW.
Open Universities Australia (OUA), founded in 1993 and originally known as Open Learning Australia (OLA), is an educational organisation which partners with universities to make tertiary education available to everyone, from anywhere, regardless of previous study experience.
The Australian Centre for Organisational, Vocational and Adult Learning (OVAL Research) was a key centre of the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). It was formed in 2002 through the amalgamation of the Research Centre for Vocational Education and Training (RCVET) and Research in Adult and Vocational Learning (RAVL). Its research focused on developing understandings of the relationship between learning and work. Oval Research was subsumed into the University's Centre for Research in Learning and Change in 2006.
RCVET was an Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) key vocational education and Ttaining (VET) research centre based at UTS. Its research focus included vocational learning and assessment, VET systems, participation in VET and VET policy.
RAVL was a cross-disciplinary research group made up of members from the UTS Faculty of Education. Its research focused on changes in work and the learning associated with it.
RAVE: Researching Adult and Vocational Education
RAVE is a research group of experienced researchers in adult and vocational education. It is based in the School of Education at Federation University.
Reading Writing Hotline
The Reading Writing Hotline is a free national telephone referral service for adults who want to improve their reading, writing, numeracy or computer literacy. Established in 1994, the Hotline connects callers with appropriate adult language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) services, and provides advice to employers, community organisations and volunteers.
► See OVAL Research
► See OVAL Research
The Social Policy Evaluation, Analysys and Research Centre (SPEAR) commenced in 2000 as a joint initiative between the then Australian Government Department of Family and Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaCSIA) and the Economics Group in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University.
Supporting And Linking Tradeswomen (SALT) is a non-profit incorporated organisation which began in 2009 to provide a support network for tradeswomen, apprentices and women who wish to enter the trades. It provides avenues for women to meet other tradeswomen and advocates for change, enabling women to train and work in the trades.
TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) is the peak national body incorporated to represent Australia's national network of publicly owned Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutes and university TAFE divisions, and the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC). It was established by TAFE directors in 1998.
The TAFE NSW International Centre for VET Teaching and Learning (ICVET) provided professional development and support to vocational education and training (VET) teachers and trainers. Its focus was on promoting new ideas and practice in VET teaching and learning.
The Vocational Education and Assessment Centre (VEAC) was a former research centre based at Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE, and later TAFE NSW. Its research focused on delivery and assessment in the VET sector. In 2005, it joined with the Professional Development Network of TAFE NSW to become ICVET.
Training Products Australia (TPA) was a business unit of TVET Australia responsible for providing training and reference materials for the vocational education and training(VET) sector. It was formerly known as Australian Training Products (ATP) and before that as the ACTRAC Products Limited (APTL). It closed in September 2011.
training.com.au was a web portal developed in conjunction with state and territory training authorities and the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) to provide a single point of access to a range of vocational education and training (VET) information, products and services in Australia. The website was decommissioned in 2012.
Training.gov.au is the official national register on vocational education and training (VET) in Australia which replaced the National Training Information Service (NTIS) in July 2011. It provides authoritative information on training packages, qualifications, accredited courses, units of competency, skill sets and registered training organisations (RTOs). Training.gov.au is managed by the Department of Industry on behalf of state and territory governments.
The NTIS was developed by federal and state governments to provide access to current and emerging training market information and products in vocational education and training. It comprised a database of vocational education and training accredited courses, competency standards, training packages, and training providers.
TVET Australia was a ministerial company owned by the Commonwealth, state and territory Ministers responsible for training. It was established by the then Ministerial Council for Vocational and Technical Education (MCVTE) on 18 November 2005 to provide responsive and high quality services to support the National Training System. TVET Australia closed on 30th September 2011.
Universities Australia is the peak body for Australian universities and provides expert policy advice, analysis and statistical evidence, and media commentary on higher education.
Velg Training is a member serving organisation that has provided vocational education and training (VET) professional development and consulting services since 2003. Its members include registered training organisations (RTOs) across Australia, including VET practitioners, teachers, trainers, assessors, TAFE teaching professionals, enterprise trainers and assessors, industry experts and other VET professionals.
The VET Development Centre (VDC) was established in 2005 by the Victorian Government to promote the development of and raise the professional standing of people working in the vocational education and training (VET) Sector. VDC delivers and facilitates Victorian Government funded continuing professional learning and evaluation activities to the Victorian VET workforce.
The VET Practitioner Research Network (VPRN) is a collaborative network of vocational education and training (VET) practitioners, researchers, educators and organisations committed to VET practitioner research. The network provides a gateway to the identification and location of services and resources and dissemination of practitioner research which can be utilised to inform and improve VET strategy and practice.
VETNet is a national repository for documents relating to the national vocational education and training (VET) sector, in particular, the companion volumes to training packages. VETNet was commissioned by the former Commonwealth Department of Education and Training.
VETnetwork Australia was a national professional association established in 1995 for teachers, trainers, career advisors, program coordinators and administrative and support personnel working in the area of vocational learning and youth transition. It closed in late 2016.
The Victorian Adult Literacy and Basic Education Council (VALBEC) is a not-for-profit professional organisation representing the adult literacy, numeracy and basic education fields in Victoria. Its core business is to provide information and professional development support for its members and the wider field.
The Victorian TAFE Association (VTA) is the peak body for Victoria's TAFE network, representing Victorian TAFE institutes and dual sector universities at both state and federal levels. It was formed in 1999 when the Association of TAFE Institutes (ATI) merged with the Victorian Association of TAFE Directors (VICAD). ATI was initially the TAFE College Councils Association of Victoria (TCCAV).
VISTA Association of VET Professionals
VISTA was the peak association for professionals working in the vocational education and training (VET) sector in Victoria from 1979 to 2015. It worked towards enhancing VET professional practice in delivery and management and convened a range of personal and professional development seminars, conferences and forums for its members.
Vocational Education and Assessment Centre (VEAC)
Vocational Education Coordinators Online was a website for people involved in vocational education and training (VET) programs in Australian schools (VETiS), especially for co-ordinators of structured workplace learning programs. It was developed by the Australian Student Traineeship Foundation (ASTF) in partnership with Aussie SchoolHouse in 1997. In 2009, the VECO website was merged with Enterprise and Career Education Foundation (ECEF), which had succeeded ASTF.
VOCEDplus, formerly VOCED, is a free international research database and repository for tertiary education, especially as it relates to workforce needs, skills development, and social inclusion. It encompasses vocational education and training (VET), higher education, adult and community education, informal learning, and VET in Schools.
First launched in 1989, it is produced by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). It is funded by Australian Commonwealth, state and territory Governments and is endorsed by the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre in Bonn, Germany.
VOCSTATS is a tool produced by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) that allows users to construct their own tables, via an interactive web interface, using databases containing data from various NCVER collections.
Women in Adult and Vocational Education (WAVE) is a national network of women involved in vocational education and training (VET), adult and community education (ACE), and the broad field of work-related education and training.
Women in Vocational Education and Training (WINVET) was a network for women involved in technical and vocational education and training in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region to access information and discuss issues and ideas. This network no longer exists.
The Work-based Education Research Centre (WERC) was located at Victoria University and undertook theoretical and applied research and development projects that examined learning in the workplace.
The Workplace Research Centre (WRC), formerly known as the Australian Centre for Industrial Relations Research and Training (ACIRRT), was a research centre based at the University of Sydney. The Centre's charter was to 'inform, advise and educate' employers, governments, unions and non-government organisations by providing them with the evidence-based, practical and accurate policy advice they need to make decisions. The Centre closed on 31 December 2014.
WorkSkill Australia Foundation
► See WorldSkills Australia
WorldSkills Australia, formerly WorkSkill Australia Foundation, is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1982 to promote the standards and status of vocational training and job skills, and to encourage young Australians to celebrate vocational education and training (VET).
The Youth Research Centre (YRC), based at the University of Melbourne, conducts projects in partnership with a range of stakeholders that focus on the early years through to young adulthood and on the institutions and organisations that serve their needs.