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Vocations: the link between post-compulsory education and the labour market

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These seminars will explore and understand the implications of the three-year Vocations project commissioned by NCVER and carried out by an LH Martin Institute-led consortium. The project (full title 'Vocations: the link between post-compulsory education and the labour market') proposes fundamental change for the way post-compulsory education is structured as a pathway into the labour market, not only for a first qualification but for additional qualifications over time.

The model of vocational streams provides a framework for creating better connections between qualifications and jobs. This will allow individuals to be more adaptable and able to move between positions within broad field of practice rather than a narrow/specific occupation. The Research suggests that this will provide graduates with more transferable skills giving them capacity to adapt to rapidly changing conditions within the industry. The research has major implications for the social partners of government, industry, unions, accrediting bodies and educational providers, and suggests a cohesive advisory model which works together on developing  vocation streams.

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Suitable for

Senior leaders and decision makers related to VET in Schools, vocational education and higher education providers, government, unions, employers and industry associations.

Learning outcomes

Participants will:

  • discuss with a diverse expert panel their respective perspectives on the research and implications for implementation
  • gain an appreciation and understanding the findings and recommendations of the three year research project
  • consider the implementation issues for education providers and educational pathways across the tertiary education sector
  • explore the impact on employment, employers and progression within career pathways
  • workshop the findings with suggestions for government in considering the research findings.

Presenters and Facilitators:

  • Professor John Buchanan, Director, Workplace Research Centre, The University of Sydney.
  • Ms Jodieann Dawe, National Manager, Research and Business Development, NCVER.
  • Mr Stephen Conway, Chief Executive Officer, TasTAFE.
  • Ms Jenny Gale, Secretary, Department of Education
  • Dr Chrissie Berryman, General Manager, Skills Tasmania


  • Associate Professor Ruth Schubert, Associate Director, LH Martin Institute

Date and venue

25 February 2016

Lecture Theaters A4-14 to A4-15
TasTAFE, Campbell St Campus
75 Campbell St, Hobart, 
TAS 7000


$250 (ex. GST)


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More information

For further queries regarding the seminars please contact the LH Martin Institute at or call +61 3 8344 0756.

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Jointly held with the NCVER
Jointly held with the NCVER