Research & Projects

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

A three-year project funded by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) to investigate how to improve pathways within education, within work and between them.

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The Changing Academic Profession

This project examines the nature and extent of changes experienced by the academic profession in recent years.

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VET Leadership for the Future: Contexts, Characteristics & Capabilities

The LH Martin Institute and the Australian Council for Educational Research have completed a new study, VET Leadership for the Future: Characteristics, Contexts and Capabilities, drawing together reviews, prior research and a national survey of 327 practising VET leaders to define strategies for identifying and developing future leaders, in response to the looming succession crisis.

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VET Leadership Capability Study

This study has produced a research-based understanding of the contexts and capabilities that underpin effective leadership in vocational education and training.

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Higher Education in TAFE

Funded by the National Vocational Education and Training Research and Evaluation (NVETRE), this project explored the growth of higher education provision in TAFE.

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Pathways and Programs Project

Commissioned by the Australian Qualifications Framework Council, this project involved a research report on pathways and programs in tertiary education in Australia.

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Graduate Destination Survey (GDS) Enhancement Project

Led by Assoc Prof Hamish Coates, this ACER project redesigned and redeveloped Australia's national Graduate Destination Survey. Its recommendations led to the adoption and development of a new national survey model.

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Investigations of Outcomes-based Auditing

On behalf of the Victorian Qualifications Authority, this project identified a series of measures to inform an outcomes-based approach to auditing registered training providers. Outcomes of this work led to the subsequent development of the Australian Quality Training Framework quality indicators for registered training providers.

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Community College Research Project

Commissioned by Griffith University, Southbank Institute of TAFE and the Queensland Department of Employment and Training, Assoc Prof Leesa Wheelahan researched the extent to which the North American community college model could be applied to Australia, with particular emphasis on the contemporary arts, creative technologies and new media industries.

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Recognition of Prior Learning in Australia

Commissioned by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Advisory Board, this consortium examined recognition of prior learning policy and practice in post-compulsory education and training and developed AQF principles and operational guidelines for post-compulsory education and training in Australia.

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