Category Archives: Research and reports

NFSS research: Stories from the field

You are invited to be a part of research titled ‘Stories From The Field’. The Stories From The Field presentation is being used across Australia to capture the stories of LLN and Foundation Skills teachers. It is all about capturing stories …

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Special Edition of LLinE devoted to PIAAC

A special edition of LLinE devoted to PIAAC is available from here. LLinE is a trans-European journal dedicated to the advancement of adult education, lifelong learning, intercultural collaboration and best practice research.

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Report – Quality assessments: practice and perspectives

NCVER Report: Quality assessments: practice and perspectives, by Sinan Gemici, Josie Misko, John Stanwick, Sian Halliday-Wyne. The quality and rigour of assessments in vocational education and training (VET) have been a key concern of VET policy-makers. This potentially raises issues with the credibility of …

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NCVER Research grants awarded

Seven research grants have been awarded to investigate current issues in the vocational education and training sector, through the National Vocational Education and Training Research (NVETR) program. Funding has been awarded to: Shedding light: private RTOs training for young early …

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Report – Disengagement of Mature Age People from the Labour Force: Reasons, Financial Outcomes and Access to Training

Following the recent announcement of the increase in the eligibility age for the Age Pension to 70 years in 2035, this report from the National Seniors Productive Aging Centre provides a timely analysis of the types of workers most at …

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Measures of adult literacy and numeracy (NZ)

This paper explores the relationship between the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey and the NZ Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool. Exploring the relationship between these two measures can give us a clearer understanding of the Assessment …

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Literacy and numeracy skills and labour market outcomes in Australia

                This paper, released on 29 May 2014, profiles the literacy and numeracy skills of Australia’s adult population and assesses how important they are for two labour market outcomes – employment and wages. …

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Getting it Right: Foundation Skills for the Workforce

      The Australian Industry Group report, Getting it Right: Foundation Skills for the Workforce, discusses the need for workplaces in Australia to increase productivity by improving the current level of workforce foundation skills as a matter of national urgency. The …

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OECD Skills Outlook 2013

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) promotes policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. This first OECD Skills Outlook presents the initial results of the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), which evaluates the skills of adults …

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FSWD – Scoping the National Foundation Skills Professional Standards Framework

Through National Foundation Skills Strategy for Adults Australian Governments have committed to explore the opportunity to develop professional standards for practitioners. A professional standards framework has the potential to sustain and stimulate practitioners in their professional practice and advance the standing …

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