TLISC Supports Two NCVER-Sponsored Research Projects
TLISC is pleased to announce that it is involved with two research projects that have been awarded grants by the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER).
A total of seven research grants were awarded by NCVER as part of a targeted funding program which seeks to address the following issues in the Australian VET sector:
- Quality, flexibility and responsiveness within the training system
- The role of employers and industry in on-the-job skills formation and structured training arrangements
- Impact of changing economic conditions on individuals and the role of training.
The first research project, titled ‘Employer-supported training: prevalence, enablers and barriers’ will be undertaken by the Centre for the Economics of Education and Training (CEET) at Monash University, in collaboration with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). The project includes an initial investigation of the extent and outcomes of employer-supported training in a broad range of industries and occupations, followed by an in-depth analysis of employer-provided training in the transport and logistics industries. TLISC will directly support this project by facilitating stakeholder consultations in the transport and logistics industries, in order to identify the barriers and enablers to training from a firm perspective.
The second project, ‘Cross-occupational skill transferability: challenges and opportunities in a changing economy’, will be undertaken by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). It will investigate the level of skills transferability that currently exists between growing and declining occupations, and the degree to which training packages facilitate employment mobility through the development of transferable skills. It will also examine the practices of employers and employment support agencies and their effectiveness in realising the skills transferability potential embedded in the VET system. This work builds on earlier research that RMIT has completed for TLISC.
Both research projects are expected to be completed by the end of 2015. Updates will be provided as the projects progress.