Social Research Centre

Vocational Education and Training Priority Cohorts Research Project

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Research Areas

Workforce +
Economy

Project Status

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Intention
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Insights
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Impact

Investment in skills development is a key government interest, particularly for building worker resilience against structural changes in the economy. People from Regional, Rural and Remote locations were identified as one of the priority cohorts for investment and this project focused on exploring how well people living in RRR areas are supported to commence, undertake, and complete VET. The project also identified barriers that prevent their successful participation in the skills and training system.  

Partner

Department of Employment and Workplace Relations

Aims + Outcomes

The aim of this research was to assist the department in understanding how well people living in regional, rural and remote locations are supported to commence, undertake, and complete VET and the barriers that prevent their successful participation in the skills and training system. 

Key insights from this research centred around four themes: 

  • Boosting information and outreach to support people making decisions and choices regarding VET participation. 
  • Student-centred approaches to support and delivery that is in-person and accessible. 
  • Core skills support focused on foundational and employability skills and building student confidence. 
  • Improving accessibility and quality of course coordination.

Methods

The methodology for this project included:  

  • desktop research  
  • six key informant interviews and eight stakeholder consultations  
  • an online survey of RTO representatives 
  • a three day online community with 45 prospective, current and former VET students. 

 

Insight

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1 in 10

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Impact

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Reports

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Full Analysis Report

Exposure and the impact on attitudes of the 2019-20 Australian Bushfires

Full Analysis Report

Exposure and the impact on attitudes of the 2019-20 Australian Bushfires

Full Analysis Report

Exposure and the impact on attitudes of the 2019-20 Australian Bushfires

Full Analysis Report

Exposure and the impact on attitudes of the 2019-20 Australian Bushfires

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FAQs

How will the information be used?

Participation is always voluntary, but your participation is important.

Why? Because it ensures representativeness and that results can be projected to the population.

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  • Randomly generated by computer, using known telephone exchange prefixes
  • Randomly selected from available telephone directories
  • Provided to us by our clients.

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Resources

Full Analysis Report (Population Health Test)

Full Analysis Report (Population Health Test)

Get in touch

Contact

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If you would like to speak to a member of the research team, you can call the Ministry of Health hotline on 1800 620 277. The hours of operation are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday to speak to somebody. At other times, leave a message and someone will call back.