AVETRA 16th Annual Conference Fremantle – Western Australia

VET Research At the Edge – Training for Diversity and Change

3rd – 5th April  2013
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Programme 2013
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Papers 2013.

Keynote Presentation 3
THE FUTURE FOR VET AND VET RESEARCH IN AUSTRALIA
Stephen Billett

Presentation

Abstract 1®
WORKERS ON TEMPORARY 457 VISAS: IMPLICATIONS FOR FUTURE TRAINING AND SKILLING OF AUSTRALIANS
Llandis Barratt-Pugh, Susanne Bahn, Ghialy Yap
ECU, Centre for Innovative Practice, School of Management, WA, Australia

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Abstract 4
LEARNING ACROSS COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE
Adeline Yuen Sze Goh
Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

Abstract 5
DUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP PROVIDES THE PATHWAY TO SUCCESS
David Rhodes
Kormilda College, Darwin,NT,  Australia

Abstract 6
VET IN SCHOOLS: WHERE IS THE VALUE?
Helen Spiers
Kormilda College, Darwin, NT, Australia

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Abstract 7®
ENHANCING DELIBERATE REFLECTIVE PRACTICE USING SITUATED TECHNOLOGY-ENHANCED LEARNING WITH TABLETS
Selena Chan
Christchurch Polytechnic Insitute of Technology, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Abstract 8®
INSTITUTIONALLY-BASED RESEARCH AND EVALUATION TO ADVISE PRACTICE: MESSAGES AND LESSONS FROM THREE PROJECTS
Hugh Guthrie
Victoria University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Abstract 9®
KEEPING UP WITH THE JONES’: UPDATING OF PROFESSIONALS IN KNOWLEDGE-LEADING ORGANISATIONS
Berwyn Clayton
Victoria University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Abstract 10®
TELL ME THE OLD, OLD STORY OR NEW MESSAGES?  A HALF CENTURY OF INQUIRY INTO VET TEACHER DEVELOPMENT
Berwyn Clayton, Hugh Guthrie
Victoria University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Abstract 11
PRACTICAL STRATEGIES TO FACILITATE SELF-REGULATED LEARNING IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING BUSINESS STUDENTS
Christine Liveris
Central Institute of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia

Abstract 12
HI-VIZ LEARNING: THE TRANSFORMATION OF ASSESSMENT ON-THE-JOB FOR CARPENTRY APPRENTICES
Karen Vaughan, Andrew Kear
New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Wellington, New Zealand

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Abstract 13
A HISTORY OF TRADE TRAINING IN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
Mike Brown
Latrobe University, VIC, Australia

Abstract 14
THE 2012-2013 GENGREEN 3 SURVEY: APPRENTICE AND TRAINEE PERCEPTIONS ON DEVELOPING SKILLS FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Mike Brown, Fabian Sack, Damon Cartledge
Latrobe University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Abstract 15®
MPLEMENTING AN INTERVENTION TO ASSIST CERTIFICATE IV STUDENTS TO SUCCESSFULLY TRANSITION TO UNDERGRADUATE STUDY
Keith McNaught
University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle, WA, Australia

Abstract 16
DEMOGRAPHIC AND TERTIARY EDUCATION AND TRAINING PATTERNS OF OVERSEAS-BORN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE WORKERS
Alicia Boyle, Kate Golebiowska, Denise Horvath
Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT, Australia

Abstract 17®
IMPROVING IMAGINATION SKILLS IN ORDER TO ASSIST ABSTRACTIVE LEARNING
Kenneth Meyer
CSU, Wagga, Australia, TAFE Riverina Institute, Wagga, NSW, Australia

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Abstract 18
THE MARKET VALUE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE:  PROVIDING EQUITY AND PATHWAYS FOR DISADVANTAGED YOUNG PEOPLE VIA SBNA
Cate Thompson
Berengarra Monbash Pathways, VIC, Australia

Abstract 19
AN AWKWARD SYMBIOSIS: THE SIGNIFICANCE OF A GROWING NUMBER OF RE-ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE RELYING ON VET
George Myconos
Research & Policy Centre, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Abstract 20®
SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC OUTCOMES FROM VET IN SCHOOLS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: INITIAL FINDINGS FROM AN AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL LONGITUDINAL STUDY
Errol Cocks, Stian H Thoresen
Centre for Research into Disability and Society, School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia

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Abstract 21
THE CORRELATION BETWEEN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY USE AND STUDENTS’ GRADES AT YANBU UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Abdulkareem Alalwani
Yanbu University College, Yanbu Alsinaiyah, Saudi Arabia

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Abstract 22
REVISITING VET PATHWAYS TO HIGHER EDUCATION: BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD!
Janelle Davis, Rose Cutts
University of Western Sydney, Penrith, NSW, Australia

Abstract 24®
HOW DID OUR DESERT GROW? WITH FLUORO SHIRTS ON PLANES LINED UP IN ROWS
John Guenther1, Alicia Boyle2
1Flinders University, Adelaide, SA, Australia, 2Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT, Australia

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Abstract 25®
USING STUDENT OUTCOME SURVEY DATA FOR INSTITUTIONAL PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT
Peter Fieger
NCVER, Adelaide, SA, Australia

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Abstract 26®
AT THE LEADING EDGE: ENACTING VET IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY
Don Zoellner
Charles Darwin University, Alice Springs, NT, Australia

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Abstract 27
A VET OUTBOUND MOBILITY PROGRAM AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK: PROBLEMS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Jennifer Walsh, Hugh Guthrie
Victoria University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Abstract 28
INSTRUCTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND VET TEACHERS: A MIXED METHODS STUDY OF EDUCATIONAL CHANGE
Rebecca Saunders
Murdoch University, WA, Australia

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Abstract 29
SCHOLARSHIP IN VET: NAMING AND CLAIMING A RESEARCH CULTURE IN TAFE
Denise Stevens1, Nita Schultz2
1VET Development Centre, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 2Victorian TAFE Association, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Abstract 31
BUILDING RESEARCHER CAPACITY AMONG VET PRACTITIONERS: NCVER’S COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE SCHOLARSHIP
Georgina Atkinson
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Adelaide, SA, Australia

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Abstract 32
A COURSE FOR A LIFETIME
Linda Simon1, Annette Bonnici2
1WAVE, NSW, Australia, 2TAFE NSW Northern Sydney Institute, NSW, Australia

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Abstract 33
EXPLORING THE CONTRIBUTION OF E-LEARNING TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO LEARNING
Garima Verma, Catherine Raffaele, Damian Oliver
Workplace Research Centre, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Abstract 35
STORIES FROM THE (OTHER) EDGE: WHY DO EXISTING WORKERS WANT A DIPLOMA QUALIFICATION?
Mark Doran, Alicia Toohey
Southbank Institute of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

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Abstract 36
CAN SELF-REGULATION OF LEARNING THEORY HELP TO IMPROVE FARMERS’ LEARNING OUTCOMES ON CLIMATE RISK MANAGEMENT?
Janet Conte1, Catherine Baudains2, Tom Lyons2
1Department of Agriculture and Food, WA, Australia, 2Murdoch University, WA, Australia

Abstract 37
FROM POLICY TO PRACTICE: IMPROVING CLIENT SATISFACTION
Melanie Sorensen, Jill Jamieson
Challenger Institute of Technology, Fremantle, WA, Australia

Abstract 39®
USING PERSONALITY DIMENSIONS FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION: EVALUATING THEIR EFFECTIVENESS FOR PREDICTING SUCCESSFUL TRAINING OUTCOMES
Joe Pagnoccolo
Swinburne University, Hawthorn, VIC, Australia,

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Abstract 40®
EVALUATING STRATEGIC EFFECTIVENESS IN COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE
Mei-Tai Chu
La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Abstract 42
TEACHER IDENTITY AND TRANSFORMATION THROUGH CRITICAL PEDAGOGY: CHALLENGES AND MODELS OF TEACHING TEACHERS IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET)
Jennifer K Miles1, Jane Court2
1Monash University, VIC, Australia, 2Chisholm of TAFE, VIC, Australia

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Abstract 43
INCORPORATING LLN INTO VET PRACTICE
Les Retford
The Queensland VET Development Centre, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

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Abstract 44
WEB-BASED KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT FOR THAI VOCATIONAL TEACHER
Prachyanun Nilsook, Panita Wannapiroon
King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

Abstract 45
RETHINKING PEDAGOGIC INNOVATION IN VET: NEGOTIATING THE ‘IN-BETWEEN’ SPACES
Melinda Waters
VET Development Centre, VIC, Australia

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Abstract 46
HOW DO STUDENTS CREDITING THEIR LEARNING FROM VET TO HIGHER EDUCATION PERFORM?
Amanda Torr, Iain
Polytechnic West, WA, Australia

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Abstract 48
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND COMPLETION SUCCESS IN CHILDREN’S SERVICES QUALIFICATIONS
Sian Halliday Wynes, Sinan Gemici, John Stanwick
NCVER, Adelaide, SA, Australia

Abstract 49®
“YOU ARE NO LONGER CREATIVE WHEN YOU GIVE UP”: TECHNICAL THEATRE’S CREATIVE SLEIGHT OF HAND
Renee Newman-Storen, Maggi Phillips
WAAPA at ECU, Perth, WA, Australia

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Abstract 50
SCOPING THE TERRITORY: BUILDING A FRAMEWORK FOR EVALUATING THE EVIDENCE BASE TO INFORM THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE VET WORKFORCE
Michele Simons, Roger Harris
University of South Australia, SA, Australia

Abstract 51®
THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE EQUESTRIAN SYLLABUS: EQUITATION SCIENCE IN TERTIARY EDUCATION
Susan Jane Maw
Murdoch University, Perth, WA, Australia

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Abstract 52
EXPANDING VET OFF SHORE USING CONTEMPORARY INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR LOCAL TEACHING
Priscilla Shorne1, Vivienne Scott2
1West Coast Institute of Training, Perth, WA, Australia, 2Central Institute of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia

Abstract 53
INNOVATIVE SERVICE MODELS TO SUPPORT ACCESS AND EQUITY: EVALUATION OF SIX VICTORIAN PROGRAMS
Justin Brown
Australian Council for Educational Research, VIC, Australia

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Abstract 55®
IDENTITY ON THE EDGE: THE IMPACT OF RISK, COMPLIANCE AND PERFORMATIVITY ON VET PRACTITIONER IDENTITY
Elli McGavin
Deakin University, VIC,  Australia

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Abstract 56
INNOVATION: TRANSGRESSIVE MOVEMENTS WHEN WORKING WITH KNOWLEDGE IN AN ENVIRONMENT OF RAPID CHANGE
Lorraine White-Hancock, Teresa Seddon
Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Abstract 57
BUILDING FOUNDATIONS FOR OCCUPATIONS OR ONE-WAY TICKETS TO LOW SKILLED JOBS? HOW EFFECTIVE IS VET IN SCHOOLS?
Kira Clarke
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Abstract 58®
USING IMMERSIVE 3D COMPUTER GAMES TO HELP ENGAGE LEARNERS AND DELIVER SKILL SETS
Mark O’Rourke
Victoria University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Abstract 59®
ARE DIPLOMAS BEING SUPPLANTED BY BACHELOR DEGREES?
Nick Fredman1, Gavin Moodie2
1The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 2RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Abstract 60®
DEFINING VOCATIONAL STREAMS: INSIGHTS FROM ENGINEERING, AGRICULTURE, FINANCIAL SERVICES AND HEALTHCARE AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
Serena Yu, Tanya Bretherton
University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Abstract 61
STANDARDS AND DIVERSITY, OR WHAT TRAINERS DO WITH COMPETENCIES
Steven Hodge
University of Ballarat, Ballarat, VIC, Australia

Abstract 62
THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY AND INDUSTRY NEEDS ON VET:  AN EXAMINATION OF THE REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS OF VET PRACTITIONERS
Peter Jansen1, Jennifer Archer2, Barry McKnight2
1Hunter Institute, Newcastle NSW, Australia, 2University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia

Abstract 63®
INCREASED CALMNESS AND INTENSITY OF FOCUS, FOR BOTH TRAINER AND TRAINEE, THROUGH THE SOLFEGGIO FREQUENCY ARPEGGIATION (SOLFA) MIND-BODY INTERVENTION TECHNIQUE
Josef Hewber
Murdoch University, Perth, WA, Australia

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Abstract 64®
PERSON-CENTRED QUALIFICATIONS: VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FOR THE AGED CARE AND DISABILITY SERVICES SECTORS
Mary Leahy
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Abstract 65®
EDUCATION FOR DIVERSE AND PRODUCTIVE FUTURES: A WHITE WOMAN LEARNING FROM ABORIGINAL VOICES
Roslyn (Rose) Carnes
Murdoch University, Rockingham Campus, WA, Australia

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Abstract 67
NOT JUST A DREAM: ABORIGINAL STUDENT PATHWAYS TO HIGHER LEVEL QUALIFICATIONS IN TAFE NSW
Jennifer Raines, Susan Roy, Joanne Favretto
TAFE Strategy, TAFE NSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Board of Vocational Education and Training, NSW, Australia

Abstract 69
TECHNOLOGY, PEDAGOGY AND CONTENT KNOWLEDGE IN ACTION: PERSPECTIVES OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING TEACHERS FROM A REGIONAL WESTERN AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE
Teresa O’Brien
Murdoch, Perth, WA, Australia

Abstract 70
GRADED ASSESSMENT OF STUDENTS OF VET SUBJECTS IN YEARS 11-12 TO FACILITATE ADMISSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION
Hayden Downing
University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, Australia

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Abstract 72®
THE ROLE OF VET IN TRANSITIONING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
Louise Fitzgerald1, Judith Cross2, Rosemary Raper3
1Australian School of Business, UNSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2TAFE NSW SI, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 3Consultant, Language, Literacy, Numeracy, Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Abstract 73
“WRONG WAY – GO BACK”: PREVENTING EDUCATIONAL PATHWAYS FROM VET INTO HIGHER EDUCATION FROM BECOMING DEAD ENDS
Madeleine Laming, Mandy Kelly
Murdoch University, WA, Australia

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Abstract 74®
DEVELOPING COMPETENCE AND CAPABILITY: MINERAL REPORTING IN THE MINING INDUSTRY
Jacqui Coombes
Edith Cowan University, WA, Australia

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Abstract 75
DIRECTION, CONNECTIONS AND FLOW: ANALYSING AND APPLYING AQF DESCRIPTORS TO PROGRAM AND COURSE DESIGN
David McLean
RMIT, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Abstract 77
A PATHOLOGY OF TRAINING AND LEARNING: ATTRACTING AND RETAINING STUDENTS IN A BIOMEDICAL VET PROGRAM
Rosalind Carter2, Carmel Ellis-Gulli1, Yalta Dabbene1
1TAFE NSW, Sydney Institute, NSW, Australia, 2UTS, Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Abstract 78®
HARNESSING LEARNING: RETAINING MATURE AGE MANAGERS’ KNOWLEDGE WANDA PRYOR SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, CENTRE FOR INNOVATIVE PRACTICE, EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Wanda Pryor
Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA, Australia

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Abstract 79
ENGAGING IN MIXED SECTOR SCHOLARLY PRACTICE
Melanie Williams
timeFUTURE Consulting, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Abstract 81
FUTURE TRENDS IN 2013 AND BEYOND: A PERSPECTIVE  FROM THE HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES INDUSTRY SKILLS COUNCIL
Brendan Goodger
Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Abstract 82

LEARNER VOICE: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF LEARNER NEEDS IN AUSTRALIA, UK, IRELAND AND NORWAY
Annette Foley, Barry Golding, Lawrie Angus, Peter Lavender
University of Ballarat, VIC, Australia

Abstract 83®
NORMAL AND RISKY TRANSITIONS: THE ROLE OF GENDER, EDUCATION AND CAPITAL IN SKILLED MIGRATION IN AUSTRALIA
Sue Webb, Denise Beale, Miriam Faine
Monash University, VIC, Australia

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Abstract 85®
THE EMERGING PROFILE OF AUSTRALIAN LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT SPECIALISTS
Steven Hodge1, Erica Smith1, Llandis Barratt-Pugh2
1University of Ballarat, VIC, Australia, 2Edith Cowan University, Centre for Innovative Practice, WA, Australia

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