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2000 Conference Abstracts and Papers

Katrina Ball, Josie Misko and Andrew Smith
The training needs of older workers
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Llandis Barratt-Pugh
In search of truths: pursuing the illusions of objectivity or mirroring the processes of learning?
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Rowena Bell, Sue Kilpatrick and Peter Kilpatrick
Vocational Education and Training in rural schools: education for the community
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Robin Booth
Competency Based Assessment — One minute wonder or here to stay? Practitioners’ Attitudes to Assessment in 2000
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Christine Owen and Helen Bound
Strategic alliances and the new world of work: some preliminary findings
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Graeme Brown
Statistical clearing house: reducing the burden of business surveys
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Michael Brown
Work-related learning and changing the nature of work
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Gerald Burke
Improving the incentive for investment in learning by adults
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George Campbell (Presenter: Janelle Moy)
Relationship between course design, delivery and course outcomes
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Merilyn Childs
The seductive hope of educational work
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Paul Hager, John Garrick and Suzanne Crowley
Generic Competencies and Workplace Reform in the Australian Construction Industry
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Jenni Devereaux
The changing nature of work and the new politics of literacy: implications for VET in Australia
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Catherine M. Down
Key competencies in training packages
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Catherine M. Down
Facilitating educational growth: the use of learning mentors in the DipFE program
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Daryl Dymock and Rod Gerber
Unintergrated training? Exploring links between off-and on-the-job learning
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Ian Falk
Social capital and VET: The role of partnerships and enabling leadership.
Partnerships and enabling leadership in VET: develop social capital
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Brett Freeland
Apprentices and trainees in Australian small and medium sized enterprises
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Jennifer Gibb
Identifying research themes and priorities for the National VET Research and Evaluation Program
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Barry Golding and Kevin Vallence
The university — VET transition
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Annette Green
Voices in VET: What is it like to be involved in VET programs in schools?
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Paul Hanrahan
Work as paid employment: Why is it changing and Why is it all happening? — An Australian perspective
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Roger Harris and Michele Simons
Trying to hit a moving target: A study of perspectives and practices in VET staff development
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Roger Harris and Michele Simons
“There are workplace trainers and then there are workplace trainers”: Re-conceptualising their role as workers and trainers
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Stewart Hase
Measuring organisational capability: beyond competence
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Sarah Hayman
VET research information from around the world: VOCED — Australia’s international Vocational Education and Training research database
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Anne Herbert
Collaborative insider research in VET
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Doug Hill and Sarojni Choy
Managing a case study approach in VET research to address the funding agency’s criteria
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Sonnie Hopkins
Researching VET and the voluntary sector: getting started
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Keir Kirkby
“I am still studying, l just have not finished” — research into the reasons for student non-completion at OTEN-DE
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Michael Singh and Peter Kell
English Rules OK? English Language Training and Its Role in Selling the Global Local Englishes
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Sue Kilpatrick, Susan Johns and Ted Rosenblatt
Contributions of VET to regional communities
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Lola Krogh
Lifelong learning in the new millenium — a shared responsibility approach
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Michaela Kronemann
Learning from history: Towards a new deal for TAFE
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Christopher Lawson and Wayne Beswick
Young people in new apprenticeships measuring participation for life long learning
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Rose Lewanski and Jenny Minter
Admin training company’s best scenarios
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Douglas Maclean
A case study in collaboration between industry and a VET institution delivering a quality assurance program to diary farmers
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Tom Maxwell, David Laird and Robyn Smyth
Selected software packages provide a powerful toolkit for research into VET
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John McIntyre
Reporting on patterns of local participation in VET: findings from a study of Melbourne postcodes
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Phillip McKenzie
Using longitudinal data for research on VET
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Cathy McNickle
Practice firms — just how valuable are they? Some business partners perspectives
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Josie Misko, Jan Patterson and Rosemary Markotic
The effectiveness of work-place training and assessment practices in on-job traineeships
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John Mitchell
The impact of E-commerce on Online learning systems in the VET sector
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Dianne Mulcahy and Pauline James
What skill? Whose knowing?: Futures for CBT
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Tom Murphy and Patrick Bradbery
TAFE as a proactive partner in VET in Schools
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Wayne Beswick, David Ray, Christopher Lawson and Clare O’Brien
Attrition in apprenticeships — some recent research results and future research needs
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Suzanne O’Keefe
Management education — a case study. Student perceptions of the role of the employer in formal off-the-job education
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Oanh Phan and Katrina Ball
Outcomes from enabling courses
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Heather Pitt
Selling TAFE Short: are VCE business students deterred from choosing the TAFE option?
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Louise Watson and Beverley Pope
A cross-sectoral examination of equity and access data
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David Boud, Clive Chappell, John McIntyre, Nicky Solomon, Colin Symes and Mark Tennant
The RAVL Symposium: New questions about work and learning
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Ann Rice
The leadership of change — a TAFE study
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Erica Smith, Roger Harris, Michele Simons, Maddy Harford and Ian Robertson
Evaluating on and off-job approaches to learning and assessment in apprenticeships and traineeships
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Bruce Rowlands
How owner/managers decide to participate with new apprenticeships for the first time?: A grounded theory approach
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Helen Modra, Terri Seddon and Peter Waterhouse
Exploring capacity-building
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Peter Shanahan
Police culture and the learning organisation; A relationship? Preliminary findings
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Andy Smith
Mapping VET Research: towards a new agenda
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C. Selby Smith
The Impact of VET Research
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Erica Smith
Teenagers’ full-time work and learning: a case study in what research findings say about policy, practice, theory and further research possibilities
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Peter J Smith
Preparing learners and workplaces in the effective use of flexible delivery for workforce training
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Jane Stewart
Implementing training packages: bringing learning into focus
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Heather Symons and Michele Simons
Trainee and apprentice retention and attrition in Australia
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Heather Symons
Measuring performance: using surveys for institutional feedback and planning
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Merilyn Childs and Regine Wagner
Workbased learning as critical social pedagogy
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Anne Walsh
Flexibility through technology — lessons from the field
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Greg Webb and Julie Gibson
Three years down the track: what has worked; what hasn’t — a review of a 100% online delivery program in TAFE NSW
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Kerri A. Weeks
Best practice in managing diversity in TAFE distance learning centres
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Lesley Wemyss
Culturally sensitive flexible delivery to indigenous people that achieves positive outcomes
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Karen Whittingham and Fran Ferrier
Predicting skill needs in Australia’s emerging industries and mechanisms for response by VET systems. Paper is research in progress. Interested parties are invited to contact the authors directly by email: karen.whittingham@tafensw.edu.au
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Graeme Young and Lucy Stockdale
Research tools and techniques in planning: A practical overview of present and anticipated research tools used in a Victorian TAFE Institute
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Susan Young
Measuring long term impacts of short term projects
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Marie Zuvich
In their own words: what migrants say about succeeding in TAFE
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