*** Refereed Papers: papers annotated with three asterisks in the contents below have been refereed to comply fully with the verification requirements of the Department of Education, Science and Training for a conference publication, full written paper refereed. An anonymous refereeing process has been used.





Karen Plane

Towards a National Sustainable Development Framework for VET in Australia: ‘Greening’ small business and communities, or ‘greening’ the marketplace?


RLW Sherman

Down the Track: Young people’s longer-term outcomes from TAFE training.

0005 ***

R Harris, L Rainey

Crazy paving? Learning pathways between and within VET and higher education


M Staron, R Weatherley, M Jasinski

Capability Development for the Knowledge Era: Reculturing and Life Based Learning


R M Harris

Symposium: Research to support the building of capability in VET providers


JG Mitchell, C Chappell, A Bateman, S Roy

Symposium paper: Critical issues in teaching and learning in VET: national and international findings


A Hill, S Broughton

Symposium paper: Killing me softly: stories from the ‘boundary spanners’


A. J Foley

Abstract only: Two Cultures, One Reform: Identity Formation in ACE and VET Managers


S Holden, R Gabb

Promises but not guarantees – movement from TAFE to Higher Education in a dual sector university


S Keating, D McDonald, R Gabb

Working it out: Approaches to learning in the workplace at Victoria University

0019 ***

L West

Challenging VET: using auto/biographical research to illuminate struggles for really reflexive professional learning

0021 ***

L J Grace

‘I see nothing has changed’: Reshaping practitioner concerns about institutional language

0022 ***

E. J. Renshaw, G. D Mackenzie

CROSSING THE LINE – Teachers as Learners : Learners as Teachers


L Watson

Abstract only: Do VET teachers need a self-governing professional association? Lessons from other professions in Australia and overseas

0024 ***

L Watson

Abstract only: Barriers to successful transitions from VET to HE – a case study of student pathways in early childhood education and care.


A Averis, C Bahari, G Field, J Murdock, C Trood

Abstract only: Challenging the Status Quo – skilling for emerging technologies

0027 ***

C Woodley, F Henderson, M deSensi, R Gabb

Pathways from VET to higher education and the selection process

0028 ***

Barry Golding

A profile of men’s sheds in Australia: patterns, purposes, profiles and experiences of participants: some implications for ACE and VET about engaging older men.


T Knack, J Bell

Abstract only: Vocational Learning Zones – Links, Pods and Hubs

0030 ***

C F Buckley


The ladder system works well enough: Perspectives of policy and power elites about student pathways in post-secondary education and training in WA

0031 ***

I Robertson,

Deconstruction, Confusion and Frequency: Surveying Technology Use by Vocational Teachers

0032 ***

J Haycock, D Anderson

Transforming skills: popular music, adult education and learning for social change


M Simons

Abstract only: Building a VET pedagogy: what we can learn from Certificate IV courses


J Eden-Jones

Record keeping and the Food Safety Program in Small Hospitality businesses in Victoria: Influences of workplace culture and training.

0036 ***

R. E. Harreveld


Literacies @work: Professional development in an organizational learning system

0038 ***

P T Brady

Addressing the Workforce Performance Requirements of the Post-Industrial Workplace.

0039 ***

P Kell

No Small Changing: VET Research Policy and Directions in Australia 1994-2005.

0040 ***

E Smith

Australian enterprises’ use of apprenticeships and traineeships to meet specific labour shortages


T O Fraser

Abstract only: New Zealand Industry Training Organisations’ contribution to the supply of and demand for skills

0044 ***

I H Falk, J Guenther

Characteristics of Communities of Practice: Would the real Community of Practice please stand up!

0045 ***

J Guenther, A Arnott, I Falk

Partners in practice: Does the national VET rhetoric connect with community reality?

0046 ***

S Black, J Balatti, I Falk

Reframing adult literacy and numeracy: A social capital perspective


S Hase, T Boon Hou, E Goh

Abstract only: Developing Learner Capability Through Action Research: From Pedagogy to Heutagogy in the Workplace

0048 ***

AM Green, E Smith

Making choices: Exploring influences on post-school career pathways

0049 ***

A M Green

Following through: Longitudinal research into new VET in School teachers with an industry background

0050 ***

P J Ellicott

Negotiating a VET Teacher Education Practicum in Rural and Isolated Areas.


D L Anderson

Globalisation, training packages and private providers: emerging tensions in national VET policy

0055 ***

H Spiers

It’s all about Relationships: how can institutions better support indigenous students?

0056 ***

J. A. Willis, D Anderson

Transitional Learning in the workplace: a current white-collar indulgence or a future norm for all workers?


M Fernbach, H Kimberley

Abstract only: Research in the Middle: The link between issues and action in equity and access


H Azemikhah

The 21st Century, the Competency Era and the Competency Theory


R Barrow, D Anderson



G Burke, C Shah, M Long, F Ferrier

Abstract only: Fasten seat belts! Armchair travelling through current issues in the economics of education and training.


G Hawke

Abstract only: Generic Skills: What’s the point?

0062 ***

A Smith

The emergence of learning and development in Australian enterprises.

0063 ***

C J Gallagher, D L Anderson

Adult learning for sustainable development: a review of current trends and future developments in work-related learning

0064 ***

B L Pritchard, D L Anderson

The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning and young people in TAFE: A welcome challenge or weary acceptance?


R.E. Pickersgill

Abstract only: The new Tolpuddle Martyrs: VET practitioners and practice in the new industrial relations of training


R.E. Pickersgill, P. Rushbrook

Symposium: VET history has a past: does it have a future?


P Roberts, W Cross, L Shang

Review of delivery of the Certificate III Electrotechnology (Systems Electrician) program in order to improve pass rates in Electrical License assessment.


S. Dawe, A. Averis

Abstract only: The challenge of small business and VET: Evidence for policy and practice from NCVER’s systematic review of research.


M.F. Kell

Based on experience: Teaching and learning on the factory floor


M Brown

Abstract only: Developing innovative and sustainable pedagogies for vocational learning

0077 ***

P Wadick

Learning safety: What next? The case for a learning circle approach.



Investigating ‘Wellbeing’ as a platform for development: outcomes from the WA Public Service professional.