*** Refereed Papers: Papers annotated with three asterisks next to the paper number 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.

Paper

Author

Title

Keynote

Norton Grubb

The (Not So) New Context for VET: The Education Gospel and its Implications

Plenary

Karina Veal

Against the Odds: Vocational Education & Training in Countries Post-Conflict

Keynote

Philip Gonon

Apprenticeship-Model, Switzerland and European Reforms in VET

01***

Ian Robertson

Technology-based learning: problematising VET students’ preferences and readiness

03

Lisa Stephens & Sue Blair

Designing future businesses. Acts of revolution or evolution?

06

Kathryn Leong

Information literacy and TAFE: challenging librarian and teacher collaboration in the VET sector in a TAFE institute

07***

John Haycock

In search of an educational theory informing practice in TAFE: a case study of one pre-vocational adult educator

08***

John Guenther, Ian Falk, Allan Arnott, Karen Borgelt, Anthony Tyrrel, John Churchill, Steven Black & Jane Gunn

VET in welfare to work: does it work well?

10***

John Guenther & Ian Falk

Generalising from qualitative research: case studies from VET in contexts

11***

John Guenther, Metta Young & Alicia Boyle

Learning for livelihoods: lessons from training in diverse desert contexts

12***

Alexis Esposto & GA Meagher

The future demand for employability skills and the implications for the VET system

13

Carolyn Woodley

Quality matters offshore

14***

Martha Goldman

Teacher reflection on practice: evaluating TROPIC

15***

Lorraine White-Hancock & Terri Seddon

Sustaining innovation: perspectives from policy and the arts

16

Karen Plane

Changing notions of ‘partnership’? Changing policy and practices?

19***

Cathy Down

Crossing polycontextual boundaries: the role of context in learning

20***

Annette Foley

ACE working within/outside VET

21***

Barry Golding, Mike Brown & Annette Foley

Old dogs, new shed tricks: an exploration of innovative, workshop-based learning practice in Australia

22***

Erica Smith & Tony Bush

Group training organisations: bellwethers or shepherds?

23***

Erica Smith

Experiencing pre-apprenticeships: participants’ views of a program with dual purposes

24***

Erica Smith & Wendy Patton

A serendipitous synchronisation of interests: employers and student-working

25

John Mitchell

Teacher and institute enthusiasm for quality teaching and learning

26

Stephen Black

Non-english speaking background students in TAFE: exploring the factors behind their module completion rates

28***

John Pardy

Education credentials and working lives

29

Tom Dumbrell

Pre-apprenticeships in Australia 2006

30

David Curtis

Pathways through vocational education and training for school leavers

31***

Roger Harris

Unravelling the notion of organisational capability: what do writers say it is and VET providers think it is?

32

Roger Harris & Berwyn Clayton

Towards a synthesis of the key findings from the National VET Research Consortium, ‘Supporting VET providers in building capability for the future’

33

Berwyn Clayton

Changing shapes, changing mindsets: the evolution of Australia’s RTOs

34***

Homi Azemikhah

Competency intelligence

35***

Geof Hawke, Tony Brown & Keiko Yasukawa

Keeping afloat: how ACE organisations adapt in uncertain times

37***

Andrew Smith

Making the best of it? Strategic human resource management in Australian RTOs

38

Saraswathi Karthigasu

Romancing transnational education and training

40

Ruth Wallace & Cathy Curry

Working from our strengths

41

Ruth Wallace

Identities of reluctant regional students: constructions of post compulsory learners’ identities against educational institution’s best intentions

42

Michele Simons, Roger Harris & Val Pudney

Career pathways in VET: what are they are like?

43***

Anthony Bailey

Internationalising the curriculum: global opportunities for VET students

45***

Peter Rushbrook

What’s worth knowing in the history of publicly funded vocational education – and why?

46

Kerry Barlow

The continuing professional development of further education teachers: comparative study of TAFE NSW teachers and further education lecturers in the United Kingdom

47***

Roslin Brennan Kemmis

Indigenous staffing in VET: policy responses

48

Geoff Speers

The development of indicators to inform the guaranteeing futures area taskforce initiative in north west Tasmania

49

Geoff Speers

The impact of globalisation on the regional economy: measuring ‘knowledge intensity’ and preparedness for the ‘knowledge-based economy’

52

Roslin Brennan Kemmis, Michele Simons, Erica Smith & Nada Maio

Teacher preparation for the VET sector

54

54 (Fran Ferrier)

54 (Michael Long)

Gerald Burke, Chandra Shah, Michael Long & Fran Ferrier

VET in context: resources, skills and diverse learners

55***

Hilary Timma

Learning, training and assessing on-the-job: what do workers think?

56***

Gavin Moodie

Increased Commonwealth control over Australian vocational education: implications of the High Court’s Work Choices decision

57

Lynne Stallard & Cliff Trood

Are individual learners the forgotten VET stakeholders?

58

Belinda Smith & Charlene Carpenter

Entrepreneurial partnerships

59

Susanne Francisco & Stephen Darwin

Mentoring TAFE teachers – support, challenge, vision and trust

60***

Kaye Bowman, Louise Wignall, Sarojni Choy, Sandra Haukka & Stephen Billett

Emerging models of employment based training: untangling the drivers and identifying key features of effective models

61

Paul Comyn

Skill standards & occupational testing in China: implications for Australian VET

62

Paul Comyn

The role of VET in Australia’s agrifood industry innovation system: lessons for other industry sectors

63***

Kira Clarke and Veronica Volkoff

Passive, responsive or pro-active: Australian TAFE approaches to inclusiveness in VET

64

Llandis Barratt-Pugh

Exploring and evaluating structuration theory as a framework for investigating formal and informal learning within organisations

65

Susan Dawe

The challenges of VET for adult prisoners and offenders

66

Mark Cully, John Stanwick, Alanna Sutcliffe & Jeff Malley

Longitudinal research in VET – research symposium

68

Lisa Milne, Peter Cook & Zhongjun Cao

Making articulation work in a multi-sector institution: voices from the field

69

Jayne Pitard

Are TAFE Institutes as Learning Organisations changing the experience for teachers?

70

Erica Smith, Michele Simons & Ros Brennan Kemmis

The Research Qualify Framework: shaping AVETRA’s response

71

Helen Kimberley

Equity ahoy! The state of equity in TAFE in Victoria