AVETRA 13th Annual Conference
VET Research: Leading and Responding in Turbulent Times

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Programme 2010
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Keynote Sessions:

Leading in Turbulent Times: VET Institution and Management Practices
Ms Berwyn Clayton
Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
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Geography Matters: Notes on VET Policy Futures
Professor Richard Lakes
Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA
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(Re)Configurations Articulating VET Knowledge Making Practices – A Work In Progress
Dr Elaine Butler, WAVE, Blackwood, SA
Dr Sue Shore, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA
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Researching Workplace Learning from a Linguistic Perspective: Evidence from the Swiss VET System
Professor Laurent Filliettaz
University of Geneva, Switzerland
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Concurrent Sessions – Per Abstract Number Order

Paper # 6.00
VET Research in the “Bradley” Turbulence
Stephen Crump
University of Newcastle, NSW

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Paper # 8.00
*** Pedagogy Not Political Pointscoring: How Training Providers Teach International Students
Erica Smith
University of Ballarat, VIC
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Paper # 9.00
*** Agents of Engagement: Trialling the Use of Collaborative Technology Workshops to Engage At-Risk Youth and Teachers in VET
Stefan Schutt, Dale Linegar
Victoria University, Melbourne, VIC

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Paper # 10.00
Collaborating for Success: A Case Study of Victorian TAFE International as a Community of Practice
Kate Dempsey
Victorian TAFE International, VIC

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Paper # 13.00
***Older Workers and Work: Societal and Personal Sentiments
Stephen Billett¹, Greer Johnson¹, Darryl Dymock¹, Greg Martin²
¹Griffith University, QLD
²University of Technology Sydney, NSW
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Paper # 14.00
International Vocational Education and Training – The Migration and Learning Mix
Ly Thi Tran¹, Chris Nyland²
¹RMIT University, VIC
²Monash University, VIC

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Paper # 15.00
***Students’ Conceptual Knowledge About Workplace Pedagogies and Applications to Learning in the Workplace
Sarojni Choy
Queensland University of Technology, QLD

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Paper # 16.00
Preparing to Teach in TAFE:  A Curriculum Inquiry Into Initial Teacher Education in the Victorian Technical and Further Education System
Sandra Walls
Box Hill Institute of TAFE, VIC
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Paper # 17.00
***Leadership Development in a Moving Context
Tom Short
University of South Australia, SA
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Paper # 18.00
VET Value Chain –Tasmania
Yiannis Dimitriou
Skills Tasmania, TAS
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Paper # 19.00
VET Provisions for Learning in the Changing Road Transport Industry
Jason Lewis
Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD
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Paper # 20.00
Community Education for Disadvantaged Youth
Emma Crichton¹, Adam Whitbread²
¹St Kilda Youth Service
²Media Blue SKYS

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Paper # 21.00
*** ‘The Elephant in the Room’: Audit Culture and TAFE Teachers
Stephen Black, Ann Reich
University of Technology, Sydney, NSW
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Paper # 22.00
***Formative Assessment: An Approach to Foster Self Management and Empower Learners
Helen Magnussen
Central Queensland Institute of TAFE, QLD

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Paper # 23.00
***Training For Life… In Two Worlds
John Guenther¹, Gamaritj Gurruwiwi², Amanda Donohoe²
¹Cat Conatus, Alice Springs, NT
²Nungalinya College, Darwin, NT

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Paper # 24.00
Transforming Vision Into Reality: The Integrated Articulation and Credit Transfer Project
Angela Jackson¹, Cathy Dwyer¹, Di Paez², Jillian Blacker², Jill Byrnes³
¹Queensland Department of Education and Training, Brisbane, QLD
²University of Southern Queensland, Springfield Campus, QLD
³University of Southern Queensland, Fraser Coast Campus, QLD
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Paper # 25.00
Using Analytics to Measure Employers’ Attitudes to Apprentices
John Mitchell¹, John Ward¹, Graeme Dobbs¹, Mary Hicks², Stephen Bolton²
¹John Mitchell & Associates, NSW
²Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
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Paper # 26.00
VET as an Agent of Change: Nursing Education, Articulation and Recruitment Within Australia
Kimberley Parsons
Hunter Institute TAFE, NSW

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Paper # 27.00
Moving and Shaking: Managing a Large VET College Through Uncertain Times
Carmel Ellis-Gulli¹, Rosalind Carter²
¹TAFE NSW, NSW
²University of Technology Sydney, NSW
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Paper # 28.00
***A Recipe for Change: Managing the Learning of Trainee / Apprentice Chefs at Work
Richard McDermott, Rosalind Carter
University of Technology Sydney, NSW

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Paper # 29.00
Technologies for Improved Teaching and Learning Outcomes for Apprentices and Trainees in Turbulent Times
Donna Leonard¹, Sandra Cotton²
¹Victoria College, VIC
²Swan TAFE, WA

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Paper # 30.00
VET Educators: Voices from the Storm
Lisa Takerei
University of Auckland, New Zealand

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Paper # 31.00
***Negotiating Learning and Work: Clarifying Workers’ Personal Participative Practices
Ray Smith
Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD

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Paper # 32.00
***Developing an Effective Model for Delivery and Assessment for Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Community Services
Kate Johnson
Hunter Institute TAFE NSW, NSW

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Paper # 35.00
***Drying and Perceptions of Climate Change: Insights from a Riverina Site in the Southern Murray-Darling Basin
Barry Golding
University of Ballarat, VIC
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Paper # 36.00
***Learning at the End of the Rainbow – A Study of Community Learning Availability and Outcomes for Older Men in as Australian Regional Community
Barry Golding
University of Ballarat, VIC
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Paper # 37.00
The Glue of the Competencies? Researching the Role of ‘Vocational Meaning Perspectives’ in VET
Steven Hodge
Deakin University, SA
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Paper # 39.00
Adult Literacy Achievement: Its Correlates and Consequences
David Curtis
NCVER, SA
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Paper # 40.00
Early Post-School Outcomes of Indigenous Young People: the Role of Literacy and Numeracy
Nhi Nguyen
NCVER, SA

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Paper # 42.00
An Investigation of TAFE Efficiency
Peter Fieger
NCVER, SA

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Paper # 43.00
***Raising Participation Rates in Post-Compulsory Education:  Perspectives from a Regional Project
Barbara Cram
University of Canberra, ACT

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Paper # 44.00
***Change and Transformation in Student Transfer from Australian Vocational to Higher Education
Gavin Moodie
Griffith University, QLD
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Paper # 45.00
Online Communities of Practice: Boon or Burden to VET Practitioners
Priscilla Shorne
West Coast TAFE, WA

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Paper # 47.00
Notes from the South Pacific: A Research Proposal Discussion Paper on Professional VET Teaching Practice at the Australia-Pacific Technical College
Anthony Bailey
Box Hill Institute, VIC
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Paper # 48.00
Rethinking Equity in Tertiary Education – Why We Need to Think As One Sector and Not Two
Leesa Wheelahan
University of Melbourne, VIC

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Paper # 49.00
Vocational Education in Turbulent Times: A New Place for Gender?
Edmée OLLAGNIER
University of Geneva, Switzerland
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Paper # 50.00
Student Rovers: Do Students Employed to ‘Help other Students Learn’ Also Learn to Work?
Geri Pancini, Rob McCormack, Dan Tout
Victoria University, VIC

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Paper # 51.00
***Building Innovation Capacity: The Role of Human Capital Formation in Enterprises
Andy Smith¹, Jerry Courvisanos¹, Jackie Tuck¹, Steve McEachern²
¹University of Ballarat, VIC
²ANU, VIC
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Paper # 52.00
***Employment Based Training and the National Training Framework
John Pardy¹, Lina Robinson²
¹Monash University, VIC
²Service Skills Australia, NSW
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Paper # 53.00
***Building VET Research Capacity Through Mentoring: One Small Step for New Researchers, One Giant Leap for the VET Research Community
Llandis Barratt-Pugh
Edith Cowan University, WA
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Paper # 56.00
***Teachers Perspectives on Surviving the Implementation of Government Policies of VET Reform
Patricia Bradley
VIC
 
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Paper # 57.00
The Future’s Rosie: Initiatives and Pathways for Tradeswomen in the United States of America – An Australian Perspective
Fiona Shewring
Illawarra Institute TAFE NSW, NSW
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Paper # 58.00
***Is Tailoring Scenarios to Learners Needs Effective in a Virtual Environment?
Penny Neuendorf
Canberra Institute of Technology, ACT
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Paper # 60.00
***Climate Change in the Victorian Alps: Can VET Be a Change Agent?
Lauri Grace¹, Annette Foley²
¹Deakin University, VIC
²University of Ballarat, VIC
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Paper # 64.00
***The Enacted Learner Identities Framework: The Potential to Improve VET Delivery
Ruth Wallace
Charles Darwin University, NT
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Paper # 65.00
***Learning Partnerships for Success
Ruth Wallace, Alicia Boyle
Charles Darwin University, NT

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Paper # 66.00
Training and Skill Recognition Frameworks that Engage Indigenous Workforces in Biosecurity Management
Ruth Wallace
Charles Darwin University, NT
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Paper # 68.00
The Relationship Between multimedia Assessment and Deep/Surface Learning – Change Or No Change: Lessons Learnt in the TAFE Classroom
Simon Hamm
William Angliss Institute of TAFE, VIC
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Paper # 69.00
Enhancing the Retention of Young People to Year 12, Especially Through Vocational Skills
Rose Lewanski, Berwyn Clayton, Geri Pancini, Stefan Schutt
Victoria University, VIC

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Paper # 72.00
***Examining Historical Narratives Around ‘Hands On’ Learning and Industrial Education
Mike Brown
University of Ballarat, VIC
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Paper # 73.00
Teacher Leadership in VET
Jennifer Davids
Southbank Institute of Technology, QLD
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Paper # 76.00
Pathways and Possibilities: Exploring the Link Between Qualifications and Industries
Jenny Connor
Industry Training Federation, New Zealand
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Paper # 79.00
Theories of the Gap: Simulation and Seduction in Competence Based Training
David McLean
Kangan Institute, VIC
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Paper # 80.00
***Games – What Are They Good For?
Mark O’Rourke
Victoria University, VIC
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Paper # 81.00
***The Certificate IV in TAA: How is it Valued by Early Career VET Practitioners?
Cathy Down, Wendy De Luca, Paul Galloway
Charles Sturt University
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Paper # 82.00
***Workforce Development for the Hair and Beauty Industry
Ros Brennan Kemmis, Sharyn Ahern
Charles Sturt University
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Paper # 85.00
***Life in Amaze of Documents: Victorian Skills Reform and the Trail of Texts
David McLean
Kangan Institute, VIC
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Paper # 86.00
***VET Side Story – TAFE Practitioners and the AQTF 2007:  Key Issues of Relevance and Management Support
Diana Purcell
Central Institute of Technology, WA
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Paper # 88.00
What Do Educators and Trainers Need to Know? Exploring LLN Qualifications for Vocational Educators and Trainers
Sue Shore¹, Keiko Yasukawa²
¹University of South Australia, SA
²University of Technology, NSW

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Paper # 89.00
Empowering VET Lecturers to Create and Sustain Change in their Teaching and Learning Practices
Esther Fink, Helen Wozniak, Sue Tucker
Charles Darwin University, NT
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Paper # 91.00
Seen But Not Heard: Underemplyed Women and VET Policy Today
Kimberley Turner-Zeller, Annette Bonnici
Women In Adult & Vocational Education, NSW
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Paper # 92.00
***A Model of Professional Development Delivery for VET Teachers by VET Teachers: An Evaluation
Jo Balatti¹, Martha Goldman², Phil Harrison², Bob Elliott³, Gillian Smith³, Meredith Jacksonº
¹James Cook University, QLD
²Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE, QLD
³Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE, QLD
ºWide Bay Institute of TAFE, QLD
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Paper # 93.00
“Tough, Loyal, Reputable”: Discourses and Subcultures in Vocational Policy Training
Cheryl Maree Ryan
Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University, SA
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Paper # 94.00
Structuring Assessment in New Zealand Workplaces
Karen Vaughan¹, Marie Cameron¹, Nicholas Huntington²
¹New Zealand Council for Educational Research, New Zealand
²Industry Training Federation, New Zealand
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Paper # 96.00
***Mature-Aged Construction Male Worker Identities in Turbulent Times
Ann Kelly, Ian James
Griffith University, QLD
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Paper # 97.00
The Double Heuristic Method (DHM) – Perspectives on How Teachers Deal with an Alternative Model for Teaching in the VET Sector
Homi Azemikhah
University of Adelaide, SA
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Paper # 100.00
Work Integrated Learning: An Industry Partners’ Perspective
Jude Smith¹, Ray Smith²
¹Queensland University of Technology, QLD
²Griffith University, QLD
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Paper # 102.00
India’s Vocational Training System
Greg McMillan
 HTA Inc., QLD
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Paper # 103.00
Social Inclusion: Including Practitioners in Inclusion Policy and Practice
Regan Harding
North Coast TAFE NSW, NSW
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Paper # 106.00
Competency Completion: An Examination of the Successful Strategies of Apprentices with a Learning Disability
Sandra Cotton
Swan TAFE, WA
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Paper # 107.00
Bridging the Divide: The Challenges and Solutions Around E-Assessment as Voiced by Practitioners and Auditors
Victor Callan¹, Berwyn Clayton²
¹University of Queensland, QLD
²Victoria University, VIC
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Paper # 111.00
Qualifications-Led Change Processed and Turbulent Times: The Unfolding South African Story…
Ansa Liebenberg, Salim Akoojee
MerSETA, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Paper # 113.00
A Panel of New Researchers: Building Research Capability in VET – Discussion
Ruth Walkerº, Ann Leske¹, Sandra Cotton², Geri Pancini³, Berwyn Clayton³, Llandis Barratt-Pughª, Cheryle Barker*
ºKiama Community College, NSW

¹Riverina Institute, NSW
²Swan TAFE, WA
³Victoria University, VIC
ªEdith Cowan University, WA
*Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFE, VIC
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Paper # 114.00
New Solutions to Old problems – How to Engage VET Educators to Achieve a TAA Qualification to Meet Their Individual Needs. Partnering and Collaboration- IBSA, CENGAGE and BNIT
Mathew Trounce¹, Bevan McPherson², Gerry Corcoran³
¹IBSA, QLD
²CENGAGE, QLD
³Brisbane North Institute of TAFE, QLD
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Paper # 115.00
***Workplace Learning Opportunities: A Comparison of Younger and Older Workers
Christian Harteis, Maria Schulz
University of Regensburg, Germany
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 Paper # 116.00
Does Evaluation Influence Inter-Firm Education and Training Strategies?
Lena Bernhardt
University of Regensburg, Germany
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Paper # 117.00
Facing Medical Errors During Medical Studies
Esther Beltermann
University of Regensburg, Germany
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Paper #118.00
Academics’ Competence Development at the Workplace
Firat Ceylan
University of Regensburg, Germany
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Extra Paper presented at the 2010 Conference that was not part of the original programme:
Emotional Intelligence and The Generic Skills of Apprentices in the Traditional Trades
Joe Pagnoccolo
Swinburne University, VIC
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Pre-Conference Workshops – run on Wednesday, 7 April 2010:
Workshop 4 – Raising the Bar on VET Teacher Education Qualifications
Linda Simon¹, Annette Bonnici², Ros Brennan Kemmis³
¹TAFE Teachers Association, NSW
²Northern Beaches TAFE, NSW
³Charles Sturt University, NSW
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