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A summary of research and discussion on the future world of work

Posted on 20 July 2017
A summary of research and discussion on the future world of work
It was a full house last week as Australia's VET researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and businesses gathered in Hobart to discuss the latest research and insights highlighting work across three streams - explore, translate and evolve.

In the lead-up to the conference, NCVER released the discussion paper Skilling for tomorrow which provided a summary of research and discussion on the future world of work, drawing out points which were relevant to the conference theme - Skilling for tomorrow.

Evolution and transformation was a key theme from the opening address on the transformation of Tasmania (the Hon Matthew Groom, Minister for State Growth); to the transformation of apprenticeships in New Zealand (Adrienne Dawson, Industry Training Federation, New Zealand); and the transformation of people through Neighbourhood Houses (John Hooper, Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania) and its partnership with Avidity Training. Stacey Joseph from the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry explained what employers can do to support new graduates to ensure they are work ready in her final keynote address.

Guest speaker Matthew Evans entertained us at the conference dinner by sharing his views on how to get the world's best job, while TasTAFE students did an outstanding job of not only serving a sumptuous dinner showcasing local Tasmanian produce at TasTAFE's training restaurant but spoilt delegates with their culinary skills throughout the entire conference.

To continue buildinging capacity and capability for early stage career researchers and practitioners in VET research, NCVER organised a scholarship program to support conference attendance. We'd like to recognise our inaugural scholarship sponsors, VET Development Centre, TAFE Directors Australia, Skills Tasmania and the Department of Education and Training. We congratulate our 'No Frills' 2017 scholarship winners:
Mr Warren Guest, Holmesglen Institute
Pastoral care in vocational training: evolving practice within the TAFE sector to improve apprenticeship completion rates
VET Development Centre Practitioner Scholarship
Dr Md Aftabuzzaman, Melbourne Polytechnic
Using open educational resources to provide flipped classroom learning experience for engineering mathematics students
TAFE Directors Australia Practitioner Scholarship
Dr Megan Moskos, NILS, Flinders University
Anticipating and addressing the impeding shortages of disability support workers: insights from the sector
NCVER Early Career Researcher Scholarship
Ms Lisa Denny, University of Tasmania
Skill utilisation in Australia: measurement and analysis
Skills Tasmania Early Career Researcher Scholarship
Ms Alison Haines and Ms Fiona Plunkett, Charles Darwin University (joint award)
Tall tales from the top end: a case study of education, traning, and employment in the Northern Territory
Department of Education and Training Practitioner Scholarship
Recordings of keynotes will be available on our Portal and presentations will be available in VOCEDplus shortly.
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