Vocational Voices

The student journey: skilling for life

August 13, 2019

Steve Davis interviews a collection of presenters from the 28th National VET Research Conference ‘No Frills’, held on 10-12 July 2019 in Adelaide (80 mins)

While every student's journey is different, more and more research and discussion underlines the importance of workers becoming lifelong learners so they can grow and evolve with their jobs. And more than ever before, Australia relies on the VET sector to play a critical role in making this happen. Hear from a variety of VET experts about their ideas and research as they discuss how Australia can tackle the many challenges of the changing world of work.

Topic Presenter Start time

Employability skills in entry level roles in STEM-rich and care/support industries 

Kate Perkins, ACER 01.41
 Life skills for a digital future

Mori Hajizadeh & Kevin O’Leary, Australian Industry Standards


Student outcomes in aged care and cookery

Melinda Brown, Skills IQ 27:57

When is a worker truly competent? Training and assessment

Michael Hartman, Skills Impact 38:21 

RPL: difficulties & mitigating strategies

Deb Carr, Think About Learning & Helen Smith 52:09

How can educators better support students with psychological-based individual differences?

Cameron Williams, Black Dog Institute 01:03:38

Student choice in a contestable market 

Don Zoellner, Charles Darwin University  01:13:43

To view the full conference program and abstracts, please visit Past events on the NCVER Portal.

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