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    NCSEHE. Informing Policy and Practice: Student Equity in Higher Education Research Grants Program Projects

    The Informing Policy and Practice publications showcase research projects the NCSEHE funded via its Student Equity in Higher Education Research Grants Program. The projects are undertaken by colleagues from  Australian universities and research institutions, and each layout within the publication also features commentary from a policy analysts, academics or practitioners.

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    NCVER VocEd database

    VOCEDplus is a free international research database for tertiary education, especially as it relates to workforce needs, skills development, and social inclusion.

    It encompasses vocational education and training (VET), higher education, adult and community education, informal learning, and VET in Schools. It is international in scope and contains over 65,000 English language records, many with links to full text documents.

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    NCVER publications database

    The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) is Australia's national vocational education and training research and development centre. NCVER publishes widely in print and on the web on all aspects of the VET sector: research findings, conference and discussion papers, a refereed journal, a quarterly newsletter and regular statistical data on trainees, apprenticeships and TAFE graduates.

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    NCVER: Improving participation and success in VET for disadvantaged learners

    Improving the educational outcomes of the various disadvantaged groups, such as Indigenous Australians, people with a disability, learners with low prior educational attainment and individuals from non-English speaking backgrounds, is a focus of many government policy initiatives centred on social inclusion.

    This research takes a regional approach to investigate the educational outcomes for disadvantaged groups, to account for variation in the characteristics of local populations, industries, infrastructure and communities, and then identifies effective practices for improving outcomes for disadvantaged learners.

    (March 2018.Stephen Lamb, Quentin Maire, Anne Walstab, Graeme Newman, Esther Doecke, Merryn Davies)

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    NCVER: Statistics of Students with a disability

    This statistical compendium presents data on VET participation, achievements and outcomes for people with a disability. The data are obtained from NCVER’s three major data collections: the National VET Provider Collection, the National Apprentice and Trainee Collection and the Student Outcomes Survey, and are presented as either static Excel web tables or interactive data cubes.

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    NCVER: The role of post-school education for people with a disability

    The publication 'To gain, retain and retrain: the role of post-school education for people with a disability' Uses data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey looks at the role of vocational education and training (VET) qualifications not just in labour market outcomes for people with disability but in improving their working conditions. (26 September 2011)

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    NCVER: Vocational education and training and people with a disability: A review of the research

    There has been much research and discussion about how people with a disability engage with vocational education and training (VET). This paper summarises what we know about VET participation, education and employment outcomes, and the costs and benefits of vocational education and training for people with a disability. In doing so, it also highlights further questions and where future research efforts could be focused. (NCVER - Tabatha Griffin, Lisa Nechvoglod).

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    Research Opportunity on Transition to University

    This research is being conducted by Alison Nuske, PhD Candidate at Flinders University SA.

    • Individuals on the autism spectrum who have transitioned to university, and their family members, are invited to participate in a study exploring their experiences of the transition to and first year of university in Australia. This research involves completing an online survey that should take no longer than 30 – 45 minutes to complete.
    • We are also seeking academic and professional university staff to complete a short online survey to share their experiences of supporting individuals on the autism spectrum in their transition to university.
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    Research opportunity: Transition to university for students on the autism spectrum

    Alison Nuske (PhD candidate in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University), is seeking autistic students who commenced their studies in 2016, 2017, 2018 or 2019, to take part in short interviews as part of a number of case studies. The findings of this research will lead to the production of a PhD thesis or other publications on the subject of transition to and first year of university for students on the autism spectrum.

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    SANE - Mental Health Support in the United Kingdom - UK

    SANE is a registered charity which carries out research into severe mental illness as well as providing support and giving practical information, crisis care and emotional support to people affected by mental illness, their families and carers, professionals and the general public.