OK, Skills Week has been and gone, but this information may be useful to VDC News readers.

NCVER’s Skills Week range of resources will be of interest if you are not a subscriber to NCVER’s newsletter. (You can sign up for it and other resources here)

You can explore a range of topics in the following episodes of Vocational Voices:

Podcast: Workforce ready: challenges and opportunities for VET (s5e01)
Podcast: Skill sets: their role now and into the future (s4e02)
Podcast: Qualification design for the future of VET (s3e03)

In terms of choosing VET, this is what is useful to look at in terms of VET pathways:

Choosing VET: aspirations, intentions and choice: research summary, media release, webinar
School-to-work pathways: research report, data visualisation, podcast (s3e02)
Demystify, inform, support: engaging young school leavers in VET: research report
From school to VET: choices, experiences and outcomes: research summary, report

And what about online learning and issues with Industry 4.0? Learn more at:

Podcast: Industry 4.0 – what does it mean for jobs and skills? (s2e01)
Podcast: Online VET: a good course of action? (s4 e01)
Podcast: VET’s response to Industry 4.0 and the digital economy: what works (s4e04)
Webinar: Skilling for digital disruption and the future of work, and
VOCEDplus pod: Industry 4.0

And, if you are looking at apprenticeships and traineeships, there are a range of reports and podcasts:

Report: Apprentice and trainee experience and destinations 2019
Reports: Traditional trade apprenticeships: training activity, employer incentives and international practice and learnings from the field
Podcast: Apprenticeship rates – should you believe the hype? (s2e02)
Podcast: Youth pathways: from school to work and everything between (s3e02)

And finally, if you are interested in issues related to economic recovery, look at these:

Skills for recovery: the vocational education system we need post-COVID-19
VET in a time of crisis: building foundations for resilient vocational education and training systems
Briefing note: the apprenticeship sector’s resilience to COVID-19
An investment in productivity and inclusion: the economic and social benefits of the TAFE system
Skilling Australia for a better future: supporting apprenticeships through COVID-19