National research priorities

22 May 2024

NCVER's research program

NCVER works directly with the Skills Senior Officials Network (SSON) and undertakes annual consultation with key stakeholders to determine national research priorities. Research projects that inform these priorities are developed by NCVER, endorsed by the SSON and conducted as part of NCVER's broader research program.

See our current research for projects that are underway.

Recently completed research


The student journey: the many faces of completion and non-completion in VET Bridget Wibrow, Michelle Hall, Tabatha Griffin

Mapping the student journey: the many faces of completion and non-completion in VET Michelle Halle

The impact of increasing university participation on the characteristics of apprentices Joanne Waugh, Cameron Forrest, Kate Dowlling


From VET to sustainable employment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples NCVER

Building effective RTO-employer partnerships Daniella Trimboli, Michelle Circelli, Tina Berghella

Building effective RTO-employer partnerships: good practice guide Tina Berghella, Michelle Circelli, Daniella Trimboli

Drivers of student training choices - a focus on student support services Bridget Wibrow

Beyond the standard: motivators of high-performing RTOs Joanne Waugh

Effective teaching practices and student support services in online VET Sheila Hume, Tabatha Griffin, Upekha Andrahannadi

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on VET Daniella Trimboli, Melinda Lees, Zhihui Zhang

VET delivery in regional, rural and remote Australia: barriers and facilitators Tabatha Griffin, Upekha Andrahannadi

Evaluating machine learning for projecting completion rates for VET programs Michelle Hall, Melinda Lees, Cameron Serich, Richard Hunt

Student equity in VET 2021: participation, achievement and outcomes NCVER

Research Messages

Research messages brings together:

  • Key findings from our program of research
  • Conferences, presentations, webinars and other NCVER research communications
  • Information resources collated by NCVER that help explain the VET system and its related policies
  • Submissions to parliamentary inquiries and public consultations

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