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The dynamics of qualifications: Implications for VET

Event Details
10 December 2019


This National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) webinar, presented by Lisel O’Dwyer, will explore new research into how industry demand for vocational education and training (VET) and higher education qualifications has shifted over a decade.

This webinar will:

  • provide an overview of occupation and qualification profiles and how they have changed
  • explore how qualifications and occupations are matching up in today’s workforce
  • take a closer look at age and gender differences within occupations
  • explore the implications this shifting demand may present for the future of vocational education and training.


Dr Lisel O’Dwyer, Research and Data Analytics, Team Leader

Lisel O’Dwyer is a social scientist who has applied mixed methods to a range of policy-relevant problems centred on social inclusion and wellbeing for about 25 years. She worked in a research and teaching capacity in the tertiary sector until joining NCVER two years ago. Her other research interests include the role of voluntary work in employment pathways and social networks in education and the labour market.


Dr Genevieve Knight, Research and Data Analytics

Prior to joining NCVER, from 2013-2017 Genevieve was a Senior Research Fellow with the National institute of Labour Studies, Principal Research Fellow with the Policy Studies Institute (London) and associate of the Australian Centre for Community Services Research. She has over 20 years’ experience of successful social policy development and evaluation research. Genevieve has a broad background in the field evaluation of social and community policies, and designing evaluations to successfully identify policy impact and cost-benefit.

More details and registration

10 December 2019

1:30-2:00 pm ACDT

Register here to secure your place.

Posted 8 November 2019