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Conference Archives 2014

AVETRA 17th Annual Conference Sufers Paradise – Queensland

“Informing Changes in VET Policy and Practice: The Central Role of Research”

Outrigger Hotel
Surfers Paradise, Qld, Australia

22 – 24 April 2014

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Abstract 4

Work(er) driven innovation

Raymond Smith®



Abstract 8

Spaces for learning: restor(y)ing identities and perspectives through reflective autobiography

Jennifer Miles®



Abstract 10

Delivering Higher Education in TAFE NSW: Exploring the pedagogy of VET teachers

Rosalind Carter®



Abstract 11

Outcomes of incorporating e-learning in school VET delivery: How has Gen Y benefited from the 1:1 laptop program?

Catherine Ryan®



Abstract 13

Historical influences on Vocational Education and Training inVietnam

Thi Hanh Tien Ho®



Abstract 15

Learning Pathways for Economic Enterprise in Remote Aboriginal Communities: Are Certificate IIIs the ticket?

Eva McRae-Williams®



Abstract 20

Midlife blindness and employability: the correlation between societal perceptions of blind people and those who support their employment

Bruce Blackshaw®



Abstract 22

Distance-based learners navigating between remote and work-based learning contexts

Hilary Timms®



Abstract 23

Successful transitions into the labour market for equity groups

Linda Pfeiffer®



Abstract 25

Where are the female trades teachers? A study of views on increasing the number of female trades teachers

Linda Simon®



Abstract 26

Failure to Launch: A case of career transition from trade to teacher terminated

William Blayney®



Abstract 33

Amplifying the voice of remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander VET stakeholders using research methodologies: Volume 1

John Guenther®



Abstract 42

Education for Sustainability: an enabler of quality VET pedagogy?

Gitanjali Bedi®



Abstract 43

What do senior figures in Australian VET and industrial relations think about the concept of skill in work?

Erica Smith, Andy Smith, Ian Hampson, Anne Junor®



Abstract 46

Expertise and the representation of knowledge in Training Packages

Steven Hodge®



Abstract 50

Assessment of unskilled adults’ prior learning – fair to whom?

Vibe Aarkrog®



Abstract 52

Teacher professionalization in relation to retention strategies. Do teacher training activities have any impact on drop-out rates in adult education?

Bjarne Wahlgren®



Abstract 59

Credit transfer rates at a regional university on the path towards dual sector status

Roslyn Cameron®



Abstract 65

NCVER funded research for the research theme Students and individuals (1999-2012)

Roslyn Cameron®



Abstract 66

Staff perspectives about gamefully designing Charles Darwin University

Alicia Boyle®



Abstract 71

Geographical dimensions of imagined futures: post school participation in education and work in peri-urban and regional’Australia

Sue Webb, Ros Black, Ruth Morton, Sue Plowright and Reshmi Roy , Monash University Faculty of Education®



Abstract 72

Does education and training for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders lead to ‘real’ jobs? Evidence from the 2011 Census

John Guenther®



Abstract 73 

Self-directed learning and apprenticeships: An emerging grounded study

Damien Pearce®



Abstract 80

Deviating from the norm: promoting innovative student pathways

Helen Weadon®