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AVETRA 12th Annual Conference



Aligning Participants, Policy and Pedagogy:

Traction and Tensions in VET Research


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Program 2009
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Keynote Sessions:

Reflections on training and Innovation in Australia: Can the National Training system meet Expectations?
Mr Craig Robertson, Group Manager DEEWR

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Widening Participation: Identity, Difference and In/equality
Professor Penny Jane Burke, School of Education, Roehampton University, UK

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Now You see It, Now You Don’t: The Ebb and Flow of Basic Skills in Government Policy and VET Practice
Professor Yvonne Hillier, Professor in Education, Brighton University, UK

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Plenary Sessions:

Aligning VET Research, Policy and Practice: Impacts and Worthiness – AVETRA Dr Ray Barker Fellowship Research Project
Darryl Dymock – Power Point Presentation
Stephen Billett - Power Point Presentation


Concurrent Sessions:

Paper # 6.00
*** Overseas Trained Teachers (OTTs): Student Attitudes and Expectations in the Context of Vocational Education
Jill Murray -Macquarie University, NSW
Judie Cross - Randwick TAFE NSW

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Paper # 10.00
*** Social Construction of Skill Viewed Through the Lens of Training for the Cleaning Industry
Erica Smith - University of Ballarat, VIC

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Paper # 12.00
***The Use of Mixed Methods in VET Research
Roslyn Cameron - Southern Cross University, NSW

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Paper # 14.00
***TAFE Teacher's Knowledge Bases: Analysis of the Diploma in VET Practice
Ian Robertson - RMIT University, VIC

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Paper # 15.00
How Training Organisations are Using E-Learning to Support National Training Initiatives around Apprenticeships and RPL
Victor Callan - The University of Queensland, QLD
Annie Fergusson - Australian Flexible Learning Framework, SA

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Paper # 16.00
***Making Vet Pedagogy Explicit
Ros Brennan Kemmis AM, Sharon Ahern - Charles Sturt University, NSW
Sarah Sutcliffe - Canberra Institute of Technology, ACT

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Paper # 17.00
Apprenticeship Outcomes and Client Expectations – A Pilot Survey of Commercial Cookery Graduates and Employers
Yiannis Dimitriou - Skills Tasmania, TAS

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Paper # 19.00
Harmonising Further and Higher Education: A Case Study
Stephen Crump - University of Newcastle, NSW
Meg McLoghy, David Kirkby, Julie Johnson - TAFE NSW, Hunter Institute, NSW

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Paper # 20.00
***Viewing RTOs through the Lens of Culture
Berwyn Clayton - Victoria University, VIC

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Paper # 22.00
Linking Flexible VET Delivery to Community Development in the Context of an Indigenous Community
Stuart C. Anderson, Ruth Wallace, Michael Christie - Charles Darwin University, NT
Deanna Kennedy - Sunrise Health Services, Wugularr Community, NT

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Paper # 23.00
***Why Do Australian Companies Train Their Workers?   An Analysis of the 2005 SEUV Data
Andrew Smith - University of Ballarat, VIC
Eddie Oczkowski - Charles Sturt University, NSW

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Paper # 24.00
Diversity in VET: Will the German Qualifications Framework Contribute to Increasing Permeability and Accreditation Between Different Streams of Vocational Preparation and Initial Training?
Thomas Deissinger - University of Konstanz, Germany

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Paper # 25.00
***Playing Your Way to Competency
Mark O’Rourke, Juanita Custance - Victoria University, VIC

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Paper # 26.00
***Learningful Work: How Can the Workplace Foster Affordances for Learning?
Geri Pancini, Rob McCormack - Victoria University, VIC

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Paper # 27.00
***From ‘Trade Teacher’ to ‘Critically Reflective Practitioner’: The Relationship between Theory and Occupational Identity Formation in TAFE Teachers
John Haycock, Dianne Kelly - Chisholm Institute, VIC

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Paper # 31.00
New Directions for Training Packages
Kit McMahon, Daniela Jaron, Peter Collins - Service Skills Australia, NSW

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Paper # 32.00
***Torquing Up TAFE Teacher Traction through a Critical Spirit Discourse
Mark Tyler - University of Southern Queensland, QLD

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Paper # 33.00
***Graduate and Employer Perspectives on Course Efficacy – A Study of VET in a Developing Economy
Helen Teh, Donna Pendergast - University of Queensland, QLD

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Paper # 34.00
***The Experience of Learning for the TAFE Student with a Mental Illness: Implications for Policy and Pedagogy?
Annie Venville - La Trobe University, VIC

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Paper # 35.00
Increasing the Confidence of Advanced RPL Assessors
John Mitchell - John Mitchell & Associates, NSW
Judy Gronold - Department of Education Training and the Arts (DETA), QLD

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Paper # 36.00
***Creating Sustainable Competitive Advantage and Resilience in VET Organisations: Is Capability Building the Answer?
Mark Harris - Department of Education, Training and the Arts (DETA), QLD
Robyn Cooper, Deborah Robertson, Terry Clark - Southbank Institute of Technology, NSW

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Paper # 37.00
Autobiographical Reflection and Perspective Transformation in Adult Learners Returning to Study: Research in Progress
Jennifer Miles - Chisholm Institute, VIC

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Paper # 39.00
***Aligning Workplace Pedagogies with Learners: What Do they Need to Know?
Sarojni Choy - Queensland University of Technology, QLD

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Paper # 40.00
VET Pathways into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Occupations
Patrick Lim, Alison Anlezark, Ronnie Semo, Nhi Nguyen - National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), SA

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Paper # 43.00
***A Quarter of a Century of CBT: The Vicissitudes of an Idea
Roger Harris, Steven Hodge - University of South Australia, SA

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Paper # 44.00
Enhancing the Integration of Workplace Learning Through the Use of SMS - An Indonesian Case-Study
Kate Collier - University of Technology Sydney, NSW
Ali Rokhman - University of Soedirman, Indonesia
Sherria Ayuandini - University of Indonesia, Indonesia
Panca Kurniawan - The Indonesian Tax Office, Indonesia

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Paper # 47.00
***Trainers and Transformation: Facilitating the ‘Dark Side’ of Vocational Learning
Steven Hodge - University of South Australia, SA

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Paper # 48.00
Leading Secondary Schools through Vocational Education and Training: Reforming to Senior Learning in Queensland
Michael Singh, Xiafang Chen - University of Western Sydney, NSW
Bobby Harreveld - Central Queensland University, QLD and Adjunct Fellow, Centre for Educational Research, University of Western Sydney, NSW

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Paper # 49.00
Gaining Policy Traction through Alliances: The Calculation of Friends and Enemies
Jenni Carter - University of South Australia, SA

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Paper # 50.00
Undertaking Risky Research
Jenni Carter, Steve Hodge, Kerrie Mackey-Smith - University of South Australia, SA

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Paper # 52.00
***Social Partnerships in Learning: Working Across Identity and Learning Boundaries
Ruth Wallace - Charles Darwin University, NT

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Paper # 53.00
Assessing the Impact of NCVER’s Research
John Stanwick, Jo Hargreaves - National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), SA

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Paper # 55.00
***E-nabling E-Portfolios for Skills Recognition of Aboriginal Artworkers in Central Australia
Alicia Boyle - Desert Knowledge CRC/Charles Darwin University, NT

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Paper # 56.00
***The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment: What are our VET Teachers Learning?
Cathy Down, Wendy De Luca, Paul Galloway - Charles Sturt University, NSW

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Paper # 58.00
Shifting the Locus/Locusts: Evidence and Insights into Academic Power and Knowledge from Recent Australian Adult, Vocational and Community Education Research
Barry Golding, Annette Foley, Mike Brown – University of Ballarat, VIC

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Paper # 59.00
Synthesising VET Market Research to Improve Real VET Participation
Paul Harvey - Intacam Pty Ltd (Consultant), Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), ACT

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Paper # 62.00
Women on Track: Addressing Skills Shortages in the Transport/Logistics and Construction Industries
Kimberley Turner-Zeller - Women in Adult & Vocational Education (WAVE), NSW

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Paper # 65.00
Understanding and Making Use of NCVER's Online Research and Statistical Information
Francesca Beddie, Miriam Saunders - National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), SA

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Paper # 66.00
The Post-School Destinations of Young Low Socio-Economic Status Adults: The Place of Vocational Education and Training in the Lives of Queensland’s Year 12 Completers
Michael Singh, Bingyi Li, Bobby Harreveld - University of Western Sydney, NSW

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Paper # 67.00
Identification of Numeracy and Literacy Skills of Apprentices and Trainees at Central Gippsland Institute of TAFE
Neil Hauxwell, Shalene Wilcock - Educational facilitator, Central Gippsland Institute of TAFE, VIC

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Paper # 68.00
The Articulation of School and Work-Based Education and Training: Tractions and Tensions in the Organisational Alignment of Philosophy and Pedagogy
Michael Singh, Guihua Cui, Bobby Harreveld - Centre for Educational Research, University of Western Sydney, NSW

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Paper # 69.00
***Crossing Boundaries, Building Bridges in the Academic Apprenticeship
Margaret Thorne, Roy Smalley, Faith Irving - Monash University, VIC

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Paper # 73.00
Teachers’ Views and Experiences of Higher Education in TAFE
Ann Kelly, Leesa Wheelahan, Stephen Billett - Griffith University, QLD

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Paper # 75.00
Reality vs the Myth - Changing Narrative into Action
Janet Hewson - TAFE NSW Workforce Development, NSW

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Paper # 76.00
*** Early Days: A Personal Review of a Research Into Practice Initiative
Regan Harding - North Coast TAFE, NSW

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Paper # 78.00
Aligning Policy with Practice: An Evaluation of Vocational Education and Training in the Library and Information Services Sector
Gillian Hallam - Queensland University of Technology, QLD
Dianne Walton-Sonda - Australian Library and Information Association, ACT
Paul Genoni - Curtin University of Technology, WA

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Paper # 79.00
Aiming at the Higher Completion Rates in VET
Homi Azemikhah - University of Sunshine Coast, QLD

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Paper # 80.00
***New Roles and Challenges for Managers as Facilitators of Workplace Learning
Rosalind Carter - University of Technology, NSW

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Paper # 81.00
Working with Youth at Risk in the Granville Area: The Story of the Granville Alternative TAFE Education (GATE) Program
Therese Douglas - TAFE NSW South Western Sydney Institute, NSW

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Paper # 83.00
Life as a Lab Rat: Work in the TAFE Sector under the Victorian Government’s Regime of Reform and Experimentation
David McLean - Kangan Batman TAFE, VIC

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Paper # 84.00
Practitioners as Researchers: A Forum for New Researchers
Ann Reich - University of Technology Sydney, NSW
Catherine Down - Charles Sturt University, NSW

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Paper # 85.00
Teacher Training and Readiness for Working in TAFE
Jane Court - Monash University, VIC

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Paper # 86.00
***Aligning Partnerships, Policy and Pedagogy with Participants: A Social Capital Perspective
Jo Balatti - James Cook University, Townsville, QLD
Stephen Black - University of Technology Sydney, NSW
Ian Falk - Charles Darwin University, NT

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Paper #87.00
***Head Teacher Perspectives on their Changing Role in TAFE NSW
Stephen Black - University of Technology Sydney, NSW

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Paper # 88.00
***Supporting Cultural Change: Recognising the Value of Informal Learning in a Public Service Case Study
Llandis Barratt-Pugh - Edith Cowan University, WA

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Paper # 92.00
Doing a Good Job: How TAFE Institutes Evaluate Their Effectiveness and Efficiency
Josie Misko, Sian Halliday Wynes - National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), SA

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Paper # 94.00
***Blended Learning Lead Institute
Gerard Corcoran - Brisbane North Institute of TAFE Queensland, QLD

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Paper # 95.00
***Teachers from Industry: From Work to School
Annette Green - Charles Sturt University, NSW

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Paper # 96.00
***Community, Credit, Connections and Careers
John Pardy - Box Hill Institute, VIC

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Paper # 97.00
Skilling for Economic, Environmental and Social Sustainability: Building ‘Integrated Global Educator’ Capacity in the VET Workforce
Terri Seddon - Monash University, VIC

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Paper # 98.00
Making Managers: The Nature of Career Pathways into Leadership and Management Roles in VET
Michele Simons, Roger Harris - University of South Australia, SA

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Paper # 100.00
***International Students in Australian VET – Framing a Research Project
Ly Tran - RMIT University, VIC

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Paper # 103.00
Thinking and Acting Outside the Square: Collaborative and Participative Research in VET – A Case Study
Elaine Butler, Kate Lawrence - WAVE, Blackwood, SA

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Paper #105.00
Panel of the New Researchers Projects
Melinda Randall - Major Training Services, NSW
Ruth Wallace - Charles Darwin University, NT
Regan Harding - North Coast TAFE, NSW
Llandis Barratt-Pugh - Edith Cowan University, WA
Mark Mossuto - RMIT University, VIC

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Paper # 106.00
Training Needs Analysis - Optimising Your Chances for Success
Melinda Randall - Major Training Services, NSW

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Paper # 107.00
***Social Capital and Employability
Ralph Catts - University of Stirling, Scotland, UK

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