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National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) is a not-for-profit company owned by the Commonwealth and state and territory ministers responsible for vocational education and training.

It is a professional and independent body responsible for collecting, managing, analysing, evaluating and communicating research and statistics about vocational education and training (VET) nationally.

NCVER's vision is to inform and influence vocational education and training in Australia through credible, reliable and responsive research and statistical services. 

Its mission is to be Australia's authoritative source of high-quality independent information on vocational education and training.

NCVER's areas of activity:

  • Undertaking a strategic program of education and training research, including the management of national competitive grants programs and the analytical program of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY), and collect and analyse national VET statistics and survey data.
  • Collecting and publishing research findings on VET and higher education from across the world through the VOCEDplus research database.
  • Disseminating the results of research and data analysis.
  • Building links with similar international organisations to foster comparative analysis and collaborate on issues of mutual interest.
  • Undertaking commercial consultancies.

National Centre for Vocational Education Research website