The Australian Centre for Student Equity and Success acknowledges Indigenous peoples as the Traditional Owners of the lands on which our campuses are situated. With a history spanning 60,000 years as the original educators, Indigenous peoples hold a unique place in Australia. We recognise the importance of their knowledge and culture, and reflect the principles of participation, equity, and cultural respect in our work. We pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future, and consider it an honour to learn from our Indigenous colleagues, partners, and friends.

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The outcomes of education and training: What the Australian research is telling us, 2011-14
From 2011 to 2014 a set of five national priorities directed research into selected aspects of Australia’s tertiary education and training sector. The body of work published by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) over this period has explored many of the challenges facing the sector and pointed to some of the solutions.
Disadvantaged learners and VET to higher education transitions
The focus of this paper is to synthesise what is currently published on the access and participation of disadvantaged learners in higher-level VET qualifications and higher education, and their transitions from lower-level VET qualifications to higher-level VET and higher education. Where possible, the aim is to focus on the learners’ perspectives.
Parental influences drive young people's educational aspirations
The authors examine factors that influence young people's plans to complete Year 12, their aspirations to commence university study in the first year after leaving school and their expected occupation at age 30. They also examine the extent to which the occupational aspirations of teenagers align with their actual job outcomes a decade later. The findings in this report demonstrate just how important parents and peers are in relation to young people's aspirations.
Intergenerational mobility: new evidence from Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth
The aim of this report is to investigate change in one measure of intergenerational mobility in Australia since the mid-1970s. Intergenerational mobility can be defined as the relationship between parents’ socioeconomic status and their children’s socioeconomic status. The measure we use in this analysis is the relationship between parents’ socioeconomic status (as described by their highest level of education and their current or most recent occupation) and children’s educational achievements.
Barriers and facilitators affecting course completions by apprentices and trainees with disabilities
This research report identifies the barriers to and facilitators of course completion, as reported by apprenticeship and traineeship graduates. The report is drawn from the first-year survey of a three-year longitudinal study into the social and economic outcomes of apprenticeship and traineeship graduates with disabilities.
Cultural dimensions of Indigenous participation in education and training: New perspectives
This report provides new evidence on the interrelationships between Indigenous Australians’ affiliation with their traditional culture and the nature of their engagement with vocational educational training (VET). It aims to enhance our understanding of the causal channels through which culture shapes VET participation and outcomes, and vice versa.