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National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd

UNEVOC Centre (National Body) since 2000

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) is an independent, not-for-profit body owned by the Australian, and state and territory ministers responsible for training. Established in 1981, we are Australia’s authoritative source of vocational education and training (VET) research and data.

The company is managed by a board of nine directors with experience across state, territory, and Commonwealth governments, industry, unions, and training authorities. Their vision is ‘Informing and influencing policy and practice in VET to support a skilled and capable Australian workforce and a strong economy’. It aims to deliver world class research, intelligent analytics and highly accessible data that is timely, relevant and trusted by our stakeholders.

NCVER provides research and statistical information to a wide range of stakeholders, including:


-Commonwealth and state and territory education and training authorities

-Registered training organisations

-VET practitioners and providers

-Educational institutions

-Australian businesses


-International agencies

-Industry skills councils

-Employer- and employee-based associations or organisations

-Community organisations


Vision: To maximise the power of data analytics integrated with research to transform national understanding of VET.

Mission: To deliver products and services that engage, inform and influence all participants in Australia's VET sector.


Collecting, managing, analysing, evaluating and communicating research and statistics about technical and vocational education and training (TVET) nationally and internationally.

Regular tasks

  • 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.

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
Primary focus
Developing knowledge
Primary focus
Developing and building capacities
  Secondary focus


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
  Secondary focus
Primary focus
Policy makers
Primary focus
Private sector
Primary focus

Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
  Interested to contribute
   Interested to learn
OER and Online Learning
  Interested to contribute
Equity of access in TVET
  Interested to contribute
Gender equality in TVET
  Interested to contribute
Fostering entrepreneurship
  Interested to contribute
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
Interested to lead

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
Capacity development projects
  Moderately interested
Policy oriented projects
Highly interested
Knowledge development
Highly interested
Workshops and conferences
Highly interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
Within my cluster
  Moderately interested
With Africa
  Moderately interested
With the Arab States
  Moderately interested
With Asia and the Pacific
  Moderately interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
  Moderately interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
  Moderately interested


National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd (NCVER)
Level 5, 60 Light Square
5081 Adelaide
South Australia


local time now: ~16:41 ±1 hour daylight saving time

Head of UNEVOC Centre
Mr Simon Walker
Managing Director

UNEVOC Coordinator
Mr. Phil Loveder
Executive Group Manager, Inform and Engage and Director International

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6 July 2022
No Frills 31: VET's role in transforming the future
The 31st National Vocational Education and Training (VET) Research Conference ‘No Frills’ will be hosted in-person. 'No Frills' provides an opportunity for networking and ideas sharing in a friendly and informal atmosphere with a cross-section of industry representatives, practitioners, researchers and policymakers. We plan to livestream some sessions on 7-8 July 2022 for those who are unable to attend in-person.



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