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School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University

UNEVOC Centre (Uni/Research) since 2005

Griffith University is a comprehensive, research-intensive university, ranking in the top 3% of universities worldwide. Our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world. The Professional, Vocational and Continuing Education area within the School of Education and Professional Studies is an internationally recognised centre of research and training and development for TVET, including adult, vocational and professional education, and the world of work more generally. It is a key provider of education and training programs, curriculum development, consulting services, and evaluation of programs nationally and internationally. Over the last 40 years, the area has developed, managed and delivered a wide range of adult and vocational education courses nationally as well as internationally for participants from Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Paua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Europe, Scandinavia and the Middle East. Its activities focus on people, institutions and practices (i.e. personal, organisational, community and national) in promoting sustainable social and economic outcomes. The area’s activities are premised on a strong research track record and national and international reputation for scholarship in the fields of vocational and professional education.

Central to that activity is a focus on the world of work. The School is recognised nationally and internationally as a centre for research in TVET. Its full-time contributing researchers also teach into Griffith University degree programs (at bachelors, masters and doctoral levels) for the initial training and professional development of TVET practitioners, policy makers and researchers.

Based on foundations of research, teaching and service, our core capacities include:

  • Undertaking informed inquires as research projects or evaluations;
  • Conducting needs analysis, designing and enacting education provisions in partnership with learners, their institutions and sponsoring agencies;
  • Providing workshops, seminars, master classes, courses and programs to meet individual, workforce and organisational needs;
  • Delivering courses and programs in multiple and flexible modes nationally and internationally; and.
  • Evaluating programs and outcomes.
Recent projects associated with TVET

  • training professionals in Singapore, with responsibility for implementing the nation’s agenda on adult education and
  • request to lead a project in the Middle East on work-based learning from UNESCO
  • invitations to present research findings to UNESCO and OECD
  • educating graduates now engaged in advancing key national initiatives on continuing education and training
  • supporting international students to develop projects with specific outcomes relating to improvements in their work practices.
  • working with sponsored cohorts and individual teachers from VET institutions across Australia
  • developing capacities of educators and training and development specialists in Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Europe and Scandinavia.

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
Primary focus


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
  Secondary focus
Primary focus
Policy makers
  Secondary 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     Not interested
  Interested to contribute
OER and Online Learning
Interested to lead
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
Highly interested
Policy oriented projects
Highly interested
Knowledge development
Highly interested
Workshops and conferences
  Moderately interested

Regional collaboration interest

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


School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University (Griffith)
176 Messines Ridge Road
Mount Gravatt, Queensland
4122 Brisbane


local time now: ~10:43 ±1 hour daylight saving time

Head of UNEVOC Centre
Professor Stephen Billett
Professor of Adult and Vocational Education
Education and Professional Studies

UNEVOC Coordinator
Professor Stephen Billett
Professor of Adult and Vocational Education
Education and Professional Studies

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27 September 2007

UNEVOC Centres Griffith University, Australia, and Zhenjiang TIE, China, sign MoU
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