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CEET 9th National Conference 2005

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Friday 28th October 2005, 9.00am - 4.00pm
Ascot House, 50 Fenton St, Ascot Vale, Melbourne

Are high skill jobs moving off-shore? How do we measure skills shortages? Where are the good job prospects? What is happening to migration, and to participation in education and work? Is disadvantage being reduced? What are the responses in education and training?

Conference Papers


Conference opening

Virginia Simmons (CEO Chisholm Institute & Chair CEET VET Advisory Committee)

Opening Address: Innovation and Training

Patricia Neden (Deputy Secretary, Department of Education & Training, Victoria—Office of Training and Tertiary Education)

Session 1:    Key employment and social changes

International developments and Australian employment: key findings
Phil McKenzie (CEET & ACER, OECD 2002-04), Gerald Burke (CEET)

‘Good job prospects’, ‘skill shortages’ and Job Outlook
Denis Hart (Department of Employment and Workplace Relations)


Skilled migration
Chandra Shah (CEET)

Youth & Jobs: Howyoung people are faring
Mike Long (CEET)

Older persons: working forever?
Fran Ferrier (CEET)


Session 2:    Responses to Change

New responses in NSW
Leslie Loble (Deputy Director-General, Strategic Planning and Regulation, NSW DET)

New ways to support learning in VET
Jim Davidson (Deputy Secretary, Department of Education, Science and Training)


Future Funding
Peter Noonan (Peter Noonan Consulting & Associate of CEET), Gerald Burke (CEET)

Summing Up


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Contact CEET for further information.

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