VOCAL, the Australian Journal of Vocational Education and Training in Schools, received wide acclaim when first published in 1998.

Although designed primarily for vocational teachers and coordinators in schools, it nevertheless attracted wide interest from across the vocational education and training market. Its mix of national and international features, challenging analyses of contemporary issues and range of best-practice case studies helped foster interest, discussion and debate. In particular the range of outstanding writers, researchers, academics and teachers drawn to contribute to the first edition won considerable praise.

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Current Issue: Volume 8, 2010-2011

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Articles in this Volume include:

  • From the Chairperson, Terry O’Hanlon-Rose
  • A capability approach to brokering creative futures in vocational learning, Bobby Harreveld
  • A way of ‘being’: Vale Grigoris Mouladoudis (1964-2008), Angela Musca
  • From subject mattress to 12 economic saviour – a VET journey, Sandra Kenman
  • Young people successfully creating futures, Rachael Keiley
  • The State of Australia’s Young People Report, Andrew Edwards
  • VET in the compulsory years of schooling: A pathway into the future or a dead end?, Erica Smith & Ros Brennan Kemmis
  • The impact on VET in schools on young people’s intentions and achievements, Nhi Nguyen
  • Australia Pacific Technical College: Innovation and success in combining development with
  • vocational training across the Pacific, Antoine Barnaart & Colleen Peacock-Taylor
  • Attitudes and gender inequality as factors in achieving a gender balance in technical education, Wapula Raditloaneng
  • Teaching teachers about VET in Schools (VETis) programs, Mike Brown
  • A futures oriented approach to competency based assessment: Formative assessment for learning, Helen Magnussen
  • Assessment of outcomes-based vocational education and training in sub-Saharan Africa: Some lessons, from South Africa and Botswana, Ronald James Odora
  • Identifying the futures oriented vocational training needs of auto repair workers in micro enterprises in Turkey, Oktay Akbaş & Sinan Başaran
  • Training for employment outcomes in Indigenous context: Straddling the space between cultures, John Guenther, Keith Castle, Nick Raymond & Karin Berschl

Previous Issue: Volume 7, 2008-2009

Articles in this Volume include:

  • Nursing our students’ future: New pathways into Nursing in NSW, Wendy Winton, Kate McRae, Yvonne Brugmans
  • The Skills Gap – What is it? How do we fill it?, Terry O’Hanlon-Rose
  • VETiS: how it works in Victoria, Mike Brown
  • The Vocational Charter School Model: A New Initiative in School Reform, Richard Lakes
  • What works in preparing CTE students for postsecondary education, Katherine Hughes, Melinda Mechur Karp
  • The initial education and training of secondary education teachers: the cases of Greece and Romania, Grigoris Mouladoudis, Angela Musca
  • Current challenges in the Danish dual VET curricula, Vibe Aarkrog
  • A Computerised Scaffolded Environment for Vocational Education Training, Sarantos Psycharis
  • Highly Educated Useless People, Ian Jukes
  • Australian Blueprint for Career Development, Marijke Wright
  • What works in vocational learning, Carmel Ross
  • Back to school: The KID program in Hungary, Zoltán Györgyi
  • To Skill a Mocking-bird, Petria Carter
  • What works…Career pathways – Which Path towards Improving Outcomes for Students, Greg Calvert
  • Post-school private education and training providers in South Africa: What works!, Salim Akoojee
  • Reforms in The Indian Vocational Education and Training System, Alan Abrahart, S.A.A. Alvi, Amit Dar, Nalin Jena, Hong Tan
  • Successful provision of VET in schools: Overseas approaches, Stephen Lamb
  • TVET on a Multi-sector Campus: Connecting, Collaborating and Capacity Building on the Central Coast, Stephen Crump, Marie Larkings, Julie Johnston, David Kirkby
  • Nationally recognised VET programs in schools, 10 years on Development of national VET programs in schools, Brian Knight
  • What do Australians think about VET?, Australian Government, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)