Inspiring Best Practice

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Check out the latest research, articles and videos about what is happening in Years 9 to 12 education across the globe.


These links are being provided for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Department of Education, Tasmania of any of the articles or videos, services or opinions of the corporation or organisation or individual.

Vocational and Professional Education and Training in Switzerland Facts and Figures 2019

Published by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI)


Insight Seven: Workforce polarisation in Tasmania: Implications for the future of work and training

Dr Lisa Denny, 2019 (published by the Institute for the Study of Social Change, University of Tasmania)


Through Growth to Achievement: Report of the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools

Gonski et al, March 2018 (published on the Australian Government’s Department of Education and Training website:


Connecting the worlds of learning and work: Prioritising school-industry partnerships in Australia’s education system

Kate Torii, July 2018 (published on the Mitchell Institute website:


Unlimited potential: A Commitment to Young Australians

FYA (The Foundation for Young Australians)


What Australia could learn from Hong Kong and Singapore about rebuilding VET

Peter Noonan, 29 June 2017 (published on The Mandarin website:


The new work reality

FYA (The Foundation for Young Australians) – (published on the FYA website:


Beyond Certainty: A process for thinking about futures for Australian Education

Professor Alan Reid AM, University of South Australia, August 2018 (published on the Australian Secondary Principals’ Association website:


Connecting the worlds of learning and work: Prioritising school-industry partnerships in Australia’s education system

Kate Torri, Mitchell Institute, July 2018 (published on the Mitchell Institute website:


Demand Driven Education: Merging work and learning to develop the human skills that matter

Joe Deegan & Nathan Martin, Pearson, 2018 (published on the Pearson website:


The future of education and skills: the future we want

Education 2030, OECD (published on the OECD website:


Big Five Challenges in School Education

Geoff Masters, Australian Council for Educational Research, 10 August 2015 (published on the Teacher Magazine website:


Future Skills and Training: A practical resource to help identify future skills and training

Australian Industry and Skills Committee, 2017 (published on the Australian Industry and Skills Committee website:


Introduction to the Creative Classroom

Gaintime (published on the Gaintime website:


Personalised Learning: A policy overview

Space for Personalised Learning (published on the website)


The capable country: Cultivating capabilities in Australian education

Bill Lucas and Charlene Smith, October 2018 (published on the Mitchell Institute website:


Reform and the senior secondary school

Geoff Masters AO, Australian Council for Educational Research, October 2016 (published on the ACEReSearch website:


Global Educational Reform Movement is here!

Pasi Sahlberg, 2012 (published on


Generation Z at school

NCVER, 2018 (published on the Longitudinal Surveys of Australians Youth website:

The future of work – will our children be prepared?

(2.52 min)

Published on 20 March 2018:


VET. It’s right now

(30 sec)

Published on 2 April 2018:


VET. It’s right now. (Industry perspective)

(2:20 min)

Published on 3 April 2018:


Badges and microcredentials – recognising learning

(2.44 min)

Published on 31 May 2013:


Vocational Education and Training: the dual education system in Germany

(3.14 min)

Published on 12 August 2014:


Switzerland – Entering the professional world: vocational education and training (VET)


Published on 15 January 2015:


Switzerland – Career path and development: professional education training (PET) flexible pathways


Published on 15 January 2015:


Ontario – Specialist High School Majors (SHSM) Program

(6.08 min)

Published on 6 September 2013:


Ontario – cooperative education

(3.41 min)

Published on 29 January 2014:


Ontario – Focus Programs (packages of learning)

(3.59 min)

Published on 29 January 2014:


Hong Kong – Vocational and professional education and training (VPET) is not a second choice but … entirely compatible with the traditional academic pathway

(1.29 mins)

Published on 16 June 2017:


Singapore – embracing non-academic routes to success


Published on 7 March 2017:–cc


South Korea – Meister Schools : technical schools build bridges between school and work

(2.30 min)

Published on 21 January 2013:


Finland – An Introduction to Finnish Vocational Education and Training Excellence

(2.10 min)

Published on  24 March 2014:


Future Proof – ABC: Four Corners

(44.07 min)

Published on 4 July 2016: