Ways through the weeds with the NCVER

The estimable National Centre for Vocational Education Research considers methodologies for projecting apprentice and trainee completions in a new paper

While no one will ever accuse authors Michelle Hall and Brian Harvey of writing for laughs, this is important stuff – like so much NCVER work it is essential for voced planning,

Which makes CMM wonder why the Commonwealth created the National Skills Commission rather than expand resources for the NCVER. Learned readers suggest it might be because this excellent agency reports to state and territory ministers as well as federal ones and the latter want data for negotiations they don’t have to share. Honestly! Some of you are such cynics.