Funding grants for Women’s Leadership Development

Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s adult and vocational education sector. The initiative is providing women with grants to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs. The leadership development programs are part-time and delivered nationally via WLA’s blended learning model. Scholarship funding is strictly limited and will be awarded based on a set of selection criteria being met. Expressions of Interest Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form here prior to June 7, 2017:...

Talking to the politicians

WAVE has received the attached letters from Karen Andrews, the Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, and Tanya Plibersek, the Deputy Leader of the Opposition, and then links to the letters. Letter from Karen Andrews Letter from Tanya...

Women in STEM – research reports provided by NCVER

Women in STEM The acronym STEM is used to refer to the collective fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. STEM skills and qualifications are increasingly seen as vital to the ongoing growth, productivity and efficiency of economies around the world and a crucial component of innovation, adaptability and preparation for industries of the future. Yet, women are underrepresented in STEM-related education and training and occupations. Our VOCEDplus database contains a range of recent research on women in STEM and the Pod Network has a podlet on STEM skills. Recent research includes: Gender disparities in academic performance and motivation in STEM subjects in Japan National education systems and gender gaps in STEM occupational expectations Why is the pipeline leaking?: experiences of young women in STEM vocational education and training and their adjustment strategies Women in STEM in Australia: what is the current state of play, what are the key issues and why does it matter?  CEDA VET Report August...
WAVE Conference April 20, 2016

WAVE Conference April 20, 2016

WAVE Conference 2016 A great time was had at the WAVE Conference.  Our thanks to Northern Sydney TAFE for hosting us.  Read more at this link:  https://storify.com/KiraVClarke/wave-conference-2016 .   The Conference has finished and was most successful.  Over 70 participants were registered, and they had the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful surroundings in the Cameraygal building at Northern Sydney TAFE, and the exciting and challenging speakers.  The conference program is attached as well as the round-up of the day from the Executive member Kira Clarke:  https://storify.com/KiraVClarke/wave-conference-2016 . WAVE National Conference 2016 final Look out for the full conference report with actions that will guide WAVE's work in the lead-up to the Federal elections and over the next year.  Here is just a taste of what happened at the conference. And now the presentations are available. These will be of interest to those who were not able to join us, and probably to those who did join us also. It's almost like being there! We hope you find the presentations interesting. Elaine Butler's address at the WAVE conference. Education and Gender Equality Tess Julian Catalyst Exchange Opportunities for Women Marion Baird WAVE Keynote 200416 Speech to 2016 WAVE Conference Susana Saffu's WAVE Conference Presentation Final Copy WAVE Conference Preso 200416 Ro Coroneos NCVER_Michelle Circelli-WAVE_2016_presentation Anne Jones WAVE...
Mapping Global/Regional/Local Policy Platforms

Mapping Global/Regional/Local Policy Platforms

The final report by WAVE Intern, Zulaika Shihab, Gender & Education: Mapping Global/Regional/Local Policy Platforms can now be downloaded here.  WAVE is proud to share this research with...
NCVER total VET activity

NCVER total VET activity

NCVER released data showing 3.9 million students in training (10/11/15), but with no gender disaggregation.  WAVE calls for inclusion of women in equity data.  Read...