Centre for the Economics of Education and Training (CEET)

CEET undertakes research, consultancies and research training in the areas of economics and finance of education and training and the labour market.

Current research interests include:

  • employer-supported training,
  • industrial and occupational changes in the Australian economy and their implications for education and training,
  • participation and outcomes in education and training.


We have undertaken research for a large number of organisations:

  • National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
  • Transport and Logistics Skills Council
  • Service Skills Australia
  • The former National VET Equity Council
  • Australian Government departments, including Immigration and Border Protection; Defence; Education; Finance; and Industry
  • State government departments in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and Queensland
  • The former Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency
  • International Labour Organisation
  • The former Australian National Training Authority (ANTA)
  • TAFE Institutes
  • Australian Education Union
  • Catholic Education Commission of Victoria
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry Western Australia
  • Tenix Defence
  • OECD.


CEET was established in 1992 as joint centre of the faculties of Education and Business and Economics and with close links with the Australian Council for educational Research (ACER). From 1994 to 2009 it operated as the Monash University-ACER Centre for the Economics of Education and Training. It is now an entity within the Faculty of Education.

CEET staff and associates

Visiting scholar

Associate Professor Bernardo Kipnis, University of Brasilia, Brazil, is visiting the Faculty of Education for 12 months from October 2014. He is undertaking a comparative study of the policies relating to vocational  education and training (VET) systems in Australia and Brazil. The  investigation will look at the historical and cultural contexts of the  two systems and how the tension between the productivity and performance  on one hand and equity and social inclusion on the other hand is  addressed in each system. Bernardo can be contacted via phone 0452 230 820 or email bernardo.kipnis@monash.edu.

Projects and publications