Anne Walstab is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for International Research on Education Systems (CIRES) at Victoria University. Prior to joining Victoria University, Anne was a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

Anne has fifteen years of experience conducting both qualitative and quantitative research projects on a state and national basis and across all sectors of education.

Her research encompasses a number of areas, including:

  • post-compulsory education and training
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET)
  • Adult and Community Education (ACE)
  • school resourcing
  • student transition and student outcomes.

Anne has a strong interest in the policy implications of her research, as reflected in the wide range and number of commissioned research projects on which she has worked.

Anne recently completed her PhD in Education at the University of Melbourne entitled The VET sector and schooling: Interactions and outcomes.

Recent publications

Reports

Walstab, A. & Lamb,S. (2014) Rural and regional education in Victoria: research analysis Victorian Department of Education & Early Childhood Development.

Teese, R., Davies, M., Walstab, A. & Klepetko, R. (2013) Review of Foundation Skills courses in Victoria, Victorian Department of Education & Early Childhood Development, Melbourne

Lamb, S. & Walstab, A. (2012) Rolling benchmark review of the Student Resource Package, Victorian Department of Education & Early Childhood Development, Melbourne

Lamb, S. & Walstab, A. (2010) Developing Future Funding and Enrolment Models for Delivery of VETiS to Senior Secondary Students, Victorian Department of Education & Early Childhood Development.

Robinson, L., Lamb, S. & Walstab, A. (2010) How Young People are Faring 2010, Foundation for Young Australians. Melbourne.

Refereed journal articles

Walstab, A. & Lamb, S. (2009) ‘Participation in VET across Australia: a Regional Analysis’ in the Australian Bulletin of Labour, Adelaide, Vol. 35, Iss. 2; p. 452

Teese, R. & Walstab, A. (2009) ‘Social Area Differences in VET Participation’, in the Australian Bulletin of Labour. Adelaide, Vol. 35, Iss. 2; p. 438

Volkoff, V., Clarke, K.  & Walstab, A. (2009) ‘The Impact of TAFE Inclusiveness Strategies’, in Australian Bulletin of Labour. Adelaide, Vol. 35, Iss. 3; p. 561 

Refereed chapters

Lamb, S. & Walstab, A. (2010) “Non-completion in vocational education and training: issues, patterns and possibilities” in McGaw, B (Editor in Chief) Third International Encyclopaedia in Education.  Elsevier: London. pp. 1-15

Conference presentations

Lamb, S., Glover, S. & Walstab, A. (2014) “Educational Disadvantage and Regional and Rural Schools”. ACER Research Conference.  Melbourne.

Walstab, A. (2007) “Adult and community education in Victoria, Australia: diversity in learning”, Proceedings of the ESREA international conference on Adult Learning and the Challenges of Social and Cultural Diversity, Seville.

Areas of expertise

  • Adult and Community Education (ACE)
  • Early school leaving
  • Post-compulsory education and training
  • School funding
  • Student outcomes
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Contact details

(03) 9919 1890