The WELL and NALP databases and associated resources that were formerly housed as part of the ARIS library have been transferred to the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) in Adelaide. The publications and resources produced from WELL and ALNP are now indexed in the VOCED database. VOCED is a research database for technical and vocational education and training and is available free on the web at It is international in scope, with an emphasis on Australia and the Asia Pacific region, which contains over 30 000 high quality abstracts, many with links to full text documents about vocational education and training research, policy and practice.
All WELL and ALNP resources are given a VOCED entry providing full bibliographic details, including author, title, date, publication type, abstract, subject headings and an availability statement about where resources can be purchased or borrowed.
All resources can be borrowed from the NCVER library and all 2006 plus publications can also be borrowed from the DEST library.
Contact: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
PO Box 8288 Station Arcade
Adelaide SA 5000
Ph: 08 8230 8400; Fax: 08 8212 3436
Contact: DEST Library Services, Dept of Education, Science and Training, Location 702, GPO Box 9880
Canberra ACT 2601
Ph: 02 6240 8848; Fax: 02 6240 8861
The ‘VOCED Help’ screen at gives information on limiting searches to just the WELL and ALNP databases, how to search within these databases and how to conduct general VOCED searches on literacy and numeracy topics.
For further information contact:
Miriam Saunders
Information Services Manager
National Centre for Vocational Education Research
PO Box 8288
Station Arcade SA 5000
Ph: 08 8230 8648
To SEARCH the WELL or NALP resources data bases go to at