Senior Research Fellow in the Vocational, Adult and Workplace Education (VAWE) Services Program at ACER
Dave Tout joined ACER in 2008, and is currently a Senior Research Fellow in the Vocational, Adult and Workplace Education (VAWE) Services Program at ACER. Prior to this Dave was Manager, VAWE from 2012-16 and a Senior Research Fellow in the Assessment and Reporting Division.
Dave has demonstrated leadership in curriculum, assessment and materials development especially in relationship to numeracy and mathematics education for both young people and adults. Dave has had over 40 years’ experience in education, with most being in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector, and has worked in a range of programs in schools, Technical and Further Education institutions (TAFE), community providers, universities, and industry. He has had wide experience not only in teaching and training, but also in working at a state, national and international level in research, curriculum, assessment and materials development. In 2018 Dave was appointed by the OECD as Chair of the Numeracy Expert Group for Cycle 2 of PIAAC and is overseeing and directing the numeracy assessment of PIAAC, including of the framework and the quality of the test content.