Kaye has extensive quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills gathered over many years in a number of senior roles in research institutions including General Manager Research and Evaluation, National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Adelaide (NCVER)(2002-June 2006) and as the Director of Planning, Research & Performance, Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) (1998-to 2002) Kaye has been running her own consulting business since 2006.
Kaye has been involved in Australian national vocational education and training (VET) in the capacity of strategic planner, policy developer, resource allocation adviser, performance measurer and reporter, and manager of national VET research and evaluation. Her research, planning and performance focus entailed being across the broad range of issues that affect VET in Australia. Kaye has also worked in regional development including as a State policy developer and Ministerial advisor in Queensland and a strategist at the regional level in Western Australia (Mid West).
Recent projects of interest include working with the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Bangkok Office on inclusive vocational training for people with a disability. Here Kaye conducted a 10 Country Survey and 20 case studies producing a final report with policy recommendations. Kaye also recently completed a project with UNESCO in the Bangkok Office, synthesising a report on an eight country study of Secondary level technical and vocational education in the Asia Pacific region. In Australia, Kaye assisted Adult Learning Australia with a synthesis report of existing research on key topics of relevance to implementing the 2008 Ministerial Declaration on Adult and Community Education.