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The Future of Work – Jobs matter and labour markets do not stand still

Jobs matter. For almost all of us, they are more than a source of income, extending to the provision of opportunities for social interaction; a source of self-esteem; or a feeling of contribution to a profession or community. From an economy-wide viewpoint, growing employment rates and higher labour market participation are primary sources of improved … Continue reading

Underemployment In Australia – Over 1 M people

Being underemployed can have a significant impact on the financial, personal and social lives of individuals. While there are some people who are entirely without work (e.g. the unemployed), there is also a growing number of people who are in work but who want more work (i.e. underemployed). These workers are likely to be competing … Continue reading

Apprenticeship in 8 Countries – Australia, Denmark, Egypt, England, Finland, Germany, India, and South Africa

This report presents the results of the analysis of apprenticeship in eight countries: Australia, Denmark, Egypt, England, Finland, Germany, India, and South Africa. The study used documentary analysis as its central methodological approach, citing, summarizing, synthesizing, analyzing and critically reflecting on existing literature and data produced by international organizations, government agencies, universities, and research institutions. … Continue reading

Australia – VET and employer training choices in 2017

Unaccredited training is training that does not lead to a nationally recognised qualification. The training activity must have a specified content or predetermined plan designed to develop employment-related skills and competencies. Informal training refers to training that usually occurs on the job through interactions with co-workers as part of the day-to-day work. Chosen excerpts by Job … Continue reading

Census 2016 in Australia – Manufacturing jobs drop 24% in five years

The number of manufacturing workers in Australia has fallen 24% over the five years to 2016, new data from the census shows. Days after the last Australian-made car rolled off the production line in Adelaide, the new data shows Australia’s manufacturing industry as a whole has seen its workforce decline from 902,829 in 2011 to … Continue reading

Future of Work – Future Skills by the Australian Industry Skills Committee

The Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) commissioned the Future Skills and Training Resource to gather and analyse data on Australian and international megatrends, their potential impact on Australia’s future workforce and the implications for vocational education and training.  It complements existing data sources and Industry Reference Committee (IRC) intelligence. It is a practical resource intended to … Continue reading

Australia – A very positive perception of mature age workers by employers

Attracting and retaining an engaged and productive workforce is key to the success of any organisation and, in turn, is critical to a thriving economy. With an ageing Australian population and skills shortages experienced across many industries, it is more important than ever for organisations to encourage experienced workers to remain in the workforce. Whilst … Continue reading

Skills in Australia – The number of jobs in soft-skill intensive occupations will grow at 2.5 times the rate of jobs in other occupations

A workforce with a broad mix of skills is crucial for business success and national prosperity. Businesses with more skilled sta have higher rates of innovation and productivity. And academic literature has found a consistent relationship between human capital and economic growth. But do we fully understand the workforce skills necessary for success? Formal quali … Continue reading

Automation in Australia – More than five million jobs, almost 40 per cent, have a moderate to high likelihood of disappearing in the next 10 to 15 years

More than five million jobs, almost 40 per cent of Australian jobs that exist today, have a moderate to high likelihood of disappearing in the next 10 to 15 years due to technological advancements, a CEDA report being released today has found. Figure 1 shows the estimated probabilities of the susceptibility of jobs to computerisation … Continue reading

Australia – The education system is not preparing students for twenty-first century success report says

Young Australians are studying for longer than ever before but are disengaged and struggling to find permanent jobs. Young people entering technology-rich, global, competitive job markets need different skill sets to what our education system has traditionally valued. Unless schools broaden learning objectives, many students will fail to become capable, successful adults – putting Australia’s social and … Continue reading

Higher Education or VET in Australia

  Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  The skilled labour market: a pictorial overview of trends and shortage 2015-16

Australia – Employability Skills Training Consultation Paper

In the 2016-17 Budget, the Australian Government announced an $840 million Youth Employment Package to give young people the employability skills and real work experience they need to get a job. The package will deliver a new Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare – Trial – Hire) to support young job seekers into jobs. The Youth Jobs … Continue reading

Research and Apprenticeship – The case of Australia’s NCVER

This study has assessed the impact of NCVER’s research against two themes: the role of apprenticeships in a modern economy; and the nature of vocations and the competencies required by industry. The evaluation spans 32 publications from 2005 to 2015. This is the third instance in which NCVER has undertaken an impact evaluation, on each … Continue reading

Job Ads in Australia – Rising demand for digital literacy, critical thinking, creativity and presentation skills

The New Basics: Big data reveals the skills young people need for the New Work Order reveals that employers are placing a premium on enterprise skills at a time of significant change in our workforce. An analysis of 4.2 million job advertisements from 2012-2015 found there is rising demand for enterprise skills such as digital … Continue reading

The Graduate Effect of Higher Education Spillovers – The case of Australia

The Australian economy is undergoing a major transition. A shift is underway from the mining construction boom era—in which significant resources were applied to the development of our natural resources— to a new phase in our history. We are now faced with the challenge of diversifying our economy and seizing new opportunities through innovation, entrepreneurship … Continue reading

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