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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

Higher Education Workforce in Australia – Only 5% of university leaders rate their employee value proposition as being “very high”

On 2 February 2016 AHEIA released the Australian Higher Education Workforce of the Future Report, which was commissioned in association with the DVCs Corporate group of Universities Australia to put the spotlight on how to enable universities to compete in a globally competitive market. The report looks at the university environment as affected by environmental … Continue reading

STEM workforce in Australia – 2.3 million people with qualifications

Australia’s future will rely on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)—disciplines at the core of innovation. Our businesses will rely on STEM to compete in the emerging sectors that new technologies will create, as well as in the existing sectors which new technologies will transform. Our workforce will require specialised skills in STEM as well … Continue reading

Australia – Six megatrends for jobs and employment markets over the coming twenty years

The study has identified six megatrends for jobs and employment markets over the coming twenty years. The second half of the chessboard The explosion in device connectivity, data volumes and computing speed, combined with rapid advances in automated systems and artificial intelligence means that robotic devices can perform many tasks more quickly, safely and efficiently … Continue reading

Skills Gap in Australia – 52% of employees with less than five years’ experience already see their qualifications as not being “very much” relevant to their work

The forces of disruption are not just being driven by start-ups and felt by business leaders – they’re driving change in the workforce and labour market. – Two-thirds of those with less than five years’ experience (early-career Australians) expect that their job will not exist, or will fundamentally change, in the next 15 years. If … Continue reading

Australia – We must overhaul vocational education and training the Chamber of Commerce and Industry says

Australia must overhaul its vocational education and training if people are to get the skills they need for the jobs of the future, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry said today. The Australian Chamber is today releasing a policy paper, “Focus on Skills: Building a Better National Vocational Education and Training System”, which argues for … Continue reading

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