January 11, 2020

Cedefop and international organisations share vision of career guidance’s strategic role

Cedefop, together with the European Commission, ETF, OECD, ILO and UNESCO have released a shared vision of the strategic role of career guidance in enabling learning and labour market integration. In a new booklet they shed light on what career guidance provides to learners, workers and jobseekers. The booklet highlights the key role guidance plays in […]

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December 8, 2019

Technology and the Future of Australian Jobs. What will be the impact of AI on workers in every sector?

The recent pace of technological advancement is unprecedented. Australia is in the midst of a major economic, social and political transition driven by global competition and rapidly expanding digital platforms and technological innovation. Automation, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT) is having an impact almost everywhere, in all industries, jobs and everyday […]

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September 23, 2019

National Career Institute Stakeholder Workshops

Invitations for the National Careers Institute (the Institute) co-design workshops are now open. Eleven workshops will be held across the country to examine how the Institute can most effectively achieve its purpose. These workshops are being run in conjunction with the National Skills Commission and Skills Organisation Pilots. For more information and to register to […]

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September 18, 2019

Big data: mapping a path to a new career

A new paper that explores how large, local and international data sets can help workers and job seekers transfer their existing skills to new jobs and identify new skills to develop was published today. Reskilling Australia: a data-driven approach, published by the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, identifies that moving towards a […]

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August 12, 2019

Risks and rewards: when is vocational education a good alternative to higher education?

Over the past 20 years, higher education in Australia has expanded rapidly. By contrast, vocational education attainment rates have fluctuated without much long-term change. There are concerns that students are encouraged to enrol in higher education, overlooking potentially better-paid vocational education alternatives in areas of labour-market need. These concerns are greatest for low-ATAR university students, […]

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