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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July 30, 2019

New report reveals ‘100 jobs of the future’

Cyborg psychologist, robot mechanic, algorithm interpreter, shadowtech manager — they sound like something out of science fiction but, according to a new report, these are the jobs of the future. On 23 July, Ford Australia, Griffith University and Deakin University released their ‘100 Jobs of the Future’ report — complete with potential job titles, descriptions and required skills. They also created […]

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June 27, 2019

Communiqué 2019 – Leading career development services into an uncertain future: Ensuring access, integration and innovation

Career is the individual’s path through life, learning and work. How people live their lives, build their skills, care for their families and work in the labour market has implications for society and the economy. Because of this governments, societies, employers and educational organisations have an interest in supporting people to build good, productive and […]

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June 19, 2019

The path to prosperity Why the future of work is human

Australia must get to work. We have an opportunity to make better choices about our work, our workers and our workplaces to pave the path to prosperity for all Australians. Australia has retained 27 years and counting of continuous economic growth, even through a period of global economic volatility. As a result, we benefit from […]

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