January 21, 2021

Productivity Commission, National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development Review, Study Report.

A skilled workforce is fundamental to Australia’s future. As a pillar of our post-school education system, the vocational education and training (VET) system enables people to develop and maintain the skills needed to participate effectively in society and the economy. Millions of Australians with diverse educational needs, capabilities and aspirations have obtained or honed their […]

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January 5, 2021

Career guidance policy and practice in the pandemic: results of a joint international survey – June to August 2020

This report, recently published through CEDEFOP, captures changes in career guidance policies, systems and practices arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, as observed across 93 countries globally between the end of June and the beginning of August 2020. The research shows that career guidance systems received some policy attention and increased funding in several countries enabling […]

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December 17, 2020

OECD publishes a new working paper – Career Ready? How schools can better prepare young people for working life in the era of Covid-19

The OECD has just published a new Working Paper, Career Ready? How schools can better prepare young people for working life in the era of Covid-19. The paper reviews academic literature that analyses national longitudinal datasets and provides evidence of teenage career-related indicators of better than expected adult employment outcomes.  It then analyses PISA2018 data to […]

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December 7, 2020

New National Skills Commission Report – The shape of Australia’s post COVID-19 workforce

The shape of Australia’s post COVID-19 workforce builds on the understanding of Australia’s workforce and skills recovery from COVID-19. The report analyses the impact of the pandemic on our labour market, through scenario modelling, and profiles our resilient occupations framework. While it is clear COVID-19 has changed how we do business and work, the latest ABS […]

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November 18, 2020

October 2020 Vacancy Report Released

The October 2020 Vacancy Report and associated data files are now available from the Labour Market Information Portal: In addition, the IVI Insights page, a data visualisation showing the 10 detailed occupations with the most job advertisements for each state/territory, has been updated with October 2020 IVI results. Available on the Labour Market Information […]

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