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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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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