Skilled labour

Discussion paper

8 Aug 2018

The size of our future prosperity will be determined partly by our ability to innovate and harness new technologies. This will require a skilled workforce that can match and beat our global competitors. So, what are the skills needed for a more interconnected, global world?...

Research report

7 Aug 2018

Disruptive technologies are influencing the demand for skills in many occupations. This report provides insights into the potential implications for vocational education and training (VET) of ‘disruptive technologies’ associated with Industry 4.0 from the perspective of industry (technology users) and innovators (technology producers).

Report

26 Jun 2018

This report argues that Australia’s VET system has been fragmented and undermined by years of spending cutbacks and failed experimentation with private delivery models. Australia's recovery in manufacturing could be cut short by inadequate availability of skilled labour.

Policy report

21 May 2018

Supported by literature and analysis from the Regional Australia Institute (RAI), this policy paper is based on discussions between regional settlement representatives at Migration Nation, a RAI roundtable event held at Old Parliament House on 1 November 2017, as well as consultations with governments and...

Research report

13 Apr 2018

This report examines the way in which the organisation of work is changing – from workforces to workplaces – and the implications of these changes for Australia. With alternative forms of employment, freelancing, and the gig economy on the rise, the traditional notion of holding...

Fact sheet

19 Mar 2018

A new visa scheme to attract highly skilled global talent and deliver innovation to Australia will be piloted from 1 July of this year.

Blog post

8 Mar 2018

In March 2018, the 457 Visa will be formally abolished and replaced by the Temporary Skills Shortage visa. This FlagPost analyses one part of the visa in an attempt to understand how its credibility may have changed over time.

Discussion paper

14 Dec 2017

This report provides a summary overview of occupational skills information practices in selected countries and organisations, with the aim of highlighting the approaches adopted by each to the design, content, update and provision of skills information. In addition, it showcases good practice in ensuring such...

Working paper

17 Nov 2017

This working paper explores the changing nature of work and what this means for government, employers, and workers. In particular, it focuses on the implications of digitalisation for skilled migration in high-income countries such as Australia.

Report

13 Nov 2017

This report highlights the challenges and opportunities faced by professional artists in Australia.

Report

12 Nov 2017

This report shares useful insights for individuals, families and organisations about what can be done today to shape a positive future of work for all Australians.

Discussion paper

11 Oct 2017

This discussion paper outlines a new tertiary model that would enable workers to more easily retrain and reskill over the course of their working lives.

Report

26 Jul 2017

This report reveals the most important skills young Australians will need to be work smart in the future.

Discussion paper

28 Jun 2017

This discussion paper explores the drivers changing the world of work, the skills we’re predicted to need in the future and what this means for training.

Report

7 Jun 2017

This report into migration policy settings takes a closer look at some of the concerns raised by business owners and representatives about ways in which the current design of the skilled migration system means that it can’t adequately assist South Australian businesses facing skills shortage,...

Commentary

Article

18 Apr 2017

The Turnbull Government is axing the 457 Visa program and replacing it with a new Temporary Skill Shortage Visa. This comes after a history of problems with the 457 program, including uncovered abuse of workers.

The new scheme will be made up of two...

Commentary

Article

22 Mar 2017

The Victorian government’s announcement of an early retirement scheme aimed at redeploying some workers (losing their jobs due to the Hazelwood power station closure) to another power generator in the Latrobe Valley has been welcomed in many quarters. It is considered smart politics and policy,...

Research report

31 Oct 2016

Positions Vacant? When the Jobs Aren’t There is the title of the 2016 report, and it is informed by Anglicare Australia's first Jobs Availability Snapshot.

The findings from the Snapshot show that only 13% of all advertised jobs in May 2016 were at...

Working paper

12 Jul 2016

We examine the relationship between the presence of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and local growth, using a sample of 57 New Zealand Territorial Local Authorities (TLAs) between 1986 and 2013. Our models include a large set of controls, including past growth. An innovation of our...

Research report

28 Jun 2016

This is one of three summary reports from the Survey of Adult Skills. This report covers key findings on how New Zealand adults’ skills compare internationally and on the skill levels of different groups of New Zealanders.

Key findings

» New Zealand adults’...

Overview

 

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