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?...
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).
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
This report highlights the challenges and opportunities faced by professional artists in Australia.
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.
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.
This report reveals the most important skills young Australians will need to be work smart in the future.
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,...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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’...