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Getting to 1.2 million: our roadmap to create a thriving Australian tech workforce

Future of work Skilled workforce Emerging technologies Labour market Technology economic aspects Australia

This roadmap is the product of a collaboration between tech industry groups brought together at Australia’s Digital Employment Forum.

The report comes as the federal government takes its first step to meeting its tech jobs target, introducing legislation to create an interim Jobs and Skills Australia, a body dedicated to understanding and addressing the nation’s skills crisis.

Tech jobs are amongst the most well-paid, stable and flexible jobs in the Australian economy. Tech jobs are also among the most productive in Australia – with productivity growing at four times the rate of the market sector as a whole in the decade leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This document sets out what Australia’s tech workforce needs will be by 2030, the opportunity this presents for Australians to get a good and well-paid job, the barriers to people moving into these jobs, and what industry and government can do to enable more Australians to benefit from the tech jobs opportunity.

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