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This annual report of government service delivery is in 2 parts. Volume one of the report focuses on early childhood, education and training as well as justice and emergency management sectors.
Heads of government (now the Council of Australian Governments or COAG) established the...
This research report for the study on the impacts of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reforms: Business Regulation and Vocational Education and Training (VET). The report has three sections detailing an overview, Business Regulation and VET.
Effective economic reform promotes productivity growth and...
This chapter reports on the performance of early childhood education and care (ECEC) services, which comprise child care and preschool services.
This study explores what happened to young Australians during the demand driven system. Overall, the demand driven system succeeded in increasing the number of students and made progress in improving equity of access. However, many are entering university ill-prepared and struggling academically. This study suggests...
This report looks at where we are now with early childhood education and care in Australia, what we want in the future and how we might go about achieving that in a way that better supports children's learning and development needs and the workforce participation...
This paper sets out the main issues being considered by the Commission in this new inquiry.
The federal government has directed the Commission to give consideration to and advise on:
• demand for the workforce’s services, with particular regard to the skill sets...
Examines the Vocational Education and Training sector, the context in which it operates and the implications this has for workforce composition and development.
The Productivity Commission has been asked by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), through the Australian Government, to undertake a study...
Australia's Vocational Education and Training (VET) workforce has several shortcomings which need to be addressed, according to this report by the Productivity Commission.
A diverse range of public and private VET providers meets many of the expectations of students and significant segments of industry....
Australia's future will depend on how well it develops the ‘human capital’ of its population.
A well-performing schooling system is fundamental. It benefits individuals, the functioning and cohesion of society and the performance of the economy. The importance of school education has increased with...
This paper identifies broad patterns, or pathways, in labour market and education activities associated with different life stages.
Key points:This paper uses longitudinal information from the calendar in the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to track monthly...