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Graduate employability skills

This report examines how universities currently develop and teach undergraduate students employability skills, and how graduate employability skills might be assessed and reported on in the future. The report presents recommendations based on an integrated approach that emphasises improved processes for identifying, developing, assessing and...
Fact sheet

Social networking - staying safe online

This fact sheet has published in support of the Federal Privacy Commission's Privacy Awareness Week. Privacy Awareness Week runs from 24 August until 30 August 2008, and is an opportunity for governments, business and individuals to promote privacy awareness and identify some of the key...
Report

Transitioning from training to employment in the performing arts: the model of the graduate-performance-company

A broad overview of the current status of employment in the performing arts provides a context for the core problem of this paper, namely, new ways of thinking about creating employment opportunities in professional theatre and dance for newly graduated and emerging performers. This resource...
Report

Categories for the description of works of art

These 'Categories for the description of works of art' (CDWA) were created by the Art Information Task Force (AITF), a group of art historians, museum curators and registrars, visual resource professionals, art librarians, information managers and technical specialists brought together in the early 1990s by...
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Employment in culture, Australia 2006

Approximately 285,000 people worked in a cultural occupation as their main job in 2006 according to this ABS industry snapshot. However around 45% of these people were not employed in the cultural industry. The largest number of cultural workers were employed as graphic designers, ministers...
Report

The national employment standards

The NES are a key element of the Rudd government's new workplace relations system and will come into effect on 1 January 2010. They will apply to all employees in the Federal system regardless of industry, occupation or income. They cover maximum weekly hours of...
Report

How political, satirical cartoons illustrated Australia's Workchoices debate

Political cartoons are a ubiquitous form of satire which assists the public to interpret political life. This study examined the tone and content of 107 political, satirical cartoon images published in mainstream Australian newspapers in 2005 and 2006, focusing on cartoons depicting reforms of the...
Article

The role of employers in encouraging e-learning and flexible training delivery

More than 80% of 400 Australian employers surveyed were encouraging their staff to undertake e-learning to expand skills and gain qualifications to help overcome the skills shortage. This analysis draws on information provided by 400 employers that participated in the 2007 E-learning Benchmarking Survey through...
Report

E-learning for the mature aged worker

This study was undertaken by Global Learning Services for the 2007 Research and Policy Advice Project of the national training system's e-learning strategy, the Australian Flexible Learning Framework (Framework). It aimed to provide a portrait of the current situation in Australia in the role and...
Report

E-learning for the mature age worker

This study aimed to provide a portrait of the current situation in Australia in the role and use of e-learning in training for mature age workers, and to identify good practice. To achieve this objective, the study involved three parts: a literature review; consultations in...