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Key pointsThe total value of Australian service exports was $57 billion in 2013-14 and about 17 per cent of total exports. The six services sectors covered in this study — tourism, education, financial services, professional services, information technology and health services — accounted...
Australian adults are above the OECD average in literacy but only average in numeracy, according to a staff paper released by the Productivity Commission.
The paper analyses the profile of adult literacy and numeracy skills in Australia, and how important those skills are for...
Human capital theory supports the view that people with higher levels of education and lower incidences of chronic illness should have higher labour productivity. This paper examines the Australian evidence.
Hourly wages can be used as an indicator of labour productivity. While wages are...
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 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....
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...