This report explains the complexities and challenges of the career transitions Australians face and makes recommendations to ensure everyone builds a solid foundation in career management skills.
The Q Project is a 5-year partnership between Monash University and the Paul Ramsay Foundation to understand and improve the use of research evidence in Australian schools. In 2021, the project hosted two series of co-design workshops with teachers, school leaders and other education stakeholders...
The rapid expansion of new technologies into every sector has contributed to the proliferation of alternative models of education, learning and skill signalling in global labour markets. This paper provides a high-level map of the landscape of education and labour market innovations in formal and...
Technological and social change alter the required skill composition of the workforce. For many newly emerging jobs, precise skill requirements are evolving and unclear. This paper reports on how data can enable useful foresight about skill requirements and training needs, even when that data has...
This article discusses the language that frames thought, which in turn produces knowledge, and is critical for regulators - especially when this knowledge informs their regulatory practices and regulatory interventions.
The authors of this paper propose that the Australian Defence organisation should enact a wider set of supporting measures—particularly in data and reporting to track professional development—that’s more likely to create more sustainable success that delivers organisational improvements and outcomes for Indigenous staff recruitment and...
The most significant challenges facing public administration today include the isolation of public servants, the rigidity of the administrative and regulatory systems in which they operate, and the lack of opportunity to develop relevant and emerging competencies. This report is intended to initiate a dialog...
Report on public hearing 10: Education and training of health professionals in relation to people with cognitive disability
This report makes 9 findings and 12 recommendations in relation to the education and training of health professionals across Australia including nurses, dentists, pharmacists, psychologists and speech pathologists.
This report explores employer approaches to training their workforce through the use of nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) as opposed to other forms of training, with the aim of identifying strategies that encourage more employers to use nationally recognised training.
National survey on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment in Australian libraries: research report
This report provides outcomes of the research project National Survey on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment in Australian Libraries conducted in the period of 2020 to 2021. The research shows that there are unique opportunities for the library sector to support the work of...
Shaping our future: a ten-year strategy to ensure a sustainable, high-quality children’s education and care workforce 2022–2031
This strategy document has been developed to support the recruitment, retention, sustainability and quality of the sector workforce.
This report builds on the findings of research conducted in 2019, and uses first of its kind national survey data to investigate the influence of both workplace learning and collaboration on enabling innovation in Australian workplaces.
Australian Aboriginal techniques for memorization: translation into a medical and allied health education setting
It is clear from these studies that students in the medical and allied health professions expect that memorization will play a substantial role in their training, and they are receptive to learning techniques that can improve memory tasks. The students sampled in this work viewed...
In a field which has traditionally relied heavily upon ‘on the job’ training and deep domain knowledge, what would a system-wide regulatory capability approach look like? How can we best equip regulators to operate effectively in the new normal and to see themselves as part...
This research examines the form and content of current teacher capability models and frameworks in vocational education and training (VET) and other sectors to understand what defines competence and quality in VET teaching.
This report presents analysis from an environmental scan which explored the types of training and professional development opportunities that are available for regulators in Australia and New Zealand.
The purpose of the handbook is to assist officials involved in regulatory activities, to learn how to tackle certain regulatory challenges and to develop a tailor-made systematic approach to improve their regulation. The guide can also be used as a basis for training courses or...
In early 2020, the NSW Teachers Federation resolved to commission an independent inquiry into the state of the teaching profession in the public schools of NSW and the significant changes that have affected the profession since 2004. This report outlines the inquiry's findings.
The early childhood education and care (ECEC) workforce is essential to Australia’s economic and social prosperity. This paper draws on contemporary Australian research, to set out policy proposals for Australian governments to consider in developing and implementing the new national ECEC workforce strategy.