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.
Beyond therapy: the multiple benefits of using a service-learning model to enhance paediatric therapy in a remote area school
Flinders University researchers led a collaborative initiative between health and education staff that provided two four-week blocks of intense physiotherapy services at an additional needs school in Alice Springs. This report has been released to inform future service-learning placements in the same and comparable contexts.
Sixteen million people across Europe were unemployed in September 2020, a rise of about two million since the beginning of the pandemic. FutureFit is a major training and research project up-skilling over 1,000 workers at risk of job displacement. This report presents the findings from...
Affiliation in transition: rethinking society membership with early-career researchers in the social sciences
This paper explores new forms of connection and community for early-career researchers, which are often facilitated by social media and other communication technologies.
This publication reports on approaches to building capability and quality in VET teaching, and associated opportunities and challenges. It draws on relevant literature about teaching quality, the content, scope and usage of existing capability frameworks and professional standards, and consultations with key stakeholder groups.
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is a member of Professions Australia. Through this alliance, they are working to leverage the power of other industries to achieve their goal of robust and meaningful accreditation outcomes, supporting a strong library and information profession.
The library and information sector in Australia is not alone in identifying the need to take a potentially radical approach to the education of professionals. This paper provides a summary of the themes which emerged during the consultation with the sector, which has enabled work...
Employment requirements, as part of social procurement, are increasingly used in construction procurement as a tool to mitigate issues of exclusion on the job market. To create a better understanding how employment requirements nurtures a new type of actor, here named the “employment requirement professional”...
This research paper maps, explores, and interrogates the New Zealand Government Regulatory Practice Initiative (G-REG), as an example to obtain a better understanding of whether a standardised program can help to nurture and increase the professionalism of a community of public servants.