Workforce planning

Workforce optimisation
Workforce trends

Closing the UK's green skills gap

This paper argues that training up the workforce will enable the UK government to marry its environmental aims with its economic and social ambitions.

Report of the Inquiry into the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

This inquiry provided the opportunity for people with disability, families and carers, disability service providers, representative organisations, and other key stakeholders to share their views regarding the effectiveness of the Commission in ensuring safe, quality services for people with disability.

Duty of care: meeting the aged care workforce challenge

This report examines how state and federal governments and the industry can grow the aged-care workforce to fix the enormous shortage of workers in the sector and improve quality of care for older Australians.

Australian oral health workforce: the oral health professions workforce survey 2020

Dental hygienists (DHs), dental therapists (DTs), and oral health therapists (OHTs) are registered dental practitioners. This survey report outlines the current demographic, geographic and employment characteristics of DH, DT and OHTs in Australia.
Discussion paper

Care workforce labour market study: discussion paper

In March 2021, the National Skills Commissioner, Adam Boyton, was tasked by the Australian Prime Minister to undertake an in-depth study on the factors affecting the supply and demand of care workers. The discussion paper outlines the scope and focus of the study, including existing...

Housing key workers: scoping challenges, aspirations, and policy responses for Australian cities

This scoping study considers whether governments in Sydney and Melbourne and select international jurisdictions (the USA and UK) consider key worker housing needs and how they support key workers to access appropriate housing.

Anticipating and addressing the impending shortage of skilled disability support workers

This study examines skills production and utilisation for the disability sector to provide an assessment of the adequacy of current modes of skills acquisition for disability support workers.

Aged care - the way forward

Responding to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, this report recommends that the Australian government should immediately focus on the priority areas of workforce, transparency, sustainability and human rights, access, and choice in aged care.
Working paper

Beyond gratitude: lessons learned from migrants’ contribution to the COVID-19 response

This paper recognises and values the fundamental contribution of migrant workers to our societies and economies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. That contribution has always been vital, but a year of the devastating pandemic has provided the most compelling insight to date into the essential role...
Conference paper

Using Percent Plan Completed for early success assessment in the Last Planner System

The Last Planner System (LPS) constitutes a systematic method for planning and control based on the generation of short-term commitments by the workforce and the weekly control of their accomplishments in search of continual improvement. Our research goal is to contribute to the understanding of...
Discussion paper

Every educator matters: evidence for a new early childhood workforce strategy for Australia

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 parity in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce planning

The authors of this report were commissioned by the National Health Leadership Forum to investigate approaches to workforce planning based on the healthcare needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Australian cyber security skills and jobs NSW study

In early 2020, the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) partnered with NSW Treasury to undertake a research project to identify potential cyber security skills gaps and look at the impact of COVID-19 on the local cyber security industry.
Briefing paper

Adult social care and COVID-19: assessing the policy response in England so far

This briefing reviews national government policies on adult social care in England during the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic – from January to the end of May 2020.
Briefing paper

Working from home: opportunities and risks

With many regular workplaces shut down to 'flatten the curve' of COVID-19, millions of Australians are now shifting their work to home. This paper surveys the scope of home work, considers its impacts on economic and gender inequality, and proposes several policy recommendations to make...

Job-to-job transitions and the regional job ladder

This paper uses linked employee-employer data to examine the frequency with which workers change jobs in New Zealand, wage premiums associated with these job transitions, and the impact of house prices on worker mobility.

The future of jobs 2016

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is interacting with other socio-economic and demographic factors to create a perfect storm of business model change in all industries, resulting in major disruptions to labour markets. New categories of jobs will emerge, partly or wholly displacing others. The skill sets...

Australia’s Future Health Workforce – Obstetrics and Gynaecology

This report contains detailed modelling on workforce supply, demand and training, and projects the numbers required between 2016 and 2030 for the obstetrics and gynaecology profession.

Skills, training and lifelong learning

This is the first report from 'Brave New Work', a 3-year initiative focused on the changing nature of work and its implications for Canadians. It considers the training landscape, looking at Canada's strengths and weaknesses and reviewing training models from around the world.
Briefing paper

Uncertainty by the hour

Technology has made work ever-present. Cell-phones tether salaried workers to endless 24/7 workweeks, caffeinated by Starbucks baristas who are among the millions of workers scrambling for hours with head-spinning erratic schedules. The nature of work has changed for all of us. And for the majority...