The motivations of stakeholders when developing university industry collaborations in an Australian university: three case studies
With a focus on the disciplines of design, health and business, this study provides real-world insight into influencing the development of university/industry collaborations enhancing the student experience, and potentially impacting employability after graduation.
Green jobs: rapid evidence review
This evidence review aims to summarise what we know in terms of the drivers and barriers to getting more people into 'green' jobs. It also outlines some initial ideas for how policy-makers and employers can intervene.
Psychosocial safety is everyone’s right and everyone’s responsibility
Psychosocial hazards in the workplace such as harassment, bullying and poorly managed supervision and training can result in stress, burnout and worse. This article outlines some of the laws and organisational cultural changes that can help identify, assess and eliminate or mitigate psychosocial hazards and...
Ensuring occupations are responsive to people with disability
This resource includes a good practice guide and an action plan which can be used for government, higher education learning institutions, sector agencies, and employers. The report progresses the Australian government’s commitment to develop disability confidence in key professionals.
Policy handbook on financial education in the workplace
This publication provides case studies and practical guidance to policy-makers, employers and financial education providers interested in improving the financial literacy of employees.
Is the workforce ready for the jobs of the future? Data-informed skills and training foresight
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...
Where there’s a will, there’s a way: regulators and collaboration
The new regulatory model recommended by Respect@Work maximises and improves the existing legislative framework, recognising the right of workers to be free from sexual harassment is a human right, a workplace right and a safety right.
Upskilling and reskilling: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employers and their training choices
The challenge for the vocational education and training (VET) system in Australia will be to ensure that it continues to adapt and innovate its services in a responsive way - one that meets employer skill needs. The findings in this report indicate that a sizeable...
Issues in apprenticeships and traineeships – a research synthesis
The aim of this synthesis piece is to provide an overview of some aspects of apprenticeships and traineeships in Australia. In particular, the synthesis brings together research and data on what could be considered five enduring issues.
Attracting industry experts to become VET practitioners: a journey, not a destination
There is general consensus that the Australian VET sector faces a number of workforce issues, including the ageing of VET teachers, the high level of casualisation, industry currency and the need to increase the capacity of trainers. Through interviews and surveys with registered training organisations...
Skills utilisation in the workplace: the other side of the coin
This report investigates skill underutilisation in Australian workers by examining patterns of over-skilling and over-qualification and the pathways of people into jobs where they are over-skilled. It also examines what businesses are doing, if anything, to maximise skill usage.
Prevalence and outcomes of workplace-based delivery in VET
This publication reviews the current trends in how workplace-based delivery of training is distributed, including where entire programs are delivered in this way. Additionally, data from the Student Outcomes Survey was used to model the effect of a student receiving workplace-based delivery on employment and...
Review of employment-based training models
Employment-based training (EBT) is training for paid employees within a work setting, related to their role, and provided or supported by employers. This report explores alternative approaches to employment-based training—cadetships and internships, higher apprenticeships, and on-the-job structured training such as mentoring—and their implications for VET...
Adult responses to concerning sexual behaviours of young people in specialist school settings
Children with disability have a right to support and safety not only to prevent harm from adults, but also from their peers. This report presents findings from a study that examined how well equipped specialist school staff are to respond to child sexual abuse among...
Effective management of serious police misconduct: a machine learning analysis
There are a range of management strategies available to police agencies to prevent serious misconduct. This study uses partial dependence plots to explore management strategies which have been identified as either increasing or decreasing risk of serious police misconduct.
The impact of COVID-19 on industry innovation, skills and the need for training
This project identified how businesses have innovated in their practices or markets to remain financially viable during the pandemic and whether the vocational education and training (VET) sector assisted them to equip their staff for these changes.
Peak human workplace: innovation in the unprecedented era
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.
Skills training that works: lessons from demand-driven approaches
This study draws upon over 30 years of evidence from a range of countries to identify what approaches to skills development training are most effective and provides policy recommendations to lay the groundwork for replicating these models in Canada.
Supporting people with dementia and their families in rural Victoria: report of a community volunteer program
This report discusses establishing and evaluating a training scheme for volunteers to support carers of people with dementia in two rural communities in Victoria, Australia.
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.
Customizing Lean leadership: new facilitator case studies
This paper shares success stories from the new facilitators on how their teams, in the company’s value stream, applied Building a Lean Culture with a Lean Leadership (LL) training program knowledge to their business.
Australian screen production industry: COVID-safe guidelines
COVID-19 has presented a novel and unprecedented health and safety challenge to all industries and workplaces. These guidelines have been developed by an Australian Screen Sector Task Force and are intended to provide support and assistance to all practitioners (from screen producers to individual workers)...
Improving the health of older aged care workers
This study of older ‘pink collar’ workers in aged care points to the need for policy and practice changes to ensure Australia has enough skilled workers to provide quality care, and to protect and support the physical and emotional health of those workers.
Improving the learning of design management operations by exploiting production's feedback: design science approach
The results of this study indicate that while the relevancy of continuous learning is well recognised, construction organisations are incapable of effectively exploiting the best practices of knowledge management.
Building a lean culture: engaging the value stream
This paper, the third in the series of building a Lean culture, shares success stories on how organizations in the company’s value stream applied Lean Leadership (LL) knowledge to their business including value stream mapping, Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA), go and see, and effective meetings. It also...