The NSW Legislative Council’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice is currently examining the management of silicosis in the manufactured stone industry as part of its annual review of the NSW Dust Diseases Scheme. This e-brief is a modified version of a paper that the...
The evaluation assesses the effectiveness of the Hope Assistance Local Tradies (HALT) Program and makes recommendations regarding its future development.
This report examines the experience of the trades and shift-work segments of the workforce during COVID-19, and outlines a policy agenda that will provide support for these professions so that they remain an attractive career in future.
This report explores self-certification models in construction industry trades. In particular, the key features of self-certification in regulated occupations and critical factors that make it successful.
The purpose of this study is to gain a better understanding of how implementing takt production, which heavily focuses on improving the flow of processes, affects the flow of trades.
This report is the final component of a broader study on traditional trade apprenticeships. It looks at the experiences of the traditional trade apprentice, and in doing so, focuses primarily on the findings from the 2019 Apprentice and Trainee Experience and Destination survey, with data...
This research estimates new apprenticeships/traineeships in Australia will decline by 30% within two years. This equates to approximately 130,000 fewer new apprentices and trainees from the start of the pandemic to June 2023.
Opposition education spokesman Christopher Pyne claims the Government has built only 230 trade training centres of the 2,650 promised by Kevin Rudd in 2007.
Traditional trade apprenticeships: training activity, employer incentives and international practice
This report is the first part of a larger study aiming to investigate traditional apprenticeship practices with a view to developing policy directions for how to keep them relevant and useful. It finds that trends in commencements rise and fall in line with fluctuations in...
This report draws from in-depth interviews and focus groups with employers, trainers, apprentices and government officials about what works, what does not work and needs improvement. It finds that the combination of off-and-on-the job training continues to be provide a suitable approach for the training...
This resource presents a summary of statistics relating to young Australians aged 15 to 19 years who participated in an education and training activity during 2016. Information on participation is presented for school students, higher education students, apprentices and trainees, and vocational education and training...
We model the tax drag from active funds management by simulating portfolios based on reported monthly holdings of 207 active Australian equity funds between July 2000 and December 2010, and then compare both pre-tax- and after-tax fund returns versus those for passive indices modeled under...