21st Century work skills

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Report

Upskilling and expanding the Australian cyber security workforce

This report tracks and analyses the emerging cyber security needs of Australian firms, paying particular attention to the skills and capabilities of the workers already employed in this crucial sector, and the increasing demand for their work.
Briefing paper

Better harnessing Australia’s talent: five facts for the summit

The e61 Institute has published this research to help guide policy-makers and stakeholders at the upcoming Jobs and Skills Summit being held in Canberra on 1-2 September 2022. The research identifies five key facts using detailed analysis of firm-level and worker-level data.
Strategy

Getting to 1.2 million: our roadmap to create a thriving Australian tech workforce

This strategy document sets out Australia’s tech jobs opportunity, the barriers the nation faces to meet this opportunity, and what industry and government can do to reduce these barriers.
Report

Navigating life's career transitions: essential support and services

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.
Briefing paper

The digital literacy imperative

Digitalisation is no longer a sectoral issue, but is all-encompassing across sectors and actors. In that regard, the authors of this briefing paper argue that the future is already here—and investing in digital literacy programs will be critical to establishing global leadership in the digital...
Report

Digital skills and cyber security. How do we secure our future?

This report identifies where the current digital skills gaps and shortages are in the Victorian labour market and how they can be be addressed to minimalise the impact of future challenges.
Report

Skilling Australia to lock in our digital future

New technologies are transforming the ways in which we live, learn, work and play. Researchers conducted interviews and case studies with 18 Australian companies drawn from a broad cross section of Ai Group’s membership. This report outlines the findings.
Discussion paper

VET’s role in transforming the future

In this discussion paper, the author explores how the VET sector transform the future by adapting to changing skill needs, helping learners to adapt and responding to unpredictable events.
Report

Digital skills in the Australian and international economies

This paper provides an analysis of digital skills in the Australian and international economies using a mix of data sources and analysis techniques.
Policy report

Future-proofing adult learning systems in cities and regions: a policy manual for local governments

In the coming years, labour markets will face significant challenges. In this context, reskilling and upskilling of adults is an urgent priority for all. This policy manual presents a range of policy options and concrete actions that can inspire and guide work at the local...
Report

2016 Debian Project survey: work and volunteers

The Debian survey, held in 2016, marked the first stage of an inquiry into the relationship between volunteer work in free and open source software and broader dimensions of work and employment. This report outlines the key findings from the research.
Report

Managing transformation in disrupted sectors

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed how we live and work. The objective of this paper is to provide an analysis of how workers, employers and sectors can fortify themselves in a new economy.
Report

The impact of artificial intelligence on jobs and work in New Zealand

This report examines the sorts of technologies that are already being deployed across the workforce, or that are likely to be deployed in the near future. The report takes a broad analysis of the nature and value of work, considers issues in the context of...
Policy report

Blending the physical and virtual: a hybrid model for the future of work

The pandemic has shown that many workers can efficiently work remotely, with benefits for wellbeing and even productivity. This paper argues that the European Union should develop a framework to facilitate hybrid work.
Report

Distanced revolution: employee experiences of working from home during the pandemic

This report seeks to better understand employees’ experiences of working from home during the pandemic – the benefits, challenges and future opportunities.
Policy report

Preparing the tourism workforce for the digital future

Acknowledging that national policies will need to be responsive to needs across a diverse sector, with varying levels of digital maturity amongst enterprises (and people), this report presents a selection of policy considerations to prepare the tourism workforce for the digital future.
Report

Skills urgency: transforming Australia's workplaces

This report is intended to be a thought starter for encouraging bigger change around skills in Australia. It aims to stimulate discussion around a number of key considerations intended to contribute to further debate and action on this critical economic driver.
Report

Are new technologies changing the nature of work? The evidence so far

This study illustrates that, although recent advances in automation technologies have affected what workers do on the job and which occupations they work in, the overall changes are not substantive.
Report

Skills for the post-pandemic world

This report argues that the magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic crisis, and the many second-order trends associated with it, raise new implications for how people think about education, the workplace, and skills training.
Report

Mapping career causeways: supporting workers at risk

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc with labour markets, and risks causing widespread worker displacement in the worst affected sectors. This disruption has thrown into sharp relief the lack of timely and detailed careers advice for workers. This report aims to fill that information gap...