Category Archives: Research and reports

Report: A smart move – future-proofing Australia’s workforce by growing skills in STEM

PwC’s report, A smart move – future proofing Australia’s workforce by growing skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), argues the case for growing the STEM workforce and identifies the benefits and impact on businesses and the Australian economy broadly. Download …

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Report – UK employer views on Functional Skills qualifications

UK employers are in favour of qualifications which provide practical maths and English skills, new research has found.  This study showed that 47% of larger employers know about Functional Skills. 87% of these value them for their approach to applied …

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Report on low level qualifications

Role of lower-level qualifications in Australia’s vocational education and training system Chandra Shah, Michael Long, Kate Perkins & Justin Brown, March 2015 Key messages: Lower-level qualifications have multiple roles and are designed to meet both industry needs and social goals. …

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Report – The importance of advanced physical and mathematical sciences to the Australian economy

This report was commissioned by the Office of the Chief Scientist and the Australian Academy of Science and produced by the Centre for International Economics (CIE). The report combines the expertise of Australia’s scientific community with that of business and …

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Report – Inter-generational report 2015

Intergenerational Reports detail demographic and economic changes in Australia, and are compiled every five years. The 2015 Intergenerational Report provides us with an insight into some of the challenges that we will face over the next 40 years and the …

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Digital literacy – Who uses the Internet, and what for?

As the Internet transforms the way people, businesses, and economies work, what policies do governments need to implement so that everyone benefits from the digital economy? Read the OECD report Measuring the Digital Economy: A New Perspective  

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National Foundation Skills Strategy Project – Have your say

The National Foundation Skills Strategy Project needs your help with two significant and related pieces of work relevant to professionals involved in strengthening foundation skills. Help us make sure that strengthening foundation skills in the workplace context is represented by …

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Research – NCVER new research projects

Details of the seven NCVER research grants awarded in July 2014 to investigate current issues in the vocational education and training sector are  now available. Funding has been awarded to: Shedding light: private RTOs training for young early school leavers – …

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Research – Readiness to meet demand for skills: a study of five growth industries

This study considers issues pertinent to ensuring the Australian education and training system can respond to emerging skills demand in the following industries: food and agriculture; biotechnology and pharmaceuticals; advanced manufacturing; mining equipment, technology and services; and oil and gas. …

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NCVER survey on foundation skills

Who is delivering Foundation Skills? If you teach or help people develop their English language, literacy, numeracy or employability skills then we need your help! Please complete a short survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/foundationskillssurvey What’s the survey about? ‘Foundation Skills’ refer to English language, …

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