The role of qualifications in foreign labour mobility in Australia

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Author: Misko, Josie


This report investigates the role that qualifications play in the labour mobility of foreign workers who come to Australia for permanent or temporary migration. Obviously, a good match between overseas non-school qualifications and jobs obtained in Australia on arrival results in better labour market outcomes for migrant workers, but other factors are important for employers. These include a worker's experience, proficiency in English, and personal skills. Employers also generally prefer Australian workers or foreign workers already living in Australia with qualifications from a...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Labour market; Language; Migration; Qualifications; Skills and knowledge; Policy

Keywords: Employers; Government policy; Labour mobility; Migrants; Skilled migration; Skilled worker

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2012

Physical description: 35 p.

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ISBN: 9781922056320

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 110.04

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