Employability skills for Australian small and medium sized enterprises: report of the interviews and focus groups with small and medium enterprises


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Author: McLeish, Anne

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Australia. Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST)


The Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) and the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) funded a project in 2001 to analyse and report on industry requirements for 'employability skills'. This project was jointly managed by the Business Council of Australia and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and was completed in March 2002. Employability skills were defined for the purposes of the project as 'skills required not only to gain employment, but also to progress within an enterprise so as to achieve one's potential and contribute successfully to...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Research; Governance; Industry; Employment

Keywords: Employability; Small business; Small and medium enterprise; Case study; Skill needs; Analysis; Workplace change; Key competency; Attitude; Education and training system; Organisation behaviour; Employers

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: DEST, 2002

Physical description: iv, 33 p.

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Statement of responsibility: Anne McLeish

Resource type: Government report or paper

Document number: TD/TNC 70.181

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