Developing human capital across Australia


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Regional Australia Institute


The concept of human capital describes the skills and capacities that reside in people that are put to productive use. It represents the value of the skills, knowledge, talents and abilities of people and their potential to drive innovation and economic growth. Although natural resources remain a competitive advantage for regions in Australia, new technology has continually challenged and altered employment and more than ever it is the capabilities of people that are central to success. Developing a region's human capital is therefore critical to its future. The capacity to respond to...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Lifelong learning; Workforce development; Skills and knowledge; Demographics; Research; Outcomes

Keywords: Human capital; Regional; Measurement; Key competency; Skill development; Skill needs; Capacity building; Future

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Barton, Australian Capital Territory: Regional Australia Institute, 2017

Physical description: 35 p.

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Also called: Human Capital Index: developing human capital across Australia; [In]Sight Human Capital Index

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Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 127.1047

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