Developing appropriate workforce skills for Australia's emerging digital economy: working paper


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This working paper is the first publication coming out of a project investigating the role of vocational education and training (VET) in developing digital skills in the Australian workforce, using two sectors as case studies - Transport and Logistics, and Public Safety and Correctional Services. An analysis of online job vacancy advertisements showed that only a small number mentioned digital skills as a requirement. The training packages for these industries contained significant digital training content but with the majority of these units of competency occurring as electives. These...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Industry; Vocational education and training; Technology

Keywords: Employment opportunity; Recruitment; Job requirements; Skill development; Skill needs; Training content; Training package; Digital skills

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2017

Physical description: 50 p.

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ISBN: 9781925173963

Resource type: Working paper

Document number: TD/TNC 129.14

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