‘You value what you pay for’: enhancing employers’ contributions to skill formation and use: a discussion paper for the Dusseldorp Skills Forum

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Author: Hall, Richard; Buchanan, John; Considine, Gillian

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University of Sydney. Australian Centre for Industrial Relations Research and Training (ACIRRT); Dusseldorp Skills Forum (DSF)


This paper examines the issue of employers’ contribution to the funding of education and training in Australia. The experience of the Training Guarantee Levy highlights that employers value what they pay for, i.e. where employers invest heavily in the skills of their workers they have strong incentives to ensure the productive deployment of those skilled employees. The encouragement of this high investment/high skill/high productivity cycle is the central policy imperative currently facing policy makers in Australia. Research has revealed that employers’ contribution to training and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Skills and knowledge; Outcomes; Policy; Research; Employment; Finance

Keywords: Skill development; Trend; Funding; Policy formation; Attitude; Employers; Training investment

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Sydney, New South Wales: Dusseldorp Skills Forum, 2002

Physical description: 41 p.

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ISBN: 0957769172

Statement of responsibility: Richard Hall, John Buchanan, Gillian Considine

Resource type: Discussion paper

Document number: TD/TNC 70.195

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