Vocational Education and Training: Myths, realities and the future of skills in Australia

Monday, May 22, 2017

Over the past few months it has been our delight to have worked with Skilling Australia Foundation to research, write and design a ground-breaking report on vocational education in Australia.

This report, released today, gives an overview of the trends currently impacting the Australian workforce and outlines responses that will help futureproof the local economy amidst these global megatrends.

The transition of the workforce from the currently dominant Baby Boomers and Generation X to Generations Y and Z will require different and more diverse solutions to previous intergenerational transfers. As this report points out, the need to be innovative, collaborative and responsive require more emphasis on vocational education and training (VET) in addition to our well regarded higher education sector. In a multi- career era, it is upskilling and retraining that will create a nimble and relevant workforce. In this technologically transformative society, today’s new workers will have to be lifelong learners, with hands-on skills not just academic qualifications, and a focus on productivity not just theory. In these economically fluctuating times, tertiary education will increasingly be required to deliver a return on investment, direct employment outcomes and strong career earning. In all of these areas it is the VET sector that offers compelling solutions to these emerging needs.

This report clearly shows the key role of the VET sector in these transformed times. It also highlights the need to prioritise, promote and position the sector to respond competently to the current needs and opportunities of the Australian economy.

The VET sector is more than just a partner in equipping the emerging workforce, it is the first foundational rung in Australia’s future economic prosperity.

For more information or to access the report, visit Skilling Australia Foundation here.

RECENT MEDIA COVERAGE


Welcome to our blog...

We have a passion for research that tells a story, that can be presented visually, that brings about change and improves organisations. And we hope these resources help you know the times.

Our Social Media Sites

Facebook | McCrindle Research Social Media YouTube | McCrindle Research Social Media Twitter | McCrindle Research Social Media Flickr | McCrindle Research Social Media Pinterest | McCrindle Research Social Media Google Plus | McCrindle Research Social Media LinkedIn | McCrindle Research Social Media Mark McCrindle Slideshare


Last 150 Articles


Tags

housing growth hornsby toys the great screenage baby New South Wales christmas trees environmental scanning HR hobart social analyst 1995 food not for profit research contiki Australian Home happiness System's Architect Research Executive medicine Wodonga trends of 2016 wages live the dream socialites social commentary shbc middle class university Australians china McCrindle Speaker Word Up tableau apartments generation Z government public holiday home balance Australian Bureau of Statistics Christmas presents new york times SMSF ageing financial fears internet generation Vocational education media release stats financial future employmee baby name trends the future wedding baby boomers CBD US know the times organisations Valentine’s Day parents sun car student NBRS financial Northern Territory Australia Day 2017 Do It Yourself child care Crime Rates educhat world professional states 24 million internship employers business index The Daily Edition curiosity engage volunteering data ferry employmer investing energy young people demographer growing population state high school property price population winter groceries online shopping who is generation z logan ipswich spend transport sydney hills family conference rich Gen X Cobbitty-Leppington February 16 hello fresh Northern beaches Event snapshot meetings emerging trends technology social enquiry slideshare research services holidays monarchy mateship financial independence megatrends bureau mover and shaker trend tuesday leadership workshop online house price rise learning resource business World Water Day vegemite environment VET sector demographic trends data analyst forecast professional development Myth participants royal family australia data visualisation Bathburst culture Real Estate change entertainment daily commute REIV Conference survey design mccrindle customer Engineering Manager housing affordability story define safe VIC marketing care support retirement wealth and income distribution the hills victoria NBRS Architecture list narcissism paying to work mythbusting capital city pyrmont sustainable screenagers Australian Population father's day Australian Dream Work place business performance Sydney’s south west ashley mckenzie teaching What is food insecurity? forecasting cica not for profit Queensland: QLD cancelling event huffington post housing trends tuesday church money millennials future proofing grandparents aussie culture tertiary education research visualisation statistics staying in workforce renter of the future Business analysis children woolworths 1994 sports princess charlotte household ACT Report crime staff impact giving demographic analysis blaxland healthy future small business goals 1968 Research Director generation alpha WA Christmas data urban research report builders hills bondi young australians rain aged care names social Jura Australia ideas wealth and income school TDE commuters McCridle graphs volunteering "know the times" suburb Australia street easy rider buildings Christmas day weather Millennial tv teachers Population Clock TED talk public speaking home ownership Sydney Lifestyle Study nfp baby names australia report rising house prices australian social research increasing densification sydneycity celebration sydney metro professional speaker national crime rates DESTEL 2016 millenials workplace culture eliane New Zealand report households suburbs JOMO optimistic hunger meals shopper's pick quote Australian communities winter blues jobs urban living index cloudy days lalor park educated Kiwi entrepreneurs of today india mentor group Aussie qualitative research identity rumbling tummies school students Financial Planning Week workplace cancelling plans earnings rule keeper future of education office census results non profit public speaker Mark McCrindle sydneysiders trend nativity scene hopes future generations Adelaide communications digital motivate socialising perth futurist facts Education Future Forum focus group consumer survey presentation Caregiver SRE annual income Maxim Accounting mobile lifestyle litter casual Australian Communities Trends Tuesday Trends keynote ACF plans investor criminal leadership global generation 2017 donate maiden conference presentation growth marriage students careers gig 24,000,000 Hills Shire Council volunteer not-for-profit darwin society christianity Northern Beaches Christian School research pack infographics Births friendship speakers Social Trend gold coast australian real estate forum social trends coffee lovers demography fears Gen Z Expert work ultimo visual australian communities trends report Channel 7 social change cold house prices learner faux-cilise unaffordable faith dreaming optus global generaion salary ease of travel waverton workshop 2009 goal census data ABS innovation NFP event sunny days income Tuesday Trend residents Wagga Wagga deloitte public transport #censusfail shopping centre FOMO indonesia Performance Sentiment Index politics Sydney population news James Ward daily telegraph future of work 2016 census results Australian Families rise of local research faith and belief average Australian infographic wall EFF 10 years insight optus my business awards Christmas research South Australia unemployment social life purpose population map faux-cilising Lower Hunter Jura Coffee sydney property market thrive living donation social shifts couple owning a home holiday Canberra group session Tasmania choice workers shifts population growth capital cities national private wealth GPO award cost of living organisational culture skills Royals Sydney keynote speaker Merry Christmas baby names report community dessert mother's day easter debate cancel plans personal growth census fail social research research on coffee award winner FPA men ethnography affordability HSC learn census 2016 teacher friends digital economy ashley fell shopping average aussie repayments etiquette sydney event australian townhouses data analysis urban living market research Elderslie-Harrington park cultural diveristy dream water sophie renton commuting spirituality Generation X baby name christmas 2017 coffee McCrindle Speakers baby name predictions high density apartments geomapping world youth day Foodbank Australia travel education research Res Vis religion work mates train NEETs click twentyseventeen global financial crisis poker master ACT royal influence real future proof population milestone equip Geoff Brailey NSW Financial Planning Association wage brand experience professional presenters menai sunburnt country follow Christmas day ACF 2016 dreams omnibus pharmacy relational village Scouts showreel social commentator long weekend Financial Planning Association of Australia video Sydney Hills Business Chamber Skilling eliane miles speakers pack Mount Annan-Currant Hill Mark McCrindle in the media future-proof food insecurity alpha office space wealth distribution child hunger Kirsten Brewer divorce Duchess of Cambridge study emerging technologies post rationalism work from home Australian Trends intern conferences Hunter Valley millionth grave decision property market belief pharmacies wealth social impact australian community trends report gig economy charity education future report Australian schools Willowdale youth unemployment entrepreneurial screenage domestic the changing face of sydneysider budget Sydney wealth inequality mortgage responsive baby boom high density Understanding and Engaging with Generation Z Christmas lunch selfie authenticity sydney market growth of sydney crows nest Assistant Store Manager mining boom ACF2017 language earning results employment Generation Y year 12 families communities social lives Andrew Duffin changing face of sydney parenting gen z breakfast 2014 learning styles weather product google for education media school satisfaction trades Melbourne global society trends Christmas Stats Australian Census generations area SMART cash manly financial dreams women overcast christmas potts point chairty the australian dream jobs of the future demographic community event program outsourcing the lucky country global generations dare to dream bus cooking surnames entrepreneur event 1980 infographic divorce rate community engagement 2015 leadersip ageing population social issues personalities networking experience thought leadership faux-ciliser going out commute newspaper low density micro anzac wolloomooloo resilience youth property development 23 million property schools average sydneysider generational trends speaker sector wide the average aussie visualisation NT Australia Day social researchers royal Black Friday Love national wealth priorities The ABC of XYZ rental stress tea presentations aged care puzzle prince george marriages tips work-life future internships suburban living apartment conference speaker ACF17 cartodb mccrindle tea in depth interviews focus groups leader sector wide study teleworking TED do people still change their surname after marriage? demographic transformations speajer supply and demand SA earn Queensland clothing kate middleton data demographics Christchurch 2016 census career life year 7 schools students Territory seasons younger generations mccrindle research vegetarian affordable high density living in the media new office social media trends of 2017 Deaths stay home consumerism events wellbeing PSI REIV National Conference insights Hornsby Shire Council the hills shire typical australian trends analyst mccrindle in the media poor culturally diverse communicate analysis media activity charities brand Christmas in Australia food bank education future norwest hills shire Charlotte education university degree New Zeland 2012 maiden names collaborative VET weekly earnings renting sentiments home owner acf15 moreton bay city housing market engagement mythbusters census English interactive financial planning summer marrickville relevant global retail sydney speaker urban taskforce Black Friday Sales Wellington economic travelling cars local community fresh DIY mccrinlde social researcher Western Australia communication tattoos greatness economy happy holidays neutral bay publication professional services panel social analysis royal baby 1975 future of shopping surname australians staying home more Christmas season Macquarie University teach McCrindle Keynote Speakers Netflix Aussies trends brisbane keynote speaker micro apartments moderators guide brands researcher Australian community trends 2013 innovative TEDx volunteers Australian demographics TAS land of the middle class seasons greetings CPI Retail investment January 26th Gen Y finance rent 40 million Channel Seven sector training offenders storytelling USA google research data baby names office opening media commentary local house price Northern Beaches house challenge cultural diversity TEDx Speaker case study australian communities forum 2020 christian Lower Hunter Region debt recap Black Friday in Australia collaboration gen alpha housing education sector Real Estate Institute of Victoria emerging generations cost proactive gender urban development local communities IT Specialists

Archive