Selected reports on skills and their impact on workforce development.
2013 Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC) Environmental Scan. (PDF) 2013, TLISC.
Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Lives: A Strategic Approach to Skills Policies, 2012, OECD.
See the Country snapshot for Australia.
Better use of skills, better outcomes: a research report on skills utilisation in Australia (PDF, 7MB) 2012, Canberra, Skills Australia.
Better use of skills, better outcomes: Australian case studies. 2012, Skills Australia.
A showcase of 11 organisations in diverse industries who have put in place tailor made strategies to ensure that the skills and talents of their workforce are fully utilised.
OECD Skills Outlook 2013: First Results from the Survey of Adult Skills. (PDF) 2013, OECD.
Boosting skills essential for tackling joblessness and improving well-being.
Business services industry sector: environment scan 2012 (PDF) 2012, Innovation and Business Skills Australia.
Taylor, M. et al. Can improving UK skills levels reduce poverty and income inequality by 2020? (PDF) 2012, Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Clarius Skills Indicator. 2013, Clarius Group.
Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council Environmental Scan 2013-14.(PDF) 2013, CPSISC.
Developing skills for life and work: Accelerating social and emotional learning across South Australia 2012, Foundation for Young Australians.
Looks at the importance of a greater emphasis on social and emotional learning, as part of a holistic view of young people’s education.
Wibrow, B. Employability skills: at a glance. 2011, Adelaide, NCVER.
Engineers Australia Submission (PDF) to the Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committees Inquiry into the shortage of engineering and related employment skills.
Environment scan - 2013 Information and communications technologies industry. (PDF) Innovation and Business Skills Australia.
Environmental Scan 2013 Resources and Infrastructure Industry: Responding to challenges and opportunities. (PDF) 2013, Skills DMC.
EScan 2013: The Care Industry - A Time for Action. 2013, CSHISC.
Future focus: Australia's skills and workforce development needs (PDF, 8MB) 2012, Canberra, Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency.
Getting it Right: Foundation Skills for the Workforce (PDF). 2013, Australian Industry group.
Health of Australian Science (PDF, 11MB) 2012, Office of the Chief Scientist.
Higher education and skills training to support agriculture and agribusiness in Australia. 2012, Canberra, Senate Standing Committees on Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
Straw, S. Improving young people's engagement with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). (PDF) 2013, National Foundation for Educational Research.
Industry Skills Councils (PDF) 2011, Canberra, Senate Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee.
An inquiry into the role, effectiveness and processes of Industry Skills Councils.
Paull, G. and Patel, T. An international review of skills, jobs and poverty: Implications for the UK. (PDF) 2012, Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Lifting our science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills. (PDF) 2013, Australian Industry Group.
Watson, I. Modelling of future skills demand: the implications for skills planning in NSW (PDF) 2011, Board of Vocational Education and Training NSW.
Background research for the NSW Strategic Skills Plan 2011-2015.
National foundation skills strategy for adults. (PDF) 2012, COAG Standing Council on Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment.
Negotiating the maze: review of arrangements for overseas skills recognition, upgrading and licensing. Government response (PDF) 2011, Canberra, Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Migration.
Mavromas, K. et al. The persistence of overskilling and its effects on wages 2012, Adelaide, NCVER.
The shortage of engineering and related employment skills. Report of the Senate Standing Committees on Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. 2012, Australian Parliament.
Healy, J. et al Skill shortages: prevalence, causes, remedies and consequences for Australian businesses. 2012, Adelaide, NCVER.
Skill shortages are a complex labour market phenomenon and give rise to complex responses by firms.
Skills and workforce development 2011: Comparing performance across Australia. 2012, COAG Reform Council.
Skills for all Australians - The national reforms to skill more Australians and achieve a more competitive, dynamic economy. (PDF, 2MB) Canberra, DEEWR.
Skills for Jobs: five-year workforce development plan (PDF) 2013, Adelaide, Training and Skills Commission.
Skills Outlook 2013: First Results from the Survey of Adult Skills. (PDF) OECD.
Skills Queensland strategic priorities issues paper. 2011, Brisbane, Skills Queensland.
Smart and skilled. 2012, New South Wales Department of Education and Communities.
STEM and Non-STEM First Year Students. 2012, A report by Universities Australia for the Office of the Chief Scientist.
Student were surveyed to find reasons for lack of interest in science and mathematics careers.
A System for Monitoring Shortages and Surpluses in the Market for Skills. (PDF) 2013, Final report for AWPA by the National Institute of Labour Studies.
Felstead, A. and Green, F. Underutilization, overqualification and skills mismatch: patterns and trends. 2013, Skills Development Scotland.
Stone, C. Valuing skills: why vocational training matters. (PDF) Centre for Policy Development.
When words fail, The National Workforce Literacy Project 2012, AI Group.
A report on the depth of the problem and new and more effective strategies to address it.