National Regional Workforce Planning and Development Report
The National Regional Workforce Planning and Development Report examines current workforce planning and development practice in all Australian jurisdictions. It articulates ‘ten best practice principles’ and a ‘best practice framework’ and provides a valuable resource to help workforce planning and development stakeholders and practitioners turn widespread but fragmented goodwill into best practice.
The report was commissioned by the Workforce Development Supply and Demand Principal Committee of the Council of Australian Governments’ Standing Council on Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (SCOTESE) and was produced by the Workplace Research Centre, University of Sydney.
The report has been endorsed by SCOTESE for use as a guide for jurisdictions and practitioners in workforce planning and development.
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National Foundation Skills Strategy for Adults
In November 2011, the COAG Standing Council on Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (SCOTESE) agreed to a National Foundation Skills Strategy for Adults (the National Strategy). Australian governments have worked in partnership to develop the National Strategy, a 10 year strategy built around a shared vision for a productive and inclusive Australia in which adults develop and maintain the foundation skills they need to participate confidently in the modern economy and meet the complex demands of modern life.
The National Strategy focuses on improving outcomes for working age Australians (aged 15-64 years) with a view to moving more people to higher levels, but with a particular focus on those with low levels of foundation skill proficiency. Australian governments have set an aspirational target for the National Strategy that by 2022, two thirds of working age Australians will have literacy and numeracy skills at Level 3 or above.
The Strategy was officially launched on 28 September 2012 by the Hon Sharon Bird MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Higher Education and Skills.
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