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Industry leaders discuss engineering shortage


Engineering leaders, including APESMA CEO Chris Walton, have participated in a panel discussion to identify strategies to address the engineering skills shortage.

Realising an Innovation Economy – A roadmap to ease the engineering skills shortage in Australia

This report addresses the need to improve the pipeline of engineers into university, strategies to improve diversity and workforce development and retention. It is intended also to inform the deliberations of the Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee’s Inquiry into the shortage of engineering and related employment skills.

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Scaling Up: Building engineering workforce capacity through education and training

This report aims to identify ways in which education and training policy can be harnessed to improve national engineering skills supply and capacity in Australia. To achieve this, we have explored issues associated with the supply of and demand for qualified professionals and para-professionals entering the engineering workforce, such as Professional Engineers, Engineering Technologists and Associate Engineers.

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Engineering Skills Capacity in the Road and Rail Industries

This report consolidates the results from the quantitative mapping of the road and rail industries and the in-depth case studies on skill utilisation and acquisition in the rail industry.

Engineering Skills Capacity in the Road and Rail Industries
Prepared by: Workplace Research Centre, University of Sydney, and National Institute of Labour Studies, Flinders University
For: Australian National Engineering Taskforce (ANET) 6 April 2011
Authors: Sarah Wise & Hanna Schutz (WRC) and Josh Healy & Darcy Fitzpatrick (NILS)

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Building Engineering Capacity through Education and Training

he Australian National Engineering Taskforce (ANET) was formed in 2009 to address the skills shortages in engineering. To progress understanding of this complex issue, and with funding from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, ANET commissioned two studies. The first is in the area of identifying occupational skills needs for engineering-intensive road and rail infrastructure. The second study addresses the provision of engineering education for engineering professionals and para-professionals, with an emphasis on the VET sector and its interfaces with the higher education providers.

This document provides the key findings and recommendations from the two studies.

Engineering Skills Capacity in the Road and Rail Industries – Building Engineering Capacity through Education and Training – EXECUTIVE SUMMARY and RECOMMENDATIONS

Pathways from VET Awards to Engineering Degrees

A commissioned report for the Australian National Engineering Taskforce by the Australian Council of Engineering Deans:

Pathways from VET Awards to Engineering Degrees: a higher education perspective
Robin King, David Dowling and Elizabeth Godfrey
7 April 2011

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Engineering Skills Capacity in the Road and Rail Industries

In 2010, the Australian National Engineering Taskforce (ANET) commissioned this study of
engineering skills capacity in the road and rail industries. The research was undertaken in a
partnership between the Workplace Research Centre (WRC) at the University of Sydney and
the National Institute of Labour Studies (NILS) at Flinders University.ANET-Road-and-Rail

Engineering Skills Capacity in the Road and Rail Industries

In 2010, the Australian National Engineering Taskforce (ANET) commissioned this study of
engineering skills capacity in the road and rail industries. The research was undertaken in a
partnership between the Workplace Research Centre (WRC) at the University of Sydney and
the National Institute of Labour Studies (NILS) at Flinders University.Engineering Skills Capacity in the Road and Rail Industries

Scaling Up – Building engineering workforce capacity through education and training

This report aims to identify ways in which education and training policy can be
harnessed to improve national engineering skills supply and capacity in Australia.
To achieve this, we have explored issues associated with the supply of and
demand for qualified professionals and para-professionals entering the
engineering workforce, such as Professional Engineers, Engineering
Technologists and Associate Engineers.ANET-Scaling-Up

Launch of ANET

The Australian National Engineering Taskforce report Scoping Our Future: Addressing Australia’s Engineering Skills Shortage was officially launched by Senator Jacinta Collins, Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations,  in Melbourne on 8th December 2010.

The video below shows highlights from the speakers, who represented the broad range of groups working with ANET to identify and address our national engineering skills gap.


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