Digitally Upskilling Australia

Developing sustainable employer-led approaches to create a digitally upskilled, job-ready workforce..

New research has revealed a major gap in digital skills across Australia’s workforce, with 87 per cent of jobs now requiring digital literacy skills.
87%
61% of Australia’s training needs are assessed to be the digital upskilling of the general population.
61%
7000
IT Graduates
The current Higher Education system trains just under 7000 IT graduates per year.
Less than 56% of students in the VET sector believing their employment chances have improved post-training.
56%
It is estimated that by
2034
technology will augment
4.5 MILLION
AUSTRALIAN WORKERS
- The Digital Transformation Expert Panel
Australia will need
156,000 - 300,000
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY WORKERS BY
2025
representing 1 in 4 jobs created during that period.
30-60k
the number of digital professionals Australia must be training and moving into employment between now and
2034

Who we are
and what we do

Simplifying the digital skills sector ensuring training meets the needs of employers.

Australia is facing a digital skills shortage. If we are to equip our workforce with the skills to meet a rapidly changing, technological future, we need a new approach.

The DSO has an innovative approach.

We’re working in collaboration with employers, trainers and employees. Their involvement is vital.

We believe it’s a better way to create consistent journey pathways and build relevant digital skills.

Australian employers need workers with digital skills that are relevant, adaptable and can keep pace with change. However, the current system of training is inconsistent, out of date and out of touch.

We will put a far simpler, more user-friendly model in place to build on the sector knowledge and bring the industry together under common objectives. We will use the VET sector to build digital skills journey pathways that meet the needs of employers.

Governments, peak bodies, training providers and employers will be aligned under a common language, shared values and collaborative processes.

We are committed to delivering digital equality. We want to create an easier way for all Australian workers to self-assess and undertake the training that will keep them engaged and employable into the future.

The DSO has a clear mandate for change. We are backed by the Australian Government, but we are also an independent organisation. Working in collaboration with our stakeholders, we’re here to create a better digital future.

Digital Transformation: Upskilling and reskilling are vital for employer success.

Every Australian business is now either directly or indirectly a digital business. Over the next five years, it’s estimated that over 150,000 additional digital professionals will be needed across the Australian workforce. So, just how digitally evolved is your organisation? Complete this survey to assist us in determining your organisation's digital maturity and identify the level of digital skills you would like to develop further.

How would you describe the digital maturity of your organisation?

How would you describe your workforce’s attitude towards digital skills training and development?

How would you describe your leadership’s attitude towards digital skills training and development?

What level of digital skills would your organisation be interested in developing further? Choose as many as you like.

Which of the following specialist pathways would be most relevant to your organisation for training existing talent or hiring new candidates?

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DSO Projects

Train 100 Data Analysts

The DSO’s Train 100 Data Analysts pilot is designed to test innovative solutions for sourcing, training, and securing Data Analysts into employment by delivering employer-led content and training job-ready employees.
Tested innovative solutions to train 100 Data Analysts.
Participants came from a diverse range of groups, including employers and training bodies.
An employer-led approach allowed training providers the opportunity to create course content specific to employers’ needs.
Training delivered by Goanna Education, General Assembly and TAFE Queensland.
Tested innovative solutions to train 100 Data Analysts.
Participants came from a diverse range of groups, including employers and training bodies.
An employer-led approach allowed training providers the opportunity to create course content specific to employers’ needs.
Training delivered by Goanna Education, General Assembly and TAFE Queensland.
Tested innovative solutions to train 100 Data Analysts.
Participants came from a diverse range of groups, including employers and training bodies.
An employer-led approach allowed training providers the opportunity to create course content specific to employers’ needs.
Training delivered by Goanna Education, General Assembly and TAFE Queensland.
General Assembly
Goanna

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