Australia will need 1 million people in tech jobs by 2025.
That means 286,000 people need to enter tech jobs in the next four years (Tech council Australia).
This industry-first partnership will build on our pilots and create more employer-led approaches by improving visibility of tech jobs opportunities and pathways into them and improving the responsiveness of the training to employment needs.
The first deliverable from our partnership with the Tech Council of Australia is the creation of The Digital Employment Forum. The Forum brings together major tech employers and educators to transform Australia's approach to attracting and training tech workers, with the aim of solving Australia’s acute tech talent crisis.
Together, we’ll bring new approaches to solving the pain points that prevent Australians from getting into high-value, high-wage tech jobs and enable businesses to employ more Australians.
Our pillars of work
By working across these four areas, we aim to embed systemic change to meet the needs of Australia’s growing tech industry.
- Data-driven research program
Defining and identifying tech employment needs, talent pathways, skills gaps and migration needs across the economy.
- Digital workforce strategy
Aligning industry, training providers and government on core industry needs, accounting for key roles and levels of skill and experience.
- Education, training and skills standards
Bringing together educators, industry and support providers to identify best training models for different training and employment needs, set priorities and identify policy and implementation gaps.
- Employment pathways
Connecting employers with education providers and workers by aggregating tech training options and employer job opportunities and programs
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