The Train 100 Data Analysts pilot uses innovative methods to educate people in digital skills with the aim of discovering more accessible and inclusive pathways to create a more diversified network of talent for employers to choose from.
Three of the four learning cohorts reached a 92% completion rate.
57% of participants have secured employment relating to a data analytics role. Some of the participants were already employed and were not actively looking for a new role, however they have successfully expanded their digital skills.
Cremorne, Melbourne has been developing a reputation as a fast growing digital hub which is host to many of Australia’s most well known technology brands. To power their continued growth the employers at Cremorne share a common need for talent with relevant digital and technology skills.
This often puts them in competition for talent.
In July 2021, the DSO launched a pilot with Kangan Bendigo TAFE and employers in the Cremorne Technology area including Carsales, LiveTiles, REA, InfoXchange and MYOB. They put in place a pipeline for entry-level talent using the skills-based approach.
This project is now finalising the design phase.
Canberra Cyber Hub
Canberra Cyber Hub has partnered with the DSO to develop a cyber security training skills standard with employers to help close the digital skills gap .
By co-designing the training with training providers and employers, the skilled cyber security training can better meet the needs of business and industry over the coming years and increase the workforce needed.
The pilot will use DSO's proven skills-based approach to identify the skills needed by employers to co-design more relevant training with training providers. These skills will form a standard that will be used to inform the ACT’s cybersecurity workforce to better support jobs growth while further developing skills and capability.
We are trialling new approaches to designing digital qualifications.This is in response to the proliferation of digital skill needs across industry over the past few decades where the VET sector has been challenged to keep up with this rate of change.
This ‘future state’ qualification design aims to:
Ensure better industry ownership and recognition of qualifications.
Reduce system complexities including over prescriptive and inflexible conditions of qualifications.
Explore ways training can be delivered in shorter form, stackable products with clear upskilling pathways for learners.