Research

Understanding Australia’s digital training sector combined with current and future demand for digital skills is critical to have a DSO Digital Skills Development Model that responds to the evolving workforce skills. There has been a series of government, industry and technology company reports addressing important issues currently impacting the Australian skills ecosystem. DSO draws on this key data to consolidate perspectives and test the viability of DSO Digital Skills Development Model.

Explore our research below for an impartial analysis of Australia’s digital skills gaps and discover a new Digital Skills Development Model to help place Australia at the forefront of technology.


DSO Discussion Paper: Towards a new model for the development of digital skills

The rapid pace of change in digital technologies is bringing with it a growing demand for digital skills training. This paper introduces a new model for digital skills development prepared by the Digital Skills Organisation (DSO), in collaboration with partners. The model reflects the mission of Skills Organisations, as outlined by the Skills Organisation Branch, Department of Education, Skills and Employment (2020)


Released: March 2022
Research by: Digital Skills Organisation


Digital Pathways Identification Project

The technology sector has emerged as Australia’s third biggest industry, after mining and banking. This report provides the first stage to unify the digital skills eco-system and provide a foundation framework upon which to build. It now needs a bold, progressive, and practical approach to add the elements that will define, describe, and direct a pathway to meet digital skills development and employment needs.


Released: March 2022
Research by: National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)