Ensuring sustainable skill sets for the future

31 July 2018

Austroads: Austroads has published an analysis of the workforce skills required by the Australian and New Zealand roads sector over the next 20 years.

The report follows previous workforce capability studies undertaken in 2006, 2009 and 2013.

The analysis, by BIS Oxford Economics, is based on planned and forecasted infrastructure development requirements in Australia and New Zealand over the next 10 years, with implications and recommendations to be provided encompassing the next 20 years to 2037.

The report combines quantitative (workforce gap) and qualitative analysis (industry consultation) to explain how ‘traditional’ and ‘non-traditional’ skill demand will develop for road agencies over the coming decade, key threats to workforce capability in the sector, and how agencies can meet the short and longer term challenges ahead.

The analysis indicates that roads agencies will face a convergence of challenges across the coming decades: rising levels of transport infrastructure investment at a time of rapid changes in technology, funding and the very economic role and function of agencies themselves.

The key messages are:

Central to achieving sustainable workforce capability, however, will be consistent long term engagement with the education sector – as well as the broader industry – to ensure the right mix of skills is being developed, that roads agencies are well positioned to compete for these skills, and that agencies seek optimal ways to partner with other sectors to leverage their skills whilst retaining in-house capability to be ‘informed buyers’ of technological solutions.

Report link: Australia and New Zealand Roads Capability Analysis 2017-2027
, https://www.onlinepublications.austroads.com.au/items/AP-R574-18

Webinar: Thursday 6 September 2018 | Online, 1pm - 2pm AEST, https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6469395968224349699

This webinar will summarise the findings of Austroads’ Australia and New Zealand Roads Capability Analysis 2017-2027.

 

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Source:  Austroads - www.austroads.com.au

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External Links:  Australia and New Zealand Roads Capability Analysis 2017-2027

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