The federal government has extended an advanced apprenticeship pilot, involving six universities and industry partners, with the next intake of students to begin early next year.
The Western Australian government has announced $18.3 million in programs to build defence industry skills, which it says aims to attract more defence manufacturing work to the state.
In May, a group led by Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel forecasted severe impacts for our research workforce. These included the loss of the equivalent of up to 21,000 full-time jobs in universities this year, including around 7,000 related to research.
The University of NSW will offer a world-first bachelor degree in quantum engineering, citing the need to grow local skills in an industry predicted to be worth as much as $4 billion in Australia within two decades.
The Morrison government has announced $2 billion – to be augmented by another $500 million from the states – for a skills package to boost training and job creation.
The future of jobs has been used to justify the major changes to university education announced last week. Fees for courses that, according to the government, lead to jobs with a great future will fall, while those with a poor future will rise.
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Prime Scott Morrison last week outlined a plan to create jobs and revitalise the economy post COVID-19. Part of this so-called Jobmaker plan includes an overhaul of the “bewildering”, “unresponsive” and “fundamentally flawed” skills sector.
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