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Geographical dimensions of social inclusion and VET in Australia: an overview

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Chandra Shah, Susan Webb, Aaron Nicholas, Denise Beale, Anita Devos, Miriam Faine
  • Publisher: National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
  • ISBN: 9781922056139
  • Country: Australia

This paper provides a conceptual basis for a three-year (2011–13) research program exploring the capacity of individuals and groups to make transitions through learning, training and work across locations. Three research projects will examine how regional or community factors and social capital affect those transitions. The three projects are: ....

Goldfields-Esperance workforce development plan 2013–2016

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Department of Training and Workforce Development
  • Publisher: Department of Training and Workforce Development, Western Australia
  • Published Location: Osborne Park, Western Australia
  • ISBN: 978–0–7307–9848–4
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Goldfields-Esperance, Western Australia

This plan aims to build, attract and retain a skilled workforce to meet the economic needs of the Goldfields-Esperance region. It contains a range of priority actions which were identifi ed by local stakeholders to address local workforce development challenges. Report LocationClick here to view the full publication ....

Good Practice in Mentoring of Indigenous Employees

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Brereton, David; Taufatofua, Rosemary
  • Publisher: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining
  • Published Location: Brisbane, Qld
  • Country: Australia

This report provides a brief overview of Indigenous Mentoring Programs across Australia, highlighting key learnings which can provide a good foundation for a mentor training program and mentoring programs to encourage employment recruitment and retention amongst Indigenous people in the minerals extraction industry. Twelve programs ....

Grants management : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Cahill, Matthew; Blair, Stephen; Conn, Belinda
  • Publisher: Australian National Audit Office
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642806578
  • Country: Australia

The objective of the audit was to determine the extent to which ATSIC's grant management practices meet identified better practice standards. This audit concentrated on Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) grants and regional council discretionary funding, representing approximately 84% of regional council grant funding ....

Great Southern workforce development plan 2013–2016

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Department of Training and Workforce Development
  • Publisher: Department of Training and Workforce Development, Western Australia
  • Published Location: Osborne Park, Western Australia
  • ISBN: 978-1-74205-125-3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Great Southern, WA

Over recent years, regional Western Australia has faced increased challenges associated with ensuring the availability of a skilled and flexible workforce. It has become increasingly difficult to secure the labour required that would enable regions to meet their full economic and social potential due to the combination(s) of: • rapid economic g ....

Gulf regional development plan

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Gulf Regional Planning Advisory Committee
  • Publisher: Dept. of Communication and Information, Local Government, Planning and Sport
  • Published Location: Cairns, Qld
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Strategies, priorities and actions to address the key regional issues facing communities in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria region of Queensland: integration of native title processes with regional planning processes, and facilitation of an agreements-based approach; environmental issues; economic development; employment education ....

Harnessing the Private Sector for Social Development

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Lim, Steven; Cameron, Michael P; Taweekul, Krailert; Askwith, John
  • Journal Name: Journal of Economic & Social Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol. 12, No. 2
  • Country: Thailand

We examine an NGO-led project of rural industrialisation that brings together the comparative advantages of rural villagers and private sector firms to improve local employment and community health outcomes. Based on household survey data from Northeast Thailand, we find that the industrialisation project raises the income earning ....

Health and community services labour force, 2001

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 17402543099
  • Country: Australia

This report contains information on people employed in health and community services in 2001. It is divided into broad sections on the population, economy and industry context; characteristics of health and community services workers; health occupations; community services occupations; and geographic regions. Report Locationhttp://www ....

Health and Safety on Australian Farms

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Tony Lower , Lyn Fragar, John Temperley
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781742541891
  • Country: Australia

This report provides for the first time in Australia, national baseline data to determine the proportion of farming enterprises, by specific industry and by state, that have in place systems and processes that meet current regulatory and industry standards for protection of the health and safety of persons who live, work and/or visit farm workpla ....

Health, freedom and work in rural Victoria : the impact of labour market casualisation on health and wellbeing

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: McGann, Michael; Moss, Jeremy; White, Kevin
  • Journal Name: Health Sociology Review
  • Journal Number: Vol. 21, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This paper presents the findings of a qualitative study of the impact of casualised and independent contractor work place arrangements on the psycho-social health of 72 workers in regional Victoria. It contributes to our understanding of the crisis in rural Australia in its use of qualitative methods focusing on the impact of work ....

Hiring Good Quality Farm Labour

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Nugent, Toni
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 1741512093
  • Country: Australia

An effective work force can make or break a farming business, so it is vital for farmers to place particular emphasis on the employment process. This report provides a guide for farmers looking to employ staff, both family and non-family, and shows how adopting a professional approach can make the process of employing staff m ....

House Financial Services Committee Hearing: Perspectives on the Livable Communities Act of 2010[3]

  • Year: 2010
  • Journal Name: Congressional Documents and Publications
  • Publisher: Federal Information & News Dispatch, Inc.
  • Published Location: Lanham, United States
  • Country: United States

The City of St. Paul has helped develop a broader vision for the corridor, and 10 community development organizations - including LISC - have created a new collaborative--the Frogtown/Rondo Action Network--to implement priority strategies related to housing preservation, small business support, neighborhood jobs and minority contracting ....

How young indigenous people are faring: key indicators 1996-2006 : a report about the learning and work situation of young Indigenous Australians

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Long, Michael G.; Burke, Gerald; North, Sue
  • Publisher: Reconciliation Australia and Dusseldorp Skills Forum
  • Published Location: Kingston, ACT
  • ISBN: 9780980302318
  • Country: Australia

This report examines the education and employment rates of young Indigenous people in Australia. Using Census data from 1996, 2001 and 2006, it examines trends in participation, and compares Indigenous, non-Indigenous, gender, and regional differences, for young people aged 15 to 29. Topics include: full-time engagement in study or ....

How young people are faring: key indicators 2005: an update about the learning and work situation of young Australians

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Long, Mike
  • Publisher: Long, Mike
  • Published Location: Glebe, NSW
  • ISBN: 0975025074
  • Country: Australia

This seventh annual report provides point in time data for three main measures of youth participation in learning or work: teenagers not in full-time education and not in full-time employment, unemployment rates among young people and 25 to 54 year olds, and young adults who have completed Year 12 or a postsecondary qualification. ....

Human Capital in Remote and Rural Australia: The Role of Graduate Migration

  • Year: 2010
  • Journal Name: Growth and Change: A Journal of Urban and Regional Policy
  • Journal Number: 41.2
  • Publisher: Wiley Online Library
  • Country: Australia

In this paper we examine the spatial employment patterns of Australia's university graduates in nonurban locations. Using a 2006 data set recording the employment status of 65,661 university graduates 6 months after their graduation we examine how the personal and human capital characteristics of the individual university graduate affect the type ....

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