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Education & Training
With 723,334 Australians employed in the technology innovation sector, the Australian tech sector accounts for 5.7% of the workforce, experiencing an average growth trend of 2.5% since 2011, outpacing overall labour market of 1.7%.
By 2024, 90 per cent of Australians will need to use some level of digital skills at work.
To assist with the challenges of skilling the nation post-Covid and matching the right skills in an every-changing industry, the AIIA has identified the following priority areas in 2021, with support from the AIIA Digital Skills
- Continuing to address the significant and escalating digital skills shortages in Australia
- Support efforts to improve employability of ICT graduates and new ICT professionals
- Support tri-partnership projects (industry, government and tertiary) addressing targeted ICT/digital skill shortage areas
- Provision of micro credential courseware to industry at discounted prices for AIIA members such as the 2020 Qld Government QUT/AIIA grant for micro credential courses
- Provision of discounted courses for AIIA members via the AIIA Skills Hub platform (hosted by SkillsLogiQ)
- With key stakeholders, continue its work in developing the national Higher Apprenticeship Training scheme and related ICT skills development initiatives
- Provision of free online courses/webinars via the Business Victoria website “Upskill my Business”
AIIA Skills Hub – Building Australia’s Digital Workforce
The AIIA Skills Hub provides a ‘place to go’ for building new skills and developing new workforce capability in totally new ways.
For more information visit AIIA Skills Hub