Skills for employability: Developments in Australia

Andrew Smith

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This paper discusses recent developments in the generic skills debate in Australia, starting with the recognition of the importance of generic skills and the driving forces behind the resurgence of employer interest. The paper gives an overview of the history relating to developments in Australia, such as the formation of the Mayer key competencies, the adoption of training packages and the National Industry Skills Initiative. The conclusion is that a clear policy direction is needed from the government.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFirst international conference on training, employability and employment
EditorsRichard Cooney, Mark Stuart
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherMonash University & Leeds University
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Eventinternational conference on training, employability and employment - London, UK, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Jul 200212 Jul 2002


Conferenceinternational conference on training, employability and employment
CountryUnited Kingdom

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