As of 1 July 2014 the functions of the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA) have been transferred to the Australian Government's Department of Industry.
This website provides access to information on AWPA, and to research and work published by AWPA, prior to 1 July 2014. The information on this website is current only up until 1 July 2014.
AWPA and its predecessor Skills Australia provided advice to the Australian Government on Australia's skills and workforce development needs from 1 July 2008 to 1 July 2014.
To access current information on skills and workforce development visit www.industry.gov.au.
This study examines the demand and supply of engineering skills in Australia's future workforce
View AWPA’s paper on the demand and supply of Accountants. The report examines issues surrounding the inclusion of Accountants on the Australian Government’s 2014 Skilled Occupation List.
Read two new labour force participation reports looking at youth at risk and lower skilled mature-age workers.
The study finds as our manufacturing industry shifts to more advanced and niche manufacturing, more highly qualified managers and workers will need to drive the transition.
AWPA's Robin Shreeve and Megan Lilly of the Australian Industry Group discuss how changes in our manufacturing industry will impact on jobs and skills.
At a time when skills shortages are being reported in some of the engineering trades, new research examines what is influencing engineering apprenticeship completion rates.
Recruitment has undergone rapid transformation. Read the report to learn more about current Australian recruitment trends and practices.
The retail sector is being shaped by changing technology and consumer preferences and needs a highly skilled workforce to respond to these changes.
Journalist Michael Pascoe interviews AWPA's Keith Spence in two lively podcast discussions.
Find out about the jobs and skills outlook in Australia's resources sector to 2018.
Skills to grow an agrifood industry which is in transition.
Journalist Ellen Fanning, AWPA Chair Philip Bullock and CEO Robin Shreeve on the agency's new ICT workforce study.
1 July 2014
The Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency Chair Philip Bullock has announced that the work of the agency will be transferred into the Department of Industry.
This tranfer was completed on 1 July 2014.
View the chair's statement.
You can access AWPA podcasts and videos via the links on this page.
Please note that AWPA's other social media channels and email updates have been closed.