On 16 June 2015, CEDA released a major report focused on the future of Australia's workforce.
Download the report: Australia's future workforce?
Read media release: CEDA report: More than five million Aussie jobs gone in 10 to 15 years
CEDA's major research report for 2015, Australia's future workforce?
focuses on what jobs and skills we need to develop to ensure our economy continues to grow and diversify.
Discussion around jobs often focuses on the here and now. However, if Australia is to maintain a robust economy that is internationally competitive, we must plan now for the changes, challenges and opportunities we face in developing the right jobs and skills for future generations.
In this report, CEDA examines:
- How the next wave of the industrial revolution will fundamentally reshape business activity;
- The high probability that 40 per cent of Australia’s workforce, more than five million people, could be replaced by automation within the next 10 to 20 years;
- Changes that will occur in the five key sectors identified in the Federal Government's innovation plan;
- Jobs of the future and exporting and outsourcing opportunities;
- How businesses operating on the technological frontier are adapting;
- What digital disruption means to existing business practices; and
- What policy levers are available to maximise opportunities.
Report launch and events:
Watch launch and event highlights here:
Report chapters and authors
Section 1: Global trends
Reshaping work for the future
Professor Lynda Gratton
The impact of emerging technologies in the workforce of the future
Professor Hugh Bradlow
How next-gen computing is changing the way we work
Belinda Tee and Jessica Xu
The impact of computerisation and automation on future employment
Hugh Durrant-Whyte, Lachlan McCalman, Simon O’Callaghan, Alistair Reid and Daniel Steinberg
Case study: Automation and Australia’s future workforce
Digital disruption – what, why and how
Megatrends and Australia’s future: Older and wiser?
Dr Fiona McKenzie
Section 2: Australian stocktake
Australia’s shifting economy
Technological and structural change in Australia's labour market
Professor Phil Lewis
Information technology and the Australian labour market
Professor Jeff Borland and Dr Michael Coelli
Stability of education earnings gaps in Australia
Dr Michael Coelli
Section 3: The future worker
Developing the capacity to adapt to industry transformation
Closing the gender gap in labour supply
Professor Patricia Apps
Your future employer – yourself
Where the jobs are
Phil Ruthven AM
Section 4: Policy response
The strategic imperative: Australia's place in the global labour market
Professor Steven Callander
Future skills, industry policy and a new social contract
Professor Roy Green, Professor Ian Marsh and Professor Christos Pitelis
A brave new world of higher education
Professor Jane den Hollander
Future skills in information technology
Dr Andrew Scott
In 2015, CEDA will also release policy perspectives on retirement and international connectedness. Addressing entrenched disadvantage in Australia was launched in April 2015.
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