Author: Penny Vandenbroek
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) recently changed the dissemination of regional data from the monthly Labour Force Survey to reflect a new geographic standard. The Labour Force Survey is a key source of data on employment, unemployment, the labour force and associated rates and ratios. The change was designed to . . . → Read More: Youth unemployment rates in small geographic areas: 2013 – Flagpost
The impact of the first round of Victorian demand-driven reforms, referred to as the Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG), on enrolments and training outcomes is the focus of this report. The VTG reforms were introduced to create a more responsive training market and were implemented between July 2009 and January 2011. Subsequent reforms introduced in Victoria . . . → Read More: Early impacts of the Victorian Training Guarantee on VET enrolments and graduate outcomes – NCVER
The Federal Budget for 2014-15 was released on 13 May. The following reports from the media and other sources look at the youth-related programs and services affected.
SOURCE: “Budget 2014: Youth round-up”, Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies (ACYS)
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BroCAP is produced by the two librarians at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in . . . → Read More: Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies (ACYS) – Budget 2014: Youth round-up
Extract from an article by Linda J. Graham
The 2014 federal budget implemented a so-called crackdown on what Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews calls young people who are content to “sit on the couch at home and pick up a welfare cheque”.
The crackdown will change access to income support for people under 30 . . . → Read More: Regressive measures won’t help youth into work or training – The Conversation
Extract from an article by Matt Wade
Joe Hockey’s first budget has shifted economic risk to parents.
Take the requirement for those aged under 30 to be ”earning or learning”. From the start of next year unemployed young people wanting to go on the dole will be forced to wait six . . . → Read More: Parents left with no choice but to pick up the slack – Sydney Morning Herald
Extract from an article by Andrew Heaton
Helping disadvantaged youth across Australia to get onto the path of learning building trades and pursuing promising careers in construction and other areas involves a number of challenges but is thoroughly worthwhile according to the head of a program which works with major building companies and employs thousands . . . → Read More: Disadvantaged Youth Thrive as Construction Tradespeople – Sourceable
Work Exposure and Work Placement Programs in Schools involving Group Training Organisations is a three part report commissioned in October 2012 by the then Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) to identify the characteristics of good practice in facilitating work placements for school students.
The report is based on . . . → Read More: Work Exposure and Work Placement Programs in Schools – Group Training Australia
Australia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained steady at 5.8 per cent in April 2014, as announced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today.
The seasonally adjusted labour force participation rate decreased by less than 0.1 percentage points to 64.7 per cent in April.
The ABS reported the number of people employed increased by 14,200 . . . → Read More: Australia’s unemployment rate remained steady at 5.8 per cent in April 2014 – Australian Bureau of Statistics
Extract from an article by Graham Hoyle
Since the launch of Modern Apprenticeships in 1994 there has been a welcome (and very necessary) cross-party support for the renaissance and expansion of apprenticeships. But this progress is now in danger of going into reverse.
Antiquated eighteenth-century thinking frames new policy that is being rolled . . . → Read More: Policy response: Apprenticeships should be for everyone (UK) – Fabian Society