Changes in the qualification profiles of workers is one indicator of changes in the supply and demand for education and training. VET qualifications are now more frequently held in many occupations which previously required no post-school qualification and many that previously required VET now require higher education. The study also shows a general mismatch between the skill level (and relevance) of the highest qualifications held by workers and the level of skill for the job, with many more workers holding qualifications that exceed the skill requirements for their occupation. The emerging need for flexible reskilling and upskilling based on skill sets or micro-credentials may drive future demand for VET; the sector is already well placed to provide this efficient and cost-effective training.
SOURCE: Lisel O’Dwyer and Ian White. “The dynamics of qualifications: implications for VET.” NCVER, 22 November 2019.
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