Learning in Australian local government: a roadmap for improving education and training

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Author: Woods, Ronald; Artist, Sarah; O'Connor, Geraldine


Faced with a context of national and state reform agendas as well as resource scarcity, Australian local government has pressing workforce development issues. This level of government is small in scale, geographically dispersed and subject to variations in state jurisdiction. These factors represent structural constraints to identifying and advocating a national approach for addressing workforce needs such as the provision of tailored education and professional development. This paper documents a sector consultation process exploring education and professional development for local...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Workforce development; Skills and knowledge; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Local government; Skill needs; Skill development; Professional development; Work based learning; Employees; Survey; Workforce planning; Skill shortage; Education and training needs

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Haymarket, New South Wales: UTS ePress, 2015

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Journal number: 18

Journal date: December 2015

Pages: pp. 108-126

Related items: TD/TNC 113.494

ISSN: 1836-0394

The associated publication 'Future-proofing local government: national workforce strategy 2013-2020' is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 113.494.

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 130.243

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