Our advice is provided in the form of skills plans, issue papers and information sheets.
About our research
One of the Skills Alliance’s key roles is to provide skilling information and advice about the fitness, sport and recreation industry to the State Government.
This advice and information helps shape Government’s responses to the needs of our industry in terms of:
- Government vocational education and training (VET) funding allocations for the industry
- the distribution and utilisation of that funding
- the availability and nature of workforce development projects and initiatives
- shaping government policy and training frameworks in ways reflective of the needs of industry.
To do this effectively, we need to be able to collect relevant information from industry employers. If you have information about the skilling and workforce development needs of your workers and would like to be involved in this process, please contact us.
We look at both supply and demand issues around industry skills. We aim to identify:
- current and future skill needs across the industry and around the State, including existing or likely skill shortages or gaps
- major issues or factors that will be the ‘drivers’ behind industry’s demand for skills into the future
- developments and issues at the regional level likely to impact upon regional skilling needs
- barriers impeding education and training delivery.
Our approach to this work is multifaceted. We use both qualitative and quantitative research methods to collect and analyse information and data. These methods include convergent interviewing, facilitated focus groups and forums, analysis of available statistical data, and desk-top research such as literature reviews.