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From education to work in Australia’s creative digital industries : comparing the opinions and practices of employers and aspiring creatives

Haukka, Sandra, Hearn, Gregory N., Brow, Justin, & Cunningham, Stuart D. (2010) From education to work in Australia’s creative digital industries : comparing the opinions and practices of employers and aspiring creatives. QUT ; Australian Research Council ; Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation, Brisbane, Queensland.

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Abstract

This report represents the second of two reports that aim to explore views about the employability of aspiring creatives. The first report, released in June 2009, presented findings from a survey of 507 aspiring creatives, defined as recent graduates and/or people with less than two years industry experience. It presents findings from a project that administered an survey to employers in Australia’s Creative Digital Industries. The survey included questions on employer characteristics, recruitment and training practices, employers’ views of the capabilities of aspiring creatives, and participation in communities of interest/networks, mentoring and internships. The main purpose of the project was to identify capability gaps of aspiring creatives as well as those factors that enhance or inhibit employers’ views of the capabilities of aspiring creatives – both of which impact on the ability of aspiring creatives to find work in their preferred occupations in Australia’s Creative Digital Industries.

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ID Code: 29796
Item Type: Report
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Keywords: Creative industries, Digital content industries, Employment, Education to work transitions, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Technical Further and Workplace Education (130108)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 13 May 2010 10:26
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:37

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