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Occupational mobility in Queensland’s aged care, automotive and civil construction sectors

Haukka, Sandra (2011) Occupational mobility in Queensland’s aged care, automotive and civil construction sectors. Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 51(1), pp. 32-68.

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Abstract

Current trends in workforce development indicate the movement of workers within and across occupations to be the norm. In 2009, only one in three vocational education and training (VET) graduates in Australia ended up working in an occupation for which they were trained. This implies that VET enhances the employability of its graduates by equipping them with the knowledge and competencies to work in different occupations and sectors. This paper presents findings from a Government-funded study that examined the occupational mobility of selected associate professional and trades occupations within the Aged Care, Automotive and Civil Construction sectors in Queensland. The study surveyed enrolled nurses and related workers, motor mechanics and civil construction workers to analyse their patterns of occupational mobility, future work intentions, reasons for taking and leaving work, and the factors influencing them to leave or remain in their occupations. This paper also discusses the implications of findings for the training of workers in these sectors and more generally.

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ID Code: 40231
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Occupational mobility, Vocational education and training, Aged care, Automotive, Trades, Associate professionals
ISSN: 1443-1394
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 2011 Sandra Haukka
Deposited On: 22 Feb 2011 10:03
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2011 16:13

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