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The Ageing TVET Workforce in Australia: Issues and Challenges^1

  • Hugh Guthrie
  • Phil Loveder

The ageing population of many countries and its impact on global economic performance has been the subject of significant debate across the world. Many developed nations in particular have ageing populations brought about by declining fertility rates and an increasing life-span. An implication of this has been a forecast reduction in the future supply of labour and possible diminished economic performance. The extent of ‘the problem’ varies widely between industries and countries; however, it appears to be particularly apparent in the education and training sector which, in turn, is a key resource in helping to supply appropriately trained and skilled labour.

Keywords

Professional Development Human Resource Practice Workforce Planning Permanent Staff Ageing Workforce 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hugh Guthrie
    • 1
  • Phil Loveder
    • 1
  1. 1.National Centre for Vocational Education,ResearchAdelaideAustralia

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