Civil Construction ANZSCO Report
ANZSCO Review for Civil Construction
SkillsDMC has recently participated in a Civil Construction Occupation Review project. The aim of the review was to provide government with a clear understanding of the issues arising from the inaccurate ANZSCO codes assigned to civil construction occupations. The report contains key findings and recommendations based on data obtained for the civil construction industry sector along with an indication of the priority occupations and skills needs for the sector to 2012.
The attached report was submitted to the Deputy Prime Ministers Office in March 2010.(see download below)
This has been a joint project between SkillsDMC, Skills Australia and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR). The Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) has partially funded this project.
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Civil Construction Occupation Review Report - March 2010
Section 1: Executive Summary
A skilled workforce is a critical and core requirement if Australia is to meet the challenges ahead. Nowhere is this more so than in the Infrastructure Sector.
Governments are committing substantial funds to building civil infrastructure in areas such as roads, ports, bridges and rail, as well as opening up new sub-divisions and maintaining existing structures. Infrastructure is also a key component of the productivity agenda and will be a critical part of providing for population projections that have Australia as home to 35 million people by 2050.
Against this background the Deputy Prime Minister the Hon Julia Gillard MP requested Skills Australia undertake a pilot project with the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) and SkillsDMC, to inquire into a number of skills issues within the civil construction industry. This request was in response to the Civil Contractors Federation policy paper, which identified the current Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) as a barrier to the industry being eligible for skills programs and therefore being able to meet the current and future demands of government and private infrastructure investment.
In particular CCF raised the following key issues:
- The current ANZSCO code system often does not accurately reflect the occupations within the civil construction industry, and where it does the skill level requirements are at too low a level;
- The ANZSCO code system provides the framework and classification system used by the Australian Government to research and govern the National Skills Needs List, Skilled Migration criteria, funding for training available to the Long Term Unemployed, careers advice information to school leavers, such as the Job Guide and the Skilling Australia for the Future initiative.
- An alternative mechanism to ANZSCO codes needs to be established that will ensure policy decisions on funding and incentives include the needs of the resources and infrastructure industries.
Occupation Review Overview
SkillsDMC and the Civil Contractors Federation partnered to conduct a targeted industry workforce profiling survey to establish:
1. Occupation titles, skill levels and qualifications applicable to the industry
2. Priority skills needs occupations
3. Current and forecast skills shortages
4. Other issues relating to meeting industry labour requirements
The survey was conducted nationally and respondents included 71 enterprises with a combined workforce of 20,200 direct employees and over 7,000 contractors. These enterprises covered the full range of civil construction operations.
The Project has been conducted in line with the Project Terms of Reference.
This report is presented in the following manner:
Section 1 Executive Summary
This section contains a summary of the Key Findings and Recommendations.
Section 2 Civil Construction Occupation Review Background and Terms of Reference
This section contains an overview of the current civil construction industry priorities and the Terms of Reference (ToR) for the project.
Section 3 Discussion and Analysis
This section presents the survey data collected through the Civil Construction Occupation Review survey, with discussion and comments to provide information relating to the context of the responses received and additional related research and information. The key findings and recommendations are provided in relation to the applicable data.
Section 4 Recommendations for Short Term Arrangements
This section outlines the recommendations with reference to Term of Reference 3 which specifically required the Working Party to identify short term arrangements to help meet the immediate skill needs of the civil construction industry, including identifying options for adapting criteria for skills programs.
Section 5 Conclusion
Appendix 1 A copy of the online survey
Appendix 2 Survey Data Tables
Appendix 3 AVETMISS Reporting Requirements for Registered Training Providers
Appendix 4 Review of Equivalencies Civil Occupations and NSNL
Download the complete report (click here) Civil Construction Occupation Review 2010
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