Australia needs 6.5 million extra digital workers by 2025, according to research by Amazon which forecasts the average current will need to develop seven new digital skills in that time to keep pace with technology changes. Without adding millions of newly skilled and reskilled digital workers Australia will miss out

An interactive mapping tool was launched today to track the state of the Australian cyber security job market in real time. Currently, the tool shows demand for cyber skills in Australia is far outstripping supply creating a “dangerous shortage” of local skills. CyberSeek launched Tuesday as a joint initiative between

One in four Australian organisations can’t find the necessary talent to implement their data solutions, significantly more than the global average, according to research from Accenture released today. Local companies have told Accenture the talent drought is holding back automation and agile work practices, with less than one in 20

$10 billion worth of economic growth in the technology, media and communications industries hinges on up-skilling tens of thousands of Australian technology workers, according to new analysis. A survey of over 1,000 Australians, across various age groups and employment levels by RMIT online and Deloitte Access Economics showed while many


Woolworths today announced a $50 million Future of Work Fund to train 60,000 staff over three years in digital, data analytics, machine learning and robotics in preparation for a wave of disruption across the supermarket sector. The supermarket giant — Australia’s largest private employer — says the training and an

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Most headlines on AI focus on self-driving cars, real-time translation, and facial recognition. However, the most immediate opportunity for Australian enterprises is using AI to dramatically upgrade their existing operations, says Gavin Whyte, CEO of Spalla AI. Apple is reportedly using AI within every division, from marketing and sales to

Bridging Australia’s notorious digital skills gap requires a rethink of traditional training and education, according to IBM, which is expanding its vocational technology education program in a bid to meet growing demand. IBM’s ANZ HR Director, Belinda Lewis, says it’s time to reconsider the traditional requirements of full tertiary education

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The speed of digital transformation is accelerating but many employers say their people lack the skills to keep up, and that they lack a clear understanding of the skills required Now, a global survey of 700 CIOs in large businesses conducted by software firm Dynatrace found that 89 per cent

UNSW and Telstra have co-developed two micro-credentials for cyber security fundamentals and coding to help build staff capabilities as the risk of cybercrime grows. The micro-credentials include: Security Fundamentals, a five-week introductory course on a range of computer security topics. Aimed at those with a technical background or skill set

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Employees are applying only half of the new skills they learn, despite the number of skills required for a single job increasing by 10 per cent year-over-year, according to Gartner TalentNeuron data which also reveals that 33 per cent of the skills needed three years ago are no longer relevant.