It was little over a century ago that one in three Australian workers were employed in primary industries. By 2015, 70 per cent of the Australian economy was made up of service-based industries. The extension of computerisation into almost all aspects of human activity has the potential to radically reshape the workforce of tomorrow. By some estimates, almost 40 per cent of the workforce – around five million Australian jobs – face the high probability of being replaced by computers in the next 10 to 15 years.
Many Australian workers are not feeling secure in their jobs
Many Australian workers are not feeling secure in their jobs. For 45 per cent of Australian workers, job security is a regular concern while another 14 per cent say that job security is a ‘constant threat’ for them. Job security ranks fourth in the list of issues that Australians want federal government to prioritise, outranking education, the environment and same-sex marriage.Views on Future of Work
How can I ensure I and others have a job in the future even with new technology and automation in the workplace?
Skills and Learning for the Future
How can I and others acquire the right skills for the future?
Better Work Practices
How can my employer prepare for my future working needs?