Workforce and Future Skills Report
Local Government NSW and its state and territory associations undertook research in 2017-18 on the local government workforce and its future skills needs.
The research focused on:
- The demographic profile of employees in local government
- Skills shortages, skills gaps and emerging skill needs of councils
- Uptake of apprenticeships and traineeships in councils
- Issues around accessing training to address skills gaps
The research drew on data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, a survey conducted of all councils in Australia and data from the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER).