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The Workplace Research Centre (WRC) is one of Australia's leading research organisations on work and employment.


Over 22 years we have successfully completed on-time and on-budget, over 100 major contract research projects and multiple smaller scale studies.

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Our programs have a deserved reputation for quality, value-for-money and practical relevance.

Latest News

  • Sustainable Work: Health, Wellbeing and Productivity - A Symposium: 17 July 2014 03 Jul 2014

    The Sustainable Work Symposium being held on 17 July 2014 will explore the complex connections between work, wellbeing and productivity. The event will feature presentations by researchers and practitioners from a diverse range of organisations including the University of Sydney, NSW Health, Comcare, Davidson Trahaire Corpsych, National Employment Services Association, the Blackdog Institute and the Centre for Work + Life, University of South Australia.  


  • Student Clinical Education in Australia: a University of Sydney Scoping Study 30 May 2014

    Student Clinical Education in Australia: a University of Sydney Scoping Study is the result of a six month examination of the University's clinical education activities undertaken by the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School. The main purpose of the study is to enhance understanding of recent developments affecting the delivery of educational programs in disciplines where students undertake clinical placements as a condition for professional registration.  With so much focus currently on the burden and costs to workplaces of hosting students on clinical placements, a key aim of the research is to increase understanding of their benefits to workplaces and communities.



  • Weak Links: Connections between qualifications and modern award 27 May 2014

    Initial findings from some new WRC research shows that the links between qualifications and pay rates in modern awards varies greatly between and within industries, challenging some long-running assumptions in skills and wages policy.