Past Research Projects

Clinical education: the role and contribution of universities - a scoping study

Client:  Office of Vice Chancellor, University of Sydney

Whether or not Australia's health system can continue to sustain current service and quality levels depends, in large part, on the capacity of educational institutions, the health workforce and professional registration bodies to deliver effective work integrated learning experiences to students.

To explore this, WRC conducted a scoping study to ... More

Mapping the Preventive Health Workforce

Client:  NHMRC Partnership Centre: Systems Perspectives on Preventing Lifestyle-Related Chronic Health Problems

WRC developed and piloted a data collection framework that can be used to map the preventive health workforce - the workforce involved in activities designed to reduce the likelihood that something harmful to health will occur, or to minimise that harm if it does occur. This project applied skill ecosystem ... More

Development and Trial of Employer Satisfaction Survey

Client:  Commonwealth Department of Education

WRC led the design and pilot of a major national survey, the Pilot Employer Satisfaction Survey, which surveyed the supervisors of graduates from four universities. The survey measured employers' overall satisfaction with university qualifications as well as employers' satisfaction with the general and technical skills of graduates. Overall, the study ... More

Environmental Scan 2014

Client:  CSHISC - Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council

The 2013 CS&HISC Environmental Scan - prepared with research assistance by the Workplace Research Centre - summarised the challenging context for the community services and health workforce: near insatiable demand for health and community services from the community; changing models of care that give greater emphasis to the role and ... More

Job quality, workforce development, and regional development

Client:  University of Melbourne/Cotton Research and Development Corporation

In collaboration with the University of Melbourne, the WRC is conducting thus research for the Cotton Research and Development Corporation. This project involves working directly with key workforce development stakeholders in the cotton sector to engage them in understanding the workforce development system, and to develop a regionally relevant framework ... More