Recent Research Projects



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



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



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



Devising a framework for collection of information on all categories of workers contributing to preventive health activity

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

WRC is developing and piloting a data collection framework that maps the preventive health workforce in a select number of regional settings. This project applies a skills ecosystems approach to capture the extent and diversity of the workforce and its activities.

This project will help inform key work of the NHMRC ... 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