Recent Research Projects



NSW Healthy Workers Initiative: Industry Profiles (Construction, Transport & Storage, Agriculture Forestry and Fishing)

Client:  NSW Ministry of Health

WRC is preparing industry profiles to assist the NSW Ministry of Health in delivering the Healthy Workers Initiative in the Construction, Transport and Storage, and Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industries. The profiles focused on identifying existing health issues and behaviours, and identifying barriers and enablers for delivery of the Healthy ... More



Developing the Authorised Officer Workforce for regulating Australian Education and Care Services

Client:  ACECQA - Australian Children's Education and Quality Authority

WRC assisted the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) to develop the workforce responsible for implementing the National Quality Framework (NQF) for Early Childhood Education and Care. The NQF commenced in 1 January 2012, and established a single national quality assurance framework that ACECQA is responsible for overseeing. ... More



NSW Healthy Workers Initiative: Workplace Support Service materials and engagement strategy

Client:  NSW Ministry of Health

WRC assisted NSW Health and WorkCover to develop and test the Workplace Support Service model. This involved refining a conceptual framework for workplace support, developing materials to be used as part of service delivery, testing the conceptual model and materials, and piloting the service in selected workplaces. ... More



MHCC Clinical Placement Evaluation

Client:  Mental Health Coordinating Council

This report describes recent work undertaken by the Mental Health Coordinating Council and NSW Health Education Training Institute/Sydney Interdisciplinary Training Network to explore pathways to increase and improve quality practice placements in the community managed mental health sector. Pre-professional practice placements in community sector settings are typically 'ad hoc' and ... More



Manufacturing sector workforce development strategy: scoping paper

Client:  AWPA - Australian Workplace and Productivity Agency

WRC provided advice to inform an issues paper for workforce development in the Australian manufacturing sector. This firstly involved quantitative analysis of the nature of labour market transitions in the industry, particularly the use of sequence analysis to map transitions. The project also involved extensive documentation of literature on international ... More