Skills and workforce development

GTA Labour Market Index 2006

Client:  Group Training Australia

Approximately 15% of all apprentices and trainees in Australia are employed through a group training organisation. That proportion is growing and the Australian group training network, Group Training Australia (GTA) provides an opportunity for the study for a statistically significant segment of the training market. GTA is interested in developing a business index based on data regularly collected by group training organisations (GTOs). WRC thus conducted a staged research project to ascertain if an index was possible and if so how it might be implemented. The research is was conducted in 3 stages: a review of current data collection practices and requirements; development of protocols for improving data collection practices; piloting protocols in a range of GTOs.