ERIC Number: ED435033
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Personal and Other Services. Industry Training Monograph No. 17.
Australia's personal and other services industry is the sixth smallest of the 17 industry divisions in numbers employed. The industry, a collection of quite diverse businesses and services in the public and private sectors, has three subdivisions: personal services, other services, and private households employing staff. The employment level has grown quite strongly and consistently. Part-time employment is more prevalent in personal and other services than in the labor force as a whole. The industry has a slightly higher-than-average proportion of females than the total work force. Most jobs are located in New South Wales and Victoria. The occupational profile shows a low proportion of jobs in managers, administrators, and professionals categories and a relatively high proportion in associate professionals and trade-level occupations. Occupations that show strong growth are prison officers, photographers, gardeners, and computer operators. Demand for hairdressers has risen. The vocational education and training (VET) sector is an important source of skilled workers. There is a greater disparity between male and female full-time earnings in this industry than in any other. VET graduates working in personal and other services rated their technical and further education courses as quite highly relevant to their employment. Employers spend more than the average employer on structured training. (Appendix includes five tables and three charts.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Clergy, Clerical Workers, Cosmetology, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Employment Qualifications, Fire Fighters, Foreign Countries, Graduate Surveys, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, National Surveys, Police, Postsecondary Education, Salary Wage Differentials, Sales Occupations, Service Occupations, Tables (Data), Vocational Education, Wages
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia