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ERIC Number: ED435034
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 43
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87397-488-3
Property and Business Services. Industry Training Monograph No. 12.
Dumbrell, Tom
Australia's property and business services industry is its third largest industry and has been the fastest growing industry over the last 10 years. The industry is composed of a diverse range of activities, including real estate sales, legal and accountancy practices, employment placement services, labor and equipment hire, scientific and market research companies, computing consulting services, and technical services in engineering, surveying, architecture, and pest control. Employment is relatively more concentrated in Victoria, New South Wales, and Western Australia. The industry is notable for having almost one-third of its work force in the professional group and a further 13.6 percent in the associate professional group. Below-average level of earnings for nonmanagerial earnings was fully explained by females in the industry earning well below their male counterparts. The same inequality was evident in full-time managerial earnings. Satisfaction with the relevance of their vocational education and training course was quite high for the graduates working in property and business services, contrasting with the criticism by employers of the relevance of the course content. Employers have reduced their level of training provision between 1993 and 1996 by about 15 percent, much more than employers across all industries. (Appendix includes five tables.) (YLB)
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia ($12.95; $9.95 each if 10 or more of the series are purchased.) For full text: . e-mail:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia