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ERIC Number: ED435036
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87397-485-9
Transport and Storage. Industry Training Monograph No. 9.
Dumbrell, Tom
Australia's transport and storage industry is a large, diverse sector covering all forms of transport operation, including road, rail, air, and sea, and related services: stevedoring, port operations, customs agencies, and travel agencies. Employment in this industry has not grown as quickly over the last decade as employment in general. Under pressure of competition, the government-owned rail sector has sustained substantial job losses. In the 1990s, the industry has increased its gross product more rapidly than the total economy. The recent Asian financial crisis has slowed down the tourist market. About 77 percent of workers are males and around 87 percent of jobs are full time. They are somewhat older than those in the whole workforce, and average weekly hours worked are relatively high. Greater concentrations of employment are in Queensland, New South Wales, and Tasmania. Occupational composition varies substantially from the overall pattern of the labor force. The bulk of workers, 46 percent, are in the intermediate production and transport occupational group, including the largest full-time occupation category for males in Australia, truck driver. The industry receives only a small level of direct government funding for vocational education and training (VET) provision. Employers are relatively dissatisfied with VET provision; VET graduates are less critical. Employers in the air transport sector are among the highest spenders of all industry groups on structured training for employees. (Appendix include five tables.) (YLB)
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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