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Morrison Government creating new jobs through its Hunter Class Frigates Program

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The Morrison Government’s Hunter Class Frigate Program continues to ramp up its workforce and create Australian jobs with up to 40 engineers to start work...

We can’t let STEM skills become a casualty of COVID-19

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Universities and other research organisations in Australia have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. In May, a group led by Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan...

Boosting Australia’s naval shipbuilding capacity through new Naval Architecture program

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Australia’s naval shipbuilding capacity will be boosted through a new Naval Architecture program at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra. The new program,...

We can’t let STEM skills become a casualty of COVID-19

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Universities and other research organisations in Australia have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. In May, a group led by Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan...

Chief Scientist: women in STEM are still far short of workplace equity.

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The events of 2020 are reshaping the way we live, work, teach and learn. And while we have all been affected differently, the impact of...

JobTrainer – a welcomed initiative for the technical trades industry.

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Last month, Australian Engineers & Technical Tradies featured an opinion piece written by James Walsh, Director of Employment Consulting firm Martin Walsh Group, titled JobMaker...

45,000 renewables jobs are Australia’s for the taking!

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As the global renewables transition accelerates, the future for coal regions has become a big worry. This raises an important question: can renewables create the...

Humanities graduates earn more than those who study science and maths

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Education minister Dan Tehan has announced changes to funding rates for university courses as part of a plan to create “job ready graduates”. He said:...

Girls are less likely to pick STEM careers

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Last month, the Australian Academy of Science published a report showing the COVID-19 pandemic would disproportionately affect women in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and...

JobMaker needs to be SkillsMaker to recover from COVID-19

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Currently, not a day goes by without a mainstream politician issuing a call on social media saying something like "let’s boost the Australian manufacturing industry"...

Want an economic tonic, Mr Morrison? Turbocharge renewables!

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The chaos of COVID-19 has now hit global energy markets, creating an outcome unheard of in industrial history: negative oil prices. With the world’s largest...

Skill Shortage – Myth or Reality?

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Due to market forces asking for faster delivery, very often we hear about skills shortages. A few years ago, it was mining, now it’s transport...

Why Defence needs women scientists to succeed

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Professor Tanya Monro had first-hand experience of working in defence industries long before she became Chief Defence Scientist in 2019. As a world-leading expert in...

Building and construction skills shortage – Attracting and retaining professionals isn’t always about $$$.

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Over the last 18 months we have witnessed a huge upturn in the building and construction sector, with employers and businesses in this arena now...

The importance of a professional CV – First impressions really do count!

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Given that your CV is not only the tool you use to sell your professional engineering self, but it's also your first impression to open...

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