Opening up the profession by addressing the critical shortage of skilled spatial science professionals and attracting new entrants

Simmons, Shane (2012) Opening up the profession by addressing the critical shortage of skilled spatial science professionals and attracting new entrants. In: Queensland Spatial Science Conference 2012 (QSSC 2012), 13-14 Sept 2012, Brisbane, Australia.

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Abstract

Currently there exists a national shortage of skilled workers and qualified personnel in many industries, with widespread acknowledgment of the shortage of skilled workers in the surveying and spatial science profession. There is a consensus that organisations requiring surveying and spatial science professionals are currently severely affected by the available pool of qualified personnel. The shortage of qualified spatial science personnel creates a cycle of turnover in staff, where regional and remote locations are either forced to attract staff from coastal and metropolitan locations or attract staff from other industries.

To address the problem of this skills shortage, the surveying and spatial science profession successfully applied for funding through the Critical Skills Investment Fund. The group adopted a supply chain approach for the provision of sufficient qualified personnel whereby training/education, attracting new entrants and regulatory registration/professional certification were identified as critical areas and priorities.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions preventing deposit. Title in the programme: Critical shortage of skilled spatial science professionals and attracting new entrants
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2013 06:30
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 03:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: skills shortage; surveyors; student profiles
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090906 Surveying (incl. Hydrographic Surveying)
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1505 Marketing > 150506 Marketing Theory
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910499 Management and Productivity not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23193

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