A new report from the Foundation of Young Australians (FYA) has revealed that in the future no job will be immune to automation.
The New Work Smarts analysed over 20 billion hours of work completed by 12 million Australian workers across 400 occupations each year to predict the skills and capabilities that will matter most in 2030. The report shows that automation is going to change what we do in every job, in every occupation.
The report forecasts that by 2030, young people on average will:
“The way our education system currently measures and understands what it means to be work smart will not equip them with the required skills or to become lifelong learners,” FYA CEO, Jan Owen said.
“We must urgently transform our traditional education and training approaches and institutions into immersive learning partners.”
"This should encompass enterprise education and careers management strategies where the new work smart skills are core to teaching, learning and assessment across all school and higher education systems.”
FYA proposes that Australia needs renewed, comprehensive and inter-generational investment, such as:
FYA has developed policy solutions for government and industry, to start embedding the new work smarts into the education system: