This report sets out Australia’s tech jobs opportunity, the barriers we face to meet this opportunity, and what industry and government can do to reduce these barriers.
Tech jobs are among the most productive in Australia and accessible to people from all walks of life.
There’s little discrimination in pay based on education or socioeconomic status once people break into the sector and jobs are well-paid, stable and flexible.
As the economy becomes increasingly digital, missing out on this opportunity will leave Australia behind.
We forecast that Australia will need to employ an additional 653,000 tech workers to meet this goal by the end of the decade (representing an increase of 186,000 over business-as-usual approaches).
The primary challenge won’t be creating the jobs, but finding skilled workers to fill them. Getting to 1.2 million – our roadmap to create a thriving Australian tech workforce, developed through the Digital Employment Forum, prioritises the solutions that will address the most urgent barriers and set Australia up for success in the long term.
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