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Victoria lags behind in tech workforce growth, risks AI challenges
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Despite a 2.8% rise in employment, Victoria lags behind in tech workforce expansion compared to the national growth of 6.7%.
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IWD 2024: How project management can be the ideal entry point into an exciting industry
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Amid a male-dominated ICT sector, project management emerges as a fruitful career for ambitious women, offering exciting opportunities and flexibility.
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IWD 2024: How sponsorship can help women in male dominated industries accelerate their career journeys
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With career advancement still stunted for women in male-dominated industries like ICT, sponsorship is becoming an increasingly vital tool for gender balance, say Access4 leaders on IWD 2024.
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IWD 2024: How taking centre stage professionally encourages other women in ICT to do the same
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Taking the professional spotlight combats imposter syndrome and boosts female representation in male-dominated ICT industry.
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IWD 2024: Why mentoring others is the most rewarding aspect of my leadership role
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Female corporate leader hails mentoring as the key to female inclusion and success, attributing it as the 'greatest reward' of her role for IWD 2024.
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Google launches Cybersecurity Certificate in Australia amid talent gap
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Amid a significant talent gap, Google has launched its Cybersecurity Certificate in Australia to equip around 40,000 individuals with vital cybersecurity skills, in response to a 23% increase in cybercrime incidents.
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IWD 2024: Why inclusion needs to be more than just a noble aspiration
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IWD 2024 emphasises inspiring inclusion, with leaders urged to empower individuals within their teams for increased growth and success, notably in the male-dominated IT sector.
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IWD 2024: Bridging gender gaps in the tech sector and startups
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Ahead of IWD 2024, the stark contrast between rising female-owned startups and the persistent pay gap in the tech industry underlines the importance of bridging gender gaps.
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Australian skilled ICT migrants boost regional tech sector
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Skilled ICT migrants are closing Australia's tech industry gap with 90% securing jobs, particularly benefiting regional areas, according to a new Australian Computer Society report.
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How AI is transforming the Australian workforce
Fri, 23rd Feb 2024
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Generative AI is reshaping Australia’s workforce, with technology skills now integral to the economy. Embracing AI could unlock billions of dollars by 2030, but requires an understanding of its intricacies and a stronger pipeline of tech workers.
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Australia poised to maximise AI benefits with new risk-based approach
Mon, 22nd Jan 2024
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Australia's Federal government's risk-based approach to Artificial Intelligence (AI) regulation is seen as a critical move for Australia's economy and societal growth, according to ACS.
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ACS unveils migration plan to tackle Australia's tech skill deficit
Tue, 12th Dec 2023
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ACS's new Migration Strategy aims to address Australia's tech skill deficit, reconfiguring migration to boost prosperity.
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ACS launches NSW Digital Skills Compact amid looming skills shortage
Fri, 1st Dec 2023
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ACS partners with leading industry groups and the NSW government to combat a looming digital skills shortage.
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Sarah-Jane Peterschlingmann elected as Vice Chair of ACS Queensland BEC
Tue, 28th Nov 2023
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ATech's Sarah-Jane Peterschlingmann elected as Vice Chair of the Australian Computer Society Queensland BEC for 2024/2025.
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ACS warns of looming tech skills crisis in Australian workforce
Tue, 14th Nov 2023
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The ACS warns of an impending skills crisis in Australia, with 95% of the workforce needing reskilling as AI reshapes roles.
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ACS and Zenva join forces to boost Australia’s IT skills
Mon, 7th Aug 2023
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ACS has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the online training platform, Zenva, to boost Australia’s IT skills.
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Time for Australian technology law overhaul - ACS
Fri, 30th Sep 2022
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ACS welcomes calls for revising privacy and cybersecurity laws in Australia, aiming to modernise the legal frameworks in the technology sector.
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Australia's technology jobs boom continues - report
Tue, 19th Jul 2022
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Australian tech job numbers continue to grow, with over 1.2 million people expected to be working in the sector by 2027.
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ACS appoints Chris Vein as Chief Executive Officer
Fri, 25th Mar 2022
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The professional association for Australia's technology sector announced Chris Vein has been appointed the organisation's Chief Executive Officer.
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ACS encourages federal leaders to think bigger around tech jobs
Fri, 25th Mar 2022
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Australian tech industry targets aren't ambitious enough, says ACS, calling for greater visionary thinking from leaders.
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ACS appoints Siobhan Casey as director of Scale Up and Innovation Labs
Mon, 14th Oct 2019
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ACS appoints Siobhan Casey as new director to helm Innovation Labs, boosting Aussie tech startups.
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ACS says Federal Budget is promising, but still lacking
Thu, 4th Apr 2019
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Following the announcement of Australia’s 2019 Federal Budget, as you would expect there have been mixed reactions, but ACS says there is progress.
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Automation is causing an ICT job boom in Victoria
Mon, 27th Aug 2018
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Victoria's ICT workforce set to grow by 2.5% in the next five years, according to the 2018 ACS Australia's Digital Pulse report.
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Australia in a digital boom with 40,000 more tech jobs over the last two years
Thu, 25th May 2017
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A new report has revealed without skilled ICT labour Australia will stagnate - 81,000 new ICT professionals are needed by 2022 to fuel future growth.