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

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Simmons, Shane. 2012. "Opening up the profession by addressing the critical shortage of skilled spatial science professionals and attracting new entrants." Queensland Surveying and Spatial Conference: The Future of Surveying and Spatial Science is Open (QSSC 2012). Brisbane, Australia 13 - 14 Sep 2012 Brisbane, Australia.
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Opening up the profession by addressing the critical shortage of skilled spatial science professionals and attracting new entrants

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AuthorSimmons, Shane
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 2012 Queensland Spatial Science Conference (QSSC 2012)
Number of Pages14
Year2012
Place of PublicationBrisbane, Australia
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.sssi.org.au/userfiles/docs/QLD%20Region/documents_1348188062669320347.pdf
Conference/EventQueensland Surveying and Spatial Conference: The Future of Surveying and Spatial Science is Open (QSSC 2012)
Event Details
Queensland Surveying and Spatial Conference: The Future of Surveying and Spatial Science is Open (QSSC 2012)
Event Date
13 to end of 14 Sep 2012
Event Location
Brisbane, Australia
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.

Keywordsskills shortage; surveyors; student profiles
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020401306. Surveying (incl. hydrographic surveying)
390113. Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
350608. Marketing theory
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Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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