Book Chapter

Innovation and Immersive Vocational Education Training for Construction Site Supervisors

V Francis, V Paton-Cole

Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation | Springer | Published : 2021

Abstract

Significant population growth has occurred, and is set to continue across all major Australian cities. Currently, the State of Victoria is the fastest growing amongst all the Australian states and territories, recording the highest growth of 2.3% in 2017, with forecasts indicating a 50% increase of the state’s current population over the next three decades. These demographic changes have necessitated higher demand for critical building and infrastructure services. However, there is endemic shortage of skilled labour across the entire construction industry, which could impact ongoing development and delivering of strategic infrastructure over the coming years. This occupational skills shortag..

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