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Demand & Impacts on Tech & Digital Skills SFIA 8 Supplement


ACS’ Demand & Impacts on Tech & Digital Skills White Paper Supplement complements the current state analysis provided by the White Paper, of the directions being taken with tech and digital skills in Australia.  With the fresh presentation of the skills needed in contemporary, Australian tech and digital roles.

The strong, ongoing demand for ICT/technology workers and skills is consistent with the role that digital technologies play in driving Australia’s economic health.  Adaptations in response to COVID-19 have resulted in retailers embracing ecommerce; schools’ and higher education providers’ transition to online learning; and the comprehensive acceptance of remote working.  The result of these changes is that Australian workers are almost twice as likely to work from home in February 2021, compared with March 2020.

ACS’ Demand & Impacts on Tech & Digital Skills White Paper Supplement allows the stocktake and profile of 90 tech and digital job roles, and their top five skills, to be presented consistent with the international benchmark created by the release of SFIA 8.  SFIA 8 also supports the expansion of the skills identified in the White Paper from the expected impacts on technology roles and careers from the increasing automation and augmentation being introduced by businesses, organisations and governments.