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ARDC 2023 Skills Summit - Frameworks Panel Discussion (Day 2 - February 10, 2023)

  • 1. Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering
  • 2. Australian Department of Defence
  • 3. Jobs and Skills Australia
  • 4. ARDC
  • 5. University of the Sunshine Coast


Presentations to the ARDC Skills Summit 2023 (Panel Talks Day 2 - February 10th, 2023)

Dr Peter Derbyshire - Unpacking the ATSE report - Our STEM skilled future and the need for a national skills taxonomy
Anthony Beitz - Applying Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) within DSTG
Kate Morrison - A national skills taxonomy - Australian Skills Classification (ASC)
Kathryn Unsworth - ARDC Digital Research Capabilities & Skills Framework
Peter Embelton - Enhancing skills uplift for researchers through the alignment and implementation of skills frameworks

These presentations cover skills frameworks/taxonomies/classifications, skill shortages, transferrable skills, applying SFIA (Skills Framework for the Information Age), Australian Skills Classification framework, training gaps, workforce/job requirements, Digital Research Skills Australasia (DReSA), digital literacy and applying skills frameworks.


"Speaker bios: Peter Derbyshire is the Director of Policy and Government relations for the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. In this role Peter leads the policy and advocacy strategy for the Academy, which is focused on a Technology Driven, Human Centered Future. Prior to this Peter worked at Science & Technology Australia as the Policy and Program Manager where he led the policy and advocacy of STA. While here he also developed the Science & Technology Australia STEM Ambassador Program. Peter comes from a science background with a degree in Zoology from UWA where he worked on reptile cardiac function. Anthony Beitz is the Program Leader of Scientific Computing within the Department of Defence. In this role he leads the delivery and support of Digital Research Infrastructure for Defence and its strategic partners. He has been with Defence since February 2016 and has significantly grown its capabilities in eResearch to enable and accelerate Defence scientific discovery. His previous roles include: Director of eResearch at the University of Cape Town, General Manager of Monash University's eResearch Centre, and Principal Researcher at Telstra's Research Labs. Kate Morrison is the Director of the Australian Skills Classification team, which is responsible for the development, publication and maintenance of the Australian Skills Classification (ASC). The ASC is a common language of skills, used to identify the Specialist Tasks, Core Competencies and Technology Tools associated with occupations in the Australian labour market. She has more than a decade experience working in Employment and Skills portfolios for the Australian Government. Kathryn Unsworth - A librarian in a previous life, Kathryn has transitioned from a focus on information management to data management to data skills. She currently works at the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) leading the Skills & Workforce Development team. Her role is to drive a nationally coordinated approach to skills and training programs targeting key areas of the workforce that conduct, underpin, and enable data-intensive research. Peter Embleton is the Coordinator, Specialist Technologies, Information Technology at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Peter is currently involved in a USC skills initiative to uplift the digital literacy skills of their researchers and will be using the ARDC's Skills Framework to identify skills relevant to this project."



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