Victorian Employer Survey - Skills and Training

This is a state-wide survey of the experience of Victorian employers in regards to recruitment, skills needs and training.

The Survey samples are drawn to be representative of all Victorian industries and regions.

Employer Skills & Training Survey 2017

The Survey gathered insights from over 12,100 employers across the state. The Survey sought to better understand the skills, recruitment and training needs of Victorian employers. Participants were invited to identify:

  • the impact of skills gaps on business operations and productivity
  • recruitment challenges and skills gaps faced by their businesses
  • the effect of training on addressing skills needs
  • challenges in accessing quality training

The sample was drawn to include the views of 19 industry sectors across 9 Victorian regions.

This Survey was conducted in conjunction with the Employer Satisfaction Survey. For more information, see the Student and Employer Satisfaction Surveys.

2017 Survey Factsheets

To download the 2017 survey factsheets click below:

State, metro, regional
Regions
  • Skills and Training Employer Survey 2017 EastMetro(pdf - 39.95kb)

  • Skills and Training Employer Survey 2017 East Metro

  • Skills and Training Employer Survey 2017 North Metro(pdf - 39.95kb)

  • Skills and Training Employer Survey 2017 North Metro

  • Skills and Training Employer Survey 2017 South Metro(pdf - 39.95kb)

  • Skills and Training Employer Survey 2017South Metro

  • Skills and Training Employer Survey 2017 West Metro(pdf - 39.95kb)

  • Skills and Training Employer Survey 2017 West Metro

  • Skills and Training Employer Survey 2017 Barwon(pdf - 39.95kb)

  • Skills and Training Employer Survey 2017 Barwon

  • Skills and Training Employer Survey 2017 Gippsland(pdf - 39.95kb)

  • Skills and Training Employer Survey 2017 Gippsland

  • Skills and Training Employer Survey 2017 Grampians(pdf - 39.95kb)

  • Skills and Training Employer Survey 2017 Grampians

  • Skills and Training Employer Survey 2017 Hume(pdf - 39.95kb)

  • Skills and Training Employer Survey 2017 Hume

  • Skills and Training Employer Survey 2017 Loddon Mallee(pdf - 39.95kb)

  • Skills and Training Employer Survey 2017 Loddon Mallee

  • Industries

    Victorian Skills & Training Employer Survey 2015-16

    The second iteration of the Survey gathered insights from over 6,000 employers across the state. The Survey sought to better understand business needs, performance and training needs of Victorian employers, and invited participants to:

    • identify a range of skills issues that have a major impact on their business
    • report a wide range of skills shortfalls and future skills needs over the next five years
    • identify the effects of Returns on Investment (ROI) of training

    The sample was drawn to include the views of 19 industry sectors across 9 Victorian regions.

    To view the results from the 2015-16 survey in an online tool, see: 2015-16 Victorian Skills and Training Employer Survey

    Victorian Skills & Training Employer Survey 2014

    The Survey commenced in 2014 and gath​ered insights from over 5,700 employers across the state. They were canvassed about their experiences in relation to skills and training via telephone, online or paper survey. The sample was drawn to include the views of 19 industry sectors across 9 Victorian regions.​​​​​​​

    To download a one page infographic about the survey results, see:

    Skills and Training Employer Survey 2014 infographic (pdf - 86.38kb)
    Skills and Training Employer Survey 2014 infographic (docx - 113.46kb)  

    Results from the survey help us to better understand how employers see skills and training playing out across the state and within specific industries.

    Transcript (docx - 69.64kb)

    The Survey reveals that employers in Victoria:

    • identify a range of skills issues that have a major impact on their business
    • report a wide range of skills shortfalls and future skills needs over the next five years that will be important to address

    For the full survey report, see:

    Victorian Skills and Training Employer Survey (pdf - 1.43mb)
    Victorian Skills and Training Employer Survey (doc - 1.87mb)