47% of jobs are challenged by digital disruption.
Some are safe. Some are threatened.

Explore which industries are under threat and make better study and work choices for the future.

Work out how to fit into the changing work environment of the 21st century.

Millions of jobs predicted to disappear over the next 15 years

The future of work and jobs is a huge issue across the world. Predictions are that 47% of “old world” jobs will disappear. And there won’t be enough “new world” jobs to replace them.

Everybody needs to plan for this new reality. And a good place to start is by understanding why this change is happening to the work environment.

Robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, holochain, 3D printing, augmented reality, virtual reality and BIM amongst many other technologies are changing the nature of work. Some technologies bring opportunities and some threats, but the overall result is net job loss. So students, parents, teachers and employers need to start thinking about study and work options differently. 

The changing work environment

Graduate
employment

1989 - 91%
2014 - 68%
2018 - 73%

More than just automation

Over 50% of jobs
will be impacted

New employment challenges

Uber, Freelancer,
Airtasker, 99Designs,
the Gig economy

STEAM not STEM

Science, Technology,
Engineering, ART,
Mathematics

Lower wages

Shift from high wage jobs to mostly lower wage jobs

Focus on demand

VET, smart trades, Productive industry, Green industry

Create a job

Find a job, retrain for a job, create a job, startup a business

Polarisation

Only a few are ready
for the 21st century.

Right skills v wrong skills

Innovation ranking

Australia 17th of 141 countries

Technological redundancy

Young with low skills
Older with old skills

Jobs automation

47% of jobs at risk

Ready, willing
and able

5% early adopters
15% fast followers
50% laggards

Explore your study and work options.

Signup to the ED Toolbox and find answers to…

“What is causing this disruption?”

“Where it is going to hit worst?”

“Which sectors and categories are safe?”

“What new jobs will be created?”

“What skills, subjects and attitudes will help manage the disruption best?”

“What is the future of work and jobs?”

The ED Toolbox answers these questions, with explanations of the disruptive technologies and their impact on 400 business categories across 19 industry sectors.

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