Gen Green 4 Australia


Department of Industry


WorldSkills Australia


  • TAFE Directors Australia
  • International Green Skills Network
  • National Centre for Sustainability, Swinburne University of Technology


This quantitative research uses an online survey to ask apprentices and trainee across all skill areas a series of questions about their perceptions and subjective experiences around skills for sustainability. A matched online survey asks similar questions of the teachers of apprentices and trainees. The survey questions take the scope of sustainability given in the Global Reporting Initiative Guidelines (G4), asthese relate to entry-level employees. This includes social and economic aspects of sustainability, as well as environmental sustainability.

This research is aimed at understanding student demand for skills for sustainability and the capacity of the VET sector to meet this demand.

The surveys consists of demographic questions and questions using a rating scale addressing:

  • Espoused personal values and professional interest in sustainability;
  • Acknowledged sustainability related behaviours at work, class and home;
  • Barriers skills for sustainability;
  • Learning of skills for sustainability;
  • Motivations for learning about skills for sustainability;
  • Sources of learning about skills for sustainability; and
  • Anticipated future demand for skills for sustainability.

Participants in the survey are recruited from a selection of urban and regional TAFE and training organisations across Australia. An additional arm of the study recruits participants from WorldSkills Australia competitors to test whether an evidence base can be established to extrapolate the results of existing Gen Green research to a national population.

Services we provided:

  • Collaborative project management
  • Survey design and analysis (Qualtrics)
  • Literature review
  • Academic publication
  • Marketing collateral design, dissemination and support
  • Communications Strategy


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