Current Projects

Peter Sheldon, Raja Junankar and Anthony de Rosa Pontello:

  • Sponsor Name: Construction, Forestry, Mining & Energy Union (Mining & Energy Division)
    Project Title: The Coal Power regions of Australia: What would a Just Transition look like?

Anne Junor:

  • Sponsor Name: McNally Jones Staff
    Project Title: School Administrative and Support Staff: Spotlight analysis

Ian Hampson, Anne Junor and Sarah Gregson (School of Management and IRRC)

  • Funding Support: UNSW Business School, School of Business UNSW Canberra, UNSW Research Office
    Pilot project: Australian Aircraft Maintenance Training and Licensing: 'Harmonisation' with 'International Standards'

Spotlight project

This skills-assessment toolkit, developed in the IRRC at UNSW primarily by Anne Junor and Ian Hampson, has helped secure pay rises of up to 45% for 150,000 workers in the community sector, the bulk of them low-paid women. A web version continues to be used in the NZ community sector.

Its most recent use in a funded research project was: 'Investigating the professional skills of early childhood workers'. The IRRC worked with the School of Business Canberra and Macquarie University to use the Spotlight methodology in exploring the professional skills of early childhood workers, particularly those involved in reflective practice. This work is producing a publication stream.