REDI Skills Gap Analysis Interim Report

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MTPConnect’s Researcher Exchange and Development in Industry (REDI) is a four-year, $32 million initiative funded by the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) that aims to deliver system-wide improvements to skills development and training programs for the MTP workforce.

In delivering the REDI program, MTPConnect is partnering with research, training and industry organisations to deploy an integrated three-pillar plan driving skills development and workforce training for the MTP sector nationally.

MTPConnect is conducting a comprehensive ‘root-and-branch’ review of current and future skills gaps, conducted in three phases, to form the foundation for a contestable funding program of new initiatives to fill emerging skills gaps not currently addressed in the sector..

The first interim report identifies priority skills gaps that need to be addressed across the sector in the near-term to unlock significant value for the MTP sector within the next 12 – 18 months.

The more comprehensive root and branch review will be delivered in March 2021 and will identify and detail a larger range of skills gaps. Late in 2021, a third review of the impact of REDI programs on skills gaps will be undertaken to direct the final investment of REDI funding.

The 'REDI Skills Gap Analysis Report' is the first of these three REDI reports which together, will provide a skills development blueprint to ensure Australia’s MTP workforce is fit for purpose and appropriately positioned to capitalise on current and future global opportunities.