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Never too late to learn: Learning, education and training among mature age Australians

Australia’s ageing population, expectations of prolonged working lives and the growth of technology, means investing in learning, education and training is increasingly essential.

This study reveals that many mature age Australians do not place great importance in learning, education and training. For example, the opportunity to learn new skills and work-related factors were rated lower than personal interest and family factors.  

Mature age workers are often among the least qualified age group. As demand for additional qualifications in all occupations and sectors grows, it is increasingly important for older Australians to maintain or enhance work-related skills to ensure working life longevity. 

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