Pulse take skill shortage survey: Research methodology

The Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA) will undertake a ‘pulse take’ skill shortage survey annually to assess skills shortages in the private sector. The methodology is applied consistently across occupations and locations to provide information about private hospital employers’ ability to recruit the skilled workers they need.
It does not identify skill gaps in an employer’s existing workforce.

The skill shortage research meets a need for information about skill needs on a national and state/territory basis in the private hospitals sector. Results of the survey will underpin APHA workforce policy and advocacy to government on behalf of the private hospitals sector.

Results will be de-identified and made publically available if publishable.

The APHA pulse take survey has been designed to be broadly comparable to the Australian Government Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business’ (DESSFB) Survey of Employers who have Recently Advertised (SERA).