Information for industry

NILS has long experience in working with government agencies, private sector firms and community groups for the purpose of providing policy-relevant research services. We are able to draw on more than three decades of solid empirically-based research to inform our understanding of Australian Labour markets. We work closely with our research partners to ensure that the research will produce the desired outcomes, including providing advice on methodological and other empirical issues.

The right mix of skills and expertise

For each project we develop a team of researchers with the right mix of skills to meet the project objectives. Our senior staff have the project management skills necessary for the undertaking of complex multi-tasked projects, ensuring that we consistently deliver high-quality, reader-friendly reports within tight timeframes.

Strong links with industry

NILS has a history of successful industry linkages. In recent years we were awarded ARC Linkage Grants for postgraduate scholarships with the Smith Family, Anglicare and SA Department of Health. NILS also provides research consultancies for numerous state and Commonwealth government departments and authorities, industry organisations and businesses. These include:

  • Australian Fair Pay Commission
  • Australian National Engineering Taskforce
  • BHP Billiton
  • Bus Association Victoria
  • Cancer Australia
  • Chifley Research Centre
  • Commonwealth Dept of Health and Ageing
  • Community and Disability Services Minister’s Advisory Council
  • Dept of Consumer and Employment Protection (WA)
  • Dept of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
  • Dept of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (now Dept of Social Services)
  • Dept of Further Education, Employment Science and Training (SA)
  • Dept of Health and Ageing
  • Dept of Immigration and Citizenship
  • Dept of Veteran's Affairs
  • European Union Centre for the Development of Vocational Training
  • Fair Work Australia
  • Hannover Anglicare
  • Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal
  • Mineral Council of Australia
  • National Centre for Vocational Education Research
  • Office of Employee Ombudsman   
  • Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Safework SA
  • Social Inclusion SA
  • UniSuper
  • VicHealth