The National Institute of Labour Studies (NILS) is one of Australia’s leading independent research centres. Our research responds to work and labour market issues confronting international agencies and governments, the commonwealth and state governments, interest groups and business. Our record of research excellence and delivering high quality work to budget and on time extends over a period of more than 30 years.

Australian National Engineering Taskforce

Report: Engineering skills capacity in the road and rail industries

Community and Public Sector Union

Report: Public sector pay and productivity

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Report: Schooling challenges and opportunities

Department of Social Services (formerly Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

Reports: Perceptions of and aspirations for employment and social participation of people with disabilities and their carers
  Housing (in)stability during apprenticeship
  Can the homeless apply for work? A scoping study

Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology

Report: Development of policy papers for the training and skills commission's five year plan

Department of Health and Ageing

Reports: National Aged Care Workforce Census and Survey
  HACC and packaged care workforce characteristics
  Evaluation of the Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and GPs through the Medicare Benefits Schedule initiative

Department of Immigration and Citizenship

Reports: Attitudes and profiles of illegal workers and their employers
  Research into the long-term physical implications of net overseas migration

Department of Veteran Affairs

Report: Younger veterans' transition to civilian occupations: The role of further education

Fair Work Australia

Report: Research framework and data strategy

Government of South Australia Department of Trade and Economic Development

Report:  Review of the state migration policy

Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia

Report: Mental illness, employment and social security

National Centre for Vocational Education Research

Reports: Labour force participation of older men: The role of spousal participation
  Labour mobility and vocational education and training in Australia
  Super scarring through being overskilled: Is VET protective?
  Skill shortages: Prevalence, causes, remedies and consequences for Australian businesses
  Overskilling and job satisfaction in the Australian VET sector
  Finding your first real job: The impact of education

Skills Australia

Report: Developing a methodology for analysing the impact of demand based funding in higher education on meeting Australia's skills needs

Social Inclusion Unit

Reports: Building family opportunities (evaluation)
  Developing an evaluation framework for an initiative to reduce family joblessness in South Australia

Southern Knowledge Transfer Partnership

Report: Education and skills in Southern Adelaide: Preparing for the future