The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)

The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) is an Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) survey which measures adult skills and competencies. These competencies include literacy, numeracy and problem solving skills, with a particular focus on skills needed for success in the information age. PIAAC has an emphasis on the skills used by people in their jobs and includes information on the use of reading and numeracy at work as well as other workplace skills including team work, communication, presentation and information and technology skills. Twenty-four countries are participating in PIAAC including Australia, the USA, the UK, Canada, Japan and Korea.

PIAAC Results 2013

Results from the international survey and the Australian data were released in October 2013.

http://www.innovation.gov.au/skills/ResourcesAndPublications/ProgrammeForTheInternationalAssessmentOfAdultCompetencies/Pages/default.aspx

This govt website contains links to ABS, OECD etc (http://www.oecd.org/site/piaac/).

The OECD website has some useful online tools which give a quick overview by various categories.