IRC Skills Forecast

Draft available for feedback

The Industry Reference Committee (IRC) is responsible for developing an IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work (IRC Skills Forecast) at the beginning of each year.

We are seeking your feedback on the draft 2018–2021 IRC Skills Forecast.

Feedback is being collected over a four week period, up until 24 April, 2018. To provide your feedback, please click on the icons below.

We are seeking your feedback on the priority skills for your industry, including skills gaps within national training packages, i.e. units of competency, skill sets and qualifications. Feedback about skill shortages is not required, unless they are caused by deficiencies in training delivery or issues with current units of competency, skill sets and qualifications.

The IRC Skills Forecast  will be submitted from the IRC to the AISC Secretariat in April. The information will be used to update the AISC National Schedule of training package development projects.

Note: The IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work was previously called the IRC Four Year Work Plan.


2017-2020 IRC Skills Forecast

To view the current IRC Skills Forecast, please click on the link below. This document was approved by the AISC in 2017.

Read current 2017-2020 IRC Skills Forecast

IRC Skills Forecasts identify skills gaps, emerging skills needs and associated training needs for industry and determine whether there is a need to change training packages (i.e. units of competency, skill sets and qualifications). The documents propose a plan for reviewing and developing the relevant units, skill sets and qualifications, which is then submitted from the IRC to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for their consideration and approval. (The AISC advises Commonwealth and State Industry and Skills Ministers on the implementation of national vocational education and training policies, and approves nationally recognised training packages).

The AISC draws on this information to update their AISC National Schedule, and to determine future Training Package Projects. View current projects, that have been approved out of the current IRC Skills Forecasts.