Each year in April, Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) are responsible for submitting an IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work (Skills Forecast) to the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC).

A Skills Forecast is being drafted for each industry Training Package we support. These documents describe industry skills gaps, emerging markets and changing work methods. They propose a four year plan for reviewing and developing relevant units, skill sets and qualifications.

We are seeking your feedback on the priority skills and projects that have been identified for 2019 – 2022.

To provide your feedback, please click on the icons below. The draft documents will be published progressively throughout March.

The IRC Skills Forecast will be submitted from the IRC to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) in April. The information will be used to update the AISC National Schedule of training package development projects.

Available for feedback

Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management

Read draft Skills Forecast & provide feedback
Feedback open until 15 April 2019

Animal Care and Management

Read draft Skills Forecast & provide feedback
Feedback open until 11 April 2019

Aquaculture and Wild Catch

Read draft Skills Forecast & provide feedback
Feedback open until 12 April 2019

Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical

Read draft Skills Forecast & provide feedback
Feedback open until 15 April 2019

Racing and Breeding

Read draft Skills Forecast & provide feedback
Feedback open until 15 April 2019

Available soon

  • Forestry and Timber
  • Meat
  • Pulp and Paper Manufacturing

How to provide feedback

We are collecting feedback via our online Feedback Hub, where you can post comments directly on the draft documents, as well as view any comments from others. Your comments will remain anonymous. Only Skills Impact internal staff can identify users, but only to ensure the authenticity of comments and to follow-up where required. For more information, see our Privacy Policy. The feedback hub is moderated to avoid misuse, including the removal of any offensive material. For further details, see our Moderation Policy.

  1. Click the ‘Read draft Skills Forecast & provide feedback’ link.
  2. You will be asked to register or login (for a free account). Follow the prompts.
  3. Once logged in, you will be able to post feedback directly on the document.
  4. Download user instructions

Prefer to email us your feedback?
You can email your feedback to inquiry@skillsimpact.com.au.

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking on the links below.

What is a Skills Forecast?

Skills Forecasts describe industry trends, opportunities and challenges, and identify skills gaps and emerging skills needs. They propose a four year plan for reviewing and developing relevant units, skill sets and qualifications across the training packages. Every year in April, they are submitted from the relevant IRC to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC). 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 and project submissions made throughout the year to update their AISC National Schedule.

The AISC requires sufficient information to approve Training Package Projects, with this information either being within the Skills Forecasts or in more detail via a stand-alone Case for Change. View current projects, which have been approved out of previous Skills Forecasts or a Case for Change.

Development Process of IRC Skills Forecasts

Previous Skills Forecasts