Each year in April, the full Skills Forecast or Annual Update is submitted by the relevant IRC to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC).

This year, an Annual Update to the Skills Forecast is being drafted for each industry Skills Impact supports. These documents propose several projects to improve industry qualifications and skills standards between 2021-2022. They include information about employers’ use of training packages and qualifications, barriers to hiring apprentices and trainees, and reasons behind non-completion rates. They also look at alternative training being delivered, some of which draws on the training package, but is not delivered by registered training organisations.

We are seeking your feedback on projects that have been proposed for 2021 – 2022 and specific changes to the industry environment that have been identified in this year’s Annual Updates.

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

The Annual Updates to the Skills Forecast will be submitted from the relevant Industry Reference Committees to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) at the end of April, for their consideration. The information will be used to update the AISC National Schedule of training package development projects.

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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 a training package. They are created once every three years, but are updated annually. The Annual Updates identify any specific changes to the industry environment, and to address current priority issues.

Every year in April, the full Skills Forecast or Annual Update is submitted by 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 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.

Current Skills Forecasts 2019 – 2022

Development Process of IRC Skills Forecasts

 

Previous Skills Forecasts