Each year, Skills Impact produces a series of reports specific to each of the industries we work with, outlining the opportunities and challenges facing these industries and impacts on skills. In 2022, as part of this reporting we have produced an Industries Skills Report covering common themes across the supply chains of the Agribusiness, Food and Fibre Industries. Along with this report we have produced individual Industry Skills Reports identifying issues and priorities specific to each of the industries and ideas for the potential Agribusiness, Food and Fibre Industry Cluster to consider.

Individual Industry Skills Reports

Individual Industry Skills Reports will become available for review and comment throughout July. More details about the kind of feedback sought is available via the individual Industry Skills Report pages. Together, these documents will assist with:

  • industry skills and workforce planning
  • business and training planning
  • registered training organisation (RTO) business cases and delivery
  • organisations working to address access to training.
Agribusiness, Food and Fibre Industries Skills Report

The Industries Skills Report is the first of its kind. Developed collaboratively across 12 Industry Reference Committees, it attempts to identify common issues experienced across the Agribusiness, Food and Fibre industries. The full draft Agribusiness, Food and Fibre Industries Skills Report was made available for review and feedback on this webpage from 8 April to 9 May 2022, along with a summary document of key observations and intelligence. The draft documents, including any comments made, are still available to view below. A final version will be available on this webpage in September.


Skills Forecasts

In previous years, skills reporting has taken the form of a Skills Forecast or Annual Update, which  has been submitted by the relevant IRC to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC). Skills Forecasts describe industry trends, opportunities and challenges, and identify skills gaps and emerging skills needs. They included information about employers’ use of training packages and qualifications, barriers to hiring apprentices and trainees, and reasons behind non-completion rates. They also looked at alternative training being delivered, some of which draws on the training package, but is not delivered by registered training organisations.

Skills Forecasts were used to propose projects to improve industry qualifications and skills standards, outlining a four year plan for reviewing a training package. They were created once every three years, but were updated annually. The Annual Updates identified any specific changes to the industry environment, and addressed  priority issues.

Previous Skills Forecasts

Development Process of IRC Skills Forecasts