From 2016 and 2022, Skills Impact produced 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 produced an Industries Skills Report covering common themes across the value chains of the Agribusiness, Food and Fibre Industries. Along with this report we produced individual Industry Skills Reports identifying issues and priorities specific to each of the industries and key findings and priorities for the future Agribusiness Industry Cluster to consider.

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. Your input has been used to develop a final version of the document which is available to download below.

Individual Industry Skills Reports

Individual Industry Skills Reports were made available for review and comment throughout July and August 2022. They provides coverage of additional industry-specific skills and priorities to those covered in the  Agribusiness, Food and Fibre Industries Skills Report. 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.

More details are available via the individual Industry Skills Report pages:

Skills Forecasts

Before 2022, skills reporting took the form of a Skills Forecast or Annual Update, which was 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