At the beginning of each year, Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) are responsible for developing an IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work. The documents undergo consultation with industry and are submitted to the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) in April.

The documents identify skills gaps and emerging skills needs within industry and determine whether there is a need to change training packages (i.e. units of competency and qualifications). The AISC draws on this information to update their AISC National Schedule, and to determine future Training Package Projects.

Thank you to those who provided feedback on this year’s draft documents. The final documents, that were submitted to the AISC, can be downloaded by following the links below.

On behalf of the IRCs, Skills Impact will continue to receive feedback on these Skill Forecasts and any feedback received will be incorporated into the next edition. Please feel free to email any comments or feedback you have about the current documents to so this information can be considered in the 2018 drafts.

Note: IRC Skills Forecasts and Proposed Schedules of Work were previously called IRC Four Year Work Plans.