Each year, 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 has been 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.

Thank you to those who provided feedback on the draft Annual Updates and proposed projects, through March-June 2021. The documents will be considered by the AISC. The information will be used to update the AISC National Schedule of training package development projects. To view the Annual Update for each industry, follow the links below.

2021 Annual Updates to the Skills Forecasts

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