IRC Skills Forecast

Draft available for feedback

The Industry Reference Committee (IRC) is responsible for developing an IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work (IRC Skills Forecast) at the beginning of each year.

Thank you to those who provided feedback on the draft 2018-2021 IRC Skills Forecast.

All feedback is being collated and will be provided to the relevant IRCs shortly for a decision on the final make-up of the document for submission to the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) in April.

The AISC draws on the information from the IRC Skills Forecast to update their AISC National Schedule, and to determine future Training Package Projects.

The consultation period was between 20 – 17 March 2018. During this time, feedback was sought on the priority skills for industry, including skills gaps within national training packages, i.e. units of competency, skill sets and qualifications.

Please click the links below to view the draft document.

Note: The IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work was previously called the IRC Four Year Work Plan.

2017-2020 IRC Skills Forecast

To view the current IRC Skills Forecast, please click on the link below. This document was approved by the AISC in 2017.

Read current 2017–2020 IRC Skills Forecast

IRC Skills Forecasts identify skills gaps, emerging skills needs and associated training needs for industry and determine whether there is a need to change training packages (i.e. units of competency, skill sets and qualifications). The documents propose a plan for reviewing and developing the relevant units, skill sets and qualifications, which is then submitted from the IRC to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for their consideration and approval. (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 draws on this information to update their AISC National Schedule, and to determine future Training Package Projects. View current projects, that have been approved out of the current IRC Skills Forecasts.