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Opportunity to Feedback on Industry Environment & Developments

The pulp and paper manufacturing industry produces many essential paper products that are used every day by people around Australia. The importance of these items and the skills for manufacturing them was highlighted during COVID-19 which saw increased consumer demand for products like toilet paper, tissues, paper-based medical equipment and hygiene products.

We are seeking your feedback on information outlined in the Annual Update to the IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work (Skills Forecast).

This year’s Annual Update identifies specific changes to the industry environment over the past year. It includes information about employers’ use of the national

PPM – Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Industry Training Package and qualifications. It also highlights the challenges experienced by industry in effectively utilising the VET system. This annual update also outlines opportunities for the sector in recovered paper and bio-manufacturing.

Your feedback and input on the information outlined in this draft document is encouraged.

Feedback is being collected up from 30 April – 14 May 2021.

The draft Annual Update will be submitted from the Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Industry Reference Committee (IRC) to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for their consideration.

View the Annual Update and provide feedback