The pulp and paper manufacturing sector produces many essential products used in households and businesses every day. This has been highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic, which saw increased consumer demand for products like toilet paper, tissues, paper-based medical equipment and hygiene products.
Thank you for your comments on information outlined in the Annual Update to the IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work (Skills Forecast) made available for feedback from 30 April – 14 May 2021.
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.
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.