2020 IRC Skills Forecasts

The 2020 IRC Skills Forecasts are now available for download.

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has changed the annual requirements for Industry Skills Forecasts to a three-year schedule with a brief annual update in the intervening years. The Skills Forecast updates for 2020 will be submitted on behalf of the 11 Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) that AIS supports to the AISC for approval, focusing only on proposed work for this year.

IRCs consult broadly with stakeholders to ensure a whole-of-industry view about the opportunities and challenges for the workforce and the Training Package review work necessary to meet industry needs. The information is then used to develop the four-year IRC Proposed Schedule of Work.

Skills Forecasts

The forecasts identify the priority skill needs of industry and propose future Training Package activity.

View your industry Skills Forecast below:

ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail Corrections Maritime
Electrotechnology Rail Transport and Logistics
Gas Water


Detail on training components proposed for work – Table A documents
Electrotechnology Corrections Maritime
Gas Rail Transport and Logistics



The Industry Reference Committee (IRC) Skills Forecasts are produced annually to report on the industry outlook, new and emerging skills and associated training needs for each sector.

Development Process

Each IRC sets the direction of research and analysis activities while continuing to review and consider industry feedback throughout the IRC Skills Forecast development process, which includes:

  • A Call for Submissions process inviting stakeholder responses about key issues affecting skills and workforce development
  • An IRC Skills Forecast Survey seeking information on priority skill needs, skill shortages and issues relating to workforce training.
  • A comprehensive review of Data and Research Sources nominated by industry stakeholders

Feedback on Skills Forecast documents

Feedback from industry stakeholders informs the final development of the IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work for submission to the AISC.

For more information or if you have any questions please feel free to contact us at enquiries@australianindustrystandards.org.au or by calling (03) 9604 7200.