The 2022 Industry Outlooks are here!

The 2022 Industry Outlooks are snapshots of a continually evolving story intended to alert and inform a wide audience and enhance the industry’s capacity to act on workforce development initiatives. It also looks at the impact of COVID-19 while addressing the critical role that these industries play in enabling a strong Australian economy.


These reports are based on extensive research and consultation with the Industry Reference Committees (IRC) representing these sectors. Each IRC comprises industry leaders and experts who work to ensure skills standards and qualifications are developed to meet the needs of industry, now and into the future.


Supply Chain

The importance of the Australian supply chain in our daily lives has never been more recognised than in the past two years. Ongoing disruptions caused by the pandemic have resulted in major shifts in consumer behaviour and supply chain business operations. Building the resilience and agility of Australia’s supply chains is key to withstanding future global and domestic shocks.


The 2022 Supply Chain Industry Outlook identifies six megatrends which are impacting industries in the supply chain. The Outlook focuses on the following industries in the supply chain that AIS supports: Transport and Logistics, Aviation, Maritime, and Rail. Strategic planning and workforce development are among the keys to meeting the challenges and opportunities presented by these megatrends.


To find out more about the six megatrends and download the 2022 Supply Chain Industry Outlook, click here.


Energy & Utilities

Energy and utilities are an essential part of our daily lives and business operations. From lighting, cooling and heating to the gadgets, computers and appliances we use in homes, offices, or factories, energy and utilities industries play a vital role.


The energy and utilities industries that Australian Industry Standards (AIS) supports – Electrotechnology; Electricity Supply Industry (ESI) Generation; ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail; Gas; and Water make significant contributions to Australia’s economic prosperity. Together, they employ over 465,000 people, generating an annual revenue of over $165 billion in 2021-22.


We have identified five megatrends which have and will continue to impact the energy and utility industries. Strategic planning and workforce development are among the keys to meeting the challenges and opportunities presented by these megatrends. The significance of training and skills development have never been more important. A future ready and agile workforce with transferable skills will enable greater workforce mobility and increased efficiency across multiple industries.


To find out more about the five megatrends and more, download the 2022 Energy and Utilities Industry Outlook, click here.