Industry Reference Committee (IRC) Skills Forecasts 2019

IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work

The 2019 IRC Skills Forecasts are available for download.

The forecasts identify the priority skill needs of industry and propose future Training Package activity. They were submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) on 30 April 2019.

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ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail Aviation Maritime
ESI Generation Corrections Rail
Electrotechnology Public Safety Transport and Logistics
Gas Water


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. They are a culmination of an extensive consultation and review process, led by each IRC.

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.

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 each IRC

Skills Forecast

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

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