Media Release: Industry encouraged to participate in skills outlook surveys

A survey inviting responses from industry about key issues affecting skills and workforce development is now open and industry stakeholders are encouraged to participate.

Australian Industry Standards (AIS) supports 11 Industry Reference Committees (IRCs), made up of industry leaders, to gather intelligence on priority skill needs, skill shortages and issues relating to workforce training.

AIS CEO Robert Adams said industry input is vital to help the IRCs develop contemporary, future-focused and world-class qualifications that create career pathways and support industry growth and productivity.

“The skills outlook surveys aim to build a whole-of-industry picture and will be used to assist in identifying new or emerging skills needs and inform training package development.

“It is vital that as many industry stakeholders as possible contribute to the surveys to ensure the picture is comprehensive,” he said.

The skills survey can be completed online and should take no more than 10 minutes. Industry representatives are also invited to make submissions.

Complete the IRC Skills Survey. Make an industry skills needs submission.

Industries represented by AIS are:

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

Survey closes Friday, 17 January 2020.

For more information about the survey please contact AIS at: or
by calling (03) 9604 7200.

For more information about the Skills Forecasts in these industries, go here.

Download PDF document.


For further information and/or to interview Robert Adams please contact Brett Robinson on Ph 0448 016 973 or

About Australian Industry Standards

Australian Industry Standards (AIS) is a government-funded, not-for-profit organisation working with industry leadership to ensure Training Packages are contemporary, future-focused and aligned with industry needs.

AIS works under the leadership of 11 Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) representing the aviation, transport and logistics, maritime, energy, water and utilities, public safety, police, fire, defence and corrections sectors.

AIS supports the work of these IRCs by providing high quality secretariat capability across industry engagement, research and analysis, and project management, to produce training packages and deliver support services.

Our people are passionate about skills development. We understand the nexus between world-class skills and a strong economy, and we believe in the transformational power of skills development for growth and productivity and to create career pathways for individuals.

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