Industry Outlooks identify the priority skill needs of industry following a research and stakeholder consultation process conducted by Australian Industry Standards on behalf of the Industry Reference Committee (IRC). The Industry Outlook provides an overview of industry trends, new and emerging skills needs as well as the IRC’s proposed Training Package development to address these workforce needs.

Each Industry Outlook provides a snapshot of a continually evolving story for the sector that is intended to alert and inform a wide audience and enhance the industry’s capacity to act.

What is a skills forecast?

Skills Forecasts are more detailed reports and have been used to develop the IRC Proposed Schedule of Work. They have also been developed following extensive consultation and review led by the IRC.

2021 Industry Outlooks have been released for the following sectors: