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June 2019: Aerospace Industry Skills Forecast endorsed by AISC

We are pleased to advise that the 2019 Industry Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work, prepared on behalf of the Aerospace Industry Reference Committee, was endorsed by the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) at their June meeting.

The Industry Skills Forecast identified a number of Key Drivers for Change and scheduled a number of priorities for 2019-2023 as listed below.

This information has been used to update the AISC National Schedule of training package development projects.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback and comments.

To read the 2019 Industry Skills Forecast, please click on the link below:
Read the 2019 MEA Aerospace Industry Skills Forecast, or download it here


2019 Aerospace Industry Skills Forecast submitted to AISC

We are pleased to advise that the final draft 2019 Industry Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work, prepared on behalf of the Aerospace Industry Reference Committee, was submitted to the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) for consideration at their June meeting.

The Industry Skills Forecast identified a number of Key Drivers for Change and scheduled a number of priorities for 2019-2023.

Key Driver/s of Change:

  • Critical shortage of Licence Aircraft Maintenance Engineers.
  • Regulatory/legislative requirements related to licensed occupation skills.
  • Industry specific drivers such as ageing aircraft and aircraft surface finishing.

Proposed Schedule of Work:
As the Case for Change was recently approved to undertake the review and redevelopment of the MEA Aeroskills Training Package to meet the current and future needs of the industry, the Aerospace IRC have agreed that a Proposed Schedule of Work not be submitted for this return of the Industry Skills Forecast.

Other priorities for 2019–2023:
The Aerospace IRC determined this Case for Change should be broadened to include all future activities listed on the 2018 Proposed Schedule of Work to ensure that this Case for Change:

  • streamlines qualifications and units of competency to enable future changes to be simpler
  • supports the Australian Aerospace

This information has been used to update the AISC National Schedule of training package development projects.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback and comments.

To read the submitted 2019 Industry Skills Forecast, please click on the link below:
Read the draft 2019 MEA Aeroskills Industry Skills Forecast


May 2019: Submission

We’re pleased to advise that the 2019 Aerospace Industry Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work was submitted to the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) in April.

The AISC will consider this Forecast at their June meeting. Once endorsed, the final report will be published on this page.


March 2019: Consultation

Consultation for the draft 2019 Aerospace Industry Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work ended on Friday 8 March.

Thank you to those stakeholders who provided comment. Broad consultation was undertaken which involved the draft 2019 Industry Skills Forecast being made available via the website along with an online survey to gather feedback.

Feedback is now being reviewed by the Aerospace Industry Reference Committee. The final version will then be submitted to the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC). Once endorsed, final documents will then be published on this page.


February 2019: Consultation now closed

The Industry Skills Forecast identified the following skills gaps and emerging skills needs within industry:

  • A critical shortage of Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers in Australia.
  • Alignment of the regulatory frameworks of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and the Australian Qualification Framework provides an opportunity to alleviate skill shortages in the industry.
  • The comprehensiveness of the Case for Change submitted as part of the 2018 Industry Skills Forecast, that requested a complete review of the MEA Aeroskills Training Package and also consider alignment of VET qualification standards to CASA licensing regulations, mean there are no further proposed items for inclusion in the 2019-2023 Proposed Schedule of Work.

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