February 2018 Update


Key Trends and Emerging Priorities for Industry Information

In February, the Aerospace IRC met to further consider the key trends identified at their November workshop and agree on key components of the Industry Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work.

The trends and considerations identified by the Aerospace IRC during discussions are available via the link below. This document presents the preliminary and developmental thinking of IRC members in order to stimulate broad discussion in industry.

Click here to view the key trends identified by the Aerospace IRC

The Aerospace IRC would also like to thank all respondents to the Aerospace Industry survey. The survey results were considered by the IRC in preparing their Industry Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work.

Click here to view and analysis of the 2017 Aerospace Industry Survey Results

The Aerospace IRC also identified the need to develop a Case for Change related to:

  • Aligning key VET Aeroskills qualifications to CASA regulations

Other priorities identified for the 2018 Proposed Schedule of Work include:

  • Review of B1.1 Licence Exclusions Skill Sets
  • Investigate skills gaps in training package components related to Ageing Aircraft
  • Inclusion of Ozone unit to qualifications related to LAME licence
  • Redevelop Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications to reduce overlap
  • Review of Aircraft Surface Finishing qualifications
  • Investigate opportunities for articulation of Aeroskills Diplomas to higher education qualifications
  • Investigate skills needs to meet Defence needs for the Joint Strike Fighter

A draft Industry Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work will be available for further feedback and comment in March.


November 2017 Update

In November, the Aerospace IRC participated in a workshop to consider the Future Skills and Training Resource. The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) designed this resource to support IRCs in developing their Industry Skills Forecasts and Proposed Schedules of Work.

This resource enables industry to describe the key trends affecting their workforce and the implications for skills and training.

More information on the resource is available at


October 2017 Update

An Aerospace Industry survey was prepared on behalf of the IRC to gather evidence and provide advice to the Committee on current staffing levels and future training requirements within the industry.

The survey will also be used to inform the Industry Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work, which the IRC uses to propose future training package development work.

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