April 2019: Consultation

Consultation for the draft 2019 Manufacturing and Engineering Industry Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work ended on Tuesday 9 April.

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.


April 2019: Consultation now closed

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

  • New Defence projects that will create significant numbers of jobs and demand for engineering skills in the coming years
  • Changing technology, which is impacting the way in which work is conducted, providing new business opportunities, changing business models and assisting businesses to increase their efficiency and productivity
  • An increasing focus on the sustainability of products and business practices, and
  • Skill shortages in several occupations (sheetmetal trades workers, structural steel and welding trades workers and locksmiths)

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