March 2018 Update

Key Trends and Emerging Priorities for Industry Information

Throughout February, the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear IRC members considered the key trends identified at their November workshop to agree on key components of the Industry Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work.

The trends and considerations identified by the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear 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 Textiles, Clothing and Footwear IRC

The Textiles, Clothing and Footwear IRC would also like to thank all respondents to the first stage of the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Industry survey. All survey results will be considered by the IRC in preparing their Industry Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work.

Click here to view an analysis of the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Industry Survey Results

The Textiles, Clothing and Footwear IRC also identified the need to develop a Case for Change related to:

  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Operations

The IRC will also be meeting in late March to discuss the other priorities identified for the 2018 Proposed Schedule of Work. These include:

  • Clothing Production Skill Sets
  • New Technologies and Materials
  • Fashion Design
  • Leather Production, Footwear and Millinery
  • STEM soft skills

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

November 2017 Update

In November, the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industry Reference Committee (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 https://www.aisc.net.au/content/future-skills-and-training-resource

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