Skills shortages occur where there is a mismatch between available skilled people and the current and emerging needs of industry. They can create critical short term and long term problems for Australia's economic health and the quality of life for Australians.
In NSW this is addressed by strategic management of the vocational education and training (VET) market.
Addressing skills shortages in NSW
State Training Services addresses skills shortages by funding registered training organisations to develop and run training courses for:
- targeted industries and occupations
- priority regional needs
- full and part qualifications
- energy efficiency and green skills
Search for target occupations, qualifications and registered training organisations at smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au
Contact your local State Training Services on 13 28 11 to discuss how to access the following:
Industry and occupational research information
Find information on priority skills, industry based research, reports and advice.
- Industry Training Advisory Bodies
- Industry Skills Councils
- The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)