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
View details of target occupations, qualifications and registered training organisations:
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.
- Skills in Demand - skills shortages, industry and regional profiles
- Skills in Use - a report on skills utilisation Australia wide for 2000-2009
- Skilled Occupation List - from Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA)
- Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA) - key national training, skills and labour market reports and policy
- Industry Training Advisory Bodies - skilling needs of various industry groups and solutions with NSW
- Industry Skills Councils - skilling needs of various industry groups and solutions
- The National Centre for Vocational Education Research