Skills shortages

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

Training Services NSW 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

Contact your local Training Services NSW 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:

Page last updated: 22 December 2016