Australian Industry and Skills Committee

COVID-19 - AISC response

The AISC is committed to ensuring that our national training system can rapidly respond to areas of critical workforce and skill needs arising as a result of the impact of COVID-19.

Our current focus is on identifying training products (for example, skill sets) to better support rapid upskilling and reskilling of displaced workers to assist them to quickly secure new employment opportunities. We are also exploring opportunities to support any urgent and unmet skills needs of businesses as they seek to adjust to the significantly altered economic environment.

What is the AISC doing?

Who we are

The Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) is made up of Industry leaders from across Australia who are responsible for national training package product development under our vocational education and training (VET) sector.

Read more

Our membership brings together deep expertise across a broad range of sectors. Meet our members:

Read more

A still from the video ‘Jobs in Australia are changing’.

Jobs in Australia are changing - See how the AISC is responding to this change


What we do

The AISC plays a critical role in the approval of national training package products, ensuring Australian workers are provided with industry-relevant skills that meet the needs of employers both now and into the future.

The AISC also acts as a key consultative body supporting the development of national VET policies.  This includes the COAG VET Reform Roadmap and the COAG Streamlining National Training Products Project which seeks to make the national training system faster, simpler and better able to respond to the needs of industry.

The AISC draws on advice from its extensive network of IRCs supported by the SSOs.

Get involved

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) and the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) are collecting information on known and emerging issues and concerns that are affecting the VET sector as a result of COVID-19.

Fill in the feedback form here.