AISC and COVID-19

The AISC is ensuring Australia’s national training system is well positioned to address the workforce challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic downturn.

Emergency Response Sub-committee

The AISC Emergency Response Sub-Committee (sub-committee) was established on 3 April 2020 under the direction of the COAG Skills Council to enable short-term and urgent adjustments to qualifications and training package requirements to respond to areas of critical workforce and skills needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The scope of the subcommittee was expanded by Skills Ministers on 15 May 2020 to enable it to continue its role in fast tracking national training products to meet longer term critical skills needs beyond the COVID-19 to support economic recovery.

The sub-committee recognises that there is a greater need than ever to reskill and upskill workers, particularly where their jobs have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The sub-committee notes that young people and women have been particularly affected.

The sub-committee is also exploring opportunities to support any urgent and unmet skills needs of businesses as they seek to adjust to the significantly altered economic environment.

Provide Feedback

To address these issues, the sub-committee welcomes feedback on what critical skills are needed by workers and businesses, and where VET training products could help to provide these critical skills rapidly.

The sub-committee also encourages feedback on other workforce skilling or training product-related issues associated with the pandemic.

To provide feedback, please click on the ‘Provide Feedback' link below.