2020-21 Industry Updates: National Industry Insights Report

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The data and information contained in the AISC’s National Industry Insights Report (NIIR) is updated every year to ensure it remains relevant, and presents customised analysis of Australian skills needs, training patterns, and economic and employment trends.

The NIIR brings together data, along with industry intelligence and other literature, to assist Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) in the design and development of training packages that meet industry needs, now and into the future.

The 2020-21 update period is underway, and the first collection of updated industry pages is live on the NIIR website. The following list highlights information you can discover on some of these pages:

  • Property Services: The ‘Bushfire Attack Level assessment’ and ‘fire-preventative design and planning’ skills are now in higher demand in the Property Inspection and Servicing sector due to the 2019-20 bushfires.
  • Corrections and Public Safety: COVID-19 had an immediate impact on the Defence sector, with applications to join the military up 42% (female applicants up 78%) as at July 2020.
  • Pulp and Paper Manufacturing was granted 'essential industry' status during COVID-19 to ensure access to toilet paper, tissues, cardboard packaging for deliveries and other products experiencing record levels of demand.
  • Agriculture: Employment levels for Gardeners continue to rise, peaking at 79,800 in 2020. However, this is expected to ease in the coming years.
  • Forest and Wood Products: The Government’s HomeBuilder incentive scheme for new homes and renovations is producing benefits for the Timber Processing and Products sector by stimulating demand for wood products.
  • Food and Pharmaceutical Production: Growing consumer appetite for healthier products, ethical sourcing/production practices, environmental concerns and food safety are all impacting on the Food Production sector.

Other recently updated industries include:

The remaining industry pages will be updated over the coming months. For the most up-to-date information on updates, visit NCVER on Twitter.