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Industry and workforce development information​

Selected reports on various industries and workforce development.

Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council Environmental scan 2012 (PDF, 2MB)

Defence Industry Workforce Strategy – Discussion Paper. (PDF) 2012, Canberra, Skills Australia.
A  preliminary assessment of the skills outlook for the Defence materiel supply industries. Public submissions on the Strategy are due by 5 April 2012. In addition, Skills Australia will conduct national consultations in March 2012.

Environmental scan of the agrifood industry: Australia's regions: Australia's future (PDF, 2MB) 2011, Kingston, AgriFood Skills Australia.

Environmental scan 2011: Building capacity and capability at enterprises to support workforce planning and development (PDF, 1MB) 2011, Skills DMC.

Environmental Scan 2012 Transport & Logistics Industry Skills Council  (PDF, 8MB) 2012 Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council 

High Performance Organisations: Maximising workforce potential - Main Report (PDF, 4MB) 2012, Australian Industry Group for DEEWR.

High Performance Organisations: Maximising workforce potential - Workplace Productivity Tool (PDF) 2012, Australian Industry Group for DEEWR.

High performance organisations: maximising workforce potential. Case studies (PDF) 2012, Australian Industry Group for DEEWR.

Clayton, B. et al. Industry currency and professional obsolescence: what can industry tell us? 2013, NCVER.

Manufacturing Green paper. Setting directions for the transition of manufacturing in South Australia. 2012, Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy (DMITRE)

A Green Paper for industry consultation to stimulate conversation and generate ideas relating to the issues and actions that can best support the development of a robust and resilient manufacturing sector in South Australia. Industry is being asked to consider a range of actions proposed to help ensure the long-term sustainability of the state’s manufacturing sector in a high-wage, high exchange-rate economy. Businesses, industry associations and the public are encouraged to provide their feedback on this Green Paper by 7 May 2012.


Roos, G. Manufacturing into the future 2012, Thinker in residence
Discussion of what is required to transform SA's manufacturing sector and notes the need for investment in training amongst other things.

Manufacturing Skills Australia Environmental Scan 2012 (PDF,7MB) 2012, Manufacturing Skills Australia.

Mineral and Energy Resource Exploration. 2013, Productivity Commission Draft Report.

Rebuilding the agricultural workforce, Report to the Business/Higher Education Round Table. (PDF) 2012, Allen Consulting Group.
A scoping study that reviews the effectiveness of current interventions designed to increase the number of people with higher education qualifications in the agricultural workforce. 

Schools workforce study – Final research report (PDF, 1MB) Melbourne, Productivity Commission. 

Service Skills Australia Environmental scans 2012 2012, Service Skills Australia 

Workforce development e-learning plan for the renewable energy industry (PDF) Val Evans Consulting for the Clean Energy Council.
An information hub about courses and job centres will launch in late July. 

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