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Workforce Insights Reports

Workforce Insights brings together advice from the Commission’s Industry Skills Councils and their networks, labour market and training data, and industry research to explore the latest trends in skills and workforce development. The reports, endorsed by industry leaders, adopt an industry centred approach to inform government skills planning and support employers and individuals to make informed workforce and skill development decisions.

The reports were developed prior to, and in the early stages of, the global outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and it is evident that significant disruption has since occurred – impacting both industry and the demand for a skilled workforce, as well as the ability of employers to commence and retain apprentices and trainees. Workforce Insights will continue to evolve and be updated as additional research is undertaken and new information becomes available, and as further consideration of the impacts of COVID-19 relevant to each industry are assessed.

These industry-led, sector-driven documents offer a valuable insight into the state’s training and skills needs and collectively contribute to informing the skilling and development of South Australia’s current and future workforce.

To read the reports see Workforce Insights Reports

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Workforce Insights brings together labour market and training data, industry research, surveys and advice from the Training and Skills Commission’s Industry Skills Councils (ISCs) and their networks. Our research emphasises an industry centred approach, so you can be sure the insights have been endorsed by industry leaders.

Workforce Insights data is regularly updated to ensure it is reflective of the latest trends impacting South Australia’s labour market.

Purpose

Workforce Insights data has been developed to inform government skills planning and to support employers and individuals to make informed workforce and skill development decisions.

Approach

To produce Workforce Insights, the Commission sought advice from ISCs, conducted labour market data analysis and undertook a literature review. Workforce Insights will continue to evolve and be updated as ISCs broaden the reach of their sector engagement and further information becomes available.

Limitations

Workforce Insights data draws heavily on a range of surveys, all of which are limited in how well they capture the workforce and skills demand in the South Australian economy. To mitigate these shortcomings, all findings are moderated by ISC members who bring direct industry experience to the process.

The Commission recommends complementing skill shortage data with other labour market indicators such as employment forecasts, wage growth and job advertisement data.

Current skills shortage data relies on historical information, however, what was in shortage during the past 12 months may not be in shortage across the next 12 months. Future skills shortage data is based on jobs that are at risk of experiencing a skills shortage in the future.

While ISC members provide valuable insight into the industries they work in, they do not represent all sectors and all views and opinions on skills demand. ISCs are working to expand their networks so a broader range of views can be collected to inform industry advice.

The first edition of Workforce Insights does not include data on all sectors in the South Australian economy. It is intended that future updates will progressively address these data gaps.