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Public Sector IRC

The PSP Public Sector Training Package was last endorsed in February 2016.

Industry Overview

Public sector employees play an important role in the development, review and implementation of government policies, and they provide an array of services for the community.

The public sector comprises federal, state and territory governments, statutory bodies, and state-owned corporations. According to recent data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) the public sector employs over 1.6 million people, representing 18 percent of the Australian workforce. Employment growth has been strong over the last five years.


Given the array of services provided by public sector workers, there is a massive range of occupations within the sector, spanning areas such as education, health, policy, finance, police and emergency services.


To view and download content of the VET qualifications that sit within the PSP Public Sector Training Package, please click here.


The Public Sector Industry Reference Committee (IRC)

Members of the Public Sector IRC were appointed by the Australian Industry & Skills Committee (AISC), following a public consultation and nomination process. 

To view the current membership of the Public Sector IRC, please click here

Current Projects

Research and consultation has been conducted with the assistance of a Technical Advisory Committee to develop a Case for Change regarding the Translating and Interpreting Products within the Public Sector Training Package.

The case for Change is currently being drafted for public consultation and then submission to the Australian Industry Skills Committee for consideration.

Public Sector IRC Industry Skills Forecasts

CLICK HERE to download the 2017 Public Sector IRC Industry Skills Forecast.

CLICK HERE to download the 2018 Public Sector IRC Industry Skills Forecast.