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2022 Skills Survey - Closed Thursday, 31 March 2022

The last two years have been particularly challenging for Australia’s economy, with every industry and business experiencing some level of disruption due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. While businesses continue to navigate their operations in line with COVID-19 requirements, it’s evident that the skills needs of many industries have significantly evolved.

For all those that submitted a survey it was great to hear from you and better understand the workforce issues you and your industry are facing.

Your input, along with that of key industry stakeholders, will be used to report to government to help drive policy and industry changes and address your workforce challenges. 

The survey closed on Thursday, 31 March 2022.

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Silvia Munoz, Head of Research at SkillsIQ, at silvia.munoz@skillsiq.com.au or via phone on (02) 9392 8100.

Discussion Papers 

Please find below the following Discussion Papers:

An Evidence-Based Discussion Paper on VET Disability Education Delivery - Feedback Closed.

Pathways and Tertiary Education SIAC (PATESIAC) Discussion Paper
- Feedback Closed.

Nutrition and the Mealtime Experience SIAC (NAMESIAC) Discussion Paper - Feedback Closed.

The Reimagined Personal Care Worker Discussion Paper
- Feedback Closed.

An Evidence-Based Discussion Paper on the Issue of Student Work Placement in the Aged Services Sector - Feedback Closed.


An Evidence-Based Discussion Paper on VET Disability Education Delivery - Feedback Closed

This paper is focused on the delivery of education within the VET sector and includes the Certificate III in Individual Support and Certificate IV in Disability

It seeks to explore numerous avenues in order to build a picture of the state of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector in terms of the delivery of education and the implementation of this education into work-ready skills.

Executive Summary: An Evidence-Based Discussion Paper on the Issue of Disability Education Delivery

An Evidence-Based Discussion Paper on VET Disability Education Delivery

Please find below the Accessible Versions

Executive Summary: An Evidence-Based Discussion Paper on the Issue of Disability Education Delivery

An Evidence-Based Discussion Paper on VET Disability Education Delivery

Please submit your feedback to ea@skillsiq.com.au

Pathways and Tertiary Education SIAC (PATESIAC) Discussion Paper - Feedback Closed

The PATESIAC discussion paper will focus on research relating to job clustering, and look at ways of making it easier for learners/employees to transition from the VET sector through to Higher Education in order to gain university-level qualifications.

It will also look at how we can best construct VET qualifications that will assist learners and industry in building job roles and pathways whilst at the same avoiding unnecessary duplication or hindering the easy development of qualifications relevant to newly-developing roles.

Pathways and Tertiary Education in Aged Care Discussion Paper: August 2020

Please submit your feedback to Patrick Cummings at patrick.cummings@skillsiq.com.au, or telephone 0429 600 586.


Nutrition and the Mealtime Experience SIAC (NAMESIAC) Discussion Paper - Feedback Closed

The NAMESIAC discussion paper will investigate industry’s appetite for the development of Training Package Products specific to nutrition within the Aged Care sector. It will look at improving performance in relation to nutrition and the mealtime experience as well as factors impacting on both the health and social outcomes of many clients in the sector. Ultimately, it will look at how best we can build competence across all the job roles, from kitchen to table, given the variety of ways that individual workers intersect with their clients’ nutrition and mealtime requirements.

Improving the Food, Nutrition and Mealtime Experience in Aged Care Discussion Paper: August 2020

Please submit your feedback to Patrick Cummings at patrick.cummings@skillsiq.com.au, or telephone 0429 600 586.

The Reimagined Personal Care Worker Discussion Paper - Feedback Closed

Please find below The Reimagined Personal Care Worker discussion paper prepared by the Centre for Workforce Futures at Macquarie University and SkillsIQ Limited on behalf of the Aged Services IRC.

The paper is seeking to ask questions of stakeholders framed around three key areas:

  • The breadth of care recipients’ needs
  • The range and complexity of the skills and capabilities required to meet those needs
  • The extent to which an individual worker can meet those needs versus the scope of the role as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • The Reimagined Personal Care Worker Discussion Paper: June 2020

    Responses received from industry to this paper and other related discussion papers will be collated to inform the drafting and content of Training Package Products for the sector, as well as access to career pathways for both current and future aged care workers.

    An Evidence-Based Discussion Paper on the Issue of Student Work Placement in the Aged Services Sector - Feedback Closed

    This multi-faceted discussion paper explores international and best practice models in the Aged Services sector in terms of the experience gained by individual workers when work placements are initiated. 

    An Executive Summary paper has been provided for those seeking an overview.

    Executive Summary Evidence Based Work placement paper

    Work Placement in the Aged Services Sector: Discussion Paper April 2020