ACT Skills Needs List

The ACT Skills Needs List 2019 (XLSX 3.39MB) or (PDF 253KB) is now available. The ACT Skills Needs List 2019 was determined using evidence informed through the Forecasting of Industry Needs and Entitlement tool and consultation with stakeholders. Skills Canberra released 2 Draft Skills Needs Lists on 1 August 2018 for consultation.

Feedback on the importance of specific qualifications was critical in determining which qualifications were included in the final ACT Skills Needs List 2019.

The ACT Skills Needs List identifies the skills needs within the ACT. This enables the ACT Government to better target funding for training in order to develop a productive and highly skilled workforce which contributes to the ACT’s economic future.

The ACT Skills Needs List directly informs ACT funding priorities at a qualification level for vocational education and training, as well as the level of subsidy provided for a training place in qualifications offered through the Skilled Capital and ACT Australian Apprenticeships (User Choice) initiatives.

With the exception of Certificate II pathways qualifications and Skill Sets, a qualification must be on the ACT Skills Needs List to be funded through Skilled Capital, and only qualifications determined to be in high priority needs areas are funded. The highest priority funding band for User Choice consists entirely of ACT Skills Needs List qualifications. There are many qualifications and occupations not represented on the ACT Skills Needs List with skills requirements in the ACT that the Government will continue to fund through the User Choice initiative.