National Sport and Recreation Industry Reference Council Update



Who is the Sport and Recreation Industry Reference Council?

The Sport and Recreation Industry Skills Council is responsible for overseeing the development and review of all training packages serving the skills needs of the Sport and Recreation paid and volunteer workforce in Australia.

Sport and Recreation IRC Industry Skills Forecast

On 30th September 2016, IRCs submitted their initial four-year workplans to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for consideration. These workplans were developed incorporating information sourced in a variety of ways, including meetings and consultations with stakeholders, desktop research, an industry workforce survey open to all stakeholders, across all industries for a five-week period and consultation with IRC members and their stakeholder networks.

In April 2017, these workplans were refreshed, retitled as Industry Skills Forecasts and again submitted to the AISC. An IRC’s Industry Skills Forecast provides an overview of the sector and the current challenges and opportunities it faces, along with an analysis of current and projected employment and workforce skills needs.

It proposes a schedule for the ongoing review of relevant training package products to inform the AISC’s development of the four-year rolling National Schedule.It is noted that this Industry Skills Forecast has been developed and signed off by this IRC, but the final decision with regard to the scheduling of training product development rests with the AISC, once it has reviewed the submitted Industry Skills Forecasts of all 60 plus IRCs across the various sectors of Australian Industry.

The confirmed National Schedule is published on the AISC website once approved.

CLICK HERE to download the Sport and Recreation IRC Industry Skills Forecast currenty under review