Australian Skills Classification helps link the labour market to skills development
For the first time in Australia, the new Australian Skills Classification provides a connection between labour market analysis and skills needs. This will assist the National Skills Commission (NSC) in identifying workforce skills gaps, up-skilling or transition pathways, business diversification opportunities, and influencing training package design.
As a core component of the NSC’s Jobs and Education Data Infrastructure (JEDI) project, it represents an important step in the our broader work to develop an economy-wide skills analysis and apply this information to help improve the operation of the labour market and the vocational education and training system.
Rather than using occupations and qualifications as proxies for skills, the Australian Skills Classification offers a new way of identifying the range of skills linked to occupations.
Today’s release of a BETA version, includes skills profiles for 600 occupations. These skill profiles comprise three elements – core competencies, specialist tasks and technology tools.
Feedback on how these profiles reflect real world jobs is critical to make sure we improve subsequent updates. I am also interested in exploring the possible broader opportunities and applications of this data driven resource to improve our understanding of skills, how they work together and transfer across occupations.
View the Australian Skills Classification in full through our online platform, methodology report, excel file, and to provide your feedback at https://www.nationalskillscommission.gov.au/our-work/australian-skills-classification.