The Skills Outlook is an annual release of state government modelling with a focus on current and emerging skills needs that may be supported through vocational education and training (VET).
It is one way of informing South Australians about the state's future skills needs and supports a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy.
Who's the Skills Outlook for?
For training providers
The Skills Outlook provides projections on the demand for new VET qualifications between 2023-24 and 2027-28 in South Australia.
These projections are underpinned by state government modelling that is updated annually.
The modelling considers a range of factors including employment growth, the need to replace workers leaving the labour force or changing occupations and the need for workers to upskill or broaden their skill set.
For the purposes of Skills Outlook, the VET sector is considered to include Certificate I, Certificate II, Certificate III, Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications.
Keep exploring the Skills Outlook
Over the 5 years to 2027-28 it is estimated that around 90,500 vocational education and training (VET) qualifications will need to be delivered to meet South Australia’s demand for skills.
Demand for VET qualifications is comprised mainly of Certificate III level qualifications (42%), Certificate IV level qualifications (24%) and Diploma level qualifications (20%).
New entrants into the labour market primarily drive VET qualification demand and over 60,000 with VET qualifications will be required over the next five years.
South Australia’s demand for skilled workers spans all industries across the economy, including those that are emerging areas of growth and those that support the longstanding need for essential products and services.
Sectors in focus
A range of different factors are increasing the demand for a skilled workforce across industry sectors in South Australia. These sectors in focus provide a snapshot of some of the exciting initiatives and developments across sectors.