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South Australia's Skills Outlook

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.

South Australian Skills Outlook 2023

Who's the Skills Outlook for?

SO2023 Government

For Government

It is a key input into determining the scope of courses supported through government subsidies and investment in skills and training pathways.
SO2023 Training

For training providers

It provides a basis for identifying what types of qualifications will be in demand in the future.
SO2023 Learner

For learners

It gives a general indication about where the jobs of the future are likely to be.
SO2023 Industry

For industry

It shows the projected level of demand for occupations and how that may change over time.


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.

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