Skills Priority List methodology


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Australia. National Skills Commission


The National Skills Commission (NSC) has responsibility for regularly reviewing the national skills needs of Australia and producing a Skills Priority List (SPL). The SPL provides a current labour market rating and a future demand rating for occupations nationally. Current labour market ratings are available for occupations at a state and territory level. The future demand rating (available nationally) is a proportional measure that expresses the prospects for an occupation relative to that occupation's size. This document outlines the methodology used for the development of the SPL....  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Labour market; Policy

Keywords: Skill shortage; Skill needs; Occupation; Labour demand; Employment projection; Trend; Policy formation

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: National Skills Commission, 2021

Physical description: 32 p.

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ISBN: 9781761141362 (pdf); 9781761141379 (docx)

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Resource type: Guide

Document number: TD/TNC 145.760

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