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The 2020-21 update period for the National Industry Insights Report (NIIR) is now underway.

Find latest updates and learn more about the NIIR and NCVER’s involvement below.

Latest updates

Monday 8 March 2021

The National Skills Overview is now live on the NIIR website.

The Overview provides high-level analysis of industry skills needs, and the factors and trends affecting the demand for skills at a national and cross-industry level. It consists of the following four key sections:

Insights and highlights: Summarises the skills prioritised by industry, factors and trends affecting skills demand, and key initiatives addressing skills needs

Factors and trends: Considers some of the trends and factors which influence and drive the demand for skills

Priority skills: Examines the following skill areas, which are prioritised by industry in their Industry Reference Committee Skills Forecasts:

Key initiatives: Provides information on activities and initiatives of the AISC and its network of Industry Reference Committees.

For highlights, check out the #NIIR2021 hashtag on Twitter or subscribe to NCVER News.

Friday 18 December 2020

The final collection of updated industry pages are now live on the NIIR website. Industry clusters include:

For more highlights, check out the #NIIR2021 hashtag on Twitter or subscribe to NCVER News.


Tuesday 1 December 2020

The second collection of updated industry pages are now live on the NIIR website. Industry clusters include:

For more highlights, check out the #NIIR2021 hashtag on Twitter or subscribe to NCVER News.


Wednesday 30 September 2020

The first collection of updated industry pages are now live on the NIIR website. Industry clusters include:

For more highlights, check out the #NIIR2021 hashtag on Twitter or subscribe to NCVER News.

What is the NIIR?

NCVER has developed the AISC’s National Industry Insights Report to present a customised analysis of Australian labour market data on skills needs, training patterns, and economic and employment trends.

It brings this data together with grassroots industry intelligence and other literature to assist the Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) in the design and development of training packages to meet industry needs, now and into the future.

The NIIR is divided into 2 main sections:

  • The National Skills Overview provides a high-level picture of skills requirements in Australia, across all industries. This includes a framework of high-priority skills in demand, a breakdown of key factors and trends driving this demand, and a summary of key initiatives and training package development projects in place to address skills needs
  • The industry pages break this information down, sector by sector, providing easy-to-access industry-specific data and analysis on training patterns and employment trends, as well as an examination of industry literature and forecasts which identify the skills in highest demand over the coming years.

The data and information contained in the NIIR is refined and updated every year to ensure it remains useful and relevant.

Learn more on the National Industry Insights Report website.