Have your say on our clean energy workforce research

This story was first published on Tuesday 4 April 2023.

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Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA) is seeking your views about the workforce and skills Australia needs to transition to a clean energy economy. 

A discussion paper is now available and JSA is inviting submissions from all interested stakeholders including business, unions, and education and training providers until 2 May 2023. The final terms of reference for the study have also been published.   

The capacity study will build on existing research and deepen understanding of the clean energy sector by: 

  • clarifying what jobs and industries make up Australia’s clean energy workforce  

  • analysing different scenarios for how we could reach net zero by 2050

  • understanding how many workers will be needed (and where) and who will have the skills to take on those jobs 

  • exploring how the workforce opportunities created by clean energy can be shared across regions and with First Nations Australians, women, people with disability and Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds 

  • examining the possibilities for workers in high-emitting sectors to transition to new roles in their communities that will build on their existing skills and experience 

  • identifying the education, training and migration pathways that we should be developing, and the underlying system settings needed to enable those pathways.  

Submissions to the Clean Energy Capacity Study can be made until 5pm AEST on Tuesday 2 May 2023.  You can submit your response by emailing the Clean Energy Capacity Study team at: CleanEnergyWorkforce@jobsandskills.gov.au

The Clean Energy Capacity Study is guided by a Project Steering Group with experts drawn from industry groups, unions, government, universities and training providers, and research organisations. The final report will be delivered to the Australian Government in mid-2023. 

Stay up-to-date 

You can register your interest in receiving updates about the Clean Energy Capacity Study by emailing CleanEnergyWorkforce@jobsandskills.gov.au

Jobs and Skills Australia also issues a regular e-newsletter on its broader work including this study. To subscribe, scroll to the bottom of this web page and provide your email under the heading ‘Stay up to date’.

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