The Australian Government commissioned Jobs and Skills Australia to undertake a capacity study on the workforce needs for Australia’s transition to a clean energy economy. This study provides critical evidence and insights to support the workforce planning, policy development and program design needed to build a strong and vibrant clean energy sector. The study’s terms of reference and discussion paper are also available on the Jobs and Skills Australia website.
The final report for this study is titled The Clean Energy Generation: workforce needs for a net zero economy. The report, published on 3 October 2023, includes 50 recommendations aimed at ensuring Australia has the skills and workforce required to meet our clean energy ambitions. The report includes a holistic analysis of the existing and future needs of the clean energy workforce, training and education pathways, and opportunities to transform existing sectors through decarbonisation.
Jobs and Skills Australia thanks the many stakeholders that contributed to this report, including our project steering group with members from across industry, unions, training providers, state governments, research organisations and the Commonwealth.