We provide advice on Australia’s labour market, including advice on workforce needs and priorities and current, emerging and future skills and training needs and priorities (including in relation to apprenticeships). This will include assessing issues relating to skills and training, and workforce needs in regional, rural and remote Australia.
Australian Skills Classification
Explore the Australian Skills Classification (ASC) to see the different skills applied in different occupations and which occupations share similar skills. Each occupation consists of specialist skills, technology tools and core competencies.
Internet Vacancy Index
The Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) is a monthly count of online job advertisements compiled by Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA). Data are available by occupational groups, skill level groups, state or territory and by regional areas.
Labour Market Updates
Jobs and Skills Australia analyses different sources of labour market information to provide you with insights into important workforce and employment trends. To help you understand the latest data, summaries of key labour market publications are available for download on this page. Information includes Labour Force Survey.
Monthly Labour Market Dashboards
The monthly labour market dashboards combine a range of data sources from Jobs and Skills Australia, Department of Social Services (DSS) and Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for the 51 Employment Regions. National, state and territory dashboards are also provided.
Nowcast of Employment by Region and Occupation (NERO)
The Nowcast of Employment by Region and Occupation (NERO) is an experimental dataset providing timely information on employment in 355 occupations across 88 Australian regions.
Recruitment Experiences and Outlook Survey
Jobs and Skills Australia surveys approximately 1,200 employers each month to find out about their experiences when recruiting staff as well as whether they are expecting to increase staffing levels.
Small Area Labour Markets
Jobs and Skills Australia produces quarterly Small Area Labour Markets (SALM) estimates of unemployment and the unemployment rate. The data are available for Statistical Area Level 2s (SA2s) and Local Government Areas (LGAs).
VET Qualification Similarity Analysis
More than 1300 VET training package qualifications have been analysed using natural language processing techniques to identify similarities between them. The similarity is drawn from five different sources - the qualification title and description, key words, core and elective unit titles - with overall similarity ranked from very high to low.