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2018 community sector and development IRC industry skills forecast

Occupations within the community sector are varied, and organisations in the sector deliver a wide range of human services. The six key areas supported by the CS&D training package are: Community services, Indigenous Environmental Health/Population Health; Volunteering; Youth Services and Child Protection; Youth Justice; and Housing. The sector is divided into: Community services and development; Chaplaincy and pastoral care; and Volunteering., Industry Reference Committees are collectively responsible for overseeing the development and review of training package products, including qualifications, serving the skills needs of almost 50 per cent of the Australian workforce. The skills forecast includes: Sector overview; Sector outlook; Challenges and opportunities; Employment and skills outlook; Key generic skills – ranked in order of importance; Key drivers for change and proposed responses; Proposed schedule of work.