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Industry skills forecast and proposed schedule of work culture and related industries

The 2018 Industry Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work details the training product priorities for the Industry Reference Committee through to June 2022. These priorities are developed in response to the identified skills and knowledge needs in the workforce, which are translated into the learning requirements set out in training products. The Culture and Related Industries sector plays a critical role in contributing to the creativity, diversity and prosperity of Australia’s economy. The sector and its workforce contributes beyond mere economic value; it increases tourism, fostering creativity, innovation, community and social inclusion, and improves societal cohesion and individual wellbeing. Through vocational education and training in the Culture and Related Industries sector, learners are provided with work ready skills and flexible training pathways to enter into and progress their careers in the creative economy., This Industry Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work for 2018 (ISFPSW 2018) provides the basis for the review of projects in the CUA Training Package for the 2018-19 year and the need for the Training Package to accurately reflect current and future skill needs in each sub-sector. This is outlined in the following segments: (1) Sector Overview – This section outlines the parameters of the Culture and Related Industries sector, including where individuals in the sector are employed, the subsectors involved, and the challenges and opportunities faced by learners and workers; (2) Employment and Skills Outlook – Current and future employment projections in the Culture and Related Industries sector and factors that may influence the supply of graduates to fill these positions are discussed to understand future supply and demand within the sector. The skills needs and job roles of these learners and workers are considered through a lens of the trends affecting the sector and subsectors, including changes specific to the Culture and Related Industries sector, and current industry demand for vocational training. This assessment is central to informing an understanding of future job roles and necessary skills needs within the sector, as well as specific elements that may need inclusion in the CUA Training Package; (3) Key Drivers for Change and Proposed Responses – This section serves as the Cases for Change for projects scheduled in 2018-19. It outlines the factors driving change in the Culture and Related Industries workforce, including the impact each change may have on skills needs in specific sub-sectors, workers and learners in the sector, and the CUA Training Package. These factors are changing the current and future job roles in the Culture and Related Industries sector and the CUA Training Package must be updated to reflect the skill and capability requirements of the job roles; (4) Proposed Schedule of Work – The implication of the trends and drivers affecting the Culture and Related Industries workforce is necessary modifications to the CUA Training Package. Drawing on the analysis of employment and skills needs, the Proposed Schedule of Work articulates the training product development priorities within the CUA Training Package. The purpose of the schedule is to ensure that learners are appropriately skilled to enter a sector affected by the above trends.