Skills Service Organisations

Industry Skills Councils have been replaced by Skills Service Organisations (SSOs)
Skills Service Organisations (SSOs) were announced on 27 January 2016. 
The successful SSOs are:
- SkillsIQ
- Artibus Innovation
- Skills Impact
- PWC's SkillsforAustralia
- Australian Industry Standards.

Arrangements have been put in place for the Mining and Drilling, the Manufacturing and the Automotive sectors. The Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) for these sectors will receive support from their former Industry Skills Councils until their SSO is identified:
- SkillsDMC
- Manufacturing Skills Australia
- Auto Skills Australia

Click here for a list of the IRCs and Training Packages allocated to each SSO is available.
  • Skills Service Organisations

    Training Packages: Community Services, Health, Local Government, Public Sector, Floristry, Hairdressing and Beauty, Funeral Services, Retail Services, Sport, Fitness and Recreation and Tourism, Travel and Hospitality.
    Australian Industry Standards 
    Training Packages: Aviation, Correctional Services, Defence, Maritime, National Water, Police, Public Safety, Transport and Logistics, Electrotechnology, Gas Industry, Electricity Supply Industry – Generation Sector, Transmission and Distribution and Rail Sector.
    Artibus Innovation
    Training Packages: Construction, Plumbing and Services and Property Services.
    PwC’s Skills for Australia 
    Training Packages: Business Services , Cultural and Related Industries, Education, Financial Services, Information and Communications Technology and Printing and Graphic Arts.
    Skills Impact 
    Training Packages: Animal Care and Management, Agri-Food, Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management, Australian Meat Processing, Food Processing, Forest and Forest Products, Pulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry, Racing, Seafood Industry and Sugar Milling.

  • Interim Organisations

    Auto Skills Australia
    Training Packages: Automotive Manufacturing and Automotive Retail, Service and Repair.
    Manufacturing Skills Australia
    Training Packages: Aeroskills, Metal and Engineering, Manufacturing, Furnishing, Laboratory Operations, Sustainability ,Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining, Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking, Manufactured Mineral Products and Textiles, Clothing and Footwear.
    Training Package: Resources and Infrastructure Industry.

  • Former Industry Skills Councils

    These ISC websites are no longer being maintained and information may become out-date.
    AgriFood Skills Australia
    Industry sectors: Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management; Animal Care and Management; Australian Meat Industry; Food Processing; Racing; and the Seafood Industry.
    Major industry sectors: Community Services and Health.
    Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council
    Industries: Property Services and Construction, Plumbing & Services.

    Energy Skills Australia
    Industry sectors: Electrotechnology; Generation; Transmission and Distribution; and Gas.

    Major industry sectors: Forest and Forest Products and Pulp & Paper Manufacturing.

    Government Skills Australia
    Major industry sectors: Correctional Services; Local Government; Public Sector; Water Industry; and Public Safety.

    Innovation and Business Skills Australia
    Major industry sectors: Business Services; Cultural Industries (Music, Screen and Media, Live Performance and Entertainment, Library Information and Cultural Services, Arts and Culture); Training and Education; Financial Services; Information Technology, Integrated Telecommunications; Printing and Graphic Arts; and Foundation Skills.

    Service Skills Australia
    Major industry sectors: Travel, Tourism & Hospitality; Sport, Fitness and Recreation; Floristry; Funeral Services; Hairdressing and Beauty; and Retail Services.

    Transport & Logistics Industry Skills Council
    Major industry sectors: Transport and Logistics; Aviation; and Maritime.