Jobs and Skills Australia has released a major new report, The Clean Energy Generation: Workforce needs for a net zero economy.
The report recognises that reaching the Australian Government's target of net zero emissions by 2050 will require a workforce transformation involving a new generation of workers from both existing energy sectors and through new pathways into clean energy. New jobs, skills, qualifications, training pathways, technologies and industries will emerge over the next 30 years.
The clean energy workforce is defined in the report and supply and demand modelling establishes workforce gaps across a range of scenarios. It determines that Australia will need to consider the full range of levers across the education, training, migration, procurement, and workplace relations systems to ensure a sustainable and equitable path towards net zero.
Ai Group is a member of the Clean Energy Capacity Study’s Project Steering Group and submitted a response to the Study’s consultation paper.