FNQ Region

Your skills councils

Independent skills and training advice for your industry 

Industry Skill Councils (ISC) bring together industry, educators and governments for industry-led action on skills and workforce development. They are not-for-profit companies recognised and funded by the Australian Government and governed by independent, industry led boards. 

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Specifically, Industry Skill Councils provide industry intelligence and advice on workforce development and skills needs; actively support high quality training including the creation of VET Training Packages, provide independent skills advice and engage with Governments, industry advisory bodies and peak representative bodies in their area of industry coverage.

Agrifood logo

Agrifood Skills Australia

Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management, Animal Care and Management, Seafood, Food, Beverages and Pharmaceuticals, Meat and Racing


 ASA logo

Auto Skills Australia

Automotive Retailing, Servicing and Repair, Aftermarket Equipment, Motor Vehicle and Parts Manufacturing, Bicycles, Marine, Motorsport, Outdoor Power Equipment, Agricultural Machinery and Equipment.


 CSH logo Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council

Health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Oral Health, Disability, Children’s Services, General Community Services/Welfare, Mental Health and Aged Care


 CPS logo Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council

Construction, Plumbing and Services, Real Estate, Property Development and Facilities Management, Cleaning Services, Security, Waste Management, Pest Management, Fire Services, Spatial Information Services and Surveying

 Energy skills logo ElectroComms and Energy Utilities Industry Skills Council

Energy Utilities, Electricity Generation, Electricity Transmission, Distribution and Rail Traction, Gas Supply and Electro-technology and Communications.


 Forest Works logo ForestWorks

Forest Growing and Management, Harvesting and Haulage, Sawmilling and Processing, Timber Product Manufacturing, Wood Panel/Board Production and Manufacturing, Pulp and Paper Manufacturing and Timber Merchandising

 Government Skills logo

Government Skills Australia

Correctional Services, Local Government, Public Safety, Public Sector, Water, Defence, Police, Fire Services and Land Management Agencies,  Emergency Management State/Territory Emergency Services, Aquatic Search and Rescue

 IBSA logo Innovation and Business Skills Australia

Business services, Training and Education, Information and Communications Technology, Cultural and Created Industries, Financial Services, Printing and Graphic Arts

 MSA Australia Manufacturing Skills Australia

Manufacturing, Aerospace, Chemicals Hydrocarbons Refining, Furnishing, Laboratory Operations, Manufacturing Mineral Products, Metal Engineering Boating, Plastics, Rubber Cable Making, Textile, Clothing and Footwear, Competitive Systems and Practices, Sustainability in Manufacturing

 Service Skills logo

Service Skills Australia

Retail and wholesale, sport, fitness, community recreation, outdoor recreation, travel, tours, meetings and events, accommodation, restaurants and catering, caravans, hairdressing, beauty, floristry, community pharmacy and funeral services.

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Coal Mining, Metalliferous Mining, Quarrying (Extractive), Drilling and Civil Infrastructure industries.


 Transport & logistics logo Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council

Logistics Manufacturing, Warehousing, Road Transport, Rail, Maritime, Aviation, Ports (Stevedoring)



More Information:

For more information about Industry Skills Councils please visit the shared website at www.isc.org.au



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Department of Education and Training Far North Queensland

  • Telephone: (07) 4037 3822
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