This opportunity assessment addresses several fundamental questions about Australia’s energy sector, including how to measure the workforce, how training and skills can be fit for the future, and how to strengthen Australia’s innovation pathways. The work is separated into three work packages addressing:
- Market size, workforce and employment;
- New skills development; and
- Innovation pathways
The opportunity assessment uses quantitative and qualitative data to capture a holistic view of pathways to mapping the energy sector workforce, skills and training landscape, and innovation pathways. It also outlines a myriad of opportunities for Australia to address the clean energy transition through the development of the workforce underpinning the sector, and to strengthen the innovation pathways that support its growth.