(closed) National industry skills forums – Digital transformation and future skilling – Free forum for industry and business

Are you ready for the new digital age?

What skills will our workforce of the future need?

With projections that 375 million jobs (14% of the global workforce) will be automated by 2030, our industries need to come together to tackle these big issues.

The impact of automation, big data and new technologies is being felt right across the workforce –  we need to ensure our workforce is ready for the challenges ahead.

This is your chance to directly shape the workforce skills and priorities for your industry.

Digital transformation (also known as the fourth industrial revolution or Industry 4.0) describes the profound change that artificial intelligence, increased digitalisation, robotics, advances in data exchange and other new technologies will bring across the economy. The growth of technology since 1990 has been rapid and accelerating to the point where it has increasingly become an essential part of the everyday work and personal lives of people in nearly every part of the world.

The work profile of nearly every job has been affected, with some jobs being fully automated, others partly and considerably altered in their performance.

The Australian Industry Standards (AIS) Industry Skills Forums held across Australia provide a key opportunity for you to directly shape the skills and workforce priorities for your industry. Hosted by prominent journalist and author Kerry O'Brien, these forums will feature industry leaders in a Q&A panel discussion about future skilling in an age of digital transformation, and look at the new thinking around future jobs and careers.

Hurry, numbers are limited! Attendance is free!


      The forum will give you an opportunity to:

      • discuss barriers and opportunities to recruiting skilled employees now and for the future;
      • influence the development of world class qualifications;
      • learn about current strategies targeting workforce development;
      • reveal emerging skill needs for your industry; and
      • engage with industry leaders.

      When:Thursday 8 November, 8 am to 2 pm (breakfast, morning tea and lunch is provided)

      Where: Perth Parmelia Hilton Hotel, Mill St (Perth CBD).

      More information, including the industry areas of focus, an outline of the day's program is available here