Young male and female workers in defence industry

Does our defence industry have the workforce capacity and skills base it needs to meet Defence’s capability requirements over the next decade?

This is your opportunity to help the Department of Defence to better understand the skilling, recruitment and training issues faced by the defence industry. Defence is asking you to contribute to an online defence industry skilling survey. The information you provide will be used to develop a Defence Industry Skilling and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Strategy to support defence industry skills and workforce needs.

The Defence Industry Skilling and STEM Strategy will identify the priorities for workforce capacity and skills support, drawing on the information gathered in this survey.

The survey has been extended to 17 August 2018 for Australian businesses, individuals, educational institutions, government agencies and industry associations. Your survey response is anonymous and aggregated with other responses.