Industry Skills Councils Members in 2022 - Expressions of Interest


The South Australian Skills Commission (the Commission) was established in July 2021 to help make the state's skills system more flexible, easier to navigate and geared towards workforce needs.

Developing and accessing a skilled workforce will be essential for South Australia’s ongoing prosperity. Expressions of Interest are now being sought if you want to contribute to achieving this goal by providing industry advice to government about current and future skills needs.

Expressions of interest (EOI)

Expressions of interest are now open to become an ISC member in 2022 to provide skills and workforce insights and advice to Government.

The Commission seeks to ensure that ISCs include representatives with the core skills, knowledge and experience relating to skills and workforce intelligence, as well as industry coverage for priority sectors in each ISC. This includes Growth State priority sectors and other industries making significant contribution to the South Australian economy.

The Commission is seeking applications for voluntary ISC members representing a broad range of industry sectors across seven ISCs:

  1. Agribusiness, Food & Wine/Beverages
  2. Construction, Mining and Energy
  3. Creative Industries, Business, ICT and Cybersecurity
  4. Defence and Aerospace
  5. Health, Disability, Aged Care, Community Services and Early Childhood
  6. Tourism, Retail, Hospitality and Services
  7. Transport and Manufacturing

ISCs represent the whole South Australian economy. If your sector is not expressly listed in the title, you can find out which ISC represents your industry sector here.

For more information about the role of the ISCs, download the Terms of Reference.


Role of ISC Members

ISC members provide intelligence and insight into workforce development needs, training priorities and emerging skills requirements. The ISCs are industry-led and make a valuable contribution to informing government policy development and funding decisions to support industry needs.

Express your interest to join an ISC in 2022 to contribute to how the skills and workforce needs are met for your sector.

The Commission is committed to diversity within ISC membership and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and representatives from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The Commission also seeks nominations from regionally based individuals or those with strong regional connections, as well as emerging industry leaders, such as entrepreneurs.


ISC Membership Term and Meetings

Members selected through this nomination process will be appointed for an 18-month term from 1 January 2022, with the first meeting anticipated to be held in February 2022.

ISC members may be invited to attend meetings for 2 hours, up to six times per year to provide a voice from industry to Government.


Key milestones

  • 29 October 2021 – EOI opens
  • 21 November – EOIs close
  • November/December – assessment of applications by Commission
  • By mid-late December – advise nominees of outcome (successful and unsuccessful)
  • February 2022 – first ISC meeting (dates will be circulated to successful applicants)


Further information

  • Website: skillscommission.sa.gov.au
  • Phone: 1800 006 488


Expression of Interest Applications have now closed.