A core function of the Skills Council is to develop and provide high quality industry intelligence and advice to government, Industry and other stakeholders about the profile and skills needs of the current and future transport and logistics workforce. This includes information on skills in demand or shortage, industry workforce demographics and key workforce trends.

Intelligence is gathered through a variety of activities, including:

  • Ongoing consultation with industry via face-to-face interviews and the analysis of written submissions
  • Targeted surveys
  • Analysis of domestic and international data
  • The commissioning of research tasks based on an analysis of emerging workforce trends, with the  subsequent publishing of research reports

The Skills Council also provides input to a range of industry and government reviews and activities through the provision of submissions and workforce intelligence.

Environmental Scan Report

2015 E-Scan is now available

Each year TLISC undertakes an analysis of industry trends, and gathers intelligence on the skill needs of the current and future transport and logistics workforce. This is conducted over a short but intense time period and relies on ‘real time’ evidence captured across all industry sectors.

The intelligence gathering period commenced in September with a Call for Submission, giving stakeholders a valuable opportunity to contribute to identified national policy priorities involving Transport and Logistics skills and workforce development.

In October, three unique surveys were released and stakeholders were encouraged to report on skills in demand, workforce development needs, and training package uptake.

The information collected formed the basis for the 2015 E-Scan Key Findings Discussion Paper, which is available now. See below for more information about this document and how you can be further involved.

Environmental Scan Report

Have your say – E-Scan Discussion Paper

Ahead of the 2015 Transport and Logistics Environmental Scan (E-Scan) release in February next year TLISC has released the E-Scan Key Findings Discussion Paper. Stakeholders are invited to comment on the Paper which summarises core outcomes from the 2015 E-Scan industry consultation process.

The Discussion Paper focuses on the drivers of change and emerging trends at an industry level, identified skills and workforce development challenges; and highlights opportunities for moving forward. It also identifies key findings relating to skills and labour shortages for each sector, as provided by the industry.

Stakeholders are invited to submit their comments on the findings outlined in this document by close of business on Monday, 19 January 2015.

The Discussion Paper can be downloaded here.

All comments should be emailed to

Research Reports

Research reports

The Skills Council is active in commissioning research that is based on an analysis of emerging workforce trends, often emerging from the annual Environmental Scan.  The research is designed to increase intelligence and knowledge of the industry and has produced a number of reports.

Transport & Logistics e-Library

Transport Education e-Library

The Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council has established the Transport Education e-Library.

The e-Library is a web-based system for accessing, sharing and managing research information, reports and other information assets.

It contains hundreds of reports relating to Transport and Logistics, skills and workforce issues, and the broader VET system.  Becoming a user is free, click here to sign up today.

More information about the library or if you have reports that you would like included in the e-Library please contact:

Issues in occupational mobility between Defence and Civilian Transport and Logistics roles

Workforce Demographics

The Skills Council produces a suite of products about our Industry’s demographics. These include fact sheets and other information about employment levels, job growth, age and gender profiles etc.

  • Click here to find out more.
Amanda Thomas
Amanda Thomas
General Manager – Strategy & Policy