We need your help to assess the job skills required to grow the Australian Space industry.  The Australian Space Agency has set growth targets to triple industry revenues to $12 billion per annum and create an additional 20,000 jobs by 2030. 

SmartSat CRC, supported by the Australian Space Agency, is sponsoring a study to identify the present and future key skills gaps within the Australian space industry that have the potential to inhibit this growth. The SmartSat CRC has engaged Western Sydney University and Asia Pacific Aerospace Consultants (APAC) to conduct this study. The study is in line with the ‘Inspire’ pillar of the Australian Civil Space Strategy 2019-2028 which focuses on the future workforce to grow the next generation of the space workforce.

The goals of this study are to:
  • Identify gaps in key skills for Australia’s Space Industry Capability
  • Identify the gap in skills most relevant to the SmartSat CRC consortium
  • Include technical skills, technology specific skills and soft skills
  • Be relevant to higher education, professional development, and vocational education sectors
  • Identify relevant training/education providers who have capability to provide training/education against any gaps
This study is intended to cover the full range of the emerging Australian space industry.

This survey forms an essential part of the study.  Your input will provide valuable data on Australia’s current space-related skills gaps and anticipated future skills requirements.  The outcomes of this study will allow the SmartSat CRC and the Australian Space Agency to target appropriate areas within their respective skills development programs to meet current and future job skills needs.

The survey should take 15-25 minutes to complete, depending on the number of space related skills that are relevant to your organisation. We encourage you to make the best estimate of your current and future space-related skills requirements.

Please complete this survey by Sunday 29 November 2020 to ensure your input is included in the report to the Australian Space Industry and SmartSat CRC.

This survey is not suitable for completion on a smart phone and should to be completed on a laptop or desktop computer. 

If you have any questions, or would prefer to discuss this by telephone, please contact APAC consultants Kirby Ikin on mobile 0402 132 546 or kikin@apac.com.au or Bill Barrett on 0407 505 388 or bbarrett@apac.com.au