Space Industry Skills Gap Analysis: SmartSat Technical Report no. 5

Steven R. Freeland, William Barrett, Kirby Ikin, Michelle Robbe

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The study established a space-related skills taxonomy specific to Australia, comprising 319 individual skills, and found that Australia’s space industry encompasses nearly every skill type with very minimal gaps. At the same time, the study found there are pervasive current shortages and future requirements across these 319 skills. The study also found there are some potential gaps in training providers for space skills, but that Australian organisations employ a range of methods beyond training, including international recruitment, to fulfill their needs.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAdelaide
Number of pages111
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021
Externally publishedYes


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