Tasmania’s priority industries

The Tasmanian Government has identified nine industries it expects will help Tasmania thrive:1

  • hospitality and tourism
  • building and construction
  • advanced manufacturing (including maritime and defence manufacturing)
  • information and communications technology
  • aged services
  • disability services
  • agriculture
  • aquaculture
  • transport and logistics

The Government has made these industries a priority for training and workforce development between 2018 and 2021. This means there are likely to be advantages in retraining or applying to work in one of them.

In our “Industry snapshots“, we focus on four of these priorities:

  • hospitality and tourism
  • aged services
  • transport
  • construction.

If you are interested in knowing more about which industries are predicted to grow strongly in your region, check out our page called “The Tasmanian jobs market“. For example, if you are looking for work in the north or north-west, the Tasmanian Government priority industry called aquaculture might be a good option, because it overlaps with the ABS sector called agriculture, forestry and fishing, which is predicted to expand in that part of the State.2

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Note: Industry categories
  • The Tasmanian Government groups and labels industries differently from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in some instances. This means the industries targeted by the Tasmanian Government for training and workforce development may not exactly match the industry sectors mentioned in ABS projections. However, there is a lot of overlap.
  1. Department of State Growth 2018, A Stronger Training System – Investing in Skills for Jobs: Ministerial Priorities for Training and Workforce Development
  2. Australian Government Labour Market Information Portal 2020, Employment Projections for the Five Years to May 2024: Regional  Employment by ANZSIC Industry