Council of Australian Governments Industry and Skills Council (CISC)


The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Industry and Skills Council (CISC) was established by COAG to develop and implement high-level policies that will assist Australian industry to be competitive and motivated to create jobs and investment.

CISC is responsible for:

  1. Industry competitiveness, productivity and labour market pressures
  2. Skills development and national training arrangements.

The Council focuses on major policy reforms that require Commonwealth-State collaboration.

The skills and industry parts of the Council are chaired separately to allow the respective ministers to focus exclusively on sector specific issues. The Council may engage directly with selected industry stakeholders to inform discussion and deliberation.

When required the Council will work collaboratively with other COAG councils on matters of shared interest.

Further information about COAG councils is available at

View the joint and industry stream communiques on the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science website.

Links to communiques from the skills CISC

October 2018

November 2017

June 2017

November 2016

April 2016

November 2015

May 2015

September 2014

April 2014