Skills Service Organisations (SSOs) are independent, professional service organisations that support Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) in their work developing and reviewing training packages.
There are six SSOs funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training to support industry engagement with the training sector. Assisting in the development and review of training packages is the major focus of SSOs.
SSOs also prepare industry based skills forecasts which are used extensively in the Industry Information area of this website.
The Australian Industry and Skills Committee provides more information.