Our Vision

Leaders in Industry Skills Advice.


Our Mission

To be the principal source for the Northern Territory on matters related to industry Vocational Education & Training and development of a skilled workforce through proactive engagement and research.

Our Purpose

Industry Skills Advisory Council NT (ISACNT) is an independent, not for profit organisation that provides advice to and gathers feedback from Northern Territory businesses on skills shortages.

Our purpose is to work closely with Northern Territory stakeholders to increase industry skills capacity and capability across the Northern Territory. We do this through:

  • Building relationships through extensive engagement with our Northern Territory stakeholders, including businesses in urban, regional and remote Northern Territory, industry associations, schools, registered training organisations and government
  • Contributing to the development of national qualifications to maintain relevance to employers throughout the Northern Territory
  • Collaboration with national stakeholders, including Skill Service Organisations (SSO) and Industry Reference Committees (IRC)
  • Matching businesses to the most suitable Registered Training Organisations (RTO)
  • Providing advice to the Northern Territory Government to link industry training needs with government funding through Vocational Education and Training (VET) plans
  • Promoting occupational pathways through Vocational Education and Training (VET)
  • Articulating industry's needs to inform school Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs and skills demands
  • Relaying intelligence gathered from industry on a range of issues in support of the Northern Territory Skilled Occupation Priority List (NTSOPL)
  • Supporting and promoting apprenticeships and traineeships throughout the Northern Territory
  • Identifying opportunities to develop industry workforce strategies
  • Researching industry workforce trends to inform future planning

I just wanted to say a very big thank you for having Nathan and I at ISACNT last week. Your support in everything from rallying attendees and enabling us to access your local contacts is much appreciated. We feel it was a really productive week that generated some great conversations and insights.
-Eleanor Backhouse, PwC’s Skills for Australia (Skills Service Organisation)