Skills not an issue, for now: NBN Co


"We have identified a range of different occupations involved in the delivery of the NBN and have modelled the need for a number of core jobs across different regions around Australia," the spokesperson said.

"We have also identified training programs that are required [and] we are using the workforce modelling to inform government about our priorities for skills development to address potential skill shortages.

"The modelling will also assist our construction partners in preparing their workforce."

The spokesperson also noted the risk of skills shortages and its ability to affect the peak rollout rate of almost 6000 premises per day, which has been identified in the .

"A significant risk to achieving the planned rate and hence, the volume deployment plan, is a possible economy-wide shortage of available construction resources at an acceptable cost," the plan reads.