COVID-19, Bushfire, Drought and Floods

Our thoughts are with our stakeholders who are still being impacted by the bushfires, drought and floods in Australia and now COVID-19. Information about available assistance can be found at the FarmHub website. Skills Impact operations and activities continue during these challenging times, with necessary adjustments to our consultation activities. Stakeholder availability is limited and we are following all government mandates and recommendations in relation to COVID-19, with all staff working from home on an ongoing basis. Our interactions are now only by email, phone, video conferencing and the feedback hub. Please continue to feel free to contact us by these methods. Your feedback and input to improve national qualifications and skills standards is most welcome. Read more.

Training Packages Update

Skills Impact is responsible for the training packages listed below and we are managing a process by which these training packages will be released in the new standards format. Listed below are details of the stage each training package is at, as determined by the endorsement processes of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC). FWP Forest and Wood Products and PPM Pulp and Paper Manufacturing training packages are now available for implementation on The remainder are undergoing a … Read More

IRC Review

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has recently outlined key guiding principles to assist in the review of Industry Reference Committees (IRCs). Following the principles set out by the AISC, three of the industries that Skills Impact are responsible for supporting are currently participating in the pilot review. These are: Forest and Wood Products Rural and Related Industries Food, Beverage and Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing. The principles outline the processes and the outcomes sought by the review process, including the composition … Read More

25th National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference ‘No Frills’

No Frills is taking place this year on 4-6 July at CQUniversity, Rockhampton North campus. The engaging program features over 40 presentation and poster sessions, highlighting three research themes: Equity, Engagement and Evolution.Michael Hartman, CEO of Skills Impact, Michael Hartman will be presenting at the conference on Building Innovation Skills. No Frills is a well-known annual national conference where researchers and practitioners in the vocational education and training (VET) sector come together to present, discuss and share information about key issues confronting the sector. … Read More

National VET Conference – Velg Training

The 2016 National VET Conference will be delivered over two days on the 15-16 September at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Celebrating VET’ and will focus on multiple streams including: Policy & Reform; RTO Management & Compliance; Training & Assessing; VET Shapers; and eLearning. A wide variety of speakers will present at the event, including Michael Hartman, CEO of Skills Impact. Delegates will also have opportunities to meet with product and service providers and … Read More

Skills Impact Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation and acknowledges the financial support received by the Commonwealth to operate as a Skills Service Organisation. Skills Impact does not represent industry, the Department or the Commonwealth.

Skills Impact acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have been living in and caring for Australia for tens of thousands of years, and this is respected in line with Skills Impact values. We recognise the challenges involved for people who are not related to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders to understand the importance of their connection to Country. Skills Impact seeks and relies on guidance from Indigenous people in our work.