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.

Greyhound Project: Feedback Sought on Draft Components

The Greyhound Training Package Project has now moved to the third stage of development which means draft units of competency are now available for your review. The Technical Advisory Committee and Racing Industry Reference Committee will be collecting feedback on these draft units up until COB 6 March 2017. Feedback is being sought to ensure these units are up to date and encapsulate racing integrity and animal welfare skills and knowledge critical to the industry. For ease of consultation, the greyhound units have been organised into three … Read More

Nominations Open for Aquaculture and Wild Catch Industry Reference Committee

The Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) is calling for nominations for vacant positions on the Aquaculture and Wild Catch Industry Reference Committee (IRC). It is proposed that the Aquaculture and Wild Catch IRC will have responsibility for overseeing the development of skills standards and qualifications within the SFI Seafood Training Package. The IRC will comprise of representatives with relevant expertise across the industry and sectors. The AISC is calling for nominations for the following vacant positions: 6 positions are allocated to … Read More

Training Package Projects Underway

Work to improve current training package standards and qualifications has now commenced in a number of areas. Please visit the project webpages by following the links below and register your interest to keep up-to-date on project activities. Over the coming weeks and months we will be working with the relevant Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) to gather industry feedback about various areas and components of these projects.   Equine Safety in Training This project will review occupational skills standards and units … Read More

New Structure Proposed for Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Skills Committee

The Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) is seeking further feedback on the proposed structure of the Industry Reference Committee (IRC) for Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management industries. It follows feedback late last year, during the first round of consultation, that these industries be supported by two committees: Amenity Horticulture, Landscaping, Conservation and Land Management IRC, and Agriculture IRC (encompassing agriculture and production horticulture) Currently, the Rural and Related Industries IRC is responsible for overseeing the development of occupational skills standards, and qualifications … Read More

Industry Skills Committees Confirmed

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has confirmed the structure and membership of the following Industry Reference Committees (IRCs). These committees will be responsible for overseeing the development of occupational skills standards and qualifications for their industry. The committee for the food and pharmaceutical industry is the Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical IRC. View the membership here. The forest and timber industry supply and value chain now has three new IRCs (view the membership here): Forest Management and Harvesting IRC Timber … Read More

Review of Four Year Work Plans

At the beginning of every year, Four Year Work Plans are reviewed to ensure the information they contain remains current. Four Year Work Plans provide notice to industry, training providers and the system about what is being considered for future development of skill standards and qualifications in a specific training package. They are submitted to the AISC who draw on the information to update their National Schedule of training package development work. On behalf of the IRCs, Skills Impact will … Read More

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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.