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.

New Food Science and Technology Project

  The Food Science and Technology Project is now underway. Visit the project webpage to view the project scope, timeline and deliverables. This project will review 4 qualifications and approximately 81 units of competency within the FBP Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Training Package, ensuring all job functions are accurately described in the training package components, with appropriate current knowledge and skill needs. A focus of this project will be to align units and qualifications with the current rigorous regulations on food … Read More

New Projects

The Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) has approved 12 new projects to review and/or develop units of competency, skill sets and qualifications in the industries and skill areas listed below. Skills Impact will support the relevant Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) to undertake these projects. Project pages will be published on our website over the next few weeks. We encourage anyone who would like to be involved to register their interest to receive project updates. Food, Beverage and Pharmaceuticals Wine Operations … Read More

Pulp and Paper Manufacturing IRC Members Announced

  The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has announced the membership of the Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Industry Reference Committee (IRC), which will have responsibility for overseeing the development of units of competency, qualifications and skill sets within the PPM Pulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry Training Package. The membership of this IRC can be viewed on the Skills Impact website – click here     Update on AISC Review Process of Other Industry Reference Committees The structure and membership of all … Read More

Update on IRC Projects

  The following projects have all progressed to the final project stages, with final draft units of competency, skills sets and qualifications being reviewed by the relevant Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) and the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC).    Equine Safety in Training Project The final draft units of competency, skill sets and qualification have undergone an independent Edit and Equity and Quality Assurance process. They are currently under review by the relevant Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) and State/Territory Training … Read More

Update on Cross Sector Projects

Skills Impact is leading the development of the following cross sector projects, in collaboration with the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC), the Australian Department of Education and Training, Industry Reference Committees (IRCs), Skills Service Organisations and other stakeholders.   Automation Skills Project We are seeking your feedback on how automation will impact your organisation and the skills required by your workforce. As communicated in a news alert on 24 August, feedback is being gathered through an online survey until 5 September … Read More

PwC’s Skills for Australia-led Cross-sector Projects

Skills Service Organisation, PwC’s Skills for Australia is seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders, industries and locations around Australia on the future skills and training needs in three skills areas: Teamwork and Communication, Cyber Security, and Big Data. To contribute your views, click on the survey link of interest: Have your say on the Teamwork and Communication industry survey Have your say on the Big Data and Cyber Security industry survey  The survey will be open for stakeholder … 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.