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.

Pulp & Paper Manufacturing Safety Compliance Project: Validation Sought on Final Drafts

The final draft skill sets and units of competency are now available for validation and comment, as well as six revised qualifications. We are seeking your views on whether the final draft qualifications, skill sets and units accurately reflect the current industry skills standards and practices and whether all job functions are accurately described. Validation means checking and confirming that the documents are logical and factually accurate. These final drafts will be available for validation and feedback until 13 June 2018. To participate … Read More

AISC to Consider IRC Skills Forecasts and Determine Training Package Development Projects

Each of the Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) that we provide services to have submitted their 2018-2021 IRC Skills Forecasts and Proposed Schedules of Work to the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC). The AISC will consider the skills priorities that have been identified in each document to determine training package development projects. (View projects that were approved out of the 2017-2020 IRC Skills Forecasts here). Please click the links below to view the IRC Skills Forecasts submitted to the AISC for their consideration. Animal Care and Management IRC … Read More

Seafood and Aquaculture Projects – Development of Drafts Underway

Subject Matter Experts are currently being consulted to draft the revised qualifications, skill sets and units of competency. Meetings with these experts are taking place to address feedback that was received during the Workforce Functional Analysis workshops, as well as other feedback that was received in the early ‘Project Plan’ stage of these projects. The Workforce Functional Analysis workshops were held during March and April, with people who work directly in the Seafood Industry. These hands on workshops consisted of … Read More

Feedback Sought on Draft Pulp & Paper Skill Sets & Units

Ten new skill sets and 40 revised units of competency are now available for broad stakeholder review and feedback. The skill sets have been developed for specialised operators and the units have been revised, with regard to workplace health and safety. We are seeking your feedback on whether the draft skill sets and units reflect the current industry skills standards and practices and whether all job functions are accurately described. The documents have been developed in consultation with a Technical Advisory Committee … 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.