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.

Projects Being Finalised

The projects listed below are in the final stages of development. Agriculture and Horticulture Ag Chemical Handling Project Ag Machinery – Safety and Technology Project Apiculture (Bees) Project Pest Management Project Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical  Food & Beverage Manufacturing – Cross Sector Project Food Science & Technology Project Wine Operations Project Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Standards Project Racing Racing Project Animal Care Farriery Project Veterinary Nursing Project Work Safely Around Animals (Infection Control) Project The projects have been submitted to the State/Territory Training Authorities … Read More

New Projects Soon to be Announced

As many of the projects we have been working on reach the final stages, we await confirmation of the next round of projects. The AISC considered the 2018-2021 IRC Skills Forecasts and Proposed Schedule of Workat their recent meeting on June 5. An official communique will soon follow, which will announce the skills priorities that have been funded and approved to become projects for development. The communique will be published on the AISC Media Hub. Following the approval of projects, Skills Impact will … Read More

Australian Government Response to the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 Review

On Friday, The Australian Government published a response to the report on the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 Review (The Review). The Review, led by Professor Valerie Braithwaite, Professor of Regulatory Studies in the School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University, considered key issues and challenges that the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) faces in regulating the VET sector, and how the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 and its supporting legislation and VET quality framework, … Read More

AISC National Industry Insights Report

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) recently launched a new online resource – the National Industry Insights Report. The Report combines knowledge from the 64 Industry Reference Committees and provides comprehensive information on economic and employment trends, priority skills, and education and training patterns in individual industry sectors. The Report is industry driven, bringing together industry intelligence from IRCs with broader labour market and training data. The resource is part of the AISC’s focus on creating a strong evidence base … Read More

Seafood & Aquaculture Projects: Register for Consultation Workshops

A series of face-to-face consultation workshops are planned for the locations and dates listed below, for the two seafood and aquaculture industry projects. You are invited to attend a workshop or webinar, to provide feedback on the draft qualifications, skill sets and units of competency that are being developed as part of these projects. These drafts will be available on the project webpages for download and feedback from July-August, to correspond with the workshop dates. (Links to the project webpages are provided below.) Please feel free … 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.