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.

Animal Care and Management Qualifications & Units Available for Feedback

You are invited to provide feedback on the draft documents for the two projects summarised below. We are seeking feedback on whether the qualifications, skill sets and units of competency reflect the current skills standards and practices of industry, and whether job functions are accurately described. Animal Incident Management Project This project has reviewed and developed skill sets and units relating to incidents involving large animals, and large groups of animals. Twelve new units and five new skill sets have been devised. In addition, three … Read More

Artisanal Food & Beverage Draft qualifications & units Available for Feedback

How to Provide Feedback The drafts can be downloaded on the project webpage. You then have several options for submitting your feedback: online via the feedback hub; register for a face-to-face consultation workshop or webinar; or, by email. Click here to visit project page   Register for a Face-to-Face Workshop or Webinar The draft documents will be discussed during face-to-face workshops and webinars being held in February. Register to attend one of these workshops using the links below.

Animal Technology Qualifications & Units Available for Feedback

You’re invited to provide feedback on the drafts documents that make up the Animal Technology Project. This includes two revised qualifications, 12 revised units of competency, one new skill set, and three new units of competency. We are seeking feedback on whether the draft documents reflect the current skills standards and practices of industry, and whether job functions are accurately described. You are welcome to provide feedback on as many of the draft documents as you would like. They will be available for … Read More

What are the priority skills in your industry sector?

Information about industry skills gaps in national training packages, emerging markets and changing work methods is submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) every year in April. The information is documented in a IRC Skills Forecast, the drafts of which will be available for feedback in February. Through our work with the Industry Reference Committees and engaging with many of you, as well as carrying out desktop research, we are able to compile information, data and statistics about labour market … Read More

Project Updates

Register for Consultation Workshops A series of face-to-face consultation workshops are planned for the following projects. You are invited to attend a workshop near you, to provide feedback on the draft qualifications, skill sets and units of competency that are being developed as part of these projects. The drafts will be available on the project webpages for download and feedback in February, to correspond with the workshop dates. To register, please click on the relevant project webpage: Arboriculture Project Animal … Read More

Forestry & Timber Projects Qualifications & Units Available for Feedback

You are invited to review draft qualifications and units of competency relating to Sawmill Timber and Process Optimisation and Wood Machining and Sawdoctoring. It is important that these documents reflect real work experience. We are seeking your feedback on whether the draft qualifications and units reflect current job roles, industry skills standards, knowledge and practices and whether all job functions are accurately described. The draft qualifications, skill sets and units will be available on the Skills Impact website for feedback until 15 February 2019. Please … Read More

Meat Processing Units & Skill Sets Available for Validation

As part of this project, 11 new units and three new skill sets were developed to address skills gaps across the following areas: Animal Health Data Collection Operation and management of biogas facilities in a processing plant Improving meat quality (by identifying secondary sexual characteristics in beef) Conduct a workplace incident investigation Preparation of market reports for sheep and beef Food-safe pest control management Development of a new unit is TACCP and VACCP Material handling through traceability of products. Visit project … Read More

Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) Communique

Every two months the AISC meet to discuss issues affecting the vocational education and training (VET) sector and approve training packages for implementation. At their 23rd meeting on Tuesday 4 December the committee approved the Case for Endorsement for Forest and Wood Products, and Animal Care and Management – Cert IV in veterinary nursing (the diploma has been referred to the IRC). These Cases for Endorsement related to qualifications, skill sets and units developed out of the Prefabricated Building Systems, … 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.