Arboriculture Qualifications & Units Available for Validation

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You’re invited to provide feedback on the redrafted qualifications and units of competency for the Arboriculture Project. They will be available on the Skills Impact website for your comment and validation until 12 May 2019. A key focus of this project has been to remove significant barriers to training and assessment. Five qualifications have been revised. In addition, two new skill sets have been developed and 39 units have been revised or developed to support the qualifications. The deletion of one qualification … Read More

Skills Impact’s Submission to the VET Review

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Skills Impact made a submission to the Expert Review into Australia’s VET Sector in late January. In this submission, we made a number of suggestions to improve the VET sector, based off our discussions with industry and training providers, such as: Greater recognition of training undertaken in workplaces and industry’s role in competency assessment. Recognition of various levels of competency (i.e. the difference between somebody that is safe to operate in a workplace, versus somebody who is highly competent in their job … Read More

Government’s Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow Package

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The Government recently announced its Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow package in response to the Expert Review into Australia’s VET Sector led by the Hon Steven Joyce. The Expert Review looked at a host of issues in a very short time and made 71 recommendations, many of which require cooperation of states. The review proposes a range of improvements for the VET sector, and any review that aims to improve the VET sector for industry and training providers is welcomed. The Expert Review supported the role of industry … Read More

Our Privacy Policy

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We have recently made two clarifications to our privacy policy: Our policy stated that any feedback you provide on draft documents on our online Feedback Hub will remain anonymous and only shared with Skills Impact’s “internal staff”. We have clarified this statement to be “Skills Impact staff and training package contractors working directly on the project”. This message is reflected on the Feedback Hub also. We have also clarified that “if you provide feedback on a project your name will be listed in … Read More

Upcoming Presentations

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Skills Impact has been invited to present at four major stakeholder network events in the coming months. Our presentations will focus on feedback and discussions we have had with many of you about how the VET sector can be improved. Our team has over 2,000 interactions with industry and training providers each quarter. Events like this are a great opportunity to share these view points. NCVER No Frills The NCVER No Frills event is being held in Adelaide, from 10-12 … Read More

Skills Forecasts Update

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Thank you to those who provided feedback and advice on the draft Skills Forecasts for 2019 – 2022. An updated Skills Forecast was drafted for each industry training package we support, following extensive industry consultation and research. They each included an outline of the priority skills and projects proposed for development for these industries between 2019 and 2022, which have been endorsed by Industry Reference Committees. Feedback is being collected on the draft Skills Forecasts throughout March and April, via … Read More

Additional Drafts for Artisanal Food and Beverage Project

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We are seeking feedback on whether the draft documents reflect current skills standards and practices of industry, and whether job functions are accurately described. The draft documents will be available for feedback until 30 April 2019. Feedback can be provided online via the feedback hub, a webinar on Monday 15 April 1-3PM AEST or by email. Visit the project page and provide feedback

Where there’s a will there’s a whey: Emma’s cheesemaking journey

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In 2015 Emma left behind busy Sydney life and her job managing a disability service to move to Tasmania. She wanted to change up her career and was interested in artisan or traditional methods of making foods. Emma decided on cheesemaking. Her first thought was “what kind of certification or course do I need to become a qualified cheese maker?” Emma was shocked to discover that there was no national accredited course for the art of making cheese. She did identify options on the mainland where … Read More

Additional Meat Processing Units Available for Validation

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  Summary of the project so far These three units are being revised as part of the Meat Processing Project, which has included the review and development of several other units and skill sets that were available for feedback from 1 – 19 November 2018 and then again for validation and comment from 9 – 23 January 2019. These other units and skill sets relate to the following skills areas: Animal Health Data Collection Operation and management of biogas facilities … Read More

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