Seafood Industry Projects Submitted to AISC

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New and revised qualifications and skills standards to support a wide range of job roles have been finalised and submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for endorsement. They have been developed as part of three national projects and consultation across the country. We thank the more than 200 industry members who provided detailed feedback and dedicated their time and expertise. It has resulted in qualifications and skills standards that incorporate the essential skills for managing biosecurity issues and … 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

Animal Care & Management Qualifications and Units Available for Validation

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You’re invited to provide validation and comment on the redrafted qualifications, skill sets and units of competency for the animal care and management industry. They relate to the following areas: Animal Incident Management Animal Technology Horse Education Microchipping Cats and Dogs This round of feedback is about checking the documents are logical and factually accurate. Let us know whether the final drafts accurately reflect the current industry skills standards, knowledge and practices and whether all job functions are accurately described. You’re … Read More

Protected Horticulture Qualifications and Units Available for Validation

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This round of feedback is about checking the documents are logical and factually accurate. Let us know whether the final drafts accurately reflect the current industry skills standards, knowledge and practices and whether all job functions are accurately described. You’re encouraged to provide comment on as many of the draft documents as are relevant to you. Please feel free to share them with others who may be interested. To provide validation and comment, please visit the project webpage.

Training Provider News

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The first survey of Australia’s VET workforce by the NCVER launches in March 2019. This Australia-wide survey will provide a better picture of those working in registered training organisations, which will help with future planning and support of the VET workforce. NCVER will publish data from the survey in July 2019. Please see the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) promotional flyer and website for more information about the survey and how to take part.

Project updates

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Feedback on Draft Qualifications & Units There is still time to provide feedback on draft qualifications, skill sets and units that have been developed as part of the projects listed below. They have been drafted to reflect changing skills requirements for job roles and activities in our industries. You can comment via the feedback hub, email or phone. Follow the links to the project pages for more detailed information: Arboriculture Project Artisanal Food & Beverage Project Animal Incident Management Project Animal … Read More

Skills Forecasts

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Draft IRC Skills Forecasts for 2019-2020 will become available for viewing on our website during March. We will be seeking your feedback on the priority skills areas that have been outlined in each document. Skills Forecasts describe industry trends, opportunities, challenges, and identify skills gaps and emerging skills needs. They propose a four year plan for reviewing and developing relevant units, skill sets and qualifications across the training packages. The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) draws on this information … Read More

Forestry & Timber Projects Qualifications & Units Available for Validation

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You’re invited to provide feedback on the redrafted qualifications, skill sets and units of competency relating to Advances in Wood Machining and Sawdoctoring, and Sawmill Timber and Process Optimisation. The documents will be available on our website for validation and feedback until 11 March 2019. This round of feedback is about checking the documents are logical and factually accurate. Let us know whether the final drafts accurately reflect the current industry skills standards, knowledge and practices and whether all job functions are accurately described. … Read More

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Skills Impact Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation and acknowledges the financial support received by the Commonwealth to operate as a Skills Service Organisation. Skills Impact does not represent industry, the Department or the Commonwealth.

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