A Case for Change sets out evidence for proposed changes to a training package (i.e. qualifications, skill sets and units of competency). It includes the scope of the research, analysis and industry engagement undertaken to collate the evidence base.

The Cases for Change listed below have been prepared by Skills Impact under direction of the relevant Industry Reference Committee (IRC). They are developed in conjunction with the IRC Skills Forecasts and Proposed Schedules of Work and most often they will align to Priority Skills Areas outlined in these documents.

Industry feedback is collected on draft Cases for Change to see if they accurately describe industry skills gaps and the need to review or develop qualifications, skill sets and units of competency. The draft Cases for Change are then submitted, from the relevant IRC, to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for their consideration. If approved by the AISC, the Case for Change then forms the basis of a project to review and develop relevant qualifications, skill sets and units of competency.

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Animal Care and Management IRC

Horse Education

This draft Case for Change provides evidence of industry support for the need to develop units of competency dealing with the work processes, skills and knowledge required to educate, in the main, young horses. Currently there are no units that related to the work and the skill of “horse education” of young horses in any training package.

Feedback was collected from 10 – 22 April 2018.

All feedback will be considered by the IRC before the document was submitted to the AISC at the end of April, for consideration at their June meeting.

 

Animal Incident Management

This draft Case for Change provides evidence of industry support for the development of new units of competency and qualifications for animal incident management, in relation to large animals and large groups of animals.

Feedback was collected from 10 – 22 April 2018.

All feedback will be considered by the IRC before the document was submitted to the AISC at the end of April, for consideration at their June meeting.

 

Amenity Horticulture, Landscaping, Conservation and Land Management IRC

Review of Arboriculture Qualifications

Thank you to those who provided feedback on this draft Case for Change. 

Feedback was collected from 16 March until 3 April 2018. All feedback is being considered by the IRC, before the document was submitted to the AISC at the end of April, for consideration at their June meeting.

The draft Case for Change provides evidence of industry support for the review of the current Arboriculture qualifications to ensure that they are fit for delivery, meet industry needs and satisfy the 2012 Standards for Training Packages.

 

Meat IRC

Development of a Food-Safe Pest Control Management Program

Thank you to those who provided feedback on this draft Case for Change. 

Feedback was collected from 19 December until 3 April 2018. The document was considered by the AISC at their last meeting on 10 April and approved.

This draft Case for Change provides evidence of industry and regulatory support for the development of new units and a skill set in pest control management for quality assurance workers in a meat processing premises.

 

New Units in Threat & Vulnerability in Assessment Critical Control Points

Thank you to those who provided feedback on this draft Case for Change. 

Feedback was collected from 19 December until 3 April 2018.The document was considered by the AISC at their last meeting on 10 April and approved..

This draft Case for Change provides evidence of industry and regulatory support for the development of one new unit to support quality assurance workers in the analysis of Threat Assessment Critical Control Points (TACCP) and Vulnerability Assessment Critical Control Points (VACCP) – a requirement for British Retail Consortium (BRC) and other proprietary quality assurance systems. The BRC Global Standards are used extensively by Australia’s international meat customers, and Australian meat processors are regularly audited against these standards.

 

Adding Value to Material Handling Through Traceability of Products

Thank you to those who provided feedback on this draft Case for Change. 

Feedback was collected from 19 December until 3 April 2018. The document was considered by the AISC at their last meeting on 10 April and approved.

This draft Case for Change provides evidence of industry support for the identification and/or development of three new units and two skill sets to address skills requirements in meat storage and handling.