A Case for Change demonstrates the reasoning for a potential new project, setting 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.

Note: often projects are approved by the AISC directly out of the IRC Skills Forecasts and Proposed Schedules of Work. However, some projects, due to their size or complexity, may not be addressed sufficiently in the IRC Skills Forecast and the AISC will seek further information or a stand-alone Case for Change, which are documented below.

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Current Cases for Change

Cases for Change are organised into collapsible menus, by the industry sector and Industry Reference Committee (IRC) they relate to. Please click on the IRC or industry sector(s) of interest to view the current documents, all of which have recently been approved by the AISC to become a training package project, or have been sent to the AISC for consideration to become a future project. For those Cases of Change that have recently been approved, a dedicated project webpage will be published on this website in the coming weeks.

 

Horse Education

Thank you to those who provided feedback on this draft Case for Change. Feedback was collected from 10 – 22 April 2018. The document was considered by the AISC at their meeting on 5 June and approved. Project planning has commenced, with a dedicated project webpage to be published on this website in the coming weeks.

This 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.

 

Animal Incident Management

Thank you to those who provided feedback on this draft Case for Change. Feedback was collected from 10 – 22 April 2018. The document was considered by the AISC at their meeting on 5 June and approved. Project planning has commenced, with a dedicated project webpage to be published on this website in the coming weeks.

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.

 

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 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.

 

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 meeting on 10 April and approved. Project planning has commenced, with a dedicated project webpage to be published on this website in the coming weeks.

This 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 meeting on 10 April and approved. Project planning has commenced, with a dedicated project webpage to be published on this website in the coming weeks.

This 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 meeting on 10 April and approved. Project planning has commenced, with a dedicated project webpage to be published on this website in the coming weeks.

This 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.

Past Cases for Change

Cases for Change are organised into collapsible menus, by the industry sector and Industry Reference Committee (IRC) they relate to. Please click on the IRC or industry sector(s) of interest to view the past Cases for Change, all of which have resulted in a project that is currently underway or has been completed.

 

Equine, Safety in Training

This Case for Change is driven by safety, quality and consistency issues in the delivery of equine training, as identified by the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) and informed by aspects of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) in its report Training in equine programs in Australia.

 

Veterinary Nursing

This Case for Change provides evidence of the need to review relevant Veterinary Nursing components in the ACM10 Animal Care and Management Training Package so that industry has access to best practice occupational skills standards that will assist in addressing issues related to large enrolment numbers that have impacted on the quality of skill levels that are exhibited in new applicants for positions.

 

Aquaculture, Fishing Operations

This Case for Change was considered by the AISC at their meeting on 24 November 2017 and approved. It recommends qualifications, skill set and units of competency from the SFI11 Seafood Industry Training Package are reviewed to reflect changing industry skills requirements. Aquaculture is of growing importance to the industry, with both the AQUAPLAN 2014-2019 and the National Aquaculture Strategy 2017 identifying specific objectives dedicated to ensuring there is appropriate training to the sector.

(This project also address the Biosecurity Case for Change)

Biosecurity

This Case for Change was considered by the AISC at their meeting on 24 November 2017 and approved. It recommends qualifications, skill set and units of competency from the SFI11 Seafood Industry Training Package are reviewed to reflect skills for managing biosecurity risk, in both prevention and management of outbreaks of exotic pathogens or the emergence of endemic pathogens. Biosecurity has been identified by the Federal Government in the AQUAPLAN 2014-2019 and the National Aquaculture Strategy 2017 as a critical factor to manage in protecting the aquaculture and wild catch sectors.

(This project also address the Aquaculture, Fishing Operations Case for Change)

Seafood Post Harvest

This Case for Change was considered by the AISC at their meeting on 24 November 2017 and approved. It recommends qualifications, skill set and units of competency from the SFI11 Seafood Industry Training Package are reviewed to reflect changing industry skills requirements within the post-harvest area (inclusive of seafood processing and sales), due to changes in technology, legislative and regulatory and market demands have seen a number of changes in how seafood is processed and sold.

 

 

Greyhounds

This Case for Change is for the review of relevant greyhound racing components from the RGR08 Racing Training Package to ensure they are able to support the industry in ensuring it has access to best practice occupational skills standards that will assist in addressing issues related to the management of animal welfare and racing integrity.

 

 

Racing

This Case for Change was established out of the Equine Safety in Training Project,  after key issues were identified with the application of increased safety measures with horses in the context of the Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing industry. Feedback from industry was that the proposed safety measures being applied to the units of competency within the ACM Animal Care and Management Training Package and AHC Agriculture, Horticulture, and Conservation and Land Management Training Package were not appropriate for the Horse Racing Industry. It was determined that additional work was required to satisfactorily incorporate safety into the units, skill sets and qualifications within the RGR Racing Training Package.

 

Retail Baking

This Case for Change provides evidence of the need to review relevant Retail Baking units of competency and qualifications of the FD10 Food Processing Training Package to ensure industry has access to best practice occupational skills standards that support the development of new and existing staff to meet changing industry skill requirements and address the current lack of appropriately skilled qualified staff.

 

Rice Processing

This Case for Change provides the rationale supporting the transfer of the units and qualifications currently in the ZRG05 Ricegrowers’ Co-operative Limited Enterprise Training Package to the FDF Food Processing Training Package and the development of new skills sets.

 

 

Forest Harvesting Optimisation

This Case for Change provides evidence for the need to update units of competency from the FWP Forest and Wood Products Training Package in line with current forest harvesting optimisation technology and the impact on processes.