The following projects have now been finalised. The revised qualifications, skill sets and units of competency, that were developed as part of these projects, are published on and available for delivery by registered training organisations (RTOs).

The Government allocates projects to Industry Reference Committees, based on advice in the annual IRC Skills Forecasts and Proposed Schedules of Work. On behalf of the IRCs, Skills Impact manages the projects.

Projects are established only when a Case For Change has been approved by the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC), as outlined in the National Schedule. Following this approval, Skills Impact and the relevant IRC take the project through a process that adheres to the 2012 Standards for Training Package Development.

For further details about the development of a specific project, please click on the links below.

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Across IRCs

Equine Safety in Training Project

This project reviewed and updated the qualifications, skill sets and units to incorporate safe work practices for improved safety, quality and consistency in the delivery of equine training.

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Racing IRC

Greyhounds Project (animal welfare and racing integrity)

This project reviewed and updated the qualifications, skill sets and units to incorporate current racing integrity and animal welfare practices.

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Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical IRC

Retail Baking Review Project

This project reviewed and updated the qualifications, skill sets and units to incorporate current occupational skill standards and needs of industry.

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Rice Processing Project

This project updated and revised the Certificate III in Rice Processing and 13 rice processing units to meet industry’s skill needs and requirements. They were transferred from the ZRG05 Ricegrowers’ Co-operative Limited Enterprise Training Package to the FDF Food Processing Training Package.

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Forest Management and Harvesting IRC

Forest Harvesting Optimisation Project

This project developed two new units were developed for the use of on-board optimisation systems and computers in mechanical harvesting. Ten existing units were also updated to reflect technological change and to incorporate best practice principles in forest harvest operations.

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Meat IRC

Animal Welfare (Meat) Project

This project reviewed and updated the Certificate II in meat processing, developed one new skill set for an animal welfare officer and developed four new units of competency for meat processing. Ten poultry units of competency were also reviewed and updated and migrated from the FDF10 Food Processing Training Package to the AMP Australian Meat Processing Training Package.

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