Projects

Current Projects

The Process

Skills Impact supports 12 Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) to carry out projects to improve current units of competency, skill sets and qualifications.

Outlined below, is the process that all projects follow from when a Case for Change is approved by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), to when the project is finalised and endorsed by the AISC for publication on training.gov.au.

*Stages of the project that have been completed and/or are underway will be highlighted in green. Consultation takes place at every stage of the projects.

1. Case for Change (reason and aim of the project)

  • Explanation of why the project was established
  • Summary of skills gap or emerging skills need that the project needs to address

2. Project Plan (project scope, timeline and details)

  • Project scope
  • Timeline
  • Key deliverables
  • Relevant occupations
  • Project team
  • Technical/Subject Matter Experts
  • List of units, skill sets and qualification that will be reviewed

3. Development (development of draft units, skill sets and/or qualifications)

  • Research, workforce functional analysis
  • Consultation with Subject Matter Experts, enterprises and the IRC
  • Preparation of draft units, skill sets and/or qualifications (for consultation stage 4)

4. Drafts Available (broad stakeholder consultation, to gather feedback on the draft units, skill sets and/or qualifications)

  • Draft units, skill sets and/or qualifications available for download and comment
  • Face-to-face consultation workshops and webinars where required
  • Involvement of the Subject Matter Experts and IRC in feedback analysis process
  • Revisions made to drafts based on feedback received

5. Validation (checking the validity or accuracy of final draft units, skill sets and/or qualifications)

  • Final draft units, skill sets and/or qualifications available for download and comment
  • Confirmation from industry representative organisations whether final drafts meet industry needs
  • Revisions made if necessary to the final drafts

6. Finalisation (project completion: finalised draft units, skill sets and/or qualifications submitted for endorsement)

  • Units, skill sets and/or qualifications checked for editorial, equity and quality assurance
  • Case for Endorsement prepared and reviewed by the IRC and State/Territory Training Authorities (STAs/TTAs)
  • Case for Endorsement submitted to the AISC
  • ASIC decision process
  • Once approved by the AISC, the units, skill sets and/or qualifications are published on training.gov.au