Validation Sought: New Equine Hoof Care Qualification, Skill Set & Units

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Thank you to those who provided feedback on the new equine hoof care qualification, new skill set and 3 new units of competency. These documents were drafted following feedback from industry that there was a need for a clear distinction between the qualification for farriery and a new qualification for equine hoof care. Feedback also indicated the need for a new farriery-specific unit for welding. These drafts were available for consultation between 1 – 14 March 2018 and are now available for industry … Read More

Validation Sought On New Unit For Operating Tractors With Attachments

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The final draft unit of competency for operating tractors with attachments is now available for validation. Thank you to those that provided feedback on the draft that was made available for consultation between 25 January – 20 February 2018. All feedback has been considered and the final draft version of this unit is now available for industry validation, until 22 April 2018. This new unit was developed in response to industry feedback received during the consultation stage for the draft Certificate III in Rural Machinery Operations and … Read More

Cases For Change: Horse Education & Animal Incident Management

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We are seeking your feedback on two draft Cases for Change to review and develop units of competency, skill sets and qualifications for the animal care and management industry, for the following priority skills. Horse Education Animal Incident Management The Cases for Change sets out evidence for proposed changes to the ACM Animal Care and Management 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. We are seeking your feedback on … Read More

Draft 2018-2021 IRC Skills Forecasts

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Feedback on Priority Skills for Your Industry The draft 2018-2021 IRC Skills Forecasts and Proposed Schedules of Work for all of the Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) that Skills Impact supports are now available on our website. The draft documents have been published progressively, over the past two months. Each document has been made available for industry feedback and comment over a four week period. Thank you to those who have provided feedback and comment. There is still time to provide feedback on … Read More

Modernising Units for a High Tech Forest & Wood Products Industry

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This case study by the AISC is about units of competency that were recently developed for forest harvesting operators. Two new units were developed for the use of on-board optimisation systems and computers in mechanical harvesting. Ten existing units were also reviewed and updated to reflect technological change and to incorporate best practice principles in forest harvest operations. This work was carried out as part of the Forest Harvesting Optimisation Project, led by the Forest Management and Harvesting Industry Reference Committee, with secretariat … Read More

Seafood and Aquaculture Projects – Opportunity to Provide Input

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Project plans for the two projects described below are available on the Skills Impact website. Visit the project webpages to view the project scope, key deliverable, timeline, stakeholder consultation process and the list of qualifications, skill sets and units of competency that will be reviewed. These projects will review qualifications, skill sets and units of competency within the SFI Seafood Industry Training Package, so that all job functions are accurately described, with appropriate current knowledge and skill needs. Opportunity to Provide … Read More

Minister Karen Andrews’ Visit

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We were thrilled to recently receive a visit by Karen Andrews, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills. Minister Andrews had the opportunity to meet with all staff and to read through one of ten draft 2018-2021 IRC Skills Forecasts and Proposed Schedule of Work documents with our CEO Michael Hartman. We thanked the Minister for taking time out of her busy schedule to meet with us and for her support and leadership of the Training Package Development Program.



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