Bushfire Support

Our thoughts are with our stakeholders who are impacted by the bushfires in Australia. Information about available assistance can be found at the FarmHub website. The Australian Government also has an information hub to support people directly affected by bushfires in disaster declared areas. Our team are talking with industry representatives to understand the impact and availability of industry engagement, so we can manage the projects accordingly.

Consultation Workshops for Crocodiles, and Fishtech and Aquabotics

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You can now register for consultation workshops and webinars for the Work with Crocodiles Project and Fishtech and Aquabotics Project. This is your chance to learn more about the process to improve national skills standards and discuss potential updates with the project team and other members of your industry. Face-to-face consultation workshops Venues to be confirmed Cairns QLD – Tue 18 Feb 2020, 10am – 12 noon (AEST) – Register here Jabiru NT – Tue 25 Feb 2020, 10am – 12 noon (ACST) – Register here Katherine NT – Thu 27 Feb 2020, … Read More

Arboriculture Skills Standards Update

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The arboriculture units of competency, skill sets and qualifications are going through the AISC endorsement process. The rules around the use of Minimum Industry Standards (MIS) in training packages is being considered. There is also concern as to whether there is a demonstrated need for the proposed higher level qualifications.  

Next Steps for Agronomy Skills Standards

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Thank you to everyone who contributed to the development of national skills standards in agronomy. Your input has resulted in the creation of two new units, one skill set and a new national Diploma of Applied Agronomy, as well as the review of six existing units. They have been developed to support the hands-on skills needed by industry to put agronomy science into action, supporting farmers to get the best long term results from the land.  

Your Feedback in Action

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Thank you to those who provided feedback on the below projects. Your comments are being used to inform updates to the draft documents. Once these changes have been made, we will be seeking further advice about whether the final versions match skills needs and job roles for your sector. These final drafts will be made available in February 2020. For further details on the projects and their timelines, visit the individual project pages.

Additional New Units for Conservation and Land Management

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Feedback on draft units and qualifications in conservation and land management has indicated the need for additional new units to be developed in the sub-sectors of marine, fire, natural area restoration and ecology. These additional new units are now available for your review and comment.  

Have Your Say on Final Draft Skills Standards

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Your views have been collected on draft units, skill sets and qualifications for sectors including horticulture, nursery and merchandising. This feedback has been incorporated into the final draft documents which are now available for your review and comment. Do these drafts accurately describe your industry’s work practices and job roles?

Following up on Updated Baking Qualifications

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Skills Impact recently surveyed registered training organisations (RTOs) on their experiences transitioning to the new baking qualifications. The information from this survey supported the next step of a teleconference to connect training providers to share their ideas and challenges. It also helped inform our submission to the Government about a nationally consistent approach to the development of delivery and assessment materials. Retail baking qualifications, skill sets and units were reviewed as part of a national project in 2016. The revised … Read More

New Units for Advanced Wine Operations Skills on the Way

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“The wine industry is constantly evolving and it still relies on some old world techniques blended with the newest technologies. With these new technologies come new challenges and requirements for staff understanding and competencies. These revised qualification is a start to enhance the skills and knowledge of our workforce and therefore in the Australian wine industry overall.” Michael Horley, Packaging Technical Trainer, Casella Family Brands Visit the project page  

Register for a Consultation Workshop for Food & Beverage Processing Skills

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Work is underway to review and update units and qualifications in food and beverage processing, so that they reflect new innovations, products and processes adopted by industry over the past decade. Drafts of the updated documents will be made available in early 2020 for broad stakeholder feedback. You’re invited to register for a face-to-face consultation workshop or webinar, so that you can discuss the draft documents with the project team and other members of your industry when they become available. Visit … Read More

Skills Impact Year in Review

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It’s been another fascinating year working with you all to understand the innovations and changing ways of work in your industries. Skills Impact is fortunate to have a role that supports us to collaborate with industry, the government and training providers in this unique space. Through our combined efforts, in 2018-19 we have: Managed 32 projects to improve national skills standards & qualifications Developed eight Skills Forecasts to identify future skills needs and solutions Supported 12 Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) to engage with over … Read More

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Skills Impact acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have been living in and caring for Australia for tens of thousands of years, and this is respected in line with Skills Impact values. We recognise the challenges involved for people who are not related to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders to understand the importance of their connection to Country. Skills Impact seeks and relies on guidance from Indigenous people in our work.