Racing & Breeding Projects Consultation Workshops

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A series of face-to-face consultation workshops are planned for the three racing and breeding industry projects. Retraining Horses & Greyhounds to New Environments Greyhound Health Assistance Services  Horse Breeding Skills You are invited to attend a workshop near you, to provide feedback on the draft qualifications, skill sets and units of competency that are being developed as part of these projects. The drafts will be available on the project webpages for download and feedback in November, to correspond with the workshop dates. Workshops are identified as … Read More

New Project to Review Sports Turf Qualifications & Units

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Existing sports turf management qualifications and units of competency are being reviewed as part of a new project that aims to bring them up to date with current industry practices, technologies, equipment and advances in turf agronomy. Draft qualifications and units will be available for your consideration and feedback in late October, on the Skills Impact website. You can register now for a face-to-face consultation workshop during this time, to provide feedback on the drafts in person. Seven workshops are planned across states and … Read More

Qualifications and units endorsed

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The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has endorsed the qualifications, skill sets and units of competency that were developed as part of the following projects. Thank you to everybody who dedicated their time and expertise to feedback on the draft components, as part of the development process. Once published on, the new and revised qualifications, skill sets and units will be available for use by registered training organisations (RTOs).  

New Projects – Update on Progress

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Below is a list of projects being undertaken by Skills Impact during 2018-2019 to improve industry vocational qualifications. The need for this work has been driven by various developments, trends, issues or challenges within industry, which are impacting job roles and skill needs. For example, the Aboriculture Project aims to address falling training enrolment numbers by removing significant barriers to training and assessment. Arborists are on the National Skills Needs List and employers are facing severe challenges in attracting skilled staff. The drivers for each of … Read More

AISC & IRC Chairs meeting

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Cross-sector projects and training delivery challenges were high on the agenda at the 2nd meeting between the Australian Industry Skills Council (AISC) and Industry Representative Committee (IRC) Chairs, which took place in Melbourne on Thursday 27 September 2018. While previous meetings had focused on introducing and embedding the new system being overseen by the AISC, this meeting looked at some of the key learnings and issues that have been identified since inception. The AISC expect more clarity on job outcomes … Read More

IRC Chairs Meeting with Skills Impact

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On the Wednesday before the AISC meeting, Skills Impact organised a meeting between the Chairs or representatives of each of our allocated IRCs, Skills Impact and representatives of the Department of Education and Training. The aim of this meeting was to share ideas and consider how IRCs, the AISC and Skills Impact can better support the skill needs of the industries we support. We also discussed the specific role of an IRC and how they can add further value to industry. In a positive … Read More

New Project to Review Arboriculture Qualifications & Units

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Arboriculture qualifications and units of competency will be updated to reflect current practice, as part of a new project that also aims to remove significant barriers to training and assessment. Arborists are on the National Skills Needs List and with falling training enrolment numbers, employers are facing severe challenges in attracting skilled staff. Some of the current qualifications have been identified as having structural barriers to entry. Some of the current units contain prerequisites and content which make them exceptionally … Read More

Validation Sought On Seafood & Aquaculture Qualifications, Skill Sets & Units

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Final draft qualifications, skill sets and units of competency are now available for validation and comment as part of the Aquaculture, Fishing Operations & Biosecurity Project and the Seafood Post Harvest Project. Validation means checking and confirming that the documents are logical and factually accurate. We are seeking your views on whether the units reflect the current industry skills standards, knowledge and practices and whether all job functions are accurately described. These final drafts will be available on the Skills Impact website for validation and … Read More

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