SSO Contract Extension

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We are pleased to announce that Skills Impact’s contract as a Skills Service Organisation has been extended until December 2020. The Hon Karen Andrews MP, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, made the announcement, saying “together SSOs and IRCs are the channel through which the government receives advice on the skills industry need”. This extension is important as it allows us to continue focusing and building on industry’s skills and knowledge requirements through the development of modern and relevant … Read More

New Projects

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The Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) has approved a number of new projects for 2018/19. The Industry Reference Committees (IRC) for each sector will oversee project development for their industries, as part of their responsibility to support engagement with industry and to ensure the projects meet stakeholder needs. Skills Impact will develop the new training package components while supporting the IRC’s oversight role.   Food and beverage industry Artisanal Food and Beverage Project In recent years, the increase in popularity … Read More

Business Services Training Package Review

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PwC’s Skills for Australia, the SSO responsible for business services, has released a communique prepared on behalf of the Business Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC). It outlines the upcoming review of the BSB Business Services Training Package, which will include over 500 units of competency. BSB units are included in many qualifications, across various industries. Changes to the BSB units may impact your industry’s training package (i.e. qualifications, skill sets and units). The BSB units that are being reviewed are in the … Read More

New Feedback Hub

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Skills Impact has launched a new feedback hub to make it easier for you to provide feedback on project documents. Any comments you make will remain anonymous. Only Skills Impact internal staff can identify users, to ensure the authenticity of comments and to follow-up where required. To provide feedback using the new feedback hub, please follow these steps: Visit a project webpage, where draft documents are currently available for review: Aquaculture, Fishing Operations & Biosecurity Project Seafood Post Harvest Project … Read More

Forestry & Timber Projects: Feedback sought on draft units of competency

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You are invited to review new and existing draft units of competency for the forestry and timber industry. Your input is important for the future of training, industry skills, safety and productivity. It is important that these documents reflect real work experience. Four new units have been developed as part of both projects, in the area of design, manufacture and installation of timber building systems. They are available for download and feedback on both project web pages (linked below). We are … Read More

New Artisanal Food and Beverage Project

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The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has approved a new project for the food and beverage industry. In recent years, the increase in popularity of regional, local and niche produce such as cheese, fermented foods, beer, cider and distilled spirits has exposed skills gaps in national vocational qualifications, skill sets and units of competency. This new Artisanal Food and Beverage Project will look at the skills and knowledge requirements in these unique sectors to identify and fill gaps in current qualifications, skill sets and units from the FBP Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Training Package. … Read More

Animal Care & Management Projects: Qualifications & Units Submitted for Endorsement

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The final draft qualifications, skill sets and units of competency, along with two Companion Volume Implementation Guides, have now been submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) as part of a Case for Endorsement for the ACM Animal Care and Management Training Package version 2.0. Once the qualifications, skill sets and units of competency are endorsed, the AISC will issue a communique. The materials will then be published on training.gov.au and available for delivery by registered training organisations (RTOs). The Case for Endorsement provides the AISC with … Read More

Agriculture & Horticulture Projects: Qualifications & Units Submitted for Endorsement

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The final draft qualifications, skill sets and units of competency, along with a Companion Volume Implementation Guide, have now been submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) as part of a Case for Endorsement for the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package version 3.0. The Case for Endorsement provides the AISC with information about what changes have been made to the training package including, where relevant, information on new or updated qualifications, skill sets and units. The Case for Endorsement also outlines who has … Read More

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