2021 VNCA Veterinary Nursing Industry Survey 

Veterinary nurses and technicians are invited to take part in the 2021 VNCA Veterinary Nursing Industry Survey. The Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia (VNCA) is gathering data through the survey to help get a picture of the current trends and status of the veterinary nursing industry, including the working environment, practice type, qualifications held, job roles, hours worked, salaries and skill sets of people working within the sector in Australia. The survey takes about 10 – 15 minutes to complete and closes at midnight on … Read More

Draft Horse Care Qualifications & Skills Standards Being Finalised

Thanks to the contributions of everyone involved in this project, the skills required to care for horses across a range of environments and scenarios have been captured in updated qualifications, skill sets and units of competency. The qualifications, skill sets and units have been endorsed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) and have been forwarded to State and Territory Ministers for their consideration. Once endorsed by the Ministers, the qualifications, skill sets and units will be published on the national … Read More

Forestry and Timber Projects Being Finalised

As a result of the contributions of all involved in the projects below, updated qualifications and skills standards will soon be available to support career pathways, safety practices, and high level forestry skills. The final draft units of competency have been submitted to Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for consideration and endorsement, after which they will be forwarded to State and Territory Ministers. They have undergone an edit and equity and independent quality assurance process, to ensure they are … Read More

New Forestry and Timber Projects Approved for 2021-22

Over the next 12 months or so two projects are under way to revise the national qualifications and skills standards that capture skills in sawmilling and timber processing, and responding and assisting during bushfires. The processes to review, update and develop these skills standards is being driven by industry. We encourage your input. Follow the links below for further details.

Consultation Taking Place about Sugar Milling Project

As the nature of the sugar milling industry changes, with sugar producers becoming increasingly automated, updated skills are needed. While industry regularly uses the national qualifications and skills standards to inform in-house training and to define job roles, they are not being delivered or assessed by any registered training organisation (RTO). Consultation is taking place with industry about the qualifications and skills standards for sugar milling, to determine if updates to improve training deliverability and support more flexible career pathways … Read More

Draft Pharmaceutical GMP Units Available for Feedback

Good manufacturing practice (GMP)  are a set of principles that underpin the entire pharmaceutical industry, supporting production of high quality and consistent pharmaceutical goods. Your feedback on initial draft units has been considered to update four pharmaceutical GMP units, which are now available for validation. Your input is invited to check the drafts are accurate before they move into the finalisation stage. They have been updated to clarify how skills in GMP are demonstrated, reflect current industry practice, remove duplication of information within … Read More

Draft Skills Standards for Australian Native and Bush Food Available for Feedback

Unique skills are required for cultivating, harvesting, processing and promoting Australian native and bush foods. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been cultivating and consuming Australian native foods for tens of thousands of years and play an important role in this rapidly growing activity and industry. A draft skill set has been developed to capture the skills required to establish an Australian native and bush food business. It is intended to support the establishment of Australian native or bush … Read More

Now Published: Meat Slicing & Rendering Skills Standards 

Thank you to all those who contributed the projects to review skills standards for meat slicing and rendering processes. As a result of your efforts, the qualifications, skills sets and units of competency for this work reflect real job functions and roles. They have now been published on the national training register (training.gov.au).

Qualifications and Units Available for feedback for Essential Meat Processing Skills

Skills in meat safety, quality assurance, and leadership are crucial across the entire meat processing industry, promoting Australia’s reputation for high quality meat products. That’s why it’s important that the qualifications and skills standards that support this work are kept up to date and relevant. If you have experience in the meat processing industry, your feedback is invited on draft qualifications and units that are now available on the Skills Impact website. They have been reviewed and updated to include updated … Read More

Register for a webinar for the Meat Processing, General, Quality and Safety Skills Project

If you have experience in the meat processing industry, you are invited to register for a consultation webinar, to provide feedback on the skills requirements related to safety, quality assurance, and leadership. These core skills underpin Australia’s meat processing industry and its reputation for high quality meat products. It is important that national qualifications and skills standards support these essential skills. The webinars are an opportunity to provide feedback on draft qualifications and skills standards that have been revised and developed alongside … Read More

Draft Skills Standards for Meat Slicing & Rendering Endorsed

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the meat rendering and slicing projects. The draft skills standards developed as part of these projects have been endorsed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) and state/territory ministers and are being prepared for publication on the national training register (training.gov.au). The redesigned Certificate III in Meat Processing (Rendering) incorporates units from other industry training packages that are soon to be published. Once these units are released, the revised meat industry skills standards … 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.