Opportunity to Feedback on Proposed Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Projects & Industry Developments

More than 200,000 workers contribute to the production of Australian food, beverages and pharmaceutical products. They are part of an innovative industry that is constantly adapting it’s processes and products to meet consumer preferences and needs. The skills of this industry are vital for producing high quality products that are safe to consume. We are seeking your feedback on training package projects that have been proposed for 2021-22 and descriptions of changes in the industry environment as outlined in the … Read More

Updated Skills Standards for Food and Beverage Industry Available Soon

Thanks to the efforts of everyone involved, the skills standards reviewed and developed for a range of job roles across the food and beverage industry will soon be available for use. The final draft qualifications, skill sets for the projects below are undergoing an edit and equity and quality assurance process, including being reviewed by the state training authorities (STAs). With the STA’s support, the documents will then be submitted for endorsement by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) and State/Territory Ministers. … Read More

Updated Skills Standards for Exhibited Animal Care, Marine Wildlife, Pet Care & Animal Training on the Way

Australia’s animal care and management industry will soon have access to updated qualifications and skills standards for caring for some of our most rare and endangered animals, as well as the animals in our homes and communities. The draft qualifications and skills standards for the Exhibited Animal Care and Marine Wildlife Project and Pet Care and Animal Training Project have provisionally endorsed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC). They have now been forwarded to the State and Territory … Read More

Thank You for Your Feedback on Horse Care Skills Standards

Industry is driving this project to update the skills standards for a range of job roles involved in the care of horses. Thank you to everybody that provided feedback on the draft qualifications, skill sets and units of competency. Your feedback is being considered and will inform further work on the final drafts, which are expected to be available for comment and validation in May 2021. A summary of the feedback and how it was addressed in the final drafts will … Read More

Projects Proposed in Annual Update to Animal Care and Management Skills Forecast

We are seeking your feedback on training package projects that have been proposed for 2021 – 2022 and specific changes to the industry environment that have been identified in this year’s Annual Update to the IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work (Skills Forecast). The importance of a skilled animal care and management industry was highlighted by the 2019-2020 bushfires and COVID-19. The industry was recognised as an essential service, with important animal welfare issues needing to be addressed throughout the crisis. This year’s Annual … Read More

Diploma & Advanced Diploma in Meat Processing in Final Stages

Thanks to the input of all involved the updated Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Meat Processing will soon be published and available for use. They have been provisionally endorsed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) and have now been forwarded to the State and Territory Ministers. They have undergone an edit and equity and independent quality assurance process, including consideration by the Meat IRC and State/Territory Training Authorities (STAs/TTAs). Visit the project webpage

Have Your Say on Draft  Skills Standards for Meat Slicing & Rendering

Draft units, skill sets and qualifications that have been developed as part of the below projects are now available for broad industry feedback. Input from those with experience in meat rendering processes and techniques and/or working with meat slicing equipment is important to ensure that the updated skills standards match real industry job roles and skills needs.

Opportunity to Feedback on Proposed Projects & Agriculture & Horticulture Industry Developments

We are seeking your feedback on training package projects that have been proposed for 2021-22 and descriptions of changes in the industry environment as outlined in the draft Annual Update to the IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work (Skills Forecast). This year’s Annual Update includes information about employers’ use of training packages and qualifications, barriers to hiring apprentices and trainees, and reasons behind non-completion rates and alternative training being delivery. It also includes information about employers’ use of the national AHC Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and … Read More

Validate Draft Qualifications for Greyhound Racing Careers and Jockeys

Your feedback on two draft qualifications has been used to inform further updates to the drafts, which are now available for validation and comment. The Certificate II in Racing Industry has been revised so that it applies to skills required across all codes, including thoroughbred, harness and greyhound. It includes skills for understanding animal behaviour and welfare, and working in a manner that is healthy and safe. The Certificate IV in Racing (Jockey) has been reviewed to reflect the expertise required to race thoroughbred horses. Industry … Read More

Feedback on Annual Update to Seafood Industry Skills Forecast

We are seeking your feedback on information outlined in the Annual Update to the Aquaculture and Wild Catch IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work (Skills Forecast). This year’s Annual Update identifies specific changes to the industry environment over the past year. It highlights the impact of COVID-19, industry response and developments, including challenges around trade tensions. It also includes information about employers’ use of the national SFI Seafood Industry Training Package and qualifications, barriers to training, hiring apprentices and trainees, and reasons … Read More

Opportunity to Provide Feedback on Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Qualifications and Skills Standards

Over the past decade, job roles and products in the pulp and paper manufacturing sector have evolved, driven by developments in science, technology and consumer preferences. The COVID-19 pandemic, which saw record demand for products such as toilet paper, tissues, medical, sanitary and packaging products, has reinforced the need for a skilled workforce in this sector. Volunteers from industry have been consulted to review qualifications, skill sets and units of competency for pulp and paper manufacturing, so they reflect current job roles, new … Read More

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