VET Reform Progress & Consultations

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Over the past two months, there have been several developments in the Government’s efforts to strengthen the vocational education and training (VET) sector. National consultation is now underway on the key initiatives of the Australian Government’s skills package, Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow. The skills package lays the building blocks for reforms identified in the Expert Review of Australia’s vocational education and training system (Joyce Review), placing industry at the centre and raising the profile of VET as a career pathway of choice. It takes … Read More

Revised Skills Standards for Advanced Wine Operations

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Large-scale wineries require input from a team of skilled people, often drawing on temporary workers to supplement the workforce during harvest and vintage. Coordination and leadership of this workforce is key during these busy times.

Feedback Sought on Meat Industry Skills Standards

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Have your say on how skills standards are defined for the meat processing industry. Draft units of competency, skill sets and qualifications are now available for your review and comment, covering skills relevant to the Diploma and Advanced Diploma of meat processing, halal meat processing, poultry processing and game harvesting. To view the draft documents and provide input on the skills described within them, follow the links to the individual project pages below.

Register for a Workshop

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Workshops and webinars are now open for registration for the following projects, which have moved to the development phase. Work on defining the skills standards of these industries is underway. This is your chance to discuss the work so far with other members of your industry and provide input on the draft units, skill sets and qualifications. Draft documents will be available in November to coincide with the workshops. Click through to view the individual project pages and sign up for a workshop: Ag … Read More

Still Time to Have Your Say on Agronomy, Horticulture, Nursery & Rural Merchandising

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There’s still time to help define the skills needed for jobs in a range of important Agriculture, Horticulture, and Conservation and Land Management industry sectors. If you have experience in agronomy, horticulture and nursery, or rural merchandising you are invited to share your views on current skills needs and job roles within your industry. Visit the relevant project page to view the draft units of competency, skill sets and qualifications and have your say: Agronomy Project Horticulture & Nursery Project … Read More

Help Define Skills Standards in Medicinal Crops

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Now is your chance to have your say on the draft documents and offer advice on whether they accurately represent the practices and job roles of the medical crop sector. There is also the opportunity to attend free workshops near you and provide feedback on the documents in person. To comment on the documents and for further details, visit the project page  

Drafts Coming Soon for Fishtech & Aquabotics

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Tasks that were once performed manually now require skills in operating technology and managing and interpreting data. As such, relevant units of competency are being reviewed so that they are suitable for use in real-time distant operations. New units and skill sets have also been identified for development. The draft documents will be made available in the next few weeks. A news alert will be sent when this has happened, so stay tuned. There will also be the opportunity to … Read More

New Crocodiles Project Underway

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Industry is driving this project to define the skills required for all job activities that involve crocodiles. This will be captured in units of competency that will promote safe and sustainable interaction with crocodiles across industry sectors. Broad consultation with industry will continue throughout this project to describe the skills needed for all kinds of work with crocodiles. Advice from Indigenous communities will be an important part of consultation activities. We recognise that crocodiles have been part of Indigenous culture for … Read More

Reminder: Food & Beverage Processing Feedback

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The food and beverage processing industry has adapted to consumer demand over the past ten years by pursuing innovations in traceability, contamination control, and automation. As a result, units of competency relating to food and beverage processing are being reviewed to ensure they are up to date and meet the needs of the industry.

There’s Still Time to Have your Say on Advanced Wine Operations Skills

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Larger scale wine producers need a whole team of skilled workers to get their products into international and domestic markets. Consultation with industry has identified gaps in how skills are described in the current Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations, particularly in cellar operations and bottling and packaging.

New Pharmaceutical Bioprocessing Project

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At present there are no nationally endorsed units of competency available for this growing area of pharmaceutical processing and manufacture. Consultation with industry will continue throughout this project to identify the skills required to work in this field and address these skills in revised or new units of comeptency. A project page has been published with more information and opportunities to get involved. Visit the project page

Skills Standards for Racing Captured

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Over the past year, industry experts from around the country have volunteered their time and expertise to projects in greyhound health assistance, horse breeding, and retraining greyhounds and horses to new environments. The projects were driven by industry and overseen by the Racing and Breeding Industry Reference Committee. Skills standards were developed to support skills in handling and training racing animals throughout the course of their racing career and life after, reflecting current job roles and work practices. Thanks to their efforts, … Read More

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