New Projects in Agriculture and Horticulture

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Work has already begun to identify the specific skills needs of a range of sectors across agriculture and horticulture. You may have already read about new projects covering skills in Agronomy; Biosecurity and Emergency Response; Conservation and Land Management; and Medicinal Crops. In addition, work has begun on two more projects in Rural Merchandising and Sales, and Horticulture and Nursery. For details of timelines, scope and opportunities for involvement, see the links to the individual project pages below. Get Involved If you have experience in … Read More

New Aquaculture Project Underway

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The project will review relevant units of competency to ensure they can be used in the context of real-time distant operations. There is also scope to develop new units and skills sets if necessary. Visit the project page for more information. Get Involved If you have experience in this emerging area of aquaculture, there are a number of steps you can take to get involved: Make sure your subscription preferences are up to date to receive newsletter updates on the project … Read More

Projects Approaching Publication

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If you’ve contributed to one of the projects over the past year you’ll be pleased to know the updated qualifications, skill sets and units will soon be made available for use on TGA. Most of the 2018-19 projects have been submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for endorsement, with the remaining projects soon to follow. Once they’ve been endorsed the updated documents will be published on training.gov.au. While this might seem like the end of the projects, it’s just the … Read More

New Projects Underway

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Work has begun on a number of new projects, with more information available on the Skills Impact website. At present these projects are in the “Project Plan” stage, meaning the Subject Matter Expert group for each project is in the process of being assembled and initial work has begun on planning the logistics of each project. Other Projects Starting Soon Several other new projects are in the initial planning stages. Project webpages will be published over the next two months, … Read More

Say Cheese: new diploma in artisan cheese making an important step for industry

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The first nationally recognised Diploma of Artisan Cheesemaking will soon be available for use by registered training organisations. It was developed as part of the Artisanal Food and Beverage Project, which was driven by industry demand for training in high level, specialised cheesemaking. Industry want future generations of aspiring cheesemakers to be able to access training in Australia, supporting the regions where small batch cheesemaking businesses are taking off. The passion of the artisanal food and beverage industry as a … Read More

You Know Best the Skills Needs of Your Industry

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At this time of year, many of the projects are approaching publication, meaning the new and updated qualifications will soon be made available for use via TGA.com. The Seafood Industry Projects have already been endorsed and published on TGA, giving the opportunity, for industry to work with RTOs so that in time, industry will have access to improved qualifications and skills standards. These standards will incorporate the essential skills for managing biosecurity issues and threats, advancements in technologies, regulations and … Read More

Forestry & Timber Projects submitted to AISC

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Technological advancements and market demands are shifting the way work is done in the forestry and timber industry. Many roles now require an increased level of technical skills and new roles are emerging driven by changes in technology. Over the past year, industry experts have volunteered their time and expertise to review qualifications and skill standards relating to Advances in Woodmachining and Sawdoctoring and Sawmill Timber and Process Optimisation. Thanks to the work of those involved, the forestry and timber industry will soon have access … Read More

Racing & Breeding Projects Submitted for Endorsement

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The Australian racing industry is one step closer to updated qualifications and skills standards. Over the past year, industry experts have volunteered their time and expertise to projects in greyhound health assistance, horse breeding and retraining greyhounds and horses to new environments. Thanks to the efforts of the Australian racing industry, the three projects have now been submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for endorsement. As part of these projects, skills standards have been revised to better reflect the … Read More

Agriculture & Horticulture Projects Submitted to AISC

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The agriculture and horticulture industry will soon have access to new and updated qualifications and skills standards. Over the past year, industry experts have volunteered their time and expertise to projects covering the following skills areas: Sports Turf Management Protected Horticulture Irrigation Viticulture Carbon Farming Agribusiness Thanks to the commitment of those involved, qualifications have been reviewed and developed to better match current and emerging job roles. This will support the agriculture and horticulture industry as it adapts to technological advancements, shifting … Read More

Animal Care & Management Projects Submitted to AISC

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Those who volunteered their time and expertise in animal technology, animal incident management, or horse education will be pleased to know the updated qualifications and skills standards have been submitted for endorsement. Once endorsed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), the new materials will be published on the training.gov.au website making them available for use by registered training organisations (RTOs). More information is available on the individual project pages. Animal Technology Project Skills Impact has worked with stakeholders across Australia in revising … Read More

Get Ready to Sea the Change

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Job roles and industry practices have changed significantly in recent years. Industry can now access qualifications and skills standards that reflect these changes and incorporate the essential skills for managing biosecurity issues and threats, advancements in technologies, regulations and compliance. The new and revised qualifications and skills standards are published on the training.gov.au website, within the national SFI Seafood Industry Training Package, making them available for use by registered training organisations for industry.

Meat Processing Project Submitted for Approval

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The meat industry will soon have access to new national skills standards to support their quality assurance and safety practices. Australian meat has a reputation for being high quality. This reputation is underpinned by clean and safe industry practices, including quality assurance programs. Knowing where meat has come from is a crucial part of quality assurance. The skills to support traceability programs are key. So too is the ability to identify and describe aspects that impact the overall quality and price … Read More

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