Industry will soon have access to eight new units, which capture the advanced skills needed to coordinate wine operations in what is an increasingly sophisticated and automated environment.
This will help large scale wineries access the skilled workers they need to keep up with the high demand for Australian wines.
The final draft units have been submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Council for endorsement, after which they will be published on training.gov.au and be available for RTOs to put on scope.
“The wine industry is constantly evolving and it still relies on some old world techniques blended with the newest technologies. With these new technologies come new challenges and requirements for staff understanding and competencies. The revised qualification is a start to enhance the skills and knowledge of our workforce and therefore in the Australian wine industry overall.” Michael Horley, Packaging Technical Trainer, Casella Family Brands
The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has extended the transition period of the FDF30411 Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations, which was reviewed in a separate project last year.
All registered training organisations (RTOs) delivering the qualification to current learners now have until 30 September 2020 to transition to the updated qualification.