The Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) has approved two new forestry and timber projects for 2018/19. These skills were identified as a priority in the 2018-2021 IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work.
The Timber and Wood Processing Industry Reference Committee (IRC) will oversee the project developments for their industries, as part of their responsibility to support engagement with industry and to ensure the projects meet stakeholder needs. Skills Impact will develop the new training package components while supporting the IRC’s oversight role.
Advances in Woodmachining and Sawdoctoring Project
This project will assess the current skills requirements for wood machinists and sawdoctors as a result of technological developments and a business imperative to operate in a competitive environment. This project will result in revised woodmachining and sawdoctoring qualifications.
Sawmill Timber and Process Optimisation Project
This project will identify new and improved units of competency to address skills requirements for the optimisation within sawmills, relating to log sorting, sawing in the green mill, dry mill processing and grading and timber treatment.
Opportunities for stakeholder input
Stakeholder input is appreciated throughout the duration of this project. The documents will be drafted in consultation with the TAC and their networks. Opportunities to provide targeted feedback will occur when the draft materials are made available in January and February 2019, and again for validation of final drafts in March 2019. We will keep you informed of project updates and consultation opportunities via this newsletter and the project webpages. However, your feedback is welcomed at any time. Please feel free to contact us on 03 9321 3526 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We invite you to provide your feedback on the existing units and qualifications that will be reviewed as part of each project. Your feedback will help us in drafting revised versions which will be available for industry consultation in January and February 2019.
Validation means checking and confirming that the documents are logical and factually accurate. We are seeking your views on whether the units reflect the current industry skills standards, knowledge and practices and whether all job functions are accurately described.
The following projects will be available for validation until 16 September 2018.
To participate in the validation process, please visit the project webpages linked below.
A summary of the feedback that was received when drafts were made available for each project and a description of its consideration and application in these final drafts can be downloaded from the relevant project webpage.
Prefabricated Building Systems Project
The final draft units of competency for prefabricated building systems are now available for you validation and comment until 16 September 2018.
Cross Laminated Timber Building Systems Project
The final draft units of competency for cross laminated timber building systems are now available for you validation and comment until 16 September 2018.