Update on Projects

Draft Skills Standards Available for Feedback Updated Skills Standards Published & Available for Use Thanks to the input of everyone who contributed to the below projects, the units, skill sets and qualifications that were reviewed and developed as part of the following projects have been endorsed by the AISC and State and Territory Ministers. They have been published on training.gov.au and are available for RTOs to put on scope. Other Projects Underway  

Skills Reform Consultation Opportunities

Australian governments (both at the national, and state and territory level) have agreed to immediately progress reforms in strengthening the role of industry and employers, improving VET qualifications and raising the quality of training. Have your say on Skills Reform. Share your views to help strengthen Australia’s Vocational Education Training (VET) sector, to ensure a highly skilled workforce is ready for the job market, now and into the future. Visit www.skillsreform.gov.au for more information on these reforms and learn how … Read More

Congratulations to National Training Award Finalists and Winners

We were thrilled to see so many finalists from the industries we work with in this year’s National Training Awards. The awards showcase best practice in VET and are a wonderful way to celebrate the students, teachers and employers achieving and supporting high results. Read about the winners and finalists below.      

Year in Review 2019-2020

This past year saw many unprecedented events take place, which brought about many challenges, but which also highlighted the essential services and specific skills of the industries we work with. These industries contribute over $84bn to gross domestic product and employ 875,200 people. It is vital that these industries are supported by national skills standards that reflect their current and future skills needs. Thank you for your contributions and support this year to improve industry skills. In 2019-20 more than … Read More

Congratulations to National Training Award Finalists and Winners

We were thrilled to see so many finalists from the industries we work with in this year’s National Training Awards. The awards showcase best practice in VET and are a wonderful way to celebrate the students, teachers and employers achieving and supporting high results. Read about the winners and finalists below. St Paul’s College, Kempsey – School Pathways to VET Award Winner AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package St Paul’s College in Kempsey is within the Macleay … Read More

New Projects Underway

The following projects are also underway to improve skills standards across the agriculture, horticulture, conservation and land management (AHC) industries. Revised qualification and skills standards are currently being developed with subject matter experts to reflect current job roles and skills needs. Draft documents will be available for broad industry feedback in December 2020 and early 2021. Your feedback will allow them to reflect real work practices. An alert will be sent out through this newsletter once the they are available for comment. … Read More

Landscaping, Parks & Gardens Skills Standards Available for Feedback

You still have time to provide feedback on rievised skills standards for landscaping, parks and gardens. Your input will help ensure the draft qualifications, skill sets and units reflect the current skills standards and practices of industry. To view the documents and provide comment, please follow the webpage links below.  

Animal Reproduction Skills Standards Available for Feedback

Skills are being reviewed due to a range of new technologies being accessible to increase the productivity of breeding programs, building on skills farmers have used for generations. Technologies such as sensors, trackers and ultrasound equipment are being used to identify breeding objectives, genetic influences, animal soundness and animal breeding health, helping promote better animal welfare outcomes, efficiency and sustainability. Current qualifications, a skill set and units for livestock reproduction have been reviewed and updated with the help of subject matter … Read More

Happy National AgDay!

Today is a chance to celebrate the values that bring us together! Whether city or bush-based, in Australia we are all motivated to create a better future for our families and our environment. ​It is these values that drive our farmers to produce high quality food and fibre every day for everybody in Australia and around the world. We are all a part of the same cycle, all moving in the same direction. Skills Impact staff celebrated AgDay with a virtual morning tea! … Read More

Landscaping, Parks & Gardens Skills Standards Available for Feedback

Industry experts have been consulted over the past month to review the qualifications and skills standards that support job roles in landscaping, parks and gardens. As a result, they have been revised to reflect current terminology, equipment, technology and practices. You are invited to provide feedback on the draft qualifications, skill sets and units. We are seeking your feedback on whether the draft documents reflect the current skills standards and practices of industry, and whether job functions are accurately described. The … Read More

The Gottstein Trust 2020 Funding Appeal

The Gottstein Trust is the national education trust for the forestry and timber products industry, providing support for the aquasition of knowledge that will benefit the sector through its annual granting of Scholarships, Fellowship and Industry Skill Awards. The Gottstein Trust is currently running it’s annual funding appeal, calling on the forest industries to support its educational study grants. View the donor page for more information.

Updated Forest and Wood Products Skills Standards Published Soon

As a result of the time and expertise volunteered by stakeholders over the past 12 months, Australia’s forest and timber industry will soon have access to updated skills standards for a range of job roles and tasks, including timber truss and frame estimating and manufacturing, timber building products supply, and working with new harvesting technologies. The units, skill sets and qualifications have been endorsed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee and State and Territory Ministers and will published on training.gov.au and available for RTOs to put … Read More

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