Register for a webinar for the Meat Processing, General, Quality and Safety Skills Project

If you have experience in the meat processing industry, you are invited to register for a consultation webinar, to provide feedback on the skills requirements related to safety, quality assurance, and leadership. These core skills underpin Australia’s meat processing industry and its reputation for high quality meat products. It is important that national qualifications and skills standards support these essential skills. The webinars are an opportunity to provide feedback on draft qualifications and skills standards that have been revised and developed alongside … Read More

Draft Skills Standards for Meat Slicing & Rendering Endorsed

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the meat rendering and slicing projects. The draft skills standards developed as part of these projects have been endorsed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) and state/territory ministers and are being prepared for publication on the national training register (training.gov.au). The redesigned Certificate III in Meat Processing (Rendering) incorporates units from other industry training packages that are soon to be published. Once these units are released, the revised meat industry skills standards … Read More

New Meat Processing, General, Quality and Safety Skills Project

Australia’s meat processing workforce relies on a combination of core skills in safety, quality assurance, and leadership to produce high quality meat products for local and global consumers. It is important the qualifications and skills standards that describe these crucial skills are kept up to date. This project will look at five qualifications and more than 100 units that cover these essential skills, across the AMP Australian Meat Industry Training Package. The national training package has undergone a series of small … Read More

Projects in the Final Stages

Thanks to everyone who contributed along the way, all of the skills standards that were updated and developed as part of the 2020-21 projects are getting closer to becoming available on the national training register (training.gov.au), with some already published! Soon a broad range of industry sectors will be able to access these updated skills standards, supporting learners and industry as a whole to gain the skills they need. Visit the individual project pages for information on the qualifications and skills standards … Read More

New Projects Underway

Your input is encouraged on a round of new projects to update and develop national qualifications and skills standards across a range of job roles. Several of the new projects relate to consumer trends and the shift in skill requirements as industry adapts and innovates. The Australian Native and Bush Food Project seeks to define the skills standards of a burgeoning sector, consulting on the unique skills required to plant, harvest, process, and promote Australian native and bush foods. The … Read More

AHC Projects Submitted for Endorsement

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the projects listed below. The qualifications, skill sets and units have been submitted to Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for consideration and endorsement, after which they will be forwarded to State and Territory Ministers. Once approved, the updated qualifications, skill sets and units of competency will be available on the national register, training.gov.au  

National Agriculture Day 2021

Farmers have continued to provide the food and fibre we depend on throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This National Agriculture Day, we give thanks for the everyday extraordinary efforts of our local farmers. We also celebrate the fulfilling career opportunities on offer in agriculture. From mustering cattle in the Top End to developing the next breakthrough wheat variety, there’s a career pathway whatever your passion, you really can choose your own #AgVenture.

New projects underway for agriculture, horticulture, conservation and land management industries

Over the next 12 months or so the national qualifications and skills standards for jobs roles across pig, poultry and organic farming, as well as composting, permaculture,  and water trading. So too will the occupational skills standards required to undertake job functions that apply to nearly every job role in the agriculture and horticulture industry. The processes to review, update and develop these skills standards is being driven by industry. We encourage your input. Follow the links below for further details … Read More

Draft Horse Care Qualifications & Skills Standards Being Finalised

Thanks to contributions made by industry experts throughout this project, the skills standards for a range of horse care professions have been captured in updated qualifications, skill sets and units of competency. The qualifications, skill sets and units have been submitted to Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for consideration and endorsement, after which they will be forwarded to State and Territory Ministers. Once endorsed, the qualifications, skill sets and units will be published on the national register (training.gov.au). This … Read More

New projects for trainers of assistance dogs and small companion animal incident management

Throughout the next 12 months the national qualifications and skills standards for jobs roles in training assistance dogs and small companion animal incident management will be reviewed. Industry will drive the process to review, update and develop the necessary skills standards for these sectors and job functions. We encourage your input. Follow the links below for further details about the projects and how you can be involved.

Updated Qualifications and Skills Standards for Food and Beverage Processing Published

Australia’s food and beverage processing sector has been developing its skills over the past decade, as it adapts to the interests of consumers. With the public increasingly seeking local, sustainable, healthy and allergen free food, industry has been innovating in areas such as traceability and packaging, causing work environments across the industry to become increasingly automated and sophisticated. Industry representatives have volunteered their time and expertise to three national projects to update vocational qualifications, skill sets and units of competency, … Read More

Work Begins on New Australian Native and Bush Foods Project

New job roles and skills needs are emerging as interest in Australian native and bush foods increases. With new businesses being launched regularly, and plenty of room for expansion, it is important that the skills needs of this sector are supported by national skills standards. Expertise is required for harvesting and processing wild food, exporting products according to strict regulations, and working alongside  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities with awareness and respect. Do you have experience working with native and/or … Read More

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