Chance to Review Draft Qualifications in Agronomy, Horticulture, Nursery & Rural Merchandising

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Want to make sure your industry has access to qualifications that reflect the most recent skills, knowledge, and practices? Get involved with one of the below projects by signing up for a workshop or webinar and commenting on the draft qualifications, skill sets, and units. Click through to the individual project pages for more details and to have your say.

New Meat Industry Projects

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Work is underway on four new meat industry projects, covering skills relevant to the Diploma and Advanced Diploma of meat processing, halal meat processing, poultry processing and game harvesting. For details of timelines, scope and opportunities to get involved, follow the links to the individual project pages below.

Update on Food & Beverage Processing Project

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You are invited to provide initial feedback on the units and identify any skills gaps or areas for improvement. To have your say visit the project page Thank you to the training providers that responded to our survey to understand how the qualifications are currently being delivered. Results of this survey are also available on the project page.

New Forestry & Timber Projects Underway

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Work has already begun on three projects across the Forestry and Timber industry. This includes a project to address changes brought about by New Harvesting Technologies, one to update unique skills across Timber Merchandising, and another to streamline qualifications in Timber Truss and Frame Estimating and Design. 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 any of these areas, there are a number of steps you … Read More

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 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 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

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