Draft Pharmaceutical GMP Units Available for Feedback

Good manufacturing practice (GMP) are an important set of principles that help Australian pharmaceutical companies produce high quality and consistent pharmaceutical goods. If you have experience in pharmaceutical production processes and are able to describe the skills required for pharmaceutical GMP, your input is invited on draft units of competency that support these skills. They have been updated to clarify how skills in GMP are demonstrated and to remove references to international standards from one unit, as it is important that these … Read More

Work Begins on Pharmaceutical GMP Project

Good manufacturing practice (GMP) is a licensing requirement for pharmaceutical businesses and an essential tool for producing high quality and consistent pharmaceutical goods. However, industry feedback has indicated that the current units of competency for pharmaceutical GMP do not accurately reflect the skills needed. Consultation will take place throughout this project, so that the GMP units within three pharmaceutical manufacturing qualifications are up to date, accessible and reflect the appropriate Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level. Input is welcomed from those with experience … Read More

Food and Beverage Processing Skills Updated to Match the Tastes of Consumers

As consumers have become more interested in the origins, contents and packaging of their food, industry has adapted its skills and work environments to become increasingly automated and sophisticated. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the projects below, qualifications and skills standards have been updated to support future learners with the skills they need to produce high quality food and beverages. The updated qualifications, skill sets and units have now been endorsed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee and State … Read More

Greyhound Racing Careers & Jockeys Qualifications Published

Thanks to everyone involved in this project, the skill needs of people starting their career in the racing industry have now been incorporated into a national qualification. The unique expertise of individuals licensed to operate as a jockey and compete in thoroughbred racing have also been captured in a national qualification. The final qualifications have been endorsed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) and state and territory ministers. They can be accessed on the national training register (training.gov.au). The Certificate II … Read More

Current Forestry Projects Being Finalised

Thanks to the contributions of everyone involved in the projects below, updated qualifications and skills standards will soon be available to support career pathways, safety practices, and high level forestry skills. The final draft qualifications, skill sets and units have undergone an edit and equity and quality assurance process and are currently being reviewed by the state training authorities (STAs). They will then be forwarded to the the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) and State and Territory Ministers for consideration and … Read More

New Forestry and Timber Projects Approved for 2021-22

Industry will soon have the chance to be involved in updating and developing skills standards for two important areas of forestry and timber work. Projects for responding and assisting in bushfires and sawmilling and timber processing have been approved by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for 2021-22 and are currently being scoped and planned for. More information will be available on the Skills Impact website shortly and will be circulated through this newsletter and ForestWorks communications. There will be opportunities … Read More

New Projects Being Planned and Scoped

Are you passionate about supporting future learners to gain the skills they need to succeed in your industry? Opportunities to have your say on the skills standards for a range of industry sectors will be available as part of new projects for 2021-22. We are excited about working with industry and Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) on these projects. Project webpages will become available in upcoming weeks as each project is scoped and planned. Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Ag & Horticulture … Read More

Update on Projects in the Final Stages

Thanks to the contributions of everyone involved, the projects for 2020-21 have all moved into the finalisation stage, which involves checking the draft qualifications and skills standards and making any final adjustments. 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. As part of the finalisation process, the draft documents for each project undergo an edit and equity and quality assurance process, … Read More

New Concept to Reform Qualifications

The Government is inviting feedback on how vocational education and training (VET) qualifications could be redesigned to better meet the current and future training needs of employers and learners. A new concept for qualification design has been proposed and feedback is being collected through an online survey, which closes 10am, Monday 20 September 2021. Everybody is invited to provide feedback, in particular those in the VET sector involved in the design, development and delivery of national training products. This is … Read More

New Projects for Native Food and Pharmaceutical GMP

Two other Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) approved projects are currently being scoped and planned for. They focus on capturing the skills required in two distinct areas of the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries: indigenous food and pharmaceutical GMP. More information will be available on the Skills Impact website shortly and will be circulated through this newsletter. There will be opportunities to have your say throughout each project. Project 1: Indigenous Food Skill Set Indigenous food is a rapidly expanding … Read More

Work Begins on New Sugar Milling Project

Sugar milling makes a significant contribution to the Australian economy and provides jobs for roughly 23,000 people. As industry evolves, expanding into biofuel production and becoming increasingly automated, the skills needs of this workforce are changing. If you have experience in sugar milling, your input is welcomed as part of this project to help define the skills standards of your industry. Consultation will take place to review the qualifications and skills standards for sugar milling so that they can be updated to reflect … Read More

Nominations Open for the Meat Processing IRC

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) is calling for nominations from industry stakeholders for the Meat Processing Industry Reference Committee (IRC). IRCs understand the skills needs of their sector, industry or occupation and play an important role in the national training system. They advise the AISC and ensure national skills standards and qualifications meet the needs of employers, employees, training providers, and people seeking training. The AISC is looking for individuals with extensive experience and specialist training in meat … Read More

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