We caught up with Master Farrier at Flemington Stables Mark Cumming, who was involved in the Farriery Project last year and is excited the Cert IV is now available for training providers to use. Farriery is an increasingly sophisticated occupation and the skills and tasks involved have changed over the years, so it was important to make sure the qualification matched up with how the job is done today. Mark said he looks forward to hiring apprentices in future, who will be trained in a qualification … Read More
It’s a question we are hear a lot, but maybe the real question is – why are they important? Or, why should I be interested in training packages? Industry plays a vital role in the process of updating training packages and to benchmark the skills standards for their job roles. This way the qualifications can be reviewed to match the current needs and expectations of the workforce. The advantage of training packages is that they offer a national and industry-led approach … Read More
Many of you provided advice on the direction and skill needs of your industry between now and 2022. These views have been compiled and submitted to the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC), documented in industry-specific IRC Skills Forecasts and Proposed Schedules of Work. One of the clear themes to emerge during consultation was the need to look at different ways to address industry skill needs, in addition to reviewing qualifications and units. This year some different types of projects have … Read More
These days people want to know exactly where their food comes from, how it’s packaged and what’s in it. In response, the food and beverage processing industry is adopting innovations to improve traceability, control contaminants, and further automate processes. As a result of these changes and more, some of the most used qualifications in food and beverage processing are now in need of updating, to make sure training matches with current requirements for skills, knowledge and practices.
Industry has been leading the charge to develop two new qualifications in artisan fermented products and cheesemaking – but there’s one more thing you can do to make sure they meet your needs.
New and revised qualifications and skills standards to support a wide range of job roles have been finalised and submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for endorsement. They have been developed as part of three national projects and consultation across the country. We thank the more than 200 industry members who provided detailed feedback and dedicated their time and expertise. It has resulted in qualifications and skills standards that incorporate the essential skills for managing biosecurity issues and … Read More
We’re seeking your feedback on the priority skills that have been identified for the pulp and paper industries between 2019 and 2022.They are documented in a draft IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work (Skills Forecast) document. Several projects have been proposed to address these priority skills, as summarised in the grey box below. Feedback is being collected up until 14 May 2019. The IRC Skills Forecast will be considered by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC). The information will be used … Read More
You’re invited to provide feedback on the redrafted qualifications and units of competency for the Arboriculture Project. They will be available on the Skills Impact website for your comment and validation until 12 May 2019. A key focus of this project has been to remove significant barriers to training and assessment. Five qualifications have been revised. In addition, two new skill sets have been developed and 39 units have been revised or developed to support the qualifications. The deletion of one qualification … Read More
Skills Impact made a submission to the Expert Review into Australia’s VET Sector in late January. In this submission, we made a number of suggestions to improve the VET sector, based off our discussions with industry and training providers, such as: Greater recognition of training undertaken in workplaces and industry’s role in competency assessment. Recognition of various levels of competency (i.e. the difference between somebody that is safe to operate in a workplace, versus somebody who is highly competent in their job … Read More
The Government recently announced its Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow package in response to the Expert Review into Australia’s VET Sector led by the Hon Steven Joyce. The Expert Review looked at a host of issues in a very short time and made 71 recommendations, many of which require cooperation of states. The review proposes a range of improvements for the VET sector, and any review that aims to improve the VET sector for industry and training providers is welcomed. The Expert Review supported the role of industry … Read More
Skills Impact has been invited to present at four major stakeholder network events in the coming months. Our presentations will focus on feedback and discussions we have had with many of you about how the VET sector can be improved. Our team has over 2,000 interactions with industry and training providers each quarter. Events like this are a great opportunity to share these view points. NCVER No Frills The NCVER No Frills event is being held in Adelaide, from 10-12 … Read More