COVID-19, Bushfire, Drought and Floods

Our thoughts are with our stakeholders who are still being impacted by the bushfires, drought and floods in Australia and now COVID-19. Information about available assistance can be found at the FarmHub website. Skills Impact operations and activities continue during these challenging times, with necessary adjustments to our consultation activities. Stakeholder availability is limited and we are following all government mandates and recommendations in relation to COVID-19, with all staff working from home on an ongoing basis. Our interactions are now only by email, phone, video conferencing and the feedback hub. Please continue to feel free to contact us by these methods. Your feedback and input to improve national qualifications and skills standards is most welcome. Read more.

Updates to Meat Industry Skills Forecast

We are seeking your feedback on projects that have been proposed for 2020 – 2021 and specific changes to the industry environment that have been identified in this year’s Annual Update to the IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work (Skills Forecast). This year’s Annual Update includes information about employers’ use of training packages and qualifications, barriers to hiring apprentices and trainees, and reasons behind non-completion rates. It also looks at alternative training being delivered, some of which draws on the training package, … Read More

Opportunity to comment on final draft Timber Truss and Frame Skills Standards

Timber trusses and frames are used to build the majority of Australian homes and many other buildings, and as such are integral to the Australian economy and its people. Through a process of industry consultation, the technical skills required for both the design and manufacture of timber trusses and frames have been captured in draft qualifications, skill sets and units. Your input is sought to check that these drafts accurately reflect current work practices and skills needs, so they provide an accessible … Read More

Information for Implementing New Skills Standards

Updated skills standards for a number of projects were made available for use on training.gov.au late last year, including: Carbon & Agribusiness Management Project Horticulture Technology Project Sports Turf Management Project  Viticulture Project If you’re a trainer or member of industry looking for help implementing the updated skills standards, you can find Companion Volumes on our website with information to help adapt to new changes, as well as additional information about the impacts of regulation and licensing implications and workplace health and safety. To view published … Read More

Next Steps for Updated and New Skill Standards

Thank you to those who participated in the validation process for the below projects. Your feedback is now being considered to update the draft skills standards, which will shortly move into the finalisation stage. This involves review by the State/Territory Training Authorities, the IRC, the Australian Industry and Skills Committee and State/Territory Ministers. Once endorsed, the new skills standards will be published on training.gov.au and available for RTOs to put on scope. For further information visit the individual project pages.

Provide Validation for Conservation and Land Management Skills Standards

Conservation and land management is a large and complex sector responsible for conserving Australia’s unique natural environment for the enjoyment of all. Your feedback on the initial draft units, skill sets, and qualifications has been used to inform further updates to the documents, which are now available to for validation. You are invited to provide input on these final drafts to check that they accurately reflect job roles and practices across the numerous industry sub-sectors and environments that this work takes … Read More

Opportunity to Feedback on Updates to Food, Beverage & Pharmaceutical Skills Forecast

We are seeking your feedback on projects that have been proposed for 2020 – 2022 and specific changes to the industry environment that have been identified in this year’s Annual Update to the IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work (Skills Forecast). This year’s Annual Update includes information about employers’ use of training packages and qualifications, barriers to hiring apprentices and trainees, and reasons behind non-completion rates. It also looks at alternative training being delivered, some of which draws on the training … Read More

Skilling Up for the Brewing Boom

The craft and micro beer brewing industry is booming around Australia, with a new brewery opening on average every five days. For an industry with such rapid growth, access to formal vocational training has been a challenge, but it is also part of the success story. Stephen Nelsen, Head Brewery Lecturer at TAFE SA, is part of the solution to meeting industry training needs. The course he runs, Certificate III in Food Processing, contextualised for brewing, is always fully booked, … Read More

Still time to provide feedback on draft Timber Truss & Frame Skills Standards

Timber trusses and frames are an essential component in the building of many homes and other buildings in Australia. If you have experience in the design and estimating of timber trusses and frames, you are invited to provide feedback on draft qualifications, skill sets and units, which capture the technical skills required for this work. Your input will help update the skills standards, so that they accurately reflect current work practices and skills needs, and so that they provide an accessible … Read More

Opportunity to Feedback on Pet Care & Animal Training Skills Standards

You still have the opportunity to provide feedback on draft skills standards in pet grooming, animal health care, animal training, assistance animals, companion and therapy animals, and regulation. Feedback is being collected until Friday 3 April 2020. Based on feedback received so far, a new draft Certificate IV in Animal Care Facility Management has been developed, to support the skills development of people who manage animal shelters, boarding facilities and exhibited animal environments. It is proposed to replace the existing Certificate IV in Captive Animals and Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services. … Read More

Advanced Wine Operations Skills Standards Coming Soon

Industry will soon have access to eight new units, which capture the advanced skills needed to coordinate wine operations in what is an increasingly sophisticated and automated environment. This will help large scale wineries access the skilled workers they need to keep up with the high demand for Australian wines. The final draft units have been submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Council for endorsement, after which they will be published on training.gov.au and be available for RTOs to put on scope. … Read More

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Skills Impact acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have been living in and caring for Australia for tens of thousands of years, and this is respected in line with Skills Impact values. We recognise the challenges involved for people who are not related to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders to understand the importance of their connection to Country. Skills Impact seeks and relies on guidance from Indigenous people in our work.