Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Training Package Improvements

The following projects are underway for the FDF Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Training Package: Clarification of outstanding issues relating to retail baking qualifications. Clarification and resolution of issues relating to the food science and technology qualifications. Development of a market intelligence report for the pharmaceutical sector in Australia and potential business case for the review of relevant training package components.

Racing Industry Draft Work Plan Available for Feedback

The Draft Four Year Work Plan for the Racing industry is now available for feedback on the Skills Impact website. On behalf of the Racing Industry Reference Committee (IRC), we will be collecting feedback on the work plan until Friday 9 September. The Draft Four Year Work Plans for all the industry training packages that Skills Impact supports are now available on the website, including: Agriculture Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Animal Care and Management Australian Meat Processing Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Forest and Wood Products Pulp … Read More

Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical and Seafood Draft Work Plans Available

Draft Four Year Work Plans are now available for feedback for the following two training packages: Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical, and Seafood. On behalf of the relevant Industry Reference Committees (IRCs), we will be collecting feedback on each work plan until Friday 9 September. In addition to these two Draft Work Plans, Draft Work Plans are already on the Skills Impact website for the following training packages. Agriculture Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Animal Care Australian Meat Processing Forest and Wood Products Pulp and … Read More

AHC and ACM Draft Four Year Work Plans Available for Feedback

The AHC Draft Four Year Work Plan is available on the Skills Impact website, under the following two industry sectors: Agriculture Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management. The ACM Draft Four Year Work Plan is available on the Skills Impact website under Animal Care. On behalf of the relevant IRCs, we will be collecting feedback on each work plan until Friday 2 September. IRCs are responsible for planning the work that will occur in the upcoming years to the training package they are responsible for. … Read More

Update on IRC Draft Four Year Work Plans

IRC Draft work plans are now available for feedback for the following training packages: Meat Processing Forest and Wood Products Pulp and Paper Manufacturing On behalf of the relevant IRCs, we will be collecting feedback until 15 August 2016. Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) are responsible for planning the work that will occur in the upcoming years to the training package they are responsible for. The system requires each IRC to develop a Four Year Work Plan to provide notice to … Read More

AHC Training Package on training.gov.au

Release 1.0 of the AHC Agriculture Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package is now available on training.gov.au. AHC was endorsed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), with the exception of Performance Horse skills standards and qualifications, which will be reviewed by the Rural and Related Industry Reference Committee (IRC). The IRC will consider what changes are needed, following the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) inquiry and recommendations into equine training. Click here to view AHC on training.gov.au

Update on AHC Training Package

Release 1.0 of the AHC Agriculture Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package will be available on training.gov.au by the end of June. In order to release the training package, adjustments need to be made to qualifications containing performance horse units and all imported units. The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) endorsed the training package in March this year, with the exception of Performance Horse skills standards and qualifications. Many qualifications that were uploaded included imported units from versions of … Read More

Training Packages Update

Skills Impact is responsible for the training packages listed below and we are managing a process by which these training packages will be released in the new standards format. Listed below are details of the stage each training package is at, as determined by the endorsement processes of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC). FWP Forest and Wood Products and PPM Pulp and Paper Manufacturing training packages are now available for implementation on training.gov.au. The remainder are undergoing a … Read More

IRC Review

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has recently outlined key guiding principles to assist in the review of Industry Reference Committees (IRCs). Following the principles set out by the AISC, three of the industries that Skills Impact are responsible for supporting are currently participating in the pilot review. These are: Forest and Wood Products Rural and Related Industries Food, Beverage and Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing. The principles outline the processes and the outcomes sought by the review process, including the composition … Read More

25th National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference ‘No Frills’

No Frills is taking place this year on 4-6 July at CQUniversity, Rockhampton North campus. The engaging program features over 40 presentation and poster sessions, highlighting three research themes: Equity, Engagement and Evolution.Michael Hartman, CEO of Skills Impact, Michael Hartman will be presenting at the conference on Building Innovation Skills. No Frills is a well-known annual national conference where researchers and practitioners in the vocational education and training (VET) sector come together to present, discuss and share information about key issues confronting the sector. … Read More

National VET Conference – Velg Training

The 2016 National VET Conference will be delivered over two days on the 15-16 September at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Celebrating VET’ and will focus on multiple streams including: Policy & Reform; RTO Management & Compliance; Training & Assessing; VET Shapers; and eLearning. A wide variety of speakers will present at the event, including Michael Hartman, CEO of Skills Impact. Delegates will also have opportunities to meet with product and service providers and … Read More

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