Our Role Establishing Skills Insight JSC

Skills Impact held a Skills Service Organisation (SSO) role between 2016 and 2022. In 2023 we established one of ten Job and Skills Councils (JSCs), after a submission to move into the role was backed by over 200 letters of support from a broad range of industry stakeholders. This new JSC, Skills Insight, has a broader scope to deliver outcomes that support a responsive VET system and a skilled and resilient national workforce. The industry coverage of Skills Insight is similar to our past coverage as a Skills Service Organisation.

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Respect for Country Job Skills Drafts Available for Validation

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures possess skills and knowledge for land and water management activities that have been developed over thousands of years. Some of these skills are described in nationally endorsed qualifications, skill sets and units that are used to equip learners for job roles. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are leading and guiding the review of national qualifications and skills standards, so that they reflect current skill needs and terminology.  

Permaculture, Organic Production & Composting Drafts Avialable for Validation

Techniques based around principles of permaculture, organic production and composting are used by producers to keep up with consumer demand for sustainably grown produce and support future food security. It is important the national skills standards for working with these principles are kept up to date, so that future learners are equipped with the skills to provide for human needs in a way that works with natural processes and ecology.

Draft meat processing qualifications & units available for validation

Australia’s meat processing industry replies on core skills in meat safety, quality assurance, and leadership to produce high quality meat products. Consultation is taking place throughout this project to update the qualifications and skills standards that describe these skills, so that they are up to date and accurate. The qualifications and units have been updated based on your feedback and are now available for validation and further comment.  Assessment conditions have been updated in most units to require at least three forms … Read More

Validate Pig and Poultry Farming Qualifications and Skills Standards

Skills in biosecurity, work health and safety, and animal welfare practices are essential to Australia’s pig and poultry farming industries. Consultation is taking place to update the national skills standards for this work so that they match current job functions, terminology, equipment and legislation. Online consultation sessions There is an opportunity to register for an online consultation session, where you will have the opportunity to discuss the qualification and units with the project team and other individuals from your industry. Please register … Read More

Ag & Horticulture Core Skills Qualifications and Units Available for Validation

Australia’s agriculture and horticulture industry relies on core skills in work health and safety, environmental practices, quality assurance procedures, workplace recording and related infrastructure skills. Skills to coordinate and facilitate community groups are also required. Online consultation sessions There is an opportunity to register for an online consultation session, where you will have the opportunity to discuss the qualifications, skill set and units with the project team and other individuals from your industry. Please register below. Horticulture Focus Tuesday, 31 May 2022, … Read More

Water Allocation & Entitlements Skills Project Being Finalised

Farmers and irrigators require unique skills to effectively work with Australia’s various water markets. Thanks to the contributions of everyone involved in this project, national skills standards have been developed to support the skills farmers and those with water entitlements require to correctly engage with water trading processes. This includes skills for the purchase and selling of water, navigating carry over water or continuous accounting options and how to procure, receive and monitor water.

Your Feedback on AHC Projects Collected and Being Used to Inform Further Updates

Feedback has been collected on draft qualifications and skills standards for core job functions across agriculture, horticulture, conservation and land management, as well as job roles in permaculture, organic production, composting and respecting country. Your feedback is now being used to inform further updates to the drafts, which will then be made available for validation.  

Sugar Milling Project Finalised

Sugar milling employs roughly 23,000 skilled workers in Australia, with expertise to work across the milling cycle. While staff are regularly receive in-house training from industry, registered training organisations (RTOs) have not been utilised for delivery or assessment in recent years. Extensive consultation has taken place with industry about the qualifications and skills standards for sugar milling, during which industry experts have indicated that the qualifications, skill set and units of competency will not be used for the delivery of formal training in … Read More

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Skills Impact Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation with a charitable purpose of Advancing Education. Skills Impact acknowledges the previous support of the Commonwealth which assisted in establishing this website.

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.