Four Year Work Plans were provided to the Department of Education and Training on 29 September 2016 for submission to the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC).
The AISC will draw on the Four Year Work Plans to update the AISC National Schedule, outlining the training package projects that the government will fund over the next year. Training package projects include work to develop current occupational skills standards and qualifications in line with industry skill needs.
Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) are responsible for planning the work that will occur in the upcoming years to occupational skills standards and qualifications within the relevant training packages. Each IRC develops a Four Year Work Plan to provide notice to industry, training providers and the system about what is being considered for future development.
Four Year Work Plans for the grown and renewable resource industries were available for feedback on the Skills Impact website over the past two months. Versions of the documents that were submitted to the Department can be downloaded from the Skills Impact website, under the relevant industry sector.
The Work Plans are considered ‘live documents’ by the IRCs. Industry feedback is always welcome and will be passed on to the IRCs for review and incorporation into the next drafts, which will be updated in March 2017.