Below are some resources, publications and links that you may find helpful.
Year in Review
Every year, we support Industry Reference Committees (IRC) to produce updated IRC Skills Forecasts and Proposed Schedules of Work (Skills Forecasts), which propose projects to review and develop relevant units of competency, skill sets and qualifications. The Skills Forecasts identify skills gaps, emerging markets and changing work methods. The proposed schedules of work detail a four-year work plan of projects. The Australian Industry Skills Committee considers the information in these reports and approves various projects for development. Read more.
Current 2019–2022 IRC Skills Forecasts
- Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management
- Animal Care and Management
- Aquaculture and Wild Catch
- Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical
- Forestry and Timber
- Pulp & Paper Manufacturing
- Racing and Breeding
The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) provides advice to governments on VET policy and gives industry a strong voice in the VET system. They also quality assure and approve training packages for implementation. The AISC’s National Industry Insights Report is a comprehensive source of information on the latest economic and employment trends, priority skills and education and training patterns in industry sectors. It combines knowledge from the 64 Industry Reference Committees (IRCs), to to help ensure vocational education and training (VET) qualifications and skills are evidence based and meeting the needs of industry.
The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) is the national regulator for Australia’s VET sector. ASQA regulates courses and training providers to ensure nationally approved quality standards are met.
The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business is responsible for national policies and programs that help Australians find and keep employment and work in safe, fair and productive workplaces.
The Department of Education and Training is responsible for national policies and programmes that help Australians access quality and affordable education.
My Skills website is the national directory of vocational education and training (VET) organisations and courses. It is an Australian Government initiative to enable consumers to search for, and compare, VET courses and training providers.
Visit training.gov.au for information about training packages, qualifications, units of competency, skill sets and registered training providers (RTOs).
The National Farmers’ Federation website includes news and information about the issues they are championing for farmers in Australia. ‘Farm Facts’, their annual compendium of useful and authoritative facts and figures about Australian agriculture can also be downloaded from the website.
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