Below are some resources, publications and links that you may find helpful.
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
Companion Volumes assist industry and registered training providers (RTOs) to deliver the units, qualifications and skill sets within a training package. Companion Volumes consist of Implementation Guides and User Guides. They include information to help trainers adapt to any new changes in a training package, as well as additional information about the impacts of regulation and licensing implications and workplace health and safety on their training.
AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package
ACM Animal Care and Management Training Package
AMP Australian Meat Processing Training Package
FBP Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Training Package
FWP Forest and Wood Products Training Package
PPM Pulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry Training Package
RGR Racing and Breeding Training Package
SFI Seafood Industry Training Package
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 Education, Skills and Employment is responsible for national policies and programs that help Australians access quality and affordable education; find and keep employment; and work in safe, fair and productive workplaces.
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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