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Servicing industry to provide the skills it needs

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
News Article

Skills Service Organisations (SSOs) – their name says it all. These organisations provide a valuable, independent service to industry by consulting widely on the skills Australian businesses need and translating this into training packages for use in the vocational education and training sector.

Vocational education and training a key partner in nation-building projects

Friday, March 31, 2017
Media release

Chair of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee, John Pollaers, today welcomed the significant investment by the Australian Government in key infrastructure projects such as the $90 billion shipbuilding program in South Australia.

IRC Chairs meeting: Industry taking the driver’s seat

Thursday, March 16, 2017
News article

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, addresses the audience of IRC Chairs, hosted by Mr John Pollaers, Chair of the AISC.

Announcement of Skills Service Organisations

On 10 November 2016, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, announced the Skills Service Organisations (SSOs) to support the manufacturing, automotive and mining and drilling sectors.

The successful SSOs are:

  • Innovation and Business Skills Australia –   for manufacturing
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Skills for Australia –  for automotive and mining and drilling

The new arrangements will be operational by 1 January 2017.

Read the Chair’s media release 

Industry Reference Committee Review

A review of Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) to support the new Vocational Education and Training arrangements is now underway. For more information about the review, follow the link to the Industry Reference Committees page.

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