AISC Communique – 16 June 2020 Meeting

Date: 
Thursday, June 18, 2020
The 32nd meeting of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (the Committee) was held on 16 June 2020 via Skype for Business.

The Chair welcomed Ms Megan Kirchner as the Industry representative and thanked Ms Megan Lilly for her contribution during her twelve month term. She also thanked Mr Simon Booth for agreeing to extend his term as the SSON representative by three months, and welcomed Ms Rachel Livingston and Ms Renae Houston in their new respective roles as Assistant Secretary and First Assistant Secretary.

IRC Chairs Day

The IRC Working Group provided a briefing on the postponed IRC Chairs Day now scheduled to be convened digitally on 7 July 2020.  In response to survey input from IRC Chairs, industry leadership of VET; IRC membership criteria and cross-sector work will be the key items of discussion.

The AISC Emergency Response Subcommittee (the Subcommittee)

Since commencing, the Subcommittee has approved infection control skills sets for retail, food handling and the transport and logistics sectors; introductory entry into care roles skill set for the aged and disability sectors; and revised first aid safety advice.

On May 15 2020, the COAG Skills Council approved revised Terms of Reference to meet longer term critical skill needs to support economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Communiques for the Subcommittee can be found on the COVID-19 Communiques and Training Package Updates page of the AISC website.

VET Reform Update and Discussion

The Committee received a briefing from Ms Nadine Williams (Deputy Secretary Skills and Training) and the Hon Steven Joyce (VET Reform Expert Panel). The briefing focussed on the Prime Minister’s recent speech and the establishment of National Cabinet which will give priority to skills and the delivery of VET sector reforms that support economic recovery. 

Issues discussed included: the benefits of building national labour market and skills analysis capacity, the important role of the National Skills Commission in providing advice on funding models to support qualification development, and the complexities involved in qualification design.

Cases for Endorsement

The following two cases for endorsement were approved by the Committee for referral to Ministers for endorsement:

IRC Details of submission AISC Decision
Aviation IRC

AVI Aviation Training Package Release 6.0

3D Computed Tomography 

The Case for Endorsement includes:
  • 1 unit of competency: AVIO0021 – Conduct screening using 3D CT X-ray scanning techniques and
  • 1 new Skill Set: AVISS00079 3D CT X-ray Scanning Skill Set.
Approved the 3D CT Scanning project for the AVI Aviation Training Package Release 6.0.

 

Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

 

Information and Communications Technology Training Package Version 6  – Information Technology Industry

The Case for Endorsement (CfE) involves fast tracked and updated training for the information technology (IT) industry’s workforce within the ICT sector. It includes
  • the update of four qualifications (consolidating 24 qualifications) and 272 units of competency
  • development of 53 new units and 9 new skill sets (non-endorseable)
  • deletion of 38 units and 2 skill sets.
Approved Version 6.0 of the ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package.

 

 

 

The Committee also noted the out of session AISC approval of two training packages:

  • RII Resources and Infrastructure – Release 5.0, Blasting Methods; Geotechnical risks in quarries; Construction Materials Testing; Common Skills; Drilling and Exploration; Coal Mining;
  • AHC Arboriculture.

Industry Skills Forecasts

The AISC considered the following 2020 Skills Forecasts and Proposed Schedules of Work:

IRC Details of submission AISC Decision
Property Services IRC

Cleaning

There are three cleaning qualifications and 38 units of competency being proposed for review:
  • Certificate II in Cleaning Operations
  • Certificate III in Cleaning Operations
  • Certificate IV in Cleaning Management.
Approved to proceed to training package development.
Property Services IRC

Integrated digital delivery (resubmission)

The proposal is to
  • Develop three new qualifications to house Integrated Digital Delivery (IDD) skills for professionals working in the Property Services industry:
    • Certificate IV in Building Information
      • Management (10 units)
    • Diploma of Building Information
      • Management (10 units)
    • Advanced Diploma of Strategic
      • Implementation of Building Information Management BIM (10 units)\
  • Two skill sets are also being proposed:
    • BIM Technical Skills
    • BIM Management.
More information requested:  Seek a more detailed proposal limited to the establishment of BIM skills sets.
Property Services IRC

Work arising from previous activity

The proposal is to review and develop the following:
  • Urban Pest Management - one new qualification:
    • Certificate IV in Technical Pest Management and four new units
  • Investigative Services - one new qualification:
    • Certificate IV in Investigative Services, eight new units and two skill sets.
Not Approved to proceed to training package development.
Property Services IRC

Bushfire protection

The proposal is for the development of one new qualification:
  • Diploma of Bushfire Protection
  • Twelve new units of competency to address current skill gaps
  • One new skill set – Method 1 Bushfire attack level assessments.
More information requested:

More evidence of industry support for the proposed new qualification and information on the job outcomes associated with the proposed new qualification.

Property Services IRC

Property pathways (resubmission)

The proposal is to develop one new qualification:
  • Certificate II in Property Pathways and ten new units of competency across the span of sectors in the CPP Training Package.
Not Approved to proceed to training package development.
Property Services IRC

Strata community management

The proposal is to review and update three existing qualifications and forty-three units of competency:
  • CPP30416 Certificate III in Strata Community Management
  • CPP40516 Certificate IV in Strata Community Management
  • CPP50316 Diploma of Strata Community Management.
Not Approved to proceed to training package development.

The IRC was directed to delete the Certificate III and Diploma of Strata Community Management unless it can provide a valid reason for retaining them.

Property Services IRC

Built environment auditor (access)

The proposal is to:
  • Create one new qualification
    • Certificate IV in Built Environment Auditing
  • Delete the following three qualifications:
    • CPP40811 Certificate IV in Access Consulting
    • CPP50711 Diploma of Access Consulting
    • CPP80313 Graduate Diploma of Access Consulting.
Not Approved to proceed to training package development.

The IRC was directed to:

  • transition the two Access Consulting qualifications to the 2012 Standards
  • delete the Graduate Diploma of Access Consulting unless a satisfactory argument can be provided to retain it.
Property Services IRC

Built environment auditor (essential fire safety measures)

The proposal is to develop one new qualification, twenty new units and two skill sets.
  • Certificate IV in Built Environment Auditor (Essential Fire Safety Measures).
More information requested:

Industry need and support; implications for training products that would be affected by the establishment of the proposed new qualification and its specialist streams; occupational outcomes; and more detail on who is undertaking this function.

Property Services IRC

Deletion of two Property Services (Asset and Facility Management) qualifications

The proposal is for the deletion of the following qualifications:
  • CPP50511 Diploma of Property Services (Asset and Facility Management)
  • CPP60211 Advanced Diploma of Property Services (Asset and Facility Management).
Approved to proceed to training package development.
IRC Details of submission AISC Decision
Corrections IRC

Trauma informed approach

The proposal is to:
  • Review and update three units
  • Create two new units
  • Create one new skill set
Approved to proceed to training package development.
Corrections IRC

Working with cognitively impaired prisoners

The proposal is to:
  • Review and update three units
  • Create one new unit
  • Create one new skill set.
Approved to proceed to training package development.
IRC Details of submission AISC Decision
Racing and Breeding IRC

Alteration to packaging rules and application statement in Certificate II in Racing Industry

The proposal is to:
  • Change one unit from core to elective and include two additional electives
  • Update application statement
  • Review one qualification.
Approved to proceed to training package development.
Racing and Breeding IRC

Simplifying Certificate IV Qualifications for Jockeys

The proposal is to:
  • Change two units from core to elective, reducing the core from 11 to nine units and increasing electives from six to eight units
  • Review one qualification.
Approved to proceed to training package development.
IRC Details of submission AISC Decision
Transport and Logistics IRC

Logistics and warehousing

The proposal is to:
  • Combine two Certificate I qualifications
    • TLI11315 Certificate I in Logistics
    • TLI11215 Certificate I in Warehousing Operations
  • Combine four Certificate IV qualifications
    • TLI42016 Certificate IV in Logistics
    • TLI41515 Certificate IV in Materiel Logistics
    • TLI41816 Certificate IV in Warehousing Operations
    • TLI40118 Certificate IV in Transport Scheduling
  • Update 71 units
  • Update six skill sets.
Approved to proceed to training package development.
IRC Details of submission AISC Decision
Rail IRC

Train and rail vehicle operations

 

The proposal is to:
  • Review and update – four (4) qualifications:
    • TLI22015 Certificate II in Shunting
    • TLI33215 Certificate III in Terminal Train Driving
    • TLI31418 Certificate III in Rail  Driving
    • TLI42615 Certificate IV in Train Driving
  • Review 62 Units of Competency
  • Review and update three skill sets:
    • TLISS00107 Control Rail Traffic Through Worksite
    • TLISS00115 Handsignaller
    • TLISS00120 Lookout Working.
Approved to proceed to training package development.
Rail IRC

Rail yard coordination

 

The proposal is to:
  • Review and update – two qualifications
    • TLI32815 Certificate III in Rail Yard Coordination
    • TLI32615 Certificate III in Rail Signalling
  • Review seven units
  • Develop one new unit
  • Review one skill set
    • TLISS00125 Operate Signalling/Point Control Equipment. 
Approved to proceed to training package development.
Rail IRC

Rail track protection

The proposal is to:
  • Review two qualifications:
    • TLI21918 Certificate II in Track Protection
    • TLI32715 Certificate III in Track Protection
  • Review 15 units
  • Develop one new unit
  • Review five skill sets:
    • TLISS00103 Accessing the Rail Corridor
    • TLISS00105 Blocking Protection
    • TLISS00106 Conduct Track Protection
    • TLISS00126 Plan Track Possessions Protection
    • TLISS00136 Track Occupancy Protection.
Approved to proceed to training package development.
Rail IRC

Rail customer service

The proposal is to:
  • Review two qualifications:
    • TLI22318 Certificate II in Rail Customer Service
    • TLI33118 Certificate III in Rail Customer Service
  • Review six units
  • Develop one new unit:
    • Review TLISS00108 Coordinate Multiple Work Groups.
Not Approved to proceed to training package development.
Rail IRC

Rail rolling stock maintainer 

The proposal is to:
  • Create one new qualification
    • TLI39999 Certificate III in Rail Rolling Stock Maintenance
  • Review existing TLI and imported units for suitability
  • Develop two new units
  • Create three new skill sets.
Approved to proceed to training package development.
IRC Details of submission AISC Decision
Meat IRC

Meat rendering

 

The proposal is to:
  • Review*– one (1) qualification
    • AMP30416 Certificate III in Meat Processing (Rendering)
  • *The review may result in the qualification being deleted. A total of 17 qualifications will be affected through the updating of the core meat processing units.
  • Review – 16 existing AMP units
  • Review one imported MSM unit for suitability
  • Create up to one unit covering product quality checks
  • Create up to three skill sets.
Approved to proceed to training package development with conditions:
  1. Requested the IRC to review and provide advice on why the qualification should not be deleted given limited evidence of current or future need.
  2. Approved the development of the proposed units of competency and skills sets but asked the IRC to ensure that the number of skill sets is kept to a minimum practicable.
Meat IRC

Electric meat slicing skills

 

The proposal is to:
  • Review and update one unit
    • AMPS207 Slice product using simple machinery
  • Note: Six qualifications and skill sets are affected by the unit update.
Approved to proceed to training package development.
Meat IRC

Meat size reduction skills

The proposal is to:
  • Review and update – one qualification
    • AMP20316- Certificate II in Meat Processing (Abattoirs)
  • Review – two units
  • Update – up to two units.
Approved to proceed to training package development.
IRC Details of submission AISC Decision
Animal Care and Management IRC

Equine care careers

The proposal is to:
  • Review five qualifications
    • Update up to five qualifications
    • Delete up to two qualifications
    • Create up to one new qualification
  • Review 40 units
    • Update up to 40 units
    • Delete up to 12 units
  • Create up to 15 new units
  • Review and update three skill sets
  • Create up to four new skill sets.
Approved to proceed to training package development.
Animal Care and Management IRC

Pre-requisite barriers to training

 

The proposal is to:
  • Review three qualifications
  • Update up to one qualification
  • Review 16 units
    • Update up to 16 units
    • Delete up to two units
  • Review and update up to three skill sets.
Approved to proceed to training package development.
IRC Details of submission AISC Decision
Amenity Horticulture, Landscaping, Conservation and Land Management IRC

Unit sector review

Year 2

The proposal is to:
  • Review 44 qualifications
    • Update up to 20 qualifications
    • Delete up to 14 qualifications
  • Create up to two new qualifications
  • Review 117 units
    • Update up to 117 units
    • Delete up to 30 units
  • Create up to 15 new units
  • Create up to 15 new skill sets.
Approved to proceed to training package development.
Amenity Horticulture, Landscaping, Conservation and Land Management IRC

Therapeutic horticulture

The proposal is to:
  • Create up to two new units
  • Create up to three new skill sets.
Not Approved to proceed to training package development.
Amenity Horticulture, Landscaping, Conservation and Land Management IRC

Animal reproduction

The proposal is to:
  • Review ten qualifications
  • Update up to two qualifications
  • Review 20 units
    • Update up to 20 units
    • Delete up to five units
  • Create up to two new units
  • Create up to four new skill sets
Approved to proceed to training package development.
Amenity Horticulture, Landscaping, Conservation and Land Management IRC

The rehabilitation of mined land

The proposal is to:
  • Review and update one  qualification
  • Review 17 units of competency (technical review only, not updated for content)
  • Create up to five new units
  • Create up to five new skill sets.
Approved to proceed to training package development.  

 

 

The Committee was briefed on issues affecting the finalisation of the Manufacturing and Engineering (MEM), Fire Protection Inspection Testing (FPIT), and Electrotechnology training packages. It agreed to:

  • The Secretariat preparing a MEM options paper which will be distributed to the AISC, IRC and STAs for consideration next week.
  • Support the transitioning of both FPIT qualifications to the 2012 Standards for Training Packages, and deferring a full review and update of the qualifications at this point in time.

The Committee also considered a request from the Chair of the Construction Plumbing and Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC) to review a decision made by the AISC at the February 2020 meeting. The Committee agreed to advise the IRC to include scope for assessment in a simulated environment, noting the current assessment requirement is for assessment either in the workplace or a close simulation of the workplace environment.

Next meeting: The next meeting of the AISC will be held on Wednesday 12 August 2020.