AISC Communique- 13 August 2019

Date: 
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
AISC Communique – 13 August 2019 meeting

The 27th meeting of the AISC was held on 13 August 2019.

New Members

The Chair welcomed new members Mr Vince Ball, representative from ACT and
Dr Simon Booth, Skills Senior Officials Network (SSON) representative from Victoria.

Training Package Development

The meeting considered a significant body of work including 20 Cases for Endorsement, two Cases for Change and 27 Industry Skills Forecasts for 2019. In reviewing the IRC submissions, the Committee reflected on the importance of direct engagement with a range of employers to ensure training package development meets the needs of a broad cross-section of Australian industry.

Contribution to COAG vision for skills

The Committee discussed the outcomes of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting held on 9 August 2019, including the agreement of governments to a shared vision for Skills in Australia and the importance of a system that meets the needs of students and employers.

The AISC discussed its important role in supporting the implementation of the COAG agenda, including through contributions of industry expertise and leadership to future training system improvements. The Committee noted the strong potential for its current work with government on improvements to the end-to-end training package development process to contribute to the shared vision for skills in Australia.

The AISC will work with Commonwealth and state government officials on the scoping and development of new measures, including the Skills Organisations pilots announced in the Commonwealth’s 2019-20 Budget.

Naval Shipbuilding

The Committee received advice on recent engagement between senior Commonwealth and state officials and the Naval Shipbuilding Industry Reference Committee (IRC). Stakeholders have provided feedback that the IRC provides an excellent example of the IRC model working effectively and across both VET and Higher Education domains.

Furnishing

The AISC approved the proposed membership of the Furnishing IRC.

CASES FOR ENDORSEMENT

IRC Details of submission AISC decision
Animal Care and Management Updates to projects within the ACM Animal Care and Management Training Package Version 3.0. Approved for implementation
Animal Care and Management Updates to the Diploma of Veterinary Nursing- ACM Animal Care and Management- Release 2.0. Approved for implementation
Agriculture and Production Horticulture Updates the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 4.0. Approved for implementation.
The Committee seeks robust evidence of direct consultation with employers as part of future projects
Meat Updates to the AMP Australian Meat Processing Training Package Version 4.0. Approved for implementation
Aviation Updates to the AVI Aviation Training Package
  • Diploma of Aviation (Flight Instructor)

Advanced Diploma of Aviation (Chief Flight Instructor)

Approved for implementation
Construction, Plumbing and Services Bricklaying/Blocklaying, paving and Stonemasonry Project

Updates to the Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying and Certificate III in Stonemasonry; deletion of the Certificate III in Paving.

Not approved.

Requested further evidence of industry consultation and support for project outcomes.
The committee did not support the proposed entry requirements.

Construction, Plumbing and Services Carpentry and Joinery Project

Updates to the Certificate III in Carpentry and Certificate III in Joinery.

Not approved.

Requested further evidence of industry consultation and support for project outcomes.
The committee did not support the proposed entry requirements.

Construction, Plumbing and Services Demolition Project

Updates to the Certificate III in Demolition and Certificate IV in Demolition 

Not approved.

Requested further evidence of industry consultation and support for project outcomes.
The committee did not support the proposed entry requirements.

Construction, Plumbing and Services Painting and Decorating Project
Updates to the Certificate III in Painting and Decorating
Not approved.

 Requested further evidence of industry consultation and support for project outcomes.
The committee did not support the proposed entry requirements.

Property Services Home Sustainability Project Approved for implementation.
Property Services Security Project
Updates to security training package products
Approved for implementation.
Property Services Swimming Pool and Spa Project
Updates to the Certificate IV in Swimming Pool and Spa Service.
Approved for implementation.
Property Services Urban Pest Management

Updates to the Urban Pest Management Training Packages (as required). 
Certificate III and creation of Certificate IV level qualifications.

Approved for implementation.
Education Foundation Skills
Updates to the FSK Foundation Skills Training Package Version 2.0.
Approved for implementation.
Forest Management and Harvesting; and Timber and Wood Processing Updates to the FWP Forest and Wood Products Training Package Version 5.0. Conditionally approved for implementation.
Requested further evidence regarding the nature of industry engagement with training in this sector, including disproportionately low training completion rates relative to commencements.
Aerospace Updates to the MEA Aeroskills Training Package (Release 4). Approved for implementation.
Racing and Breeding Updates to the RGR Racing and Breeding Training Package Version 3.0. Approved for implementation.
Wholesale and Retail Cross-sector: Consumer Engagement via Online and Social Media Training Package Products to address common skills needs in the national training system. Approved for implementation.
Sport and Recreation Outdoor Recreation
Updates to the SIS Sport Recreation and Fitness Training Package Release 4.0.
Approved for implementation.
Transmission, Distribution and Rail Transition of UET12 Transmission, Distribution and Rail Training Package to the UET Training Package. Approved for implementation.

CASES FOR CHANGE

IRC Details of submission AISC decision
Community Sector and Development Update the CHC Community Services Training Package to address community services, child/youth/family intervention, youth work, youth justice, and community safety patrol skill needs. Approved the update of 8 qualifications.

Requested further information on employer demand for graduates of CHC81215 Graduate Certificate in Statutory Child Protection.
Requested further information on the anticipated level of uptake of the proposed new Certificate III in Community Safety Patrol, and industry need for the qualification in jurisdictions other than the Northern Territory.

Construction, Plumbing and Services CPC – Construction, Plumbing and Services White Card Approved with caveats.
Given the importance and widespread use of the White Card, the project is to be progressed as a major change and submitted to the AISC as a Case for Endorsement. Project work is to commence in early 2020 following consultation with STAs on the proposed project.

The Committee noted the following Industry Skills Forecasts and Proposed Schedules of Work submitted by SkillsIQ.

Training Package IRC AISC Decision
CHC - Community Services

 

Children’s Education and Care Noted
CHC - Community Services

 

Client Services Noted
CHC - Community Services

 

Community Sector and Development Noted
CHC - Community Services - HLT Health

 

Direct Client Care and Support Noted
HLT - Health

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Noted
HLT – Health

 

Ambulance and Paramedic Noted
HLT – Health

 

Dental Noted
HLT – Health

 

First Aid Noted
LGA - Local Government

 

Local Government

 

 

Noted
SFL - Floristry

SHB - Hairdressing and Beauty Services

SIB - 10 Beauty

SIF - Funeral Services

 

Personal Services Noted
SIR - Retail Services

 

Wholesale and Retail Noted
SIS - Sport, Fitness and Recreation

 

Sport and Recreation Noted

COMMISSIONED WORK

The AISC reviewed the following 2019 Skills Forecasts (ISFs) and Proposed Schedules of Work and ISF Resubmissions and has commissioned the following work:

IRC Project title and description AISC decision
Naval Shipbuilding

 

Project 1: Engineering: Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) - Develop five new units of competency in Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Approved to proceed to training package development.

 

Project 2: Project management: Planners, Schedulers, Estimators - Develop up to four new units of competency relating to procurement, planning, scheduling and estimating and up to four new units of competency relating to project management in the naval shipbuilding industry. Approved to proceed to training package development.

 

 

Amenity Horticulture, Landscaping, Conservation and Land Management

 

Vertical Walls and Rooftop Gardens – proposes to develop one new qualification, up to 15 new units of competency and four new skill sets to skill relevant workers in developing standards green spaces and building gardens to micro farms and cultural installations. Approved to proceed to training package development.

 

Automotive Light Vehicle, Automotive Allied

 

Assessment of underutilised qualifications –

Delete three qualifications:

  • AUR21616 Certificate II in Automotive Driveline System Technology;
  • AUR32016 Certificate III in Automotive Alternative Fuel Technology;
  • AUR40416 Certificate IV in Automotive Performance Management

Update

  • Certificate II and III in Bicycle Mechanical Technology
  • Certificate III and Certificate IV in Motor Sport Technology  and deleting Certificate II which has low enrolments
  • AUR40616 Certificate IV in Automotive Electrical Technology
Approved in-principle pending the provision of more detailed information about the level of employer demand for bicycle mechanics.

 

 

Automotive Allied

 

Sales and administration – update four qualifications and 14 units to incorporate communication, sales and interpersonal skills, interfacing with workplace technologies during the sales process, knowledge of automotive parts, and engaging with diverse audiences.

 

 

Approved the Certificate II and Certificate III in Automotive Sales to proceed to training package development.

Did not approve the Certificate II and Certificate III in Automotive Administration due to lack of evidence of industry need for these qualifications.

Requested consideration of automotive administration being a specialisation as part of automotive sales qualifications.

Automotive Vehicle Body repair

 

 

Vehicle body repair - update Certificate IV in Automotive Body Repair Technology

 

Requested further evidence regarding employer demand for this new qualification.

 

Culture and Related Industries

 

Technical live production - merge Diploma in Live Production Design qualifications with Diploma in Live Production and Technical Services and update CUA60213 Advanced Diploma of Live Production and Management Services to ensure higher level skills contained in the Advanced Diploma qualification are still available for higher level stage manager skill development in this industry.

 

Approved to proceed to training package development.
Financial Services

 

Specialisations with low enrolments – proposal to review and update FNS42215 Certificate IV in Personal Trust Administration and FNS50215 Diploma of Personal Trusts Approved with caveat.

The IRC is to retain one qualification only and create a skill set or a specialised stream for personal trust administration within the FNS Training Package.

Public Safety

 

Crash Investigation and Analysis – develop two new qualifications (Diploma of Crash Investigations and Advanced Diploma of Crash Analysis), one new skill set and eight new units related to road crash investigation and analysis, changing police practices relevant to performing forensic investigation processes at the scene, and post scene to analyse and interpret data gathered from forensics. Approved to proceed to training package development.
Public Safety

 

Community Safety – update four qualifications associated with Community Safety to address changing industry skills requirements to community expectations during an operation response. Approved to proceed to training package development.

 

Mining Drilling and Civil Infrastructure

 

Civil Infrastructure  – update the following qualifications in the RII Resources and Infrastructure Training Package:
  1. RII31215 Certificate III in Civil Foundations
  2. RII40615 Certificate IV in Civil Construction Operations
  3. RII50415 Diploma of Civil Construction Management
  4. RII60615 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction
Approved to proceed to training package development.

 

Aquaculture and Wild Catch

 

 

Crocodile Farming and Processing – develop a qualification in crocodile farming to support an emerging sector. Approved to proceed to training package development.
Aviation

 

Updates to the Certificate IV in Aviation (Aviation Supervision) and the Diploma of Aviation (Aviation Management).

 

 

Approved the Certificate IV in Aviation (Aviation Supervision) to proceed to training package development.

Not approved the Diploma of Aviation (Aviation Management) due to significantly low enrolments over the last three years, which suggests a lack of industry need for the qualification.

 

The IRC is requested to consider deleting this qualification.

Public Safety

 

Emergency Management – proposes to update qualifications associated with emergency management including two qualifications, a Diploma in Public Safety (Emergency Management) and an Advanced Diploma in Public Safety (Emergency Management) and 26 units to reflect new work practices such as community engagement activities that the emergency management sector utilises to build community resilience. Approved to proceed to training package development.

 

NOT APPROVED

The AISC reviewed the following 2019 Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedules of Work and has not approved the following projects:

IRC Project title Project title and description AISC decision
Pulp and Paper Manufacturing

 

Recycling and De-Inking Recovered Paper

 

Not approved.

Significantly low enrolments over the last three years suggest a lack of industry engagement with training.

Aviation

 

Project 2

Diploma of Aviation (Aviation Management)

 

Not approved.

Significantly low enrolments over the last three years suggest a lack of industry need for the qualification.

Complementary Health

 

Proposal to review and reinstate four Ingestives Advanced Diplomas:
  • Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy
  • Advanced Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine
  • Advanced Diploma of Nutrition
  • Advanced Diploma of Homeopathy
Not approved due to insufficient evidence of support from industry.

 

Next meeting - The next meeting of the AISC will be held on 9 October 2019.