AISC Communique – 19 August 2021 Meeting

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40th Meeting of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee

Aged Care and Disability Support Qualifications Review

The Committee welcomed Ms Jodie Davis, Chair, Direct Client Care Industry Reference Committee (IRC), and Melinda Brown, General Manager, SkillsIQ, who provided an update on progress with the review to update the Certificate III in Individual Support, the Certificate IV in Ageing Support, and the Certificate IV in Disability.

Members noted that the second round of stakeholder consultation was undertaken at the end of July and that the draft training products were on track and in the process of being finalised ahead of submission to the AISC for consideration at its 12 October 2021 meeting.

The Committee acknowledged the stakeholder consultation process to date has been comprehensive, with multiple opportunities for industry engagement.

Mining Skills Organisation Pilot

The Committee welcomed Mr Gavin Lind, Interim CEO, and Mr Nigel Haywood, General Manager, from the Mining Skills Organisation Pilot (MSOP) who provided an update on progress with the four ‘project hubs’ under the MSOP.

Members noted each of the four ‘project hubs’ address an issue that is of critical importance to the mining industry, including: digital transformation; apprenticeships; attraction and retention; and qualifications reform.

Members also noted the MSOP is in the process of trialling an accelerated apprenticeship program in Western Australian and Queensland that, if successful, could be considered for adoption across other industries in the future.

VET Reform update

The Committee received an overview of the advice provided by the Transition Advisory Group (TAG) to support the design, implementation, and transition to the new industry engagement arrangements.

The Committee also discussed potential approaches to support the efficient transition to the new industry engagement model.

Case for Endorsement – New

The Committee considered the following five new Cases for Endorsement for referral to Skills Ministers:

IRC Details of submission AISC Decision

Meat IRC

AMP Australian Training Package – Meat Rendering projects

The Case for Endorsement includes:

• 1 updated qualification

• 9 updated units of competency

• 4 updated qualifications

• 3 new skill sets

• 6 updated skill sets

Approved the training products for endorsement.

Financial Services IRC

FNS Financial Services Training Package

The Case for Endorsement includes two projects:

Project A – Life Insurance

• 1 updated qualification

• 2 updated skill sets

• 9 updated units of competency

• 5 new units of competency.

Project B – Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking

• 1 updated qualification

Approved the training products for endorsement.

Maritime IRC

MAR Maritime Training Package Release 8.0 - Operations (Linesperson) and Dredging Operations

The Case for Endorsement includes:

• 8 updated qualifications

• 7 updated units of competency

• 1 new unit of competency

• 1 new skill set

• 4 updated skill sets

Approved the training products for endorsement.

Personal Services IRC

SHB Hairdressing and Beauty Services Training Package Version 4.0

The Case for Endorsement includes:

• 6 updated qualifications

• 2 new qualifications

• 44 updated units of competency

• 30 new units of competency

• 3 deleted units of competency

Approved the training products for endorsement.

Electrotechnology IRC

UEE Electrotechnology Training Package Release 3.0

The Case for Endorsement includes:

• 1 qualification to transition to 2012 Standards for Training Packages

• 2 updated skill sets

• 1 updated unit of competency

• 5 new units of competency

• 4 new skill sets

Approved the training products for endorsement.

 

Cases for Change

The Committee considered the following nineteen Case for Change projects across eight IRCs:

                   

IRC Details of submission AISC Decision

Client Services IRC

CHC Community Services – Diploma of Financial Counselling

This Case for Change includes:

• 1 updated qualification

Approved to proceed to training package development.

Education IRC

TAE Training and Education Training Package

This Case for Change includes:

• 1 complete training package review

• 2 new units of competency

• 1 new skill set

Approved to proceed to training package development.

Correctional Services IRC

CSC Correctional Services – Correctional Practice

This Case for Change includes:

• 2 qualification reviews

• 38 unit of competency reviews

• 2 new units of competency

• 1 new skill set

Approved to proceed to training package development.

Maritime IRC

MAR Maritime – Autonomous Maritime Systems

This Case for Change includes:

• 8 new units of competency

• 3 new skill sets

Approved to proceed to training package development.

Water IRC

NWP National Water

This Case for Change includes two projects:

Project A – Flood Site Operations

• 1 new unit of competency

• 1 new skill set

Project B – Water Network Maintenance

• 4 new units of competency

Approved to proceed to training package development.

Public Safety IRC

PUA Public Safety

This Case for Change includes three projects:

Project A – Emergency Care

• 5 updated units of competency

Project B – Emergency Management

• 1 updated qualification

• 12 updated units of competency

• 4 new units of competency

Project C – Fire

• 3 updated qualifications

• 26 updated units of competency

• 3 new units of competency

Approved to proceed to training package development.

Rail IRC

TLI Transport and Logistics – Rail Traffic Pilot

This Case for Change includes:

• 1 new unit of competency

• 1 new skill set

Approved to proceed to training package development.

Electrotechnology IRC

UEE Electrotechnology

The AISC considered nine separate Electrotechnology projects which, collectively, sought to review and update the majority of the UEE Electrotechnology training package.

Given the significant quantum of work proposed, the AISC approved the majority of the proposed projects (six out of nine), taking into consideration:

• evidence that the projects (individually and when considered as a whole work program) can be completed by December 2022

• industry need and stakeholder support

• the relative complexity of the work, including interaction with licensing ad regulatory regimes.

This Case for Change includes nine projects:

Project A – Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Electrical

• 1 qualification review

• 5 new units of competency

Approved to proceed to training package development.

Project B – Electrical Meters

• 1 updated unit of competency

• 1 new skill set

Approved to proceed to training package development.

Project C – Hazardous Areas

• 2 qualification reviews

• 11 new units of competency

Approved to proceed to training package development.

Project D – Rail Signalling

• 1 updated qualification

• 20 updated units of competency

Approved to proceed to training package development.

Project E – Electronics and Communications

• 5 qualification reviews

• 77 updated units of competency

Not Approved to proceed to training package development.

Project F – Instrumentation and Control

• 7 qualification reviews

• 50 updated units of competency

Approved to proceed to training package development.

Project G – Refrigeration and Airconditioning

• 1 qualification review

• 38 updated units of competency

Not Approved to proceed to training package development.

Project H – Renewables

• 8 qualification reviews

• 50 updated units of competency

Not Approved to proceed to training package development.

Project I – Computer Systems and Engineering

• 1 qualification review

• 24 updated units of competency

Approved to proceed to training package development.

Next meeting

The next AISC meeting will be held on Tuesday 12 October 2021.

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