AISC Communique - February 2016

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The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) held its sixth meeting on 18 February in Melbourne, the first meeting under the new arrangements for training product development that commenced on 1 January 2016. 

AISC Chair Mr John Pollaers welcomed Mr Robert Bonner as the new South Australian member of the Committee, and thanked outgoing South Australian member, Mr Adrian Smith, for his valuable contribution to the work of the Committee last year.

The AISC endorsed eight training packages for implementation:

  • SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality
  • MSF Furnishing (three additional elective units for Certificate III in Glass and Glazing and one new elective unit for MSF30813 Certificate III in Flooring Technology)
  • PSP Public Sector
  • FWPv2 Forest and Wood Products
  • AVI v3 Aviation
  • MAR v4 Maritime
  • TLI v2 Transport and Logistics
  • MSL Laboratory Operations

Full details of the training packages endorsed for implementation will be available on the National Register for VET at

The Committee has now approved 35 training packages for implementation, confident that these training package changes are industry-driven, key stakeholders have been engaged and that the qualifications provide a clear pathway to an occupational outcome.  

The Committee also agreed to commission priority work on training packages as a result of: 

  • recent strategic reviews undertaken by the Australian Skills Quality Authority in early childhood education and care, the equine industry and the security industry; 
  • new standards relating to ceiling insulation; and 
  • recommendations to align some qualifications with updated licensing requirements. 

The AISC will meet next in Sydney on 21 and 22 March 2016. As well as consideration of further training packages for implementation, the Committee will focus on strategic planning and priority setting for the next 12-18 months.