AISC Meeting Communique - 17 August 2022

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47th Meeting of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee

VET Reform Update

The Committee noted the Government’s focus on collaboration and co-operation in working with states and territories, industry, and other stakeholders to strengthen the skills and training sector, address skills shortages and increase productivity.

The Government’s priorities include negotiations on the National Skills Agreement, strengthening Australia’s TAFE sector, establishing Jobs and Skills Australia, and progressing VET Reforms.

Training Packages: Project/Policy Issues

Update on Agriculture and Production Horticulture Training Product Development Projects

The Committee welcomed Mr Geoff Harvey, Chair of the Agriculture and Production Horticulture Industry Reference Committee (IRC), who provided an update on progress with the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package review. Members noted the IRC is making good progress and this work will substantially modernise the training package by focussing on the jobs needed by industry.

Members will consider the completed project at its November 2022 meeting.

Update on Gas Training Product Development Projects

The Committee welcomed Mr Michael Broomhead, Chair of the Gas IRC, who provided an update on progress of the current review of the UEG Gas Training Package. The Committee noted growing demand for new workers in the industry and that an increased number of trainers and training providers are needed, particularly with the increased demand in job roles requiring hydrogen related skills. The current review will result in significant updates across the training package.

Members will consider this high priority project at their October 2022 meeting.

Silica Safety Awareness Project Update

The Committee noted Skills Ministers endorsed updates to three of four units for the CPC Construction Plumbing and Services Training Package – Silica Safety Awareness Project approved by the Committee at its 12 April 2022 meeting. The remaining unit CPCSIL1001 Prepare to work safely with products and materials containing crystalline silica) was not endorsed, with Skills Ministers citing safety concerns in complying with the unit’s assessment conditions.

Cases for Endorsement

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

 

IRC

Details of submission

AISC Decision

Furnishing IRC

MSF Furnishing Training Package – Cabinet Making and Pathways

 

 

 

 

The Case for Endorsement includes:

  • 8 updated qualifications
  • 3 merged qualifications
  • 1 deleted qualification
  • 113 updated units of competency
  • 1 new unit of competency
  • 7 merged units of competency
  • 50 deleted units of competency. 

 

Approved the training products for endorsement on the condition the IRC and SSO develop a communication strategy in partnership with the Queensland State Training Authority regarding use of the merged Cabinet Making and Timber Technology qualification

Transport and Logistics, and Rail IRCs

TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package – Release 13

 

 

The Case for Endorsement includes:

  • 5 updated qualifications
  • 21 updated units of competency
  • 2 deleted units of competency

 

 

 

Approved the training products for endorsement on the condition the updated unit of competency TLILIC0040 Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity) is deemed non-equivalent to the superseded unit

Aviation IRC

AVI Aviation Training Package – Release 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Case for Endorsement includes 4 projects:

Project A: Chief Remote Pilot

  • 1 new qualification
  • 4 new units of competency

Project B: Air Traffic Control

  • 1 updated qualification
  • 9 updated units of competency

Project C: Commercial Pilot – Helicopter

  • 1 updated qualification
  • 10 updated units of competency

Project D: Aviation Supervision

  • 1 updated qualification
  • 6 new units of competency

Approved the training products for endorsement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Culture and Related Industries IRC

CUA Creative Arts and Culture Training Package

 

 

 

The Case for Endorsement includes 2 projects:

Project A: Virtual and Hybrid Events and Creative Products

  • 3 new units of competency
  • 1 new skill set

Project B: Working with Confronting Materials

  • 1 new unit of competency

Approved the training products for endorsement

 

 

 

 

 

Public Safety IRC

DEF Defence Training Package – Release 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Case for Endorsement includes six projects:

Project A: Electronic Digital Forensics

  • 2 updated qualifications
  • 10 updated units of competency

Project B: Paralegal Services

  • 2 updated qualifications
  • 14 updated units of competency

Project C: Test and Evaluation

  • 4 updated qualifications
  • 7 updated units of competency

Project D: Work Diving

  • 16 updated units of competency

Project C: Ranger Control

  • 1 updated qualification
  • 6 updated units of competency
  • 1 updated skill set

Project D: Moral Injury

  • 1 new skill set
  • 3 new units of competency

Approved the training products for endorsement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timber and Wood Processing, and Forest Management and Harvesting IRCs

FWP Forest and Wood Products Training Package Version 8

 

 

 

 

 

The Case for Endorsement includes 2 projects:

Part 1 – Sawmilling and Timber Processing

  • 4 updated qualifications 
  • 37 updated units of competency
  • 8 new units of competency
  • 3 deleted units of competency
  • 9 new skill sets
  • 4 deleted skill sets

Part 2 – Responding and Assisting in Bushfires

  • 2 updated qualifications
  • 4 updated units of competency
  • 2 new units of competency

Approved the training products for endorsement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coal Mining; Metalliferous Mining; and Drilling IRCs

RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package – Autonomous Operations

The Case for Endorsement includes:

  • 2 new qualifications
  • 1 new skill set
  • 19 new units of competency

 

 

Approved the training products for endorsement

 

 

 

 

Electrotechnology IRC

UEE Electrotechnology Training Package – Release 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Case for Endorsement includes 4 projects:

Project A: Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical

  • 1 updated qualification
  • 5 new units of competency

Project B: Electricity Meters

  • 1 updated skill set
  • 1 updated unit of competency

Project C: Hazardous Areas

  • 2 updated qualifications
  • 11 new units of competency
  • 13 updated units of competency

Project D: Assess and Report on Smoke Control Features

  • 1 updated unit of competency
  • 1 updated skill set

Approved the training products for endorsement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electricity Supply Industry Transmission, Distribution and Rail IRC

UET Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training Package – Release 4

 

The Case for Endorsement includes:

  • 4 new units of competency
  • 79 updated units of competency
  • 35 deleted units of competency
  • Streamlining of 2 Diploma qualifications into the Advanced Diploma qualification
  • 3 updated qualifications
  • 3 deleted qualifications
  • 1 new skill set
  • 18 deleted skill sets

Approved the training products for endorsement

 

 

 

 

 

Public Safety IRC

PUA Public Safety Training Package – National Recovery Training Program (Tranche 2)

The Case for Endorsement includes:

  • 1 new qualification
  • 9 new skill sets
  • 4 new units of competency

 

Approved the training products for endorsement

 

 

 

Next meeting: The next AISC meeting will be held on Wednesday 12 October 2022.