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Impact of COVID-19 on Transport Industry: National Industry Insights Report

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 | Article

The 2020-21 update period for the Australian Industry and Skills Committee’s (AISC) National Industry Insights Report (NIIR) is underway. Some industry cluster pages now offer data and information on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Transport Industry cluster page offers a detailed... Read more

AISC review of COVID-19 related issues with mandatory workplace requirements in training packages

Friday, December 18, 2020 | Article

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has completed its review of the impact of COVID-19 on mandatory workplace requirements (MWR) in training products. Based on consultation with stakeholders, including Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), Industry Reference Committee’s (IRCs)... Read more

JobTrainer Fund

Thursday, December 17, 2020 | Article

Implementation of the JobTrainer Fund is well underway, with free or low fee training places now available in SA, WA, NSW, Tasmania, the ACT, Victoria and Queensland. With the Northern Territory to follow shortly, there will be around 320,000 additional funded training places available... Read more

The AISC Emergency Response Sub-Committee: A year in review

Thursday, December 17, 2020 | Article

The establishment and operation of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) Emergency Response Sub-Committee (ERSC) during the COVID-19 pandemic has been widely welcomed by the VET sector. As the ERSC’s term has now ended, with the last meeting held on 9 December 2020, we reflect on... Read more

Streamlining and new framework to prioritise training package development

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 | Article

In response to a direction from Skills Ministers, the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has agreed to delete 975 units of competency and 46 qualifications identified as having zero enrolments over the past three years. The training products will be deleted from the... Read more

Two skill sets to support 5G Cellular network

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | Article

The following two skill sets have been endorsed by the AISC Emergency Response Sub-Committee to support the rollout of cellular wireless networks, including 5G and future network generations: ICTSS00115 XG Cellular Network Infrastructure Rollout Skill Set ICTSS00116 XG Cellular Network... Read more

Strengthening Engagement and Support for Industry Reference Committees: An Action Plan

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | Article

A priority for the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has been to cultivate deeper engagement with industry and other stakeholders on all aspects of the national training system. The AISC has focused on improved communication and a desire to draw on the expertise of industry, in... Read more

2020-21 Industry Updates: National Industry Insights Report

Friday, November 20, 2020 | Article

The data and information contained in the AISC’s National Industry Insights Report (NIIR) is updated every year to ensure it remains relevant, and presents customised analysis of Australian skills needs, training patterns, and economic and employment trends. The NIIR brings together data,... Read more

Cross-sector supply chain project

Friday, November 13, 2020 | Article

Supply chains are all around us and affect how we live, as well as the movement of products, people and data. The food we eat, clothes we wear, buildings we inhabit, and transport we use are all examples of how we benefit from multiple supply chains. The Australian Industry and Skills... Read more

New training products to support critical skills for recovery

Thursday, November 5, 2020 | Article

The AISC Emergency Response Sub-Committee (Sub-Committee) has now endorsed five new skill sets and a new resource for the ICT sector to support displaced workers to transition into new employment opportunities and enable small business to quickly gain the skills they need to adapt to the changing... Read more