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Call for nominations: Gas and Electrotechnology Industry Reference Committees

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | Article

Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) understand the skills needs of their sector, industry or occupation. They advise the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) and ensure training products meet the needs of employers, employees, training providers, and people seeking training... Read more

Release 2.1 of the Manufacturing and Engineering Training Package

Monday, April 12, 2021 | Article

Release 2.1 of the MEM Manufacturing and Engineering Training Package has now been finalised and uploaded to the national register training.gov.au. The Manufacturing and Engineering Industry Reference Committee, with support from its Skills Service Organisation IBSA Manufacturing, has updated... Read more

Streamlining of national training products: Revised lists of products for deletion

Monday, March 22, 2021 | Article

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) agreed in December 2020 to the immediate deletion of a number of training products from the national vocational education and training (VET) register. The AISC also agreed a process for reinstating units and qualifications where there is a strong... Read more

Message from AISC Chair - March newsletter

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | Article

Good afternoon IRCs and SSOs, I hope you all had a safe and restful break over the holiday season. 2021 has started with much productive activity and several updates from across the sector are highlighted below. Since the last newsletter, good progress has been made on the Industry... Read more

Australian Industry and Skills Committee: Achievements at a Glance

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | Article

Below is a snapshot of work undertaken to date (as at January 2021) to ensure training package products are current and the national training system is decluttered to reduce its complexity for employers and students.

Release 2.0 of the Manufacturing and Engineering Training Package

Friday, February 19, 2021 | Article

Following advice from the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) and stakeholder consultation conducted by the Manufacturing and Engineering Industry Reference Committee, in December 2020 Skills Ministers agreed to a one-off, limited exemption to the 2012 Standards for Training... Read more

Impacts of COVID-19 on the Health Industry: National Industry Insights Report

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 | Article

The data and information contained in the Australian Industry and Skills Committee’s (AISC) 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... Read more

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

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