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Aged Services Industry Reference Committee Chair and Deputy Chair announced

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 | Media release

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has today confirmed the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Aged Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC). The Aged Services IRC will be chaired by Mr Ian Hardy AM, Chief Executive, Helping Hand Aged Care. Mr Hardy will be supported by Mr Robert... Read more

Industry Reference Committee to shape aged services workforce

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | Media release

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has confirmed the appointment of members to the Aged Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC). The IRC will bring industry, health professionals, education and training peaks and consumers together to set the competencies and skills needed... Read more

Naval Shipbuilding Industry Reference Committee membership announced

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | IRC Announcements

Membership of the Naval Shipbuilding Industry Reference Committee (IRC) has been confirmed. The IRC will complement and work with the Naval Shipbuilding College, established by the Australian Government, and existing IRCs to examine and update training package qualifications and skillsets to... Read more

National Industry Insights Report forecasts skills priorities

Monday, June 4, 2018 | Media release

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) recently launched a new online resource to help ensure vocational education and training (VET) qualifications and skills are evidence based and meeting the needs of industry. The National Industry Insights Report combines industry intelligence... Read more

Vale Bill Galvin, OAM

Monday, April 30, 2018 | Article

The AISC expresses its deepest condolences on the passing of Mr Bill Galvin OAM, and extends its sincere sympathies to his family, friends and colleagues. Bill was a valued member of the AISC and a passionate advocate for students and vocational education and training. He contributed greatly to... Read more

Contribute to skilling Australia’s naval shipbuilding workforce

Thursday, April 26, 2018 | Media release

Chair of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), John Pollaers, is urging employers, employee representatives and industry experts to have their say on the membership of a new Naval Shipbuilding Industry Reference Committee (IRC). “The Naval Shipbuilding IRC will be established by... Read more

Message from the AISC Chair - April 2018

Thursday, April 5, 2018 | Messages from the Chair

We know vocational education and training graduates are highly sought after by businesses. This appetite for practical skills and technical know-how will only increase as the nature of work changes and businesses become increasingly transformed by automation and digitalisation. The importance of... Read more

New comprehensive voice for aged care skills and workforce planning

Monday, March 19, 2018 | Ministerial media release

An Industry Reference Committee (IRC) is being formed to tackle critical skills and workforce issues identified by the Turnbull Government’s Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce. The new IRC will include consumer advocates, peak industry bodies and employer and employee representatives. For... Read more

Modernising training units for a high tech industry

Friday, March 16, 2018 | Case studies

Comprising more than 13,000 businesses[1] and employing around 120,000 people,[2] Australia’s forest and wood products industry is diverse. The sector is a valuable source of rural and regional employment, with various types of wood harvested from native forests as well as plantations, for a range... Read more

Aged Services IRC to shape education and training for a stronger workforce

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | Media release

Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) Chair, John Pollaers, is urging the aged care industry and consumers to get behind a newly-established Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and nominate for membership to help ensure the future high quality of aged care. Prof Pollaers said the Aged... Read more