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Keeping skills alert for safer roads

Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Case studies

Protecting heavy vehicle drivers – and keeping our roads safe – by managing fatigue is a major responsibility of everyone in the transport and logistics chain. Recent changes to nationally recognised training will improve driver safety, with transitional arrangements to minimise red tape. The... Read more

Beefing up our Meat Industry

Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Case studies

Having a workforce with the right skills is vital to the success of Australia’s $17 billion meat industry. Our meat industry is a global success story – we export to more than 100 countries, and are the world’s largest exporter of goat meat, and the second largest exporter of beef and sheep.... Read more

Industry leaders planning for the skills of the future

Thursday, September 14, 2017 | Article

Thinking ahead to the future of work and changing skills needs was a major focus when Industry Reference Committee (IRC) Chairs came together in Melbourne on 1 September 2017. Industry leaders representing 64 industry sectors met to discuss future work plan development to  ensure Australia... Read more

Future Skills and Training Resource now available

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | IRC Announcements

Cross sector projects information now available

Monday, August 28, 2017 | IRC Announcements

Ensuring quality in training packages to meet industry’s needs

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | Media release

A quality assurance panel of independent experts has been established by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) to ensure that training packages are of a high standard and meet the needs of industry.

Spotlight on unduly short courses and training quality welcome

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | Media release

Chair of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee, Professor John Pollaers, today acknowledged the findings of the Australian Skills Quality Authority’s (ASQA) investigation into unduly short training.

Servicing industry to provide the skills it needs

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | Article

Skills Service Organisations (SSOs) – their name says it all. These organisations provide a valuable, independent service to industry by consulting widely on the skills Australian businesses need and translating this into training packages for use in the vocational education and training sector... Read more

AISC commitment to quality VET training and assessment

Monday, July 10, 2017 | Media release

The quality of training delivered in the vocational education and training system is set to be boosted, following implementation of recommendations by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee to improve training requirements for trainers and assessors.

AISC encourages other industries to step up and offer internships

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 | Media release

Chair of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee, John Pollaers, today congratulated the Australian Retailers Association for working with the Australian Government to offer 10,000 internships to young Australians on welfare payments.