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AISC in the media - Disability needn't be a barrier to fulfilmentMedia release

9 February 2018

The AISC’s inclusion of people with disability in education and work cross sector project featured in an article by AISC Chair, John Pollaers, published in The Australian newspaper on 7 February 2018.

Message from the ChairMessages from the Chair

12 December 2017

As 2017 draws to close, I would like to thank you for your contribution to your Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and, more broadly, the national vocational education and training (VET) system.

AISC Communique 4 December 2017Communique

4 December 2017

AISC Comminique 4 December 2017

Recognising the value of industry-driven skillsMedia release

29 November 2017

Chair of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), John Pollaers, today called for greater recognition of the value of industry-driven skills in meeting the needs of both businesses and workers.

Bill Galvin's speech to Korea Research Institute for VET (KRIVET) - 16 November 2017Speech

16 November 2017

Ladies and gentlemen thank you for the opportunity to be here today to share my experiences and insights as a member of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), a collaboration between industry and Government which gives industry a leading role in Australia’s vocational education and training system.

Building the skills of VET educators and employers to improve inclusion of people with disability in training and workMedia release

31 October 2017

An innovative new project that aims to give employers and educators the skills and knowledge they need to improve inclusion of people with disability in work and vocational education and training (VET) has today been launched by Chair of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC).

AISC pilots new model for VET to drive collaboration across industries on future skills needsMedia release

30 October 2017

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) is piloting a new model for the development of vocational education and training that fundamentally changes the way industry collaborates on future skills needs.

Keeping skills alert for safer roadsCase studies

19 October 2017

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.

Beefing up our Meat IndustryCase studies

19 October 2017

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.

Servicing industry to provide the skills it needsCase studies

19 October 2017

Vocational education and training can benefit many businesses in the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector, as CEO of IDT Australia Dr Paul MacLeman discovered. It started with a business problem – how can we spend less time re-training people who move between companies in the industry? Dr MacLeman realised nationally recognised training could benefit all businesses across the sector for whom compliance is key – and set about getting his view heard by Government.

Working with industry to upskill heavy vehicle driversMedia release

19 October 2017

A new nationally-recognised training package endorsed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) aims to make it easier for the heavy vehicle industry to manage driver fatigue.

Thursday 21 September 2017Communique

21 September 2017

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) met on 21 September 2017.

Industry leaders planning for the skills of the futureArticle

14 September 2017

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 has a quality vocational education and training system that meets the needs of both industry and employees.

Future Skills and Training Resource now availableIRC Announcements

6 September 2017

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) commissioned the Future Skills and Training Resource to gather and analyse data on Australian and international megatrends, their potential impact on Australia’s future workforce and the implications for vocational education and training.  It complements existing data sources and Industry Reference Committee (IRC) intelligence.

Cross sector projects information now availableIRC Announcements

28 August 2017

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has established nine cross-sector projects to address common skills needs, minimise duplication of units, consolidate existing units and remove units that are no longer being used.

AISC Communique - 27 July 2017Communique

14 August 2017

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) met on 27 July 2017.

Ensuring quality in training packages to meet industry’s needs - 25 July 2017Media release

25 July 2017

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 - 14 July 2017Media release

18 July 2017

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 needsArticle

11 July 2017

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.

AISC commitment to quality VET training and assessment - 10 July 2017Media release

10 July 2017

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.

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