Meeting of industry leadersArticle23 February 2018
Effective engagement with industry was a major talking point when Industry Reference Committee (IRC) Chairs and Deputy Chairs met in Melbourne on 21 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 AISC Chair - December 2017Messages from the Chair12 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.
Recognising the value of industry-driven skillsMedia release29 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.
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 release31 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 release30 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.
Beefing up our Meat IndustryCase studies19 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.
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.
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.
Keeping skills alert for safer roadsCase studies19 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.
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 Announcements6 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 Announcements28 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.
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.
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.
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.