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AISC commitment to quality VET training and assessmentMedia 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.

AISC encourages other industries to step up and offer internshipsMedia release

4 July 2017

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.

AISC Communique - 1 & 2 June 2017Communique

1 June 2017

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) met on 1 and 2 June 2017.

John Pollaers' speech to the Industry Training Solutions Summit Speech

31 May 2017

Speech | Mr John Pollaers | Industry Training Solutions Summit | 31 May 2017

AISC Communique - April 2017Communique

11 April 2017

Agenda items reflected the Committee’s commitment to amplify the voice of industry, build employer’s confidence in VET qualifications and improve the productivity of Australian businesses.

Vocational education and training a key partner in nation-building projectsMedia release

31 March 2017

Chair of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee, John Pollaers, today welcomed the significant investment by the Australian Government in key infrastructure projects such as the $90 billion shipbuilding program in South Australia.

IRC Chairs meeting: Industry taking the driver’s seatArticle

31 March 2017

The skills and training needs of industry took centre stage recently in Melbourne when nearly 60 IRC chairs met to discuss lessons learnt and achievements that have been made since new training package arrangements began a year ago.

Bill Galvin's presentation to Australian Sustainability Built Environment CouncilSpeech

9 March 2017

Speech | Mr Bill Galvin | Australian Sustainability Built Environment Council | 9 March 2017
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AISC Communique - February 2017Communique

23 February 2017

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) met on 23 February 2017.

AISC Communique - November 2016Communique

21 November 2016

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) met on 17 November 2016 in Darwin, Northern Territory. As the meeting coincided with the Australian Training Awards (ATA) the Committee hosted a lunch for ATA finalists and previous award winners. The lunch provided an opportunity for members to hear first-hand Australia’s best students, apprentices, employers and training providers talk about their achievements in the vocational education and training sector.

Skills Service Organisations announced for the Manufacturing, Automotive, Mining and Drilling SectorsMedia release

10 November 2016

On 10 November 2016, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, announced the Skills Service Organisations (SSOs) to support the manufacturing, automotive and mining and drilling sectors.

AISC Communique - September 2016Communique

22 September 2016

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) held its tenth meeting on Thursday, 22 September 2016 in Melbourne. 

Industry Reference Committee Chairs meeting CommuniqueArticle

31 August 2016

The Chair of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), Mr John Pollaers, convened the third Industry Reference Committee (IRC) Chairs Conference in Melbourne on Friday, 26 August. 

IRC Chairs Conference Communique - August 2016Communique

26 August 2016

The Chair of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), Mr John Pollaers, convened the third Industry Reference Committee (IRC) Chairs Conference in Melbourne on Friday, 26 August.

AISC Communique - July 2016Communique

28 July 2016

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) met via teleconference on 28 July 2016 to consider two Training Packages and discuss a number of important vocational education and training (VET) policy and programme matters. 

AISC Communique - June 2016Communique

15 June 2016

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) continued its ambitious agenda of supporting the new arrangements for developing training packages at its meeting on 15 June 2016 in Canberra.

AISC Communique - May 2016Communique

16 May 2016

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has approved a further three cases for endorsement, bringing the total to 49 in less than 12 months:

VET collaboration with Korea ensuring globally relevant skillsMedia release

11 April 2016

The Chair of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee, John Pollaers, has accompanied the Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham on a successful visit to South Korea.

New opportunity to support industry engagement in the training systemMedia release

11 April 2016

Mr John Pollaers, Chair of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee today welcomed the launch of an Expressions of Interest process for organisations to support industry in developing training packages.

AISC Communique - April 2016Communique

1 April 2016

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has approved an important update to the Training and Education (TAE) Training Package that will ensure that the VET workforce has better skills in the future. 

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