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Message from the AISC Chair - April 2018Messages from the Chair

5 April 2018

We know vocational education and training graduates are highly sought after by businesses.

New comprehensive voice for aged care skills and workforce planningMinisterial media release

19 March 2018

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.

AISC Communique - 20 February 2018Communique

16 March 2018

New cross sector Industry Reference Committees (IRCs)

Modernising training units for a high tech industryCase studies

16 March 2018

Comprising more than 13,000 businesses[1] and employing around 120,000 people,[2] Australia’s forest and wood products industry is di

Aged Services IRC to shape education and training for a stronger workforceMedia release

14 March 2018

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

Aged Services Industry Reference CommitteeIRC Announcements

13 March 2018

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) is establishing an Aged Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC)
The Aged Services IRC will strengthen industry leadership in education and training for the aged care sector.

Industry 4.0 Industry Reference Committee to give students the skills of the futureMedia release

2 March 2018

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) will establish an Industry 4.0 Industry Reference Committee (IRC) to help ensure vocational education and training gives students the future-focussed skills they will need as workplaces become radicall

Inclusion of people with disability in training and workCase studies

28 February 2018

With a love of sport and music, 30-year-old Anthony Pollaers Rowan is on the path to following his dream of becoming a sports or entertainment manager. He is completing a Diploma of Entertainment Business Management in Sydney, and is considering following it up with a Bachelor of Entertainment (Business Management).

Meeting of industry leadersArticle

23 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.

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 AISC Chair - December 2017Messages 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)Speech

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.