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.
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.
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.
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 - April 2017Communique11 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.
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.
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.
Speech | Mr Bill Galvin | Australian Sustainability Built Environment Council | 9 March 2017
AISC Communique - November 2016Communique21 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.