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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 needsMedia 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 welcomeMedia 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 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.

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.

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.

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. 

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