Australian Industry Standards (AIS) recently released the 2022 Supply Chain Industry Outlook that identifies six megatrends impacting the supply chain. The Outlook focuses on the following industries in the supply chain that AIS supports: Transport and Logistics, Aviation, Maritime, and Rail.
The report is a snapshot of a continually evolving story that is intended to alert and inform a wide audience and enhance the industry’s capacity to act on workforce development initiatives. It also looks at the impact of COVID-19 while addressing the critical role that supply chains play in enabling a strong Australian economy.
You can access the Industry Outlook here.
We are currently evaluating a proposal to vary an existing Class B Traineeship (TLI31216 Certificate III Driving Operations) to a Class A Heavy Vehicle Driving Apprenticeship (TLI31221 Certificate III in Driving Operations) through an Establishment and Variation of Apprenticeship (EVAC) process via the STB. Please see the attached document, and below hyperlinks for further details.
As our initial consultations identified differing suitability needs for WA stakeholders, in particular for the Bus and Dangerous Goods sectors, further evaluation is required to ensure the proposed apprenticeship meets the needs of WA employers across all industries. As well as determining any potential impacts to training arrangements or business requirements.
Work is underway to provide assistance to employers and employees looking to transition into other careers before native forestry logging ends in 2024. Although the LDSC is currently not involved in this process, there is potential for many of these skilled and experienced workers to be suitable to enter into Transport and Logistics (TLI) roles using these funded transition pathways. With many of these workers already familiar with the manual handling aspects needed for TLI types of roles, as well as possessing other transferrable skills and some of the licences (Such as LR, MR, HR, MR, HC, MC etc) required to be successful in TLI careers.
Please click here to read the announcement on the first steps being undertaken with this cohort of workers. We recommend subscribing to Media Statements to ensure your organisation is aware of any other upcoming opportunities to be involved in this imitative.
Supported by the Federal Government, Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds (HHTS) have launched the Roadshow; a mental health outreach program to support the health and wellbeing of the heavy vehicle industry and supply chain. The Roadshow will provide tailored resources and practical mental health advice to truck drivers, and warehouse and distribution centre staff at 18 industry events across the country in 2022. The team will encourage the use of the free Healthy Heads App and will distribute pocket-sized handbooks with practical mental health and wellbeing tips.
Click here to access the Learning Hub.
The National Women in Transport initiative aims to improve the gender balance within the transport industry by bringing government and industry together. As well as the dedicated website and ‘speaker bureau’ profiling women leaders, over the next year the National Women in Transport program will also publish key transport workforce data and deliver a series of events to connect industry leaders.
Visit the womenintransport.gov.au website to find out more.
Following the request for feedback, Australian Industry Standards (AIS) hosted a webinar on Friday 8 October 2021 to unpack and clarify the proposed Heavy Vehicle Driver Apprenticeship. This was attended by more than 200 participants nationwide. The LDSC Chair, Cathi Andrews participated as one of the four members of the Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committee (IRC). The proposed Heavy Vehicle Drivers Apprenticeship has been developed in response to industry’s call to professionalise the Heavy Vehicle Driver occupation. Feedback has now closed on the consultation paper, however the LDSC will keep you apprised of further developments. Thank you to those who provided the LDSC with insights into the proposed apprenticeship.
Watch this space for more information or contact the LDSC via firstname.lastname@example.org.