Australian Industry Standards (AIS) have advised their are a number of project updates and training package materials do be reviewed. Click the read more link below to see the updates for:
AIS has extended the closing date of its Industry Skills Survey. This survey inviting responses from industry about key issues affecting skills and workforce development is now open and all industry stakeholders are encouraged to participate. Your input will assist the development of the 2022 Industry Outlooks. The skills surveys aim to build a whole-of-industry picture and will be used to assist in identifying new or emerging skills needs and help inform training package development. The skills survey can be completed online and should take around 5-10 minutes. Industry representatives are also invited to make submissions.
Complete the survey here. The survey will remain open until close of business Monday, 31 January 2022.
The Federal Government opened applications to 31 March 2022 for the operation of eleven Industry Clusters to replace the 67 Industry Reference Committees (IRC) and six Skills Service Organisations (SSO). Industry Clusters will be groups of aligned industries with a strategic leadership role to identify, forecast and respond to the current and emerging skills needs and workforce challenges of their industries. Industry Clusters will strengthen employer leadership and engagement in the national VET system and drive collaboration to meet the evolving needs of industry and employers. It is anticipated an independent assurance function will replace the Australian Industry and Skills Committee by 1 January 2023.
For further information visit the Skills Reform website, or Read the latest Media Release from the Hon Stuart Robert MP, Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business.
Jobs and Skills WA offers a variety of ways for jobs seekers and employers to meet, access training or financial incentives, or support through the Jobs and Skills Centre. Job Ready Connect is a free and easy-to-use platform for job seekers to create a profile. Employers can search through profiles and invite potential candidates to interview or to seek further information.
Regional businesses looking for extra support in their business are encouraged to take part in Curtin’s Regional Work-Link Program. The program matches business needs with business students at Curtin University, providing support for businesses and opportunities for students to gain valuable work experience through integrated learning. This participation also introduces a future workforce to regional employment and lifestyle opportunities. Students can add value in the areas of Business, Logistics and Supply Chain, Management and other subjects.
To learn more about the program, contact Curtin’s Student Engagement Team on 08 9266 3612 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website Industry placements, internships, industry learning - Study | Curtin University.
The National Skills Commission has released their State of Australia’s Skills 2021 report, which assesses current, emerging and future workforce skills needs and provides a new mapping tool for Australia’s portfolio of skills for the first time. The report examines the impact of automation on jobs, as well as the skills that are emerging in the labour market.
The Federal Government has cleared the road for a new truck driving apprenticeship to help secure Australia’s economic recovery. The new national apprenticeship, Certificate III in Driving Operations, will see the industry in conjunction with States and Territories develop a truck driving apprenticeship for the first time, following endorsement of a new framework by Federal, State and Territory Skills Ministers. Each State and Territory will now consider adding the apprenticeship to their training programs, with existing Commonwealth funding for apprenticeships and training.
Click here to read the news article or here for the media release on the announcement of the apprenticeship.
The National Centre for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER) have recently released a report supporting how the Vocational Education and Training (*VET) Systems is best placed to support employers address skills shortages induced by lower migration and changing economic conditions and technological changes. The research examines factors that influence an employers decision to engage with the National VET system.
Click here to read the report.
In related news, NCVER also hosted a webinar on the 8 December 2021 regarding the research findings of their report: ‘Attracting Industry Experts to Become VET Practitioners: A journey, not a destination’. The recording is now available and can be accessed here: 2021 NCVER Webinars.
Industry Advisory Group Meetings – What are the Skilling or Labour Challenges/Opportunities for Your Sector?
We will need your input to LDSC Industry Advisory Group (IAG) meetings (face to face and online) over February/March 2022 for:
Dates for these meetings will be announced soon. Please get in touch with us via (08) 9388 8781 or by email email@example.com to be involved.
We were delighted to see an incredible turnout of RTOs representing our diverse industry coverage areas on Friday 3 December 2021 at the LDSC annual RTO Forum. With at least representative from each industry sector: Maritime, Retail, Aviation, Road Transport, Rail, Warehousing and Logistics. A thank you to all our presenters who provided an update on their respective areas with insight into what is occurring for their organisations next year: