Ideas for Connecting RTOs & Employers to be Published

Thank you to everyone who participated in round table consultations as part of this project. At these workshops we discussed existing programs in the racing and breeding industry that are creating connections between learners, registered training organisations (RTOs) and employers. We appreciate your insight into what barriers there might be to establishing similar programs in…

New Project: From Training Package to Training Delivery

While training packages outline the required knowledge and performance criteria for job roles within an industry, there are different ways registered training organisations (RTOs) approach training packages to design curriculum or training programs. In collaboration with Griffith University, Skills Insight is undertaking this research project to explore innovative curriculum design and implementation practices, including how RTOs add…

Have Your Say on Training Demand & Supply Challenges

Delivering and accessing formal VET training can be a challenge in many industry areas or regions.  Registered training organisations (RTOs) need to consider the costs and risks of delivering each qualification they offer. Similarly, learners and employers experience barriers to engaging in formal training. Consultation is taking place throughout this project to understand the factors complicating demand, delivery and uptake…

Wood machining report provides insights & recommendations

Thank you to all stakeholders who have provided insights into current wood machining qualifications and the training needs of the industry. Stakeholder feedback, along with other research, has been used to create a report. It includes information about the job role and currently available qualifications, a summary of feedback collected, and suggestions for potential solutions. As a…

Have Your Say on Worker Safety Induction Pilot

At their first meeting, the Agriculture Workforce Working Group (AWWG) proposed that investigations take place into a national safety induction program for agriculture and related industries.    The meat industry has been chosen to develop and pilot such a program, with consultation currently underway to explore potential models. You have the opportunity to participate in a consultation…

Draft Qualification and Units to Support Essential Skills

Entrants to Australia’s meat processing industry require essential skills to prepare quality meat products hygienically and safely. Currently there are three Certificate II level meat processing qualifications that support accredited training pathways for new entrants. These qualifications have been reviewed and revised through consultation with the project Technical Committee and subject matter experts to determine how…

AHC Improvements Project: Qualifications and Units Endorsed

Thank you to those who provided feedback on the placement of recently updated units within qualifications and skill sets across the agriculture, horticulture, conservation and ecosystem management training package. Trainers, learners and the broader industry will soon have access to updated qualifications and skill sets that contain units reflective of the latest technology, systems and…

Livestock Operations Project: Draft Qualifications and Units Available for Feedback

Consultation is underway to revise the Certificate III in Feedlot Operations and 70 units of competency that support the skills to work in the livestock industry. With a workforce of over 123,000 people, it is important that the skills standards for working with and alongside livestock are kept up to date, so they reflect the latest…

Shearing and Wool Classing Project: Draft Qualifications and Units Available for Feedback

The qualifications for shearers, wool handlers, and wool classers are undergoing a comprehensive review so that they align with the evolving skill needs of these job roles. A project Technical Committee and subject matter experts have been consulted to determine the content of the draft documents. The draft qualifications, skill sets and units of competency are now available…

Training Support Materials for Meat Safety Update

The training support materials used to deliver the Certificates III and IV in Meat Safety Inspection are currently being reviewed to incorporate the provisions of the new Australian Standard A4696 Hygienic Production and Transportation of Meat and Meat Products for Human Consumption and the revised version of the AMIC Industry Animal Welfare Standard. The training support materials…

Worker Safety Induction Pilot Update

This project is exploring potential models for developing a safety induction program to be piloted in the meat processing industry. To help guide the project, a steering committee has been established, made up of industry experts, training providers and the union.  The project team are undertaking desktop research into how safety induction is currently managed in the meat industry….

Essential Meat Processing Skills Update

Work is underway to update the Certificate II level meat processing qualifications which support accredited training pathways for new entrants. The Technical Committee had its first meeting in March. They considered opportunities for new unit sectors, unit mergers or deletions and if other units of competency could be suitable for inclusion in the AMP qualifications. Several key…

Connecting RTOs & Employers Research Project Update

Thank you to those stakeholders who participated in round table consultation during February and March. These workshops reviewed some recent actions being taken to address challenges for learners to find training and employment, for training organisations to find learners, and for employers to find skilled employees. They focused on examples in the racing and breeding industry where programs have…

Exploring Training Demand and Supply Challenges Project Underway

Formal VET training is highly valuable to learners and employers alike, preparing people for employment opportunities and developing a skilled workforce. However, often training is not available where it is needed.   Registered training organisations (RTOs) must be viable, which starts with accurately gauging demand for, costs of and risks in training. Similarly, learners and employers experience barriers to obtaining…