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…

Two Projects in Meat Industry in Development Stage

The following projects are in the Development stage. At this stage the project teams are engaging with stakeholders to gather further information and begin investigating potential solutions.  These projects are also being managed with the support of MINTRAC, as part of their collaborative partnership with Skills Insight.  Worker Safety Induction Pilot This project is exploring potential models for developing a safety induction program to…

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…

2024 Workforce Plan Update

Thank you to everyone that provided feedback on the draft 2024 Workforce Plan or on your industry skills needs more broadly. Your real-word insights are crucial, so that we can work together to develop skills and training strategies and solutions. The document is being updated to consider all feedback, ready to be submitted to the…

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…

JSA Food Supply Chain Discussion Paper

Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA) is collecting feedback on the workforce needs of Australia’s food supply chain. So many of our stakeholders work within industry that contributes to Australia’s food supply chain and the food security of our nation. JSA’s Food Supply Chain Capacity Study provides an opportunity for stakeholders to share their insights on…