Subject: AIS Newsletter December 2019

December 2019 Edition
December 2019

2019 has been a dynamic year for Australian Industry Standards (AIS) and the Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) we support, as we continue to play our part in the development of a skilled and flexible workforce and engage constructively in the Federal Government’s VET reform process.

To date, 10 Training Package development projects have been completed, and 72 projects are underway, with a number well advanced.

The IRC Skills Forecasts have been viewed or utilized by over 3,500 stakeholders across industry, government, regulators and training organisations. These important documents identify priority skill needs following research and stakeholder consultation conducted by AIS on behalf of each IRC. 

AIS - Your Industry Partner in Skills Development
Paul Walsh - AIS Chief Operating Officer 

This has been another busy and productive year for us here at AIS as we continue working with industry and the eleven Industry Reference Committees (IRC) we support to ensure the skills of the workforce are contemporary and future-focused.

Skills vital as emergency services and communities work together to saves lives!

With over a hundred bushfires burning on the east coast of Australia, storms taking down powerlines and hazardous levels of smoke blanketing Sydney, the work of emergency services is plain for all to see.
Responding to the Future of Work - we need to be doing more

As the nature of work around the world is changing, Australian workers, industries and governments will continue to be challenged by technological disruption.

Have your say about the skills needs of your industry skills survey and call for submissions now open

A reminder that the survey inviting responses from industry about key issues affecting skills and workforce development is now open and all industry stakeholders are encouraged to participate.
Rail IRC Chair Profile

In this month’s newsletter we continue a series of profiles featuring the Chairs of each of the 11 Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) we support. This month we profile the Chair of the Rail IRC, Carol Hedrick, RTO Team Leader, Queensland Rail. 
Australian Training Awards - Recognising the success stories of our system

Among the winners from the industry sectors supported by AIS at the Australian Training Awards in Brisbane on 21 November were a regional and remote electricity provider and a family-based electrical company.
Perth to host 2020 WorldSkills Australia Championships

Perth will host the 2020 WorldSkills Australia National Championships from August 13–15 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
AIS Staff Raise $4,700 for Fred Hollows Foundation

Congratulations to AIS’s ‘Team Elevate’ on completing Australia’s BIGGEST stair climb - 88 levels/1,643 stairs all the way to the top of the 297m high Eureka Tower in Melbourne on Sunday 17 November. AIS finished second in the corporate team’s division and raised over $4,700.

Project activity updates on the IRC projects listed below have been posted on our AIS website since the last newsletter.

ESI Generation
Transport and Logistics - Rail
Transport and Logistics

Upcoming Meetings - 2019/20
Public Safety
Transmission, Distribution and Rail
ESI Generation
Transport and Logistics
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