Subject: Public consultation - second round of draft supply chain skills out now for comment

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What’s new?

Following an initial period of consultation in December 2018, we’re now holding a second round of consultation on a set of revised draft supply chain Units of Competency and we’re keen for your feedback and thoughts.

To view the draft Units click here or if you’d like to read more about the work underway, go to the project-specific website at

There are two ways you can leave feedback on the draft Units:
  1. You can register and post your comments directly online. You simply read through the draft Unit/s you’re interested in, click on the word or sentence that you want to comment on and type your feedback in situ. It’s that easy. Your comments and name will be viewable by others; or 
  2. You can download the draft Units as Word documents and either review using the ‘Track Change’ function or print them off, hand write your comment/s and either scan and email or post back to the project team. Your comments are treated in-confidence.
Consultation closes on Wednesday, 13 February 2019.

Blockchain technology, mass customisation, the demand for ethical practice and traceability are just some of the drivers rapidly changing how supply chains operate right around the world. As a direct consequence, the skills needed by individual workers are also evolving and whilst many are specific to a particular industry or process, many are recognised as being transferable between industries or common to several elements of a supply chain. 

The Cross Sector Supply Chain Skills Project has been commissioned by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC). Its goal is to develop a series of Skill Sets and Units of Competency for those supply chain skills common to a range of industry sectors and in doing so, support the mobility of skilled labour and agility of the Australian workforce. It will enable the many individuals working along different parts of the supply chain to be skilled to the same world class standards and as a consequence, increase industry’s efficiency and productivity. 

Ultimately, the cross sector Skill Sets and Units of Competency will be signed-off by the AISC and from that point on, form the basis for nationally recognised training throughout Australia in those skills.

Work is being led by a Project Reference Group comprising representatives from across a range of diverse industries. Oversight is by the Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committee. Technical expertise and project management is by Australian Industry Standards

How do I get involved?

It’s essential that industry make its voice heard on the skills needed by Australia’s supply chains. The 13 newly revised draft Units on which we’d really value your feedback are:
  • Establish blockchain in a supply chain
  • Enable traceability in a supply chain
  • Monitor compliance in a digital supply chain
  • Manage outsourced supply chain operations
  • Monitor ethical supply chain practices
  • Manage supply chain mass customisation
  • Manage customer focussed supply chains
  • Monitor digital supply chain services
  • Build digital supply chain capability in the workforce
  • Lead digital supply chain implementation
  • Employ supply chain risk management practices
  • Maintain stock control and receivals
  • Manage inventory systems
Your contribution to this process is important – we want to hear from as many stakeholders as possible so please share this project update with your colleagues and your industry network.
To contact the project team directly or if have a general query about the project, please drop us a line at or contact Australian Industry Standards on 03 9604 7200.
Australian Industry Standards (AIS) acknowledges the financial support received by the Commonwealth to operate as a Skills Service Organisation. AIS does not represent industry, the Department or the Commonwealth.
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