Subject: AIS Newsletter April 2020

April 2020 Edition
April 2020
CEO UPDATE

The coronavirus outbreak is having a major impact on all of us and the ways we interact. We wish all of you the very best in this difficult time.

We’re committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of our team members who are now working from home. Our team remain available to provide you with high levels of support, service and advice. Feel free to contact our team at any time.

ASQA extends transition periods for qualifications

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) recently approved an extended transition period for 51 qualifications due to expire between 17 March and 15 July 2020.


Fast-tracking training and skills during COVID-19

A new sub-committee of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), will drive rapid and flexible development of training packages during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Skills Ministers from all States and Territories agreed to priority national action to preserve the core capability in Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) system and ensure its continued capacity to deliver critical skills, at a meeting of the COAG Skills Council on 3 April. 

Water IRC Chair Profile

"I am an advocate for VET because it works!" George Wall

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 Water IRC, George Wall.

New Career Partnership Grants available

Regular readers of this newsletter will know that employer engagement in careers guidance is often cited as an important element in attracting the right people to the right industries.
IRC PROJECTS

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







Corrections
Electrotechnology
Gas
Maritime
Public Safety
Rail
Transport and Logistics
IRC MEETINGS

Upcoming Meetings - 2020
Electrotechnology
Rail
Water
Aviation
Transport and Logistics
23 April 2020
6 August 2020
11 August 2020
18 August 2020
27 August 2020







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