Subject: AIS Newsletter September 2020

September 2020 Edition
September 2020

As a leading, independent advisor within the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector, we are passionate about ensuring qualifications are relevant and that industry can trust they meet the needs of a dynamic, changing workforce.

This work is led by Industry Reference Committees (IRCs), with 11 of those IRCs supported by AIS. Over the last five weeks all 11 IRCs have held meetings to prioritise future skill needs of their industry sectors and discuss possible Training Package development activity. AIS Chief Operating Officer, Paul Walsh, and I presented each IRC with an overview on VET reform, our research into digital skills, the work of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) emergency sub-committee, as well as progress of projects underway or scheduled to commence.   

Supply Chain Skills to tackle some of our biggest challenges

Building the circular economy and combatting modern slavery are just some of the world’s most pressing challenges that 10 new cross sector supply chain Skill Sets will now help tackle. Traceability, blockchain, digital supply chains and ethical practice are just some of the skills in-demand that are now captured in the Skill Sets.
Digital Transformation Expert Panel

Digital technologies are rapidly transforming whole industries, job roles and individual tasks. With the global pandemic only serving to accelerate these trends, how we work, when we work and where we work are all being disrupted. Developed economies are all facing the same challenge - with every step forward enabled by technology, they risk leaving behind those workers without the requisite skills to engage in our digital future.

Building skills for the Gas industry

The AISC has approved several projects to develop skills standards in the gas industry. Led by the Gas Industry Reference Committee (IRC) which is supported by AIS, the Hydrogen Technology Project will involve the review and development of up to three Skill Sets and 16 Units of Competency relating to the skills needs of gas technicians in handling hydrogen gas. Australia’s target to reduce emissions to net zero by 2050 will see the energy sector collectively facing significant challenges to achieve this target. 

Skilling the Maritime industry - new Training Package revision and development projects

The Maritime IRC, with the support of AIS, will commence two new projects recently approved by the AISC to address priority skills needs in dredging and linesperson operations.

Survey about employer readiness to employ an apprentice or trainee

What do employers need to know about apprenticeships, but don't? When taking on a new apprentice, are employers fully aware of processes, procedures and legal requirements of both them and the apprentice?


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

Public Safety

Upcoming Meetings - 2020
Public Safety
11 November 2020
19 November 2020
26 November 2020


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