Subject: AIS Newsletter March 2019

March 2019 Edition
March 2019

Over the last six weeks all 11 IRCs we support have held their first meetings for the year to finalise the draft 2019 Skills Forecasts and Proposed Schedules of Work which prioritise the skill needs of their industry sectors and propose future Training Package development activity.

All industry stakeholders will have the opportunity to review the draft Skills Forecasts and provide feedback from 15 March to 8 April. Each IRC will approve the final version to be submitted to the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) on 30 April.

ALC Forum 2019 -  efficiency and safety in the freight Logistics industry

Upskilling workers to support efficiency and safety is of utmost importance within Australia’s freight logistics industry. This was among the key contemporary issues covered at the Australian Logistics Council’s ALC Forum, held at the MCG on 5-7 March.

Flying high: The human capability edge in a technological age
Paschal Somers - AIS Industry Skills Specialist

The Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition 2019 took centre stage at Avalon airport in blistering late summer heat. In its fourteenth year, this event is now the largest, most comprehensive and loudest event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. It transports aviation professionals, enthusiasts and the public to a world of winged wonder. The minute you arrive you are immersed in an action-packed spectacular with breathtaking flying displays and an amazing range of aircraft on show.
Digital and 'soft' skills needed to boost productivity  

Future productivity will depend on the capability of people and continual change in the economy. These factors will help us embrace the digital economy and allow Australia to take advantage of the significant opportunities presented for future prosperity.

Industry Insights

The growth in Australia’s cruise industry is creating great opportunities as well as challenges for the maritime and ports sectors. 

The cruise industry is the success story of the moment for Australian tourism, with almost 6 per cent of the Australian population taking a cruise in 2017, contributing significant economic benefits at both the national and regional levels.


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

Public Safety
Transport and Logistics

Upcoming Meetings - 2019
All 11 IRCs met during February - March 2019. 


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