Subject: AIS Newsletter October 2019

October 2019 Edition
October 2019

The Australian Government’s reform of the VET system is continuing apace. AIS strongly supports the stated objectives of this process to improve the quality, job outcomes and status of VET necessary for the system to adapt to future skills needs. 

AIS looks forward to participating in the Government’s upcoming consultation workshops to discuss key initiatives aimed at strengthening our VET system, including the role and purpose of the National Skills Commission, Skills Organisations and the National Careers Institute.

VET reform processes gather pace

In recent weeks there have been a number of significant developments in the Australian Government’s ongoing process to reform the VET system.
Industry Skills Survey and Call for Submissions Now Open

A survey inviting responses from industry about key issues affecting skills and workforce development is now open and all industry stakeholders are encouraged to participate.

Your input will assist each IRC we support to develop an Industry Outlook. The skills surveys aim to build a whole-of-industry picture and will be used to assist in identifying new or emerging skills needs and inform training package development.

It's not just about fire anymore - Conference resonates with IRC focus on rapidly evolving roles

Australasia’s largest and most comprehensive emergency management conference was held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 27–30 August 2019. AFAC 2019 was run in conjunction with the Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE) Conference and the Australian Disaster Resilience Conference and also included the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Research Forum and an extensive trade exhibition.

Maritime 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 Maritime IRC, Steve Moon.
'Role Model' mobile crane operator is WA Trainee of the Year

Rebecca Lee Hudson, from Dalyellup, was awarded the title of WA Trainee of the Year for 2019 at this year’s WA Training Awards. A mother of three who went from working in human resources to training as a crane operator, Rebecca was commended by the judges for being an excellent role model, encouraging people of all ages to enter the industry and make the most of the great employment opportunities it offers. 

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

ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail

Upcoming Meetings - 2019
20 November


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