Subject: AIS Newsletter November 2019

November 2019 Edition
November 2019
CEO UPDATE

This month has been a busy one here at AIS as 10 new Training Package development projects have now commenced. On behalf of the Industry Reference Commitees involved, I would particularly like to thank the more than 60 industry experts who have volunteered to provide expertise and insight to support these projects as members of Technical Advisory Committees.

As the Federal Government’s VET reform processes continue, AIS congratulates Adam Boyton, former Chief Economist of the Business Council of Australia, on his recent appointment as Interim National Skills Commissioner. We look forward to opportunities to engage with Mr Boynton in this role.

Review of the Australian Qualifications Framework - What’s Being Proposed? 

A review of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) has been completed and the final report released last month. The AQF sets the overall framework for the design and quality assurance of education and training in Australia and specifies the standards for educational qualifications.
New projects for new skills as Gas industry expands

The Australian Gas Industry is being transformed by the adoption of new technologies. In response, the Gas Industry Reference Committee has initiated four projects to review and develop qualifications and occupational skills standards to address the changing skill needs of the industry.
Skills for SES volunteers to safely remove or secure fallen trees

Each year, workers are seriously injured or killed during tree felling and related activities. Australian data indicates about 65% of fatalities occur during tree felling, 20% during trimming or lopping and 7% during cutting or clearing of felled material. 

Skills in action - Avalon Airport new screening technology

The Aviation Industry Reference Committee (IRC) is in the process of developing a new Unit of Competency and one new Skill Set to enhance the vocational skills and professionalisation pathways for transport security protection roles.

New Charter endorsed by Vietnam’s Logistics Industry Reference Council (LIRC) in Ho Chi Minh City

A milestone in AIS Global’s cooperation with Vietnam on a major logistics project was reached last month. At the 9th Logistics Industry Reference Council (LIRC) meeting in Ho Chi Minh City on 9 October, members unanimously endorsed a new Charter of Organisation and Operation for the Council.
Skills development vital for T&L industry to keep pace with technological change - AIS makes submission to Senate inquiry

At the invitation of the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee, AIS has highlighted the importance of ongoing skills development to support the Transport and Logistics industry to keep pace with increasing automation in a submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Importance of a Viable, Safe, Sustainable and Efficient Road Transport Industry.
Corrections 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 Corrections IRC, Amanda Swards.
Have your say about the skills needs of your industry - skills survey and call for submissions now open

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

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







Aviation
ESI Generation
ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail
Gas
Maritime
Public Safety
Water
IRC MEETINGS

Upcoming Meetings - 2019
Corrections
20 November







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