Skills Impact collaborates with industry, government and training providers,
to review and develop vocational units of competency, skill sets and qualifications.
Support 12 Industry Reference Committees (IRCs), which represent more than 120 industry sectors:
- Agriculture and Production Horticulture IRC
- Amenity Horticulture, Landscaping, Conservation & Land Management IRC
- Animal Care and Management IRC
- Aquaculture and Wild Catch IRC
- Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical IRC
- Forest Management and Harvesting IRC
- Meat IRC
- Pharmaceutical Manufacturing IRC
- Pulp and Paper Manufacturing IRC
- Racing and Breeding IRC
- Timber and Wood Processing IRC
- Timber Building Solutions IRC
To identify changes in industry environments, track trends, skills opportunities and challenges
IRC Skills Forecasts and Proposed Schedules of Work (Skills Forecasts) propose a four year plan for reviewing and developing relevant units, skill sets and qualifications across a training package.
This year’s Annual Updates to the Skills Forecasts proposed 22 projects for 2020 – 2021. Many of the proposed projects have been approved by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee for development and are currently underway.
To improve and develop vocational skills standards and qualifications
National qualifications need to be industry-led, reflect real work activities, current skills standards and practices.
More than 30 projects are currently underway. There are opportunities to provide feedback throughout the duration of each project.
In our position as a skills standards development body, working every day with industry, training providers and other VET stakeholders, people often share with us their concerns and challenges with VET. Over the past five years, these stakeholders have shared with us their concerns and challenges with the current VET system and discussed possible solutions to these.
Skills Impact has compiled these insights and in late 2019 we began undertaking further research and consultation to provide input to the governments’ VET Reform Roadmap.
The aim of this research is to not only describe the issues important to our stakeholders, but to also offer solutions in key areas of impact.
Five Key Themes have been identified for further investigation
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