About Us

Australian Industry Standards (AIS) is a government-funded not-for-profit organisation that develops skills standards across a range of Australian industries.

Australian Industry Standards Ltd (AIS) was established in early 2016 as an independent, government-funded Skills Service Organisation. It is a major component of the Australian Government’s reform of vocational education and training across Australian industry sectors.

As an organisation, we have a deep-seated passion for skills development and its power to set our industries apart from their international competitors and to transform the lives of individuals.

Our standards are high.  Always. We hire the best minds, who bring with them deep technical skills, proven expertise in workforce development, and who have an inbuilt commitment to servicing industry.  Our reputation is one of delivering high-quality, future-focused qualifications through transparent and open engagement.

Our proven capability and intense focus on service is why we’re one of only a handful of organisations selected by government to do the job of a Skills Service Organisation.  We work under the direction of 11 Industry Reference Committees that represent the following sectors: aviation, transport and logistics, maritime, energy, water and utilities, public safety, police, fire, defence and corrections.

Together, these industries keep Australia productive, powered and secure.  The industry challenge is to be the best they can possibly be.  Ours is to ensure their workforce is skilled to world-class standards.

AIS supports these important industry sectors by using our own world-class, in-house capability and capacity in industry engagement, quality assurance, and project management to produce training packages and other support services.

AIS takes over this important activity from its predecessor, the Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC), which operated for more than 20 years engaging with industry, identifying relevant workplace standards and developing Training Packages.

At Australian Industry Standards, our focus is on helping industry to develop world-class qualifications for their workforce.

What we do

Australian Industry Standards supports industry growth and productivity through our modern innovative approach to establishing skills standards.

We provide high-quality, professional secretariat services to help our allocated Industry Reference Committees develop the skills that industry needs.

We partner with industry to shape the workforce of the future.


AIS Newsletter August 2017

I am excited that Australian Industry Standards (AIS) will be hosting the inaugural AIS Skills Forum in Melbourne on the 31st August. The forum will provide an opportunity for the…

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Moorebank Intermodal Company launches Workforce Advisory Group

Moorebank Intermodal Company (MIC) and Qube Holdings have kickstarted the delivery of thousands of new jobs for southwest Sydney with the initial meetings of the Moorebank Intermodal Terminal Workforce Advisory…

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Fatigue Management skills for Heavy Vehicle Drivers

The development of new fatigue management training units by the Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committee (IRC) has been showcased by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) as an…

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Aviation and Public Safety Training Package work approved

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) have commissioned work on Training Package Development by the Aviation and Public Safety IRCs. In line with its Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule…

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Streamlined Training Package development in the pipeline

The AISC has recently commissioned Training Package development and review projects submitted on behalf of the Transport and Logistics IRC and the Aviation IRC. A new Schedulers qualification is being…

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AIS Newsletter July 2017

In recognition of the wealth of expertise across the 11 IRCs we support, AIS is hosting an inaugural event, the AIS Skills Forum on 31 August 2017. This invitation only…

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Supply Chain Skills Cross Sector Project

Australian Industry Standards (AIS) has been commissioned to lead the Supply Chain Skills Cross Sector Project. Working with a Project Reference Group of representatives from across the Industry Reference Committee…

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Training awards to Indigenous high achievers

The outstanding training achievements of two young Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Australians were recognised at the 2017 National NAIDOC Awards. Sharee Yamashita won the prestigious NAIDOC Apprentice of the…

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Standards for Training Packages

Australian Industry Standards (AIS) is currently transitioning Training Packages to the Standards for Training Packages 2012. To ensure all Training Packages are of high quality and meet the workforce development…

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AIS Newsletter June 2017

I was pleased to attend an International Skills Roundtable at Parliament House in Canberra this month. The Hon Karen Andrews, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and…

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