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ASQA extends transition periods for qualifications

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) recently approved an extended transition period for 51 qualifications due to expire between 17 March and 15 July 2020. Due to COVID-19 pandemic,…

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New Career Partnership Grants available

Regular readers of this newsletter will know that employer engagement in careers guidance is often cited as an important element in attracting the right people to the right industries. As…

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FAST-TRACKING TRAINING AND SKILLS DURING COVID-19

A new sub-committee of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), will drive rapid and flexible development of training packages during the COVID-19 crisis. Skills Ministers from all States and…

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Stakeholder Update

The coronavirus outbreak is having a major impact on all of us and the ways we interact. We are committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of our stakeholders…

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Gas IRC Visits ATCO Clean Energy Hub

Last week the Gas Industry Reference Committee (IRC) was hosted by ATCO at its Jandakot Operations Centre in Perth. The ATCO facility includes an industry-leading Clean Energy Innovation Hub,…

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Integrated Logistics Support – Naval Shipbuilding

The Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committee (IRC), on behalf of the Naval Shipbuilding IRC, will lead a project to develop up to five new Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Units…

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COAG Releases Draft VET Reform Roadmap

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Skills Council is developing a VET reform roadmap and last month released The Vocational Education and Training (VET) Reform Roadmap Consultation Draft. In…

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Skilled aerial firefighting crews are critical to saving lives

The long and unrelenting bushfire season throughout the country has brought into sharp focus the skills and courage of firefighters. Particularly in hard to access areas, the role of aviation…

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Future skilling correctional services

The Corrections industry is a highly dynamic and diverse work environment. It demands a broad range of skills from its employees, as was identified in the Corrections Industry Reference Committee’s…

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Reviewed Water Industry qualifications endorsed

The water industry that supplies and treats water and wastewater is rapidly evolving and the skills required to deliver these critical services are also on the move. The Water Industry…

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