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AIS, Your Industry Partner in Skills Development – Chief Operating Officer Paul Walsh reviews the year

This has been another busy and productive year for us here at AIS as we continue working with industry and the eleven Industry Reference Committees (IRC) we support to ensure…

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Skills vital as emergency services and communities work together to save lives!

With over a hundred bushfires burning on the east coast of Australia, storms taking down powerlines and hazardous levels of smoke blanketing Sydney, the work of emergency services is plain…

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Responding to the Future of Work – we need to be doing more

As the nature of work around the world is changing, Australian workers, industries and governments will continue to be challenged by technological disruption. A new report by the public policy…

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Australian Training Awards – Recognising the success stories of our system

Among the winners from the industry sectors supported by AIS at the Australian Training Awards in Brisbane on 21 November were a regional and remote electricity provider and a family-based…

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Perth to host 2020 WorldSkills Australia Championships

Perth will host the 2020 WorldSkills Australia National Championships from August 13–15 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event will bring together the best apprentices, trainees, educators, employers…

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AIS Staff Raise $4,700 for Fred Hollow’s Foundation

Congratulations to AIS’s ‘Team Elevate’ on completing Australia’s BIGGEST stair climb – 88 levels/1,643 stairs all the way to the top of the 297m high Eureka Tower in Melbourne…

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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…

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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 (see below) to review and develop…

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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…

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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…

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