Supply Chain Skills

Project scope

Supply chains are all around us and fundamental to how we live.  The food we eat, clothes we wear, buildings we inhabit, transport and equipment we use are all examples of how we benefit from multiple supply chains each and every day.

New technologies, automation, big data and sophisticated analytics are rapidly changing how supply chains operate and as a direct consequence, evolving the job roles and skills needed by individual workers.  Whilst many of these skills are specific to a particular industry, many are transferable between industries or different elements of a supply chain.

The Cross Sector Supply Chain Skills Project has been commissioned by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC).  Its goal is to develop a range of Skill Sets and Units of Competency for those supply chain skills common to a range of industry sectors and in doing so, support the mobility of skilled labour and agility of the Australian workforce.  It will enable the many individuals working in a supply chain to be skilled to the same world class standards and as a consequence, increase industry efficiency and productivity.

The project is led by a Project Reference Group comprising representatives from across a range of diverse industries.  Oversight is by the Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committee.   Technical expertise and project management is by Australian Industry Standards.

 

Deliverables

  1. Development of 13 new cross sector units of competency to reflect new and emerging skill areas or to fill existing gaps;
  2. Revision of 9 existing units of competency to enable greater portability of skills and cross sector usage;
  3. Rationalisation of 10 units of competency into two in the area of stock control;
  4. Review of 5 existing units of competency where there is clear duplication and/or little or no enrolment;
  5. Development of 10 new Skill Sets in the following areas:
    • Establish supply chains
    • Monitor a supply chain operation
    • Manage a supply chain
    • Establish a digital supply chain
    • Digital supply chain operations
    • Digital supply chain supervision
    • Supply chain stock control
    • International supply chain
    • Value chain analysis
    • Supply chain financial management

 

Timeline

The Case for Endorsement is expected to be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee by 31 December 2019.

 

How to get involved

A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be formed to provide expertise for this work. If you have any questions about this project or are a subject matter expert and would like to be considered for the TAC for this project, please contact the Industry Manager.

Stakeholder feedback on draft training materials will be sought as part of the development phase of work.

 

Technical advisory committee

Initial drafting of the Units of Competency (often referred to as occupational standards) has been undertaken by a Technical Advisory Committee. Comprising people with diverse expertise and experience in supply chain operations, it has ensured that the draft Units are informed by the needs of multiple sectors.

The draft Units are available online now for public consultation. Please get involved and have your say on the future skill needs of the workforce.

If you’d like to be involved as a subject matter expert it’s not too late, please submit your details through the box on the left or drop us an email at supplychain@aistnds.org.au and our project team will be in touch.

Summary of development

Draft units, skill sets and/or qualifications are developed in consultation with Subject Matter Experts and industry stakeholders.

Initial drafting of Training Package material (Units of Competency, Skill Sets and/or qualifications) is being undertaken by a Technical Advisory Committee established by the IRC. Comprising people with diverse expertise and experience, it has ensured that the draft Units are informed by the needs of industry.

 

Consultation

Drafting has now been finalised following stakeholder feedback on the 16 draft Units of Competency (often referred to as occupational standards) and 10 Skill Sets.

The Technical Advisory Committee has reviewed all feedback and final amendments to the draft products have been made.

The final draft Units of Competency are:

  • TLIX9982X Work with global supply chains
    • TLIX9983X Manage fundamental aspects of supply chains
    • TLIX9985X Administer market supply chains
    • TLIX9986X Establish blockchain in supply chains
    • TLIX9987X Monitor compliance in digital supply chains
    • TLIX9988X Manage outsourced supply chain operations
    • TLIX9989X Manage customer focussed supply chains
    • TLIX9990X Manage supply chain mass customisation
    • TLIX9991X Enable traceability in a supply chains
    • TLIX9992X Monitor digital supply chain services
    • TLIX9993X Build digital supply chain capability in the workforce
    • TLIX9995X Lead digital supply chain implementation
    • TLIX9996X Employ digital supply chain risk management practices
    • TLIX9997X Monitor ethical supply chain practices
    • TLIX9998X Maintain stock control and receivals
    • TLIX9999X Administer inventory systems

The final draft Skill Sets are:

  • TLISS99990X Supply chain financial management
    • TLISS99991X Supply chain stock control
    • TLISS99992X Value chain analysis
    • TLISS99993X Digital supply chain supervision
    • TLISS99994X Digital supply chain operations
    • TLISS99995X Establish digital supply chains
    • TLISS99996X Global supply chain operations
    • TLISS99997X Establish blockchain
    • TLISS99998X Monitor supply chain operations
    • TLISS99999X Manage supply chains

Consultation

The final draft Units of Competency and Skill Sets have been validated with a range of key stakeholders to ensure they are factually correct and accurately codify the skills and knowledge required by contemporary supply chains.

Thank you to all stakeholders who provided valuable feedback and contributed to this project.

 

Summary of feedback

  • Consideration should be given to where other legislation that may sit within the supply chain
  • Overall this is very poorly framed and lacks reality with job design
  • Stakeholders identified in the performance evidence section of the units that “conditions on at least one occasion” should be increased to “on at least three occasions” this is more suitable

while there might need to be a focus on compliance, it should be recognised that compliance is broader than just its application to supply chain

 

Quality assurance

13 SEPTEMBER 2019

This project will be incorporated into Release 6.0 of the TLI Training Package.

The release will include the following Transport and Logistics projects:

  • Chain of Responsibility
  • Freight Forwarding
  • Traffic Operations
  • Logistics Operations
  • Shared Equipment
  • Stevedoring Qualifications Review
  • Heavy Vehicle Driver Safety

Thank you to all stakeholders who provided valuable feedback and contributed to this project.

Endorsement

CROSS SECTOR SUPPLY CHAIN SKILL SETS AND UNITS OF COMPETENCY ENDORSED

 

The supply chain cross-sector Units of Competency and Skill Sets, along with the Companion Volume Implementation Guide compendium, have been endorsed by the Skills Ministers.

 

The approved Training Package materials are now available on training.gov.au for use by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).

 

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this project during 2019/2020. A range of additional material to help RTOs, schools and career advisors promote supply chain careers is now available here.

 

The following materials were endorsed:

 

Units of Competency:

  • TLIX0004X Administer inventory systems
  • TLIX0005X Administer market supply systems
  • TLIX0007X Build digital supply chain capability in the workforce
  • TLIX0009X Employ digital supply chain risk management practices
  • TLIX0010X Enable traceability in supply chains
  • TLIX0011X Establish blockchain in supply chains
  • TLIX0012X Lead digital supply chain implementation
  • TLIX0013X Maintain stock control and receivals
  • TLIX0014X Manage customer focussed supply chain
  • TLIX0015X Manage fundamental aspects of supply chains
  • TLIX0016X Manage outsourced supply chain operations
  • TLIX0017X Manage supply chain mass customisation
  • TLIX0018X Monitor compliance in digital supply chains
  • TLIX0019X Monitor digital supply chain services
  • TLIX0020X Monitor ethical supply chain practices
  • TLIX0021X Work with global supply chains

Skill Sets:

  • TLISS99990X Supply chain financial management
  • TLISS99991X Supply chain stock control
  • TLISS99992X Value chain analysis
  • TLISS99993X Digital supply chain supervision
  • TLISS99994X Digital supply chain operations
  • TLISS99995X Establish digital supply chains
  • TLISS99996X Global supply chain operations
  • TLISS99997X Establish blockchain
  • TLISS99998X Monitor supply chain operations
  • TLISS99999X Manage supply chains

 

 

 

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Ron Horne

Industry Manager - Transport and Logistics, Rail, Maritime and Water

 

 

 

Email: ron.horne@aistnds.org.au

Phone: 03 9604 7232

Mobile: 0448 166 536