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Key initiatives

Overview

This section provides information on, and links to activities and initiatives of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee and its network of Industry Reference Committees (IRCs).

This includes cross-sector projects currently underway and other training package review and development initiatives. The cross-sector projects aim to address common skills needs, minimise duplication of units, consolidate existing units and remove units that are no longer being used.      Projects include:

Automation

Examines the workforce skilling implications and identifies related skills needs shared by multiple industry sectors in relation to the use of robotics, drones and remote operation systems.

For more information and an update on progress visit the Skills Impact website.

Big data

Reviews current and emerging developments in big data skills, particularly in relation to data management, data analytics and data-driven decision-making, and identifies related skills needs shared by multiple industry sectors.

For more information and an update on progress visit the PwC's Skills for Australia website.

Digital skills

Looks across a number of Training Packages to identify qualifications, skill sets and units of competency impacted by digital analytic/diagnostic skills, additive manufacturing (3D printing) skills, and programming/coding skills.

For more information and an update on progress visit the Innovation and Business Skills Australia website.

Cybersecurity

Reviews current and emerging developments in cybersecurity skills, particularly in relation to data confidentiality, protection and privacy, and identify related skills needs shared by multiple industry sectors.

For more information and an update on progress visit the PwC's Skills for Australia website.

Supply chains

Examines the implications of the major change underway across and within supply chains due to the impact of automation, robotics, big data and other new technologies. The addition of disruptive technologies has only increased the need of supply chain related industries to become innovative and seek new practices to increase efficiency, meet consumer demands and become more competitive. The skills needed to support innovation and new technologies will be the key to the future success of industry throughout the supply chain.

For more information and an update on progress visit the Australian Industry Standards website.

Environmental sustainability

Reviews current and emerging developments in environmental sustainability skills, the skills required to support transition to a sustainable economy. The project examines workforce skilling implications and identify related skills needs shared by multiple industry sectors in relation to environmentally sustainable products, manufacturing and waste processes, and sustainable energy production.

For more information and an update on progress visit the Skills Impact website.

Teamwork and communication

Looks to understand industry support for developing common teamwork and communication units to be used across multiple industry sectors.

For more information and an update on progress visit the Skills for Australia website.

Inclusion of people with disability

Investigates how Australia’s VET system can be improved to build the capability of educators and employers to better support people with disability.

For more information and an update on progress visit the Skills for Australia website.

Consumer engagement via online and social media

Aims to identify the common skills needs of industries in relation to consumer engagement through online and social media in order to inform the update and/or development of future Training Package products.

For more information and an update on progress visit the SkillsIQ website.

Other projects

The National Schedule details the training package review and development work currently underway and commissioned by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) following advice from its network of Industry Reference Committees (IRCs).

For more information on AISC initiatives and any recent announcements please visit the AISC website

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