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Key initiatives

Overview

This section links to information on training package development 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 shared across industries.  Cross sector projects also minimise duplication of units, consolidate existing units and remove units that are no longer being used.

Cross-sector projects

Digital transformation projects

These projects focussed on automation, digital skills, big data and cybersecurity will examine the digital competency needs of emerging roles and strengthening the skills profiles of existing roles in Australia’s developing digital economy.

  • Automation and Digital Skills

In 2019, the AISC will bring together experts and industry representatives to advise on workforce and vocational skills needs, and opportunities arising from Industry 4.0 and evolving technologies such as robotics, drones and remote operation systems. The project will also examine the digital technologies driving new business applications and influencing skills profiles across occupations in the workforce.

For more information, visit the Australian Industry Standards 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.

  • Cybersecurity

Reviews current and emerging developments in cybersecurity skills, particularly in relation to data confidentiality, protection and privacy, 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.

Supply chains

Examines the implications of the major change underway, both across and within supply chains. These are driven by automation, robotics, big data and other new technologies. These disruptive technologies are compelling supply chain related industries to innovate and find new efficiencies, to meet consumer demand and remain 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, including the case for change and consultation process 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 identifies related skills needs shared by multiple industry sectors in relation to environmentally sustainable products, manufacturing and waste processes, sustainable energy production, and the natural environment.

For more information and an update on progress, including the case for change and Briefing Paper visit the Skills Impact website.

Teamwork and communication

This project reviewed current and emerging developments in teamwork and communication skills, and related skills needs shared by multiple industries. The AISC approved five new units of competency at their 4 December 2018 meeting. These are housed in the Business Services Training Package.

For more information, visit the PwC's 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, in order to better support people with disability.

For more information and an update on progress, visit the PwC's 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 training package development 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

Updated: 19 Dec 2018
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