Australian Industry and Skills Committee

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Australian and Industry Skills Committee

The AISC was established by the COAG Industry and Skills Council in May 2015 to give industry a formal, expanded role in policy direction and decision-making for the vocational education and training sector.

Australia needs a highly-trained and flexible workforce to ensure industries have skills to increase productivity, maximise competiveness, adapt to rapid technological change and foster innovation.

New arrangements for developing training products came into effect on 1 January 2016.  The new model gives industry a leading role in the national vocational education and training (VET) system, and strengthens contestability in the system while retaining the collaborative strengths of the previous model.

The new model enables industry to prioritise the development and review of training packages based on industry demand for skills, now and into the future, and technological and regulatory changes.  

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), consisting of industry leaders from across Australia, was established in May 2015 by the COAG Industry and Skills Council.  The AISC provides leadership and guidance to the VET system, bringing a strong industry-based perspective which will enhance responsiveness, quality and relevance within the sector. 

The AISC draws on advice from the new Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) which are made up of people with experience, skills and knowledge of their particular industry sector. Their advice ensures training packages meet the needs of employers and the modern economy. IRCs are supported by the new Skills Service Organisations (SSOs). 

SSOs are independent, professional service organisations. Under direction of relevant IRCs, they will undertake work commissioned by the AISC on the review and development of training products.

For further information about the new arrangements, visit the new arrangements site.

For further information about the AISC, IRCs and SSOs, please visit the AISC website at www.AISC.net.au

Resources

The following is a list of all the resources that are associated with Australian Industry and Skills Committee.

Results

  1. Case for Change Template

    Created: 15 February 2017

    The Case for Change is used to clearly set out the evidence on which the Industry Reference Committees' recommendation for change is based.

  2. Case for Endorsement Template

    Created: 15 February 2017

    The Case for Endorsement should build on the Case for Change and provide the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) with a compelling case for approving the relevant...

  3. Editorial Report Template

    Created: 15 February 2017

    The Editorial Report confirms that a draft Training Package or Training Package component(s) have been proof read and edited including against the Standards for Training...

  4. Equity Report Template

    Created: 15 February 2017

    The Equity Report confirms that a draft Training Package or Training Package component(s) meets the access and equity requirements including against the Standards for Training...

  5. Industry Proposal Template

    Created: 15 February 2017

    The Industry Proposal is an opportunity to draw attention to training package development work of national significance that has not been identified through an IRC Skills...

  6. IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work

    Created: 20 February 2017  |  Last modified: 14 December 2017

    2019 Industry skills forecast and proposed schedule of work template 

  7. Quality Report Template

    Created: 15 February 2017

    Confirms that a draft Training Package or Training Package component(s) are consistent with the Training Package Principles set out in the Training Package Development and...

  8. Standards for Training Packages 2012

    Created: 15 February 2017

    This document is one of three products that form the organising framework of standards that support the development of industry Training Packages.

  9. Training Package Products Policy

    Created: 15 February 2017

    This document is one of three products that form the organising framework of standards that support the development of industry Training Packages.

  10. Training Product Development Programme Guidelines

    Created: 12 February 2016

    Training Product Development Programme Guidelines