Year One Training Product Development work now commencing

Following the approval of seven projects by the AISC on 17th November 2016, Skills for Australia is pleased to be commencing project work. Please see below to learn more about each project or read the AISC Communique for more details on what was approved.

Approved Projects Outline

Business Services

>>Review purchasing qualifications

This project was established as a result of initial research and consultations outlined in the Four Year Work Plan for the BSB Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and subsequent endorsement by the Australian Industry Skills Committee. The intention of this project is to review the suitability of existing purchasing qualifications, UoCs and skill sets, and to determine what additional training may be required to meet the emerging skills needs of industry. The scope of this project encompasses the qualifications below:

  • BSB41615 – Certificate IV in Purchasing
  • BSB51515 – Diploma of Purchasing

For more information regarding the Business Services project above please click the following link to read the Case for Change approved by the AISC or the Business Services 4-Year Work Plan submitted to and approved by the AISC.

FS>>Develop a Diploma and Skill Set for payroll

The objectives of this project are to align payroll units of competency with industry skills needs, and to ensure the learning outcomes of payroll units of competency are consistent with the requirements of the Tax Practitioners Board. In particular, this project will consider possibilities for creating a new Diploma level qualification and skill set for payroll.

>>Review Accounting and Bookkeeping qualifications

The objectives of this project are to align units of competency and qualifications relating to accounting and bookkeeping with industry skills needs. The qualifications included in the scope of this project are the FNS30315 Certificate III in Accounts Administration, FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping, FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting, FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting and FNS60215 Advanced Diploma of Accounting.

>>Develop a skill set in business conduct and ethics

The objective of this project is to determine the suitability of existing training in business ethics and conduct in financial markets and the financial services industry.

For more information regarding the Financial Services projects above please click the following link to read the Cases for Change approved by the AISC or the Financial Services 4-Year Work Plan submitted to and approved by the AISC.

Education

>>Review the Foundation Skills Training Package

This project was established as a result of initial research and consultations outlined in the Four Year Work Plan for the Education Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and subsequent endorsement by the Australian Industry Skills Committee. The Foundation Skills Training Package is intended to ensure that as many people as possible have access to opportunities for education and into work, however feedback from industry has indicated that the Package is failing to deliver this outcome. A full review of the Package is needed to address this.

For more information regarding the Education Technology projects above please click the following link to read the Case for Change approved by the AISC or the Education 4-Year Work Plan submitted to and approved by the AISC.

ICT>>Review IT qualifications that may not be fit for purpose

This project was established as a result of initial research and consultations outlined in the Four Year Work Plan for the ICT Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and subsequent endorsement by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC). The ICT IRC has raised questions regarding a number of qualifications that may not be fit for purpose within the ICT Training Package. The purpose of the proposed project is to review the suitability of these training products, and to determine what changes or additions can be made to better meet the needs of industry.

The following qualifications and Units of Competency (UoCs) contained within them are in scope of the proposed project:

  • ICT40115 Certificate IV in Information Technology
  • ICT40615 Certificate IV in Information Technology Testing
  • ICT40715 Certificate IV in Systems Analysis and Design
  • ICT50515 Diploma of Database Design and Development
  • ICT80215 Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Sustainability

>>Review qualifications relating to telecomms technology that may not be fit for purpose

This project was established as a result of initial research and consultations outlined in the Four Year Work Plan for the ICT Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and subsequent endorsement by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC). Following the release of version 3.0 of the ICT Training Package it has been identified that qualifications relating to telecommunications technology require review. The objective of the proposed project is to ensure that these qualifications are fit for purpose and support skills needs and job outcomes.
The following qualifications and the Units contained within them are in scope of the proposed project:

  • ICT20215 Certificate II in Telecommunications Network Build and Operate
  • ICT20315 Certificate II in Telecommunications Technology
  • ICT30215 Certificate III in Telecommunications Digital Reception Technology
  • ICT30315 Certificate III in Telecommunications Rigging Installation
  • ICT30415 Certificate III in Telecommunications Network Build and Operate
  • ICT30515 Certificate III in Telecommunications Technology
  • ICT41115 Certificate IV in Telecommunications Network Design
  • ICT41215 Certificate IV in Telecommunications Engineering Technology.

For more information regarding the Information and Communications Technology projects above please click the following links to read the Case for Change submitted to the AISC or the  Information and Communications Technology 4-Year Work Plan submitted to and approved by the AISC.

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