Skills for Australia’s Open Forums

PwC’s Skills for Australia recognises the importance of extensive, industry-led consultation during training product development work.

Have your say on improvements to be made to training packages. Following the approval by the AISC of seven projects across four industries, PwC’s Skills for Australia is seeking input from interested employers, industry representatives, employees, teachers, trainers, recruiters, students, and others to inform and shape project work which is currently underway.

Registrations are now open for a series of open forums to be held across Australia throughout February – April. The purpose of these open forums is to enable meaningful contribution by anyone interested to inform the updates to be made to training packages.

Each session will run for approximately three hours and be focused on a project approved by the AISC. Registrations for all forums are essential and spaces are limited.

 

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Approved projects outline

Learn more about the projects that have been approved by the AISC, and for which open forums have been scheduled. To date work has commenced on seven projects across four industries.

To view these approved projects and the Cases for Change please go to this page; https://www.skillsforaustralia.com/2016/11/28/year-one-training-product-development-work-now-commencing/

 

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Calendar of open forums

To view the full schedule of open forums please follow this link to the PwC’s Skills for Australia Calendar https://www.skillsforaustralia.com/calendar/.

 

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FAQs

Who can attend the open forums?

Everyone is welcome. We expect a variety of attendees ranging from employers in the industry to Government representatives, to trainers, to students. Anyone who is interested is encouraged to attend.

Registration is essential and spaces are limited.

 

What if I can’t attend any of the scheduled forums in person?

A webinar option is available for each project, meaning it won’t matter where you are participating from. Please click the ‘Register Now’ button and select the project(s) you are interested in contributing to.

 

How can I see all of the open forums that are scheduled?

Please use this link to view a calendar view of all open forums, times, dates, and locations.

https://www.skillsforaustralia.com/calendar/

 

There are no open forums scheduled for the training package / project I am interested in. How can I contribute my views?

Open forums have only been scheduled for projects that have had a supporting Case for Change approved by the AISC. There are open forums scheduled for seven projects across four industries. Approval for more projects will soon be requested from the AISC, and information on open forums will follow in due course. In the meantime, you can email us your views at info@skillsforaustralia.com or call our hotline 1800 714 819 to speak with our team.

 

What can I do to prepare for the open forum(s)?

It is suggested that you familiarise yourself with the relevant Cases for Change, below. For additional context and information, you can download the relevant Four Year Work Plan.

 

FSK4YWP    FSKCFC    FNS4YWP    FNSCFC

ICT4YWP    ICTCFC    BSB4YWP    BSBCFC

 

What can I expect when attending an open forum?

In most cases, the forums will be held at a PwC office (specific location details will be provided during the registration process). Members of the PwC’s Skills for Australia team will be present to facilitate and capture the discussions, and ensure that everything runs smoothly.

Each forum will run for three hours (either from 9am – 1200pm, or 2pm – 5pm local time). All participants will attend in person (with the exception of the webinar sessions).

Each forum will be tailored to suit the needs of the project and the size of the group. Broadly, they will follow a consistent outline:

  • Welcome and introduction
  • Overview of the project
  • Industry training needs
  • Key issues and possible solutions (deep dive)
  • Thank you and close.

 

There aren’t any open forums scheduled near me for the project(s) I am interested in. How can I contribute?

A webinar option is available for each project, meaning it won’t matter where you are participating from. Please click the ‘Register Now’ button and select the project(s) you are interested in contributing to. If you are unable to join our webinar session for the project(s) you are interested in contributing to, you can email your views to info@skillsforaustralia.com or call our hotline 1800 714 819.

 

I want to share specific feedback and don’t think it is appropriate / don’t think I will have a chance to raise it at an open forum. Are there other options?

All feedback is welcomed. You can contact the PwC’s Skills for Australia team at 1800 714 819 or email us at info@skillsforaustralia.com with your thoughts, or to set up a time to have a conversation with a team member. A survey will soon be published online to gather written feedback for reference as project work progresses.  

 

What will happen once I register?

Expect a confirmation email containing the details that you will need within two business days. You will receive a separate email for each open forum that you have registered for.

 

Who can I contact if I need help or have questions?

Contact the PwC’s Skills for Australia team at 1800 714 819 or email us at info@skillsforaustralia.com.