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Case for Change
The objective of this project was 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.
PwC’s Skills for Australia prepared the Case for Change for this project on behalf of the Business Services Industry Reference Committee (BSB IRC) and submitted it to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) in October 2016.
The AISC endorsed this project on 17 November 2016.
On behalf of the BSB IRC PwC’s Skills for Australia carried out industry consultations for this project from July – October 2017.
Consultation activities included:
A series of open forums were held in capital cities across Australia. The forums were open to the public and designed as a way to work interactively with participants to explore key questions relating to potential changes to the training products in scope.
The Training Product Improvement survey was developed and opened to the public to complement subject matter discussed in consultation.
Throughout the project we held targeted consultations with key stakeholders who were identified by BSB IRC members, Project Working Group members, or through PwC’s network of contacts. Consultations were mostly held in the form of one-on-one phone or in-person interviews.
Consultation focused on identifying the key changes to training products required to more closely align training in Purchasing with the skills needs of industry.
Following the BSB IRC’s review of our key findings from consultation and the recommendations we proposed for changes to training products, we developed draft training products to address skills gaps. These draft training products were published for a final round of consultation in late October.
Training Product Development
The Purchasing project includes the following training products:
After the draft training products were made available online for public review, they were prepared for independent validation by the Quality Assurance Panel. The next step was to develop a Case for Endorsement for changes to the Business Services Training Package, which was submitted to the AISC in February 2018.
Thank you to all those who provided their valuable input.
The Case for Endorsement for BSB Procurement was approved by the AISC in April 2018.
Resulting changes to the Training Package can be viewed in the Case for Endorsement document below.
These changes are now reflected on the Training.gov.au website.
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