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Case for Change
The purpose of this cross sector project is to provide an evidence-based case and industry support for developing vocational training in cyber security skills that can be transferable multiple industries.
Work on the Case for Change for the Cyber Security project commenced in July 2017 and involved:
- Establishment of a dedicated Cyber Security Project Reference Group (PRG), consisting of various Industry Reference Committee (IRC) members from a diverse range of industries and subject matter experts;
- Extensive desktop research to understand what is happening both here and internationally (best and better practice), what cyber security training already exists and what job outcomes it leads to, and the evidence base to develop cross sector training; and
- Broad industry consultation across a range of industries, geographies and stakeholder types to hear from different perspectives (including industry, government bodies, training providers and subject matter experts).
The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) approved the Cyber Security Cross Sector Case for Change at the February 2018 AISC meeting. Click below to download the Cyber Security Cross Sector Case for Change.
More information on this project can be found in the Cross Sector section of the website.
On behalf of the ICT IRC, PwC’s Skills for Australia conducted industry consultation for this project from mid-October to mid-November 2018, both in the form of focus groups and one-on-one consultations with industry experts.
Consultation focused on developing cyber security related units of competency that can be used in generic contexts by a range of industries.
Please click on the ‘Training Product Development’ tab above to view draft training products, which are now live.
Training Product Development
Following the ICT IRC’s review of our key findings from consultation and the recommendations we proposed, in association with the project working group and other stakeholders, we have developed draft training products to address identified skills needs.
These draft training products were released for public review in February 2019 , and the feedback we received is now being considered as we prepare the Case for Endorsement.
Over the coming months, we will work under the direction of a refreshed Cyber Security Project Working Group (PWG) and the Information and Communications Technology IRC to undertake quality assurance and review; and finalise a Case for Endorsement. This Case for Endorsement is due to be submitted to the Department in April 2019. If approved by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), the proposed new cross sector units will be publicly available for download from the National Register.
How can you get involved?
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