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Case for Change
In the Education Industry Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work (previously titled ‘Four Year Work Plan’) released in 2016 and 2017, the Education Industry Reference Committee (IRC) proposed a review of “all Units of Competency in the Training and Education (TAE) Training Package (54 native and 10 imported) in 2018-19”. This proposal was endorsed in both 2016 and 2017 by the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) for ‘Case for Change’ development.
In light of this, the Education IRC sought initial submissions from stakeholders during March and April 2018, regarding the current and future state of the TAE Training Package. This feedback will be used to inform the development of a Case for Change for inclusion in the 2018 Industry Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work. This Case for Change will be the first step in a review of the TAE Training Package and, if approved by the Education IRC and AISC, will initiate the Case for Endorsement process. The Case for Endorsement will involve significant research and industry consultation, meaning that this Case for Change submission process is the first of several opportunities that stakeholders will have to provide feedback.
The consultation period for initial feedback has now closed.
Thank you to those who provided their valued contributions during this time.
There will be an additional opportunity to provide feedback on the Case for Change over a three-week period from 6th to 27th April when the 2018 Industry Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work is published on the PwC’s Skills for Australia website.
The Education IRC recognises the review of the TAE will need to be comprehensive, take time and consider the broader environment in which training and assessment occurs given the importance of the Training Package to the VET sector and beyond. Any resulting change to the TAE Training Package stemming from this Case for Change, and subsequent Case for Endorsement, would be contingent on further substantial stakeholder consultation and endorsement by the Education IRC and the AISC. Changes to training.gov.au (TGA) are unlikely to occur before April 2020 (4 years after TAE40116, the latest release, was published).