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Case for Change
Given the rapid rate of technological development, many areas of ICT now require different skills and knowledge, such as in database technologies, game development, networking and other ICT sectors. Since the ICT industry is only going to continue advancing, it is critical that available training reflects current industry trends so that Australia’s workforce is equipped with in-demand ICT skills.This project aims to refresh the skills and knowledge across current units of competency and skill sets that were last revised in 2015, as well as create skill sets that can be ‘stacked’ upon each other towards attaining a qualification.
A Case for Change for this project will be considered at the 23 February 2021 AISC meeting.
Click on the link below to view this Case for Change.
On behalf of the ICT IRC, PwC’s Skills for Australia commenced consultation for this project in March 2021.
The consultation plan has been designed to engage the widest possible population of stakeholders from all states and territories, non-metropolitan regions, and small and medium sized organisations.
Consultation methodologies include:
- Inter-organisational and intra-organisational focus groups; in-person and via teleconference and video conference facilities
- In-depth individual interviews; in-person and via teleconference and video conference facilities
- Survey instruments open to the public; online
- Public feedback on proposed changes; online
These methodologies are being used to gather data from relevant stakeholders including:
- Employers including both ICT organisations and non-ICT organisations;
- Peak bodies including industry and professional associations;
- Industry networks and subscriber based mailing lists;
- Industry Reference Committee members;
- Registered Training Organisations and trainers and assessors;
- State Training Authorities and Industry Technical Advisory Boards;
- Federal, state and territory government departments and government owned corporations;
- Identified key stakeholders including individuals and organisations.
Consultations involve identifying the expertise of stakeholders and engaging them on the specific changes to the training package relevant to their expertise.
If you would like to contribute to the consultation for this project, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Training Product Development
- The training products have been approved by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee, and endorsed by the Skills Ministers.
- The training products will be available on training.gov in due course.
Project Details: Endorsable training products within project 21B include 27 updated units of competency across a range of ICT areas.
Non-endorsable training products proposed to be created, updated or deleted, include:
- applying minor updates to 8 qualifications to house newly created units of competency, replace superseded elective units of competency and rectify typographical errors;
- applying minor updates to 4 units of competency to rectify typographical errors and wording to more accurately reflect what is intended by the unit of competency;
- revising 26 skill sets for superseded units and industry relevance;
- creating 34 skill sets that build towards current ICT qualifications, including:
- ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology;
- ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology;
- ICT60220 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology; and
- deleting 4 skill sets that are duplicative or no longer required in industry.
Thank you to all our stakeholders who have provided their valuable feedback. To stay up to date on how this project is progressing, please subscribe to our mailing list.
Release 8.0 of the ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package is now live.
Resulting changes to the Training Package can be found in the Companion Volume Implementation Guide.