Skills Impact is seeking your feedback on the priority skills that have been identified for the aquaculture and wild catch industry between 2019 and 2022.
They are documented in a draft IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work (Skills Forecast) document.
Several projects have been proposed to address these priority skills, as summarised in the grey box below.
Feedback is being collected over a four week period, up until 12 April 2019.
The Skills Forecast will be submitted by the Aquaculture and Wild Catch Industry Reference Committee to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) in April. The information will be used to update the AISC National Schedule of training package development projects.
Proposed Schedule of Work 2019 – 2022
Project 1: Crocodile Farming
Development of new qualifications in crocodile farming to support a sector with growing export earnings and employment opportunities in remote areas.
Project 2: Skills for Future Fishtech & Aquabotics in Real-time, Distant Operations
Ensure that the skills required for real-time distant operations are covered by new or existing units.
Project 3: Indigenous Consultation for Future Projects
Research and consultation to maximise the chances of future projects in negotiation and partnership with Indigenous business and community organisations.
Project 1: Project to be developed based on the findings of the Indigenous consultation work in Project 3 in 2019-20.
Project 2: Project to be scoped to address potential changes and updates in Australian and international Country of Origin Labelling.
Project 3: Project to be scoped to address barriers to accessing training. This follows feedback regarding a lack of RTOs with training on scope and limited training options in Indigenous and remote Australian locations.
Project 1: Update of qualifications and skills standards based on implementation feedback from the introduction and roll-out of the 2017-2019 training package changes.
Project 2: Project to be developed based on the findings of the Indigenous consultation work in Project 3 in 2019-20.
Projects to be identified based on feedback from previously completed projects.
What is a Skills Forecast?
Skills Forecasts describe industry trends, opportunities and challenges, and identify skills gaps and emerging skills needs. They propose a four year plan for reviewing and developing relevant units, skill sets and qualifications across the training packages. The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) draws on this information to update their AISC National Schedule, and to determine future Training Package Projects.
Projects being finalised
Thank you to everybody that contributed to the development and revision of qualifications, skill sets and units of competency for the projects listed below.
The final drafts are currently undergoing an edit and equity and independent quality assurance process. Part of this process involves the Aquaculture and Wild Catch IRC providing support for the final documents. Once this process has been completed, the qualifications, skill sets and units will be forwarded to the State/Territory Training Authorities (STAs/TTAs) for their consideration and to seek their support for submission to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC).
Comments from the STAs/TTAs will be reviewed before the final drafts are forwarded to the IRC. After consideration and signoff by the IRC, the final drafts will be submitted to the AISC as part of a Case for Endorsement, for their consideration.
Once submitted to the AISC, the final draft documentations will be made available for download on the project webpages.
For more information, visit https://www.skillsimpact.com.au/aquaculture-and-wild-catch/industry-reference-committee/