As you may be aware, the new model for developing and maintaining training packages places industry at the centre of the process. IRCs now drive the process of training package development. Your IRCs are the formal mechanism through which your industry’s skills needs – both now and into the future – are considered and defined in national training packages.
The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) is reviewing all IRCs to ensure the structure and membership provides the best possible industry coverage and expertise to support training package development for that industry sector. This review provides an invaluable opportunity for industry to directly influence the sorts of skills and knowledge current and future employees will receive through a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification. You can find more information about the review on the https://www.aisc.net.au/content/irc-review).
Proposed Automotive IRC Structure
The proposed structures for the five automotive IRCs are now available for comment on the https://www.aisc.net.au/content/automotive-industry-reference-committees-structures-open-consultation. These IRCs will support industry’s review and development of automotive training packages and are seen to provide the necessary sector coverage and a more streamlined approach. They are:
Automotive Light Vehicle IRC
Automotive Heavy Vehicle IRC
Automotive Vehicle Body Repair IRC
Automotive Allied IRC and
Automotive Strategic IRC
Please follow the instructions provided via the link. Feedback will be managed by the AISC Secretariat within the Department through the https://www.aisc.net.au/node/426.
The AISC Guiding Principles for the IRC review (at https://www.aisc.net.au/content/aisc-guiding-principles-irc-review) have been developed to assist you in preparing your feedback. The AISC will be looking for IRC structures that reflect these principles.
The closing date for feedback on the IRC structures is close of business 24 October 2016. A call for nominations will be made at a later date once the structure is agreed.