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Automotive Industry Reference Committees open for nominations

As you know, the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has been reviewing all the Automotive IRCs to ensure the structure and membership provides the best possible industry coverage and expertise to support training package development for the industry sector. Following the review, there are now five Automotive IRCs, which are:

  • Automotive Light Vehicle IRC
  • Automotive Heavy Vehicle IRC
  • Automotive Vehicle Body Repair IRC
  • Automotive Allied IRC and
  • Automotive Strategic IRC.

Nominations for IRC membership

Nominations are now open for the vacant positions to be considered for membership of the five Automotive IRCs. To nominate, please use the link below and complete the form provided via the link at the bottom of the relevant Automotive IRC page. The closing date for nominations of the Automotive IRCs is COB Monday 21 November 2016.

If you are aware of other stakeholders that may have an interest in the nomination process of the Automotive IRCs, please forward this news item to them.

You can find the relevant information about the review on the AISC website (https://www.aisc.net.au/content/irc-review).

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AISC Automotive Industry Reference Committees structures open for consultation

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.

Guiding Principles
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.

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2016 Perpetual Foundation – Eddy Dunn Endowment International Fellowship

Fellowships available: 2
Amount: $12,500 less GST (each Fellowship)
Applications close: Monday, May 23, 2016

These Fellowships aim to promote the acquisition of higher-level skills and an appreciation of international best practice in the traditional trade fields, with a particular interest in mechanics. They are intended to examine innovative approaches that demonstrate potential benefits for the Fellow and for Australian industry and enterprises.

For more information and to download the application form visit:
http://www.issinstitute.org.au/wp-content/media/2016/03/16-Perpetual-Foundation-Application-Form.pdf

The Perpetual Foundation – Eddy Dunn Endowment Application Fellowship form can be completed electronically. Please email the completed form and required attachments to: fellowships@issinstitute.org.au

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Research Forum – VET’s role in re-skilling displaced workers

Don’t miss the National Centre for Vocational Education Research’s one-day research forum ‘When one door closes: VET’s role in re-skilling displaced workers’. This forum will discuss the role vocational education and training plays now and into the future in assisting occupational transferability, and how policy in this area can help workers transition. Speakers include Associate Professor John Spoehr, Executive Director, Australian Workplace Innovation and Social Research Centre, University of Adelaide and Dr Andrew Scott, Associate Professor of Politics and Policy, Deakin University.

Wednesday 18 November, 10.00am – 4.00pm, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC).

For more information, to access the program and register