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2017 IRC Skills Forecasts and Proposed Schedules of Work

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With the input of its allocated Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) IBSA submitted Skills Forecasts and Proposed Schedules of Work to the Australian Industry Skills Committee…

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IBSA Manufacturing project updates

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Update on MEM05 Metal and Engineering Training Package Review The MEM05 Metal and Engineering Training Package review is nearing completion. Many of the qualifications and…

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New Skilling Australians Fund

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In the 2017 federal budget the Government announced the establishment of a new Skilling Australians Fund. This fund aims to provide an estimated $1.5 billion…

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IBSA CEO highlights impact of automation in leading insurance publication

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IBSA CEO, Patricia Neden, has highlighted the importance of the impact of automation on employers in the manufacturing industry and their employees’ skill needs in…

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A little more on IBSA Manufacturing SSO

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IBSA is the Skills Service Organisation (SSO) for the manufacturing industry and we work with many sectors in this industry. Under the direction of our…

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Best wishes for the 2016 holiday season

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As we approach the end of 2016, we hope your year has been positive and successful. Now is a time to reflect on what went…

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What does our Skills Service Organisation do?

IBSA is a not-for-profit Skills Service Organisation (SSO) that is funded by the Australian Government to:

  • Provide technical, operational and secretariat support to six Industry Reference Committees in the development and review of qualifications and training packages
  • Consult and engage with stakeholders and implement their feedback to ensure training packages cover the skills needed in the industry
  • Inform industry stakeholders and employers about the latest news and trends
  • Develop compliant training packages that are relevant to a modern Australian economy, are embraced by the industry and maximise the potential for access to employment