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IBSA Manufacturing Training Package Development Methodology

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IBSA Manufacturing Training Development Projects follow the Training Package Development and Endorsement Process Policy and uses a five phase methodology. Training Package Development Project governance…

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Cross Sector Projects

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The Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) has established several cross-sector projects to strategically address common skills needs identified by Industry Reference Committees in Skills Forecasts…

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WA Minister – maximising jobs

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WA Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery announced new budget measures to strengthen training in WA. Trades such as furniture finishing, upholstery, and flooring will…

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Update: MSL Laboratory Operations Training Package Consultation

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Consultation on draft one of the MSL Laboratory Operations Training Package components has now closed. Thank you to those stakeholders who provided comment. The feedback is now…

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Manufacturing finalists to compete at 2017 Australian Training Awards

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The Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards for the vocational education and training (VET) sector, recognising individuals, businesses and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling…

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Siemen’s announces $135m grant to digitalise Swinburne’s Factory of the Future

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“Engineering giant Siemens have announced a record $135 million industrial software grant for the Swinburne University of Technology to create Australia’s first fully immersed Industry…

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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