The Sustainability Industry Reference Committee (IRC), supported by IBSA Manufacturing, is reviewing the MSS Sustainability Training Package. The Case for Change was approved by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) in 2019.

Milestones

Ministerial Approval

The Case for Endorsement, Companion Volume Implementation Guide and Project Components have received ministerial approval from the AISC and the COAG Skills Council. Release 4.0 of the MSS Sustainability Training Package is now available on the National Register of VET, training.gov.au. 

Thank you to the industry experts and the Sustainability IRC who gave so freely of their time to shape the changes. Thank you also to all stakeholders who provided comment throughout the project. 

Why we are reviewing it

  • Energy price shock is an issue and risk that is directly affecting the ongoing viability of Australian businesses.
  • There is demand for courses currently offered outside of VET, indicating a growing interest in energy management.
  • While large enterprises may have access to expertise in this area, small and medium-size enterprises may not.
  • The subject area crosses all business areas, as does the MSS Sustainability Training Package.

What we are reviewing

  • 1 new skill set
  • 2 new units of competency
  • 1 revised unit of competency.

Governance and methodology

Training package development projects are overseen by the relevant Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and supported by a project Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). They guide the project and provide industry expertise for developing the components. All projects are then referred to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for approval.

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For more information contact:
Peter Komsta | Industry Project Manager
P: (03) 9815 7099 | E: [email protected]

Past progress updates

 

Public Consultation for Draft 2 training package components for the Energy Management is now closed.

Thank you to those stakeholders who provided comment. Broad consultation was undertaken which involved draft components being made available via the website, along with webinars conducted to gather feedback.

All feedback will be considered by the Energy Management Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).

Consultation for second draft training package components for the Energy management project closed on Friday 29 November.

Changes from Round 1 Consultation

The proposed skill set and draft units were revised based on stakeholder feedback and review by subject matter experts on the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for energy management. The key revisions included:

  • simplifying the language to improve clarity in Units 1 and 3; and
  • the inclusion of the Foundation Skills field in each unit where these skills are not explicit enough in the performance criteria.

The Sustainability Industry Reference Committee (IRC) ultimately approves content in the MSS Training Package.

For more information please call Cheryll Meade on M: 0400 686 031 or email [email protected]

Public Consultation for Draft 1 training package components for the Energy Management is now closed.

Thank you to those stakeholders who provided comment. Broad consultation was undertaken which involved draft components being made available via the website, along with webinars conducted to gather feedback.

All feedback will be considered by the Energy Management Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and Round 2 public consultation is anticipated to commence in late October/early November 2019.

Consultation for first draft training package components for the Energy Management project closed on Thursday 17 October 2019.

IBSA Manufacturing is pleased to advise that the Energy Management Project has commenced. Industry experts will be approached to form a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and provide guidance in the development of training package components in the near future.

The review of the qualifications and unit content will be considered by the TAC to ensure alignment with industry skills needs, current work practices and technology. This review will also identify any duplication and obsolete units which may be considered for removal.

First draft training package components are scheduled for public consultation in the near future. IBSA  Manufacturing will provide opportunities for industry engagement and feedback via a series of National industry forums, webinars, and via the website.