Summary

Who

The Sustainability Industry Reference Committee (IRC), supported by IBSA Manufacturing.

What
The development of a skill set targeting energy management, comprising three units of competency.

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

When
• Public consultation was conducted in October and November 2019 and is now closed.
• This project was submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) in February 2020.

Why
• 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.

How
IBSA Manufacturing Training Package Development Methodology
Training Package Development and Endorsement Process Policy.

What’s the latest?
February 2020: The project was submitted to the AISC this month.


Details

IBSA Manufacturing was pleased to support the Sustainability Industry Reference Committee (IRC) in undertaking a review of the MSS Sustainability Training Package.

This project involved the development of a skill set for the implementation and maintenance of energy management, and two new units covering the skills and knowledge required to manage energy procurement and to report within a continual improvement framework. These components are key to addressing the skills required by a wide range of industries and occupations that have responsibility for managing facilities, environment and sustainability, financial and other aspects of business operations.

The skill set provides a pathway to the following MSS qualifications:
• MSS40316 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices
• MSS50316 Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices
• MSS60316 Advanced Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices
• MSS80316 Graduate Certificate in Competitive Systems and Practices
• MSS80416 Graduate Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices
• MSS40118 Certificate IV in Sustainable Operations
• MSS50118 Diploma of Sustainable Operations
• MSS80118 Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Operations

This project was submitted to the AISC in February 2020.


Progress Updates

February 2020
The draft Case for Endorsement, MSS Sustainability Training Package components and Companion Volume Implementation Guide were submitted to the AISC this month for approval.

Previous Updates

January 2020
This project is being prepared for submission to the AISC in February 2020.

November 2019: Public Consultation now closed
Public Consultation for Draft 2 training package components for the Energy Management Project is now closed.

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

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

November 2019: Public consultation
Consultation for Draft 2 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 Energy Management TAC. The key revisions included:

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

The Sustainability IRC ultimately approves content in the MSS Sustainability Training Package.

October 2019: Public consultation now closed
Public consultation for Draft 1 training package components for the Energy Management Project is now closed.

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

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

October 2019: Consultation
Consultation for Draft 1 training package components for the Energy Management Project closed on Thursday 17 October 2019.

July 2019: Update
IBSA Manufacturing is pleased to advise that the Energy Management Project has commenced. Industry experts will be approached to form a TAC and provide guidance in the development of training package components.

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 duplicated and obsolete units that may be considered for removal.

Draft 1 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.

November 2018
The Case for Change has been submitted to the AISC for their review and consideration. Note: When a Case for Change is approved, it forms the basis of a training package project.


Project Governance, Methodologies and Timelines

IBSA Manufacturing, in consultation with the Sustainability Industry Reference Committee (IRC), established a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to provide specific subject-matter advice and technical expertise for developing and reviewing the training package components. The TAC operated under the direction of the IRC and comprised organisations and nominated individuals with significant expertise and knowledge within the industry.

This project follows the Training Package Development and Endorsement Process Policy and uses the IBSA Manufacturing Training Package Development Methodology. The process provides robust evidence to support the AISC’s decision-making process.

Key Dates
February 2020: Due to be submitted to the AISC.


Staying in Touch

Project updates will be posted here, and through our newsletters and direct emails to industry contacts. Please click here if you want to participate in this or other MSS Sustainability-related projects, receive project updates and subscribe to our newsletters.

For more information contact:
Cheryll Meade, Industry Engagement Partner
M: 0400 686 031
E: [email protected]

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