April 2019: Consultation

Consultation for the draft 2019 Industry Skills Forecasts and Proposed Schedules of Work prepared on behalf of the Process Manufacturing, Recreational Vehicle and Laboratory Industry Reference Committee ended on Tuesday 9 April.

Thank you to those stakeholders who provided comment. Broad consultation was undertaken which involved the draft 2019 Industry Skills Forecasts being made available via the website along with an online survey to gather feedback.

Feedback is now being reviewed by the Process Manufacturing, Recreational Vehicle and Laboratory Industry Reference Committee. The final version will then be submitted to the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC). Once endorsed, final documents will then be published on this page.


April 2019: Consultation now closed

MSL Laboratory Operations

The Industry Skills Forecast identified the following skills gaps and emerging skills needs within industry:

  • Point of Care Testing (PoCT) skill set
  • Surgical cut-up skills, being driven by job role changes and increasing complexity in the workplace

The IRC identified the creation of a new Point of Care Testing (PoCT) skill set as critical and have submitted a Case for Change related to this priority. PoCT is an area of high growth in the pathology sector and one that continues to evolve. Large public health systems and small community facilities are all seeking the development of a specific skillset for PoCT to improve the availability and timeliness of health services.

MSM Manufacturing

The Industry Skills Forecast identified the following skills gaps and emerging skills needs within industry:

  • Increased product safety standards to be met in the manufacture of recreational vehicles
  • New or more advanced skills, and new combinations of skills needed to meet changes in technology and advanced manufacturing processes

PMA Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining

The Industry Skills Forecast identified the following areas for training package development:

  • Automation, increased use of remote operations, and
  • Increasing specificity in higher level job roles

PMB Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking

The Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking sector is facing challenges associated with changing production processes that require a better aptitude with using automated practices.

Emerging skills needs relate to skills and knowledge in new types of equipment as well as numeracy and language skills for operating highly sophisticated machinery.

Due to the extent of Training Package development work currently underway, the IRC has not prepared a proposed schedule of work.

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