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June 2019: Process Manufacturing, Recreational Vehicle and Laboratory Industry Skills Forecasts endorsed by AISC

We are pleased to advise that the following 2019 Industry Skills Forecasts and Proposed Schedules of Work, prepared on behalf of the Process Manufacturing, Recreational Vehicle, and Laboratory Industry Reference Committee, were endorsed by the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) at their June meeting:

  • MSL Laboratory Operations Industry Skills Forecast
  • MSM Manufacturing Industry Skills Forecast
  • PMA Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining Industry Skills Forecast
  • PMB Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking Industry Skills Forecast

The Industry Skills Forecasts identified a number of Key Drivers for Change and scheduled a number of priorities for 2019-2023 as listed below.

This information has been used to update the AISC National Schedule of training package development projects.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback and comments.

To read the submitted 2019 Industry Skills Forecasts, please click on the link below:

Read the 2019 MSL Laboratory Operations Industry Skills Forecast, or download it here
Read the 2019 MSL Laboratory Operations Case for Change, or download it here
Read the 2019 MSM Manufacturing Industry Skills Forecast, or download it here
Read the 2019 PMA Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining Industry Skills Forecast, or download it here
Read the 2019 PMB Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking Industry Skills Forecast, or download it here


2019 Process Manufacturing, Recreational Vehicle and Laboratory Industry Skills Forecasts submitted to AISC

We are pleased to advise that the following final draft 2019 Industry Skills Forecasts and Proposed Schedules of Work, prepared on behalf of the Process Manufacturing, Recreational Vehicle, and Laboratory Industry Reference Committee, were submitted to the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) for consideration at their June meeting:

  • MSL Laboratory Operations Industry Skills Forecast
  • MSM Manufacturing Industry Skills Forecast
  • PMA Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining Industry Skills Forecast
  • PMB Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking Industry Skills Forecast

The Industry Skills Forecasts identified a number of Key Drivers for Change and scheduled a number of priorities for 2019-2023

 

MSL Laboratory Operations Industry Skills Forecast 2019

Key Driver/s of Change:

  • Pathology workers are likely to need an increased understanding about Point of Care Testing (PoCT) services including tests that are available, the devices used and potentially skills in device use (as well as blood collection itself).
  • The National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPACC) requirements for the performance of anatomical pathology cut-up specifies that Technical Officers are persons permitted to perform cut-up. It also specifies that the person must undergo specific training.
  • Genetic and molecular testing are central to virtually all biological and biomedical laboratory sciences. Globally, these fields have been advancing at an exponential rate with molecular analysis becoming part of routine testing, not only in the biomedical sector but increasingly in other areas such as food processing, in response to increased quality and labelling requirements

Case for Change for 2019–20:

PoCT Case for Change (Approved March 2019)
The project will develop a PoCT Skill Set to meet increased demand in this area and to provide Pathology and other workers an opportunity to gain the skills required to provide accurate and timely test results.

 

MSM Manufacturing Industry Skills Forecast 2019

Key Driver/s of Change:

  • Changes to Road Vehicle Standards, which will result in increased product safety standards to be met in the manufacture of recreational vehicles.
  • A review of Measurement Law currently underway could lead to potential changes to job roles in trade measurement inspection and verification.
  • Increasing levels of automation, digitalisation and robotics in the manufacturing industry leading to new or more advanced skills, and new combinations of skills needed to meet changes in technology and advanced manufacturing processes.
  • Increasing demands for lean manufacturing processes.

Priorities for 2019–20:

Recreational Vehicle Qualifications
Review recreational vehicle qualifications to reflect requirements of the new RVSA, to ensure currency in relation to any new trends and changes in practice in the sector and to consider whether there is a need for inclusion of business skills within recreational vehicle qualifications.

(It is anticipated a separate Case for Change will be submitted in late-2019.)

PMA Chemical, Refining and Hydrocarbons Industry Skills Forecast 2019

Key Driver/s of Change:

  • Growing use of remote operations in the oil and gas sector following the productivity gains in the mining sector.
  • The changing work of control room operators, with automation and optimisation as drivers for different skills.
  • Industry consultations have identified the generic nature and broad focus on continuous improvement in the current Diploma and Advanced Diploma as being in contrast to the actual job roles available in industry at these occupational levels.
  • Coal Seam Gas – Queensland’s coal seam gas sector continues to grow and requires additional skills to support this growth.

Priorities for 2019–20:
The IRC have not identified any priorities for 2019–20. The next priority is scheduled for 2020–21 for the redevelopment of Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining Qualifications: Review three Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining qualifications to ensure they align to current job role requirements

PMB Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking Industry Skills Forecast 2019

Key Driver/s of Change:

  • With the European Parliament legislating bans on single use plastics, the growing consumer concerns in Australia about plastic waste are likely to see changes towards increased recycling.
  • Challenges in attracting new entrants to the plastics industry due to a lack of understanding in the public domain about the job roles and careers offered.

Priorities for 2019–20:
Due to the work underway on the Skills for the Polymer Industry project, involving the redevelopment of all qualifications and units in the PMB Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking Training Package, the PMRVL IRC has agreed that a Proposed Schedule of Work not be submitted for this return of the Industry Skills Forecast.

This information has been used to update the AISC National Schedule of training package development projects.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback and comments.

 

To read the submitted 2019 Industry Skills Forecasts, please click on the link below:

Read the draft 2019 MSL Laboratory Operations Industry Skills Forecast
Read the 2019 MSL Laboratory Operations Case for Change
Read the draft 2019 MSM Manufacturing Industry Skills Forecast
Read the draft 2019 PMA Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining Industry Skills Forecast
Read the draft 2019 PMB Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking Industry Skills Forecast


May 2019: Submission

We’re pleased to advise that the 2019 Process Manufacturing, Recreational Vehicles and Laboratory Operations Industry Skills Forecasts and Proposed Schedules of Work were submitted to the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) in April.

The AISC will consider these Forecasts at their June meeting. Once endorsed, the final reports will be published on this page.


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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