February 2019: Consultation
Consultation for the draft Point of Care Testing Case for Change ended on 7 February.
Thank you to those stakeholders who provided comment. Broad consultation was undertaken which involved the draft Case for Change being made available via the website alone with an online survey to gather feedback.
The draft MSL Laboratory Operations Industry Skills Forecast will be available on the Outcomes page soon.
January 2019: Consultation now closed
IBSA Manufacturing progressed a Case for Change, in advance of submitting the MSL Laboratory Operations Industry Skills Forecast, relating to the development of a Point of Care Testing skill set.
Point of Care Testing improves patient outcomes by providing pathology testing at the time of consultation. The proposed skill set will provide pathology workers and other health workers an opportunity to gain the skills required to provide accurate and timely test results.
November 2018 Update
IBSA Manufacturing recently undertook a survey of registered training organisations (RTOs) with Certificate I, II, III or IV in Process Manufacturing on their scope of registration. The published Survey Findings Report is now available here
October 2018 Update
IBSA Manufacturing are undertaking a broad range of consultations within the Process Manufacturing, Recreational Vehicle and Laboratory Industry. The outcomes of these consultations will be used to inform the 2019 Industry Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work.
Examples of consultations conducted by IBSA Manufacturing to date, include:
MSL Laboratory Operations
IBSA Manufacturing conducted a number of consultations to support the Analysis of Biofuels Project. Participants were also asked to identify emerging priorities and skills needs to feed into the annual Skills Forecast submission.
IBSA Manufacturing undertook a survey of registered training organisations (RTOs) with Certificate I, II, III or IV in Process Manufacturing on their scope of registration. The survey was conducted in August-September 2018; the published survey results will be available shortly.
PMA Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining
In early-October 2018, IBSA Manufacturing conducted a stakeholder forum, convened by the Resources Industry Training Council in Perth, for representatives from the oil and gas sector.
PMB Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking
IBSA Manufacturing conducted a targeted forum with Plastics Industry Manufacturers of Australia (PIMA) at their Training Advisory Committee Meeting, in Sydney, in late-August 2018.
Reports and Intelligence
As part of the development of their 2018 Industry Skills Forecast, the Process Manufacturing, Recreational Vehicle and Laboratory Industry Reference Committee (IRC) undertook a number of activities, which will also inform the 2019 return. This includes: