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- How do I provide feedback on training package projects?
How can I influence changes to training package components?
Your feedback and enquiries about training packages is welcomed at any time. To provide feedback IBSA Manufacturing SSO
Phone: +61 (0)3 9815 7099
What is a Skills Service Organisation (SSO)?
Skills Service Organisations are funded by the Australian Government to:
Provide secretariat support to Industry Reference Committees in the development and review of qualifications and training packages
Consult and engage with stakeholders and implement their feedback to ensure training packages cover the skills needed in the industry
Inform industry stakeholders and employers about the latest news and trends
Develop compliant training packages that are relevant to a contemporary Australian economy, are embraced by the industry and maximise the potential for access to employment
What is the role of an Industry Reference Committee (IRC)?
Industry Reference Committees ensure that training packages address the needs and concerns of employers, employees, trainers, and learners. The Committees are made up of people with experience, skills, and knowledge of their particular industry sector. Their direct relationship with the Australian Industry and Skills Committee ensures those needs have priority.
What methodology does IBSA Manufacturing use to develop training packages?
IBSA Manufacturing uses a five phase methodology to develop training packages in line with the Training Package Development and Endorsement Process Policy. Read more…
Where do I find the Industry Skills Forecasts for each Industry Reference Committee?
Each Industry Reference Committee’s Industry Skills Forecast is accessible as a downloadable PDF from our Info Hub.
Where can I find the Case for Change for each Industry Reference Committee?
Each Industry Reference Committee’s Case for Change is accessible as a downloadable PDF from our industry pages.
Which Training Packages does IBSA Manufacturing look after?
We look after a number of Training Packages for each our Industry Reference Committees. These include:
• MEA Aeroskills Training Package
• MST Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Training Package
• MEM Manufacturing and Engineering Training Package
• MSF Furnishing Training Package
• MSM Manufacturing Training Package
• MSL Laboratory Operations Training Package
• MSS Sustainability Training Package
• PMA Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining Training Package
• PMB Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking Training Package
To view a specific training package, see our industry pages.
What is IBSA Manufacturing's role in the development of training packages?
We provide support and services to our allocated Industry Reference Committees throughout the review and development of qualifications and training packages. Our role is to develop and validate training packages, which involves ongoing research and consultation with relevant industry stakeholders.To view our current consultations and projects, click here.
How can I provide feedback on training packages components?
If you wish to provide feedback, complete the Feedback and Enquiry Form on our contact page.All feedback is added to our Issues Register for Industry Reference Committee review.
Where can I find information on transition and teach-out arrangements for superseded or deleted qualifications?
You will find current information on transition and teach out arrangements for superseded or deleted qualifications at the ASQA website.
What is a Companion Volume Implementation Guide?
A Companion Volume Implementation Guide is available for every training package and contains information to help providers implement the training package. It includes:
Version control and modification history
Mapping information (explaining whether the outcomes of the new products are equivalent or not equivalent to the superseded products
Regulation and licensing implications for implementation
Mandatory entry requirements, pathways advice and access and entry conditions
Resource and equipment lists
You can find all our available Companion Volume Implementation guides at training.gov.au.
How do I know which training providers offer the qualification I want to study?
All current qualifications are listed on training.gov.au together with the RTOS approved to deliver them.
How do I access the IBSA Online Store?
Our Products and Resources are now available through Australian Training Products