A New Era for Workforce Development: Australian Industry Standards Rebrands as Industry Skills Australia
Industry Skills Australia (ISA), formerly known as Australian Industry Standards (AIS), has announced a new brand identity. The organisation is preparing for major changes to the national training system and is establishing one of the new Jobs and Skills Councils. This council will collaborate closely with the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR), Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA), industry leaders, and key stakeholders to address the nation’s workforce planning and skills development challenges.
Industry Skills Australia’s Focus
ISA’s main focus is to lead and drive workforce development planning and skills development for the Transport and Logistics (Road, Rail, Aviation, and Maritime), Omnichannel Logistics, and Space Transport industries.
“The resilience and strength of our nation’s supply chains play a vital role in how we fare as a society and how quickly our economy rebounds and grows,” said Laurie D’Apice, ISA Chair and Linfox President of Human Resources. “Led by industry leaders, our model brings together experts from across Australia’s core supply chain sectors with the goal of building a world-class, resilient, and agile workforce.”
Responsibilities of ISA as a Jobs and Skills Council
As a Jobs and Skills Council, ISA’s responsibilities include:
- Assessing and forecasting the current and future skills needs of the industry and creating national workforce development plans
- Improving the quality, innovation, and speed to market of training products
- Developing and implementing solutions, promoting career pathways, and monitoring the effectiveness of training delivery
- Industry stewardship to give the industry a robust and evidentiary-based voice on issues affecting their industries and to provide advice on VET system policies to ensure they are fit for purpose.
The Jobs and Skills Councils will be established in January 2023 and will be in place for all major sectors of the economy.
Check out Industry Skills Australia’s website for more information.
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