From the CEO – July 2015
In April 2015, the Assistant Minister for Education and Training announced that the Government will proceed with a new contestable model for Training Package development and maintenance. The Government will shortly invite proposals from organisations which can demonstrate strong industry support to undertake the role.
The impact of TLISC’s role as the expert developer of industry’s nationally endorsed qualifications for 10 years is evidenced by the 75% increase in enrolments in training between 2009 and 2013. Completion rates of qualifications have nearly doubled and the number of qualified and highly productive workers growing by more than 28,000 in the same period. Our commitment to building a world-class transport and logistics industry is steadfast; our expertise unmatched. We remain deeply connected to our stakeholders and our impact can be demonstrated by the upskilling underway across the workforce. According to the latest figures released by NCVER:
- TLISC had the highest growth in government-funded student enrolments between 2013 and 2014 of all industry skills councils (ISCs)
- There has been a continuous increase in student numbers from 2010 through to 2014, during which student enrolments in T&L qualifications more than doubled. This is representative of the sustained growth of the T&L industry and, more generally, of the sustained need for skilled, productive T&L workers across the Australian economy.
- The relative significance of T&L qualifications in the VET landscape has strongly increased in recent years: the TLI Training Package was ranked 13th among all Training Packages in 2010 in terms of student enrolments, and it has kept moving up the ranks every year and is now the Training Package with the fifth largest number of students enrolled.
TLISC will be submitting a proposal to the Government on the release of the Expression of Interest. I would like to extend my appreciation to the large number of industry stakeholders who have already endorsed TLISC as being the appropriate organisation to undertake the Training Package development and maintenance role for the industry. If you require more information about the ‘Expression of Interest’ process please get in touch.
The 2014-2015 financial year has been another highly successful year for the TLISC team with many significant achievements including TLISC being on track for all Training Packages to be transitioned to the Standards for Training Packages by the required timeline with Companion Volumes developed and currently being quality assured on schedule for release with the Training Packages once endorsed.
Last Wednesday I attended ‘Vision for a Science Nation Consultation’ VET roundtable in Adelaide. The Australian Government wants ideas and feedback from industry, the research and education sectors and the wider community on a long term strategy for boosting Australia’s capability in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The roundtable session was led by the Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham and the Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb.
STEM is critical to boosting Australia’s international competitiveness and national well-being. Increasing STEM skills across the Transport and Logistics Industry is becoming more and more important given the increasing deployment of new technology and systems across the supply chain. The Government is seeking feedback on its consultation paper – Vision for a Science Nation – Responding to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: Australia’s Future.
Once again I would like to express my sincere appreciation to our many industry stakeholders for their contribution and support during the last twelve months and as the exciting VET Reform agenda unfolds over the next few months TLISC will do its best to keep you informed on progress and outcomes.
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