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TLISC research: summary of pressing skill needs for the road transport and logistics industry

Latest News | 22 Oct 2015

Chart of the Month

Chart of the Month – October 2015

This edition of Chart the Month presents key visualisations from TLISC’s research paper presented at the Australasian Transport Research Forum in Sydney last month, entitled ‘Training the Logisticians of the Future: Skill implications of technological changes in the Transport & Logistics industry’.

Click here to download the chart.


Women Moving Australia

Latest News | 22 Oct 2015

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Women Moving Australia

In the October edition of Women Moving Australia we look at two women who started out in operational roles in the industry and, over time, have used their experience and knowledge to become management specialists in their field.

Rebecca Warren is a ‘glass-half-full’ kind of person who has forged an enviable career path in the transport and logistics industry. Commencing as a management trainee with Brambles in Newcastle, Rebecca has worked her way to a role in Specialist HR Projects and Improvements with the Roy Hill Project – a 55 million tonne per annum iron ore mining, rail and port project being developed in West Australia’s Pilbara region. With qualifications in business (majoring in IR & HR), law and OHS, she is a shining example of how a career in transport can be tailored to suit the individual. Rebecca’s full profile is available here.

Belinda Polglase grew up surrounded by all things transport – her parents started Brisbane’s All Purpose Transport 40 years ago. After completing studies in human resources, Japanese and management and working in travel, hospitality and executive recruitment, Belinda returned to the fold 18 years ago and is now APT’s Project Manager. Belinda coordinates training for all the company’s staff and owner drivers while also managing the sales team, functions and events and various other projects. She is also the proud mother of four young children. Read more about Belinda here.


VET reform protects students

Latest News | 22 Oct 2015

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VET reform protects students

The VET FEE-HELP loan scheme provides eligible VET students with loans to cover the cost of their higher level VET qualifications including Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses.

The Australian Government is strengthening the scheme’s design to ensure it protects vulnerable students, taxpayers, and the reputation of Australia’s high quality VET system. A suite of measures is being introduced to tighten VET marketing, recruitment and administration practises to provide better protection for students.

The reforms, designed to improve the protection of vulnerable students and the reputation of the broader VET system from unscrupulous providers, have been underway in 2015 and continue with a further Bill currently before parliament. Implementation guidelines for the reform measures will also be available. The VET FEE Help site is a useful resource in keeping up to date with the reforms which will include penalties and a formal reporting process for inappropriate conduct.

Examples of bad behaviour, which are well documented in the press, now being stamped out include:

  • The banning of inducements and marketing such as iPads at enrolment
  • Providers not being responsible for the actions of their agents
  • Debt incursion and impediments to a student’s ability to withdraw from a course
  • Misleading marketing such as “if you do this course you will get job x or earn $y
  • Collection of personal details such as tax file numbers, bank accounts and personal information

Further details about the action priority areas are included in the fact sheet.

A fact sheet for students is also available.

From 1 January 2016, approved VET FEE-HELP providers will be required to meet and publish Entry Procedure Requirements and to assess whether a person wishing to access VET FEE-HELP meets the mandatory entry requirements prior to their enrolling a person in a VET course of study (Diploma or above qualification).

The Department requires a mandatory minimum level of LLN where a person would have a reasonable chance to actively participate in the higher level course and significant work and consultation is underway to ensure an appropriate balance of safeguards exist.


From the CEO – September 2015

Latest News | 15 Sep 2015

CEO Update

From the CEO

TLISC submitted an Expression of Interest to perform the role of Skills Service Organisation (SSO) for the industry on 24 August. With the implementation of the new contestable model for the development of training packages the SSOs working with Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) will facilitate the future development of training packages. We are still waiting for more information on our submission and once we are in a position to provide stakeholders with any news I will release an update.

National Skills Week was launched at Parliament House in Sydney on 24 August. The focus of the event was to showcase innovation and student engagement, along with creating awareness of skills needs particularly in areas of emerging opportunity and priority.

The event featured speeches from Senator The Hon Simon Birmingham (Assistant Minister for Education and Training) and The Hon John Barilaro (Minister for Regional Development, Skills and Small Business). National Skills Week brings to life the positive messages that highlight the talents, the skills, the career pathways, and the value of apprentices and trainees across Australia.

On 12 August in Hobart I attended the launch by The Hon Matthew Groom, Minister for State Growth, Energy, Environment, Parks and Heritage of the ‘Transport and Logistics Industry Workforce Plan 2015 – 2018’. In his speech in launching the workforce plan Minister Groom highlighted the critical role the transport and logistics industry has in supporting the Tasmanian economy and that having a highly skilled and efficient workforce is a key factor for the industry to continue to improve its productivity.

The launch was held at the SRT Logistics site at Brighton and coincided with the start of a ‘pre-employment program’ where 11 new entrants to the industry are completing a four week intensive training program to support them to move into full time employment in the industry. SRT Logistics are to be congratulated for this initiative which in previous programs has successfully delivered excellent completion rates leading to participants gaining full time employment in the industry as truck drivers. SRT Logistics were recognised at the 2015 TLISC Awards for Excellence through winning the Innovation & Excellence in Workforce Development – Road Transport Award.

This innovative program has received the support of the Tasmanian Government through Skills Tasmania and with the launch of the Workforce Plan there is the opportunity for the industry to develop a strategic plan to address skills shortages to underpin the growth of the Tasmanian economy. TLISC has played an active role in supporting the industry in Tasmania through performing the secretariat role for Tasmanian Transport & Logistics Workforce Advisory Committee for the last three years.

Last week TLISC hosted a visiting delegation from the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing. This visit follows the signing of a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ between TLISC and CFLP which is the peak body association for the industry in China (please see the newsletter article on the visit).

Last week in Hobart I presented to the Sino-Australian VET Forum which will was held in conjunction with the annual TAFE Directors Conference. The forum provided an overview of the Australian VET system, VET Reform in China and cooperative TVET programs between our two countries. There was significant interest in the work TLISC and the Department of Education and Training are doing with China in the APEC Transport and Logistics project.

 

Robert Adams

CEO, TLISC
03 9604 7208
robert.adams@tlisc.org.au


aviation

AVIATION

Aviation Training Package Update

PUBLICATIONS | 15 Sep 2015

Aviation Training Package Update

Aviation Training Package Update

In this month’s edition of the Aviation Training Package newsletter, you will read about aviation security in Australia, and learn about your rights and obligations under Australia’s transport security legislation. The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development administers the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 (the Act) and the Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 (the Regulations).

The Act and Regulations came into force in Australia on 10 March 2005. The purpose of the legislation is to establish a regulatory framework to safeguard against unlawful interference to aviation. It also establishes minimum security requirements for civil aviation in Australia by imposing obligations on persons engaged with civil aviation related activities. In particular it obliges certain aviation industry participants to develop, and comply with, aviation security programmes.

The Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 establishes a number of mechanisms to safeguard against unlawful interference with aviation, and also gives effect to Australia’s aviation security obligations under the Convention on International Aviation (also known as the Chicago Convention). Under these laws people and companies that operate within the aviation industry have responsibilities that help to maintain Australia’s excellent reputation as one of the most secure places in the world.

The meaning of unlawful interference with aviation is defined as any of the following done, or attempted to be done, without lawful authority is an unlawful interference with aviation;

  • taking control of an aircraft by force, or threat of force, or any other form of intimidation or by any trick or false pretence
  • destroying an aircraft that is in service
  • causing damage to an aircraft that is in service that puts the safety of the aircraft, or any person on board or outside the aircraft, at risk
  • doing anything on board an aircraft that is in service that puts the safety of the aircraft, or any person on board or outside the aircraft, at risk
  • placing, or causing to be placed, on board an aircraft that is in service anything that puts the safety of the aircraft, or any person on board or outside the aircraft, at risk
  • putting the safety of aircraft at risk by interfering with, damaging or destroying air navigation facilities
  • putting the safety of an aircraft at risk by communicating false or misleading information
  • committing an act at an airport, or causing any interference or damage, that puts the safe operation of the airport, or the safety of any person at the airport, at risk.

However, unlawful interference with aviation does not include lawful advocacy, protest, dissent or industrial action that does not result in, or contribute to, an action of a kind mentioned above.

Aviation security incidents are classified as either a threat of unlawful interference with aviation, or an unlawful interference with aviation. To ensure that aviation security is maintained across all areas of operations, the legislation prescribes requirements for reporting these types of incidents. Each of the following is a person with incident reporting responsibilities:

  • an aviation security inspector
  • an airport security guard
  • a screening officer
  • an aviation industry participant other than a participant who is an airport operator, an aircraft operator, or an employee of another aviation industry participant.

The AVI Aviation Training Package includes a wide range of units of competency and skill sets that address legislative and industry requirements. All AVI units that have the O competency field are classified as ‘Security’, and are used across the package where aviation security is a focus of the job. In addition, various other AVI units of competency have been redrafted through transition and Aviation Project activities to include skills and knowledge related to aviation security management, reporting of unlawful interference incidents, and individual task and role responsibilities.

If you wish to provide training package feedback or to find out more about TLISC’s Aviation Training Package activity, please contact Dan Minton, Senior Training Package Specialist-Aviation on 0459 021 115 or Dan.Minton@tlisc.org.au.


maritime

MARITIME

Maritime Training Package Update

Latest News | 15 Sep 2015

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Maritime Training Package Update

Release 3.0 of the Maritime Training Package was endorsed by the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) on 1 September 2015 and is now available on the training.gov.au website.   It includes four existing qualifications and relevant units of competency that have been aligned to the Standards for Training Packages and revised to better reflect AMSA and STCW requirements, they include:

  • MAR30415 Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Cookery)
  • MAR50315 Diploma of Maritime Operations (Watchkeeper Deck)
  • MAR50415 Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master up to 500 GT)
  • MAR60315 Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master Unlimited).

Release 3.0 also includes MAR30315 Certificate III in Marina Operations. This qualification is the first for the industry and covers the specific training requirements of marina owners and operators for berthing, mooring, storage and slipway/workshop facilities that are connected to sailing, cruising and general boating. The qualification is essential in improving the skill level of those working in the industry while providing a level of flexibility that addresses the needs of businesses and individuals alike.

The Companion Volume Implementation Guide has also been updated and is available on the TLISC website.

TLISC would like to thank everyone who contributed to the development of release 3.0, for their time and the feedback provided throughout the various phases of these projects.

If you have any questions about the Maritime Training Package, please contact Eddie Hardman, Senior Training Package Specialist – Maritime, on 03 9604 7234 or eddie.hardman@tlisc.org.au.


logistics

LOGISTICS

Transport & Logistics Training Package Update

Latest News | 15 Sep 2015

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Transport & Logistics Training Package Update

The Transport and Logistics Training Package Release 1.0, containing eleven qualifications in the Warehousing, Logistics and Road Transport sectors, has now been submitted for endorsement by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC). The final 25 qualifications in the current Transport and Logistics Training Package will be submitted for endorsement in November.

The process of transitioning training package products to the Standards for Training Packages has provided an opportunity to review all qualifications and units with stakeholders to ensure currency. This review has resulted in a number of improvements to TLI Training Package.

TLISC greatly appreciates the time that all stakeholders have dedicated to the transition process to ensure the development of a high quality Training Package that meets the skills needs of industry, enterprises and individuals.

Should you require any further information about the Transport and Logistics Training Package, please contact Judy Green on 03 9604 7214 or by email: judy.green@tlisc.org.au.


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AVIATION

Training Packages progress accelerates

PUBLICATIONS | 15 Sep 2015

Training Packages progress accelerates

Training Package progress accelerates

The first week of September has been very significant with a number of milestone achievements for industry stakeholders and the TLISC Training Package team. We’ve seen the endorsement of two Training Packages, the AVI Aviation Training Package and the MAR Maritime Training Package along with the submission of the TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package for endorsement.

MAR Maritime Training Package Release 3.0 – Endorsement

The MAR Maritime Training Package Release 3.0 was endorsed on 1 September 2015. Release 3.0 includes 5 Qualifications and 20 Units of Competency.

Further information can be found on the TLISC website.

AVI Aviation Training Package Release 1.0 – Endorsement

The AVI Aviation Training Package Release 1.0 was endorsed on 1 September 2015. Release 1.0 includes 1 Qualification, 12 Units of Competency and 2 Skill Sets.

Further information can be found on the TLISC website.

TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package Release 1.0 – Submission:

The TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package Release 1.0 was submitted for endorsement to the Department of Education and Training on the 1st September 2015. The Case for Endorsement includes 37 qualifications, 63 skill sets and 439 units of competency and which have been aligned to the Standards for Training Packages.

The materials can be found on the TLISC website.

While the two Training Package endorsements and the submission of TLI were significant, there is still more to be done to get all of our Training Packages transitioned to the Standards for Training Packages. It’s pleasing to say that we remain on track to complete all transition and review work across our three Training Packages by November. The industry led improvements to our Training Package products will provide enhanced opportunities to meet the current and future skills demands of workplaces across the Supply Chain in the Aviation, Maritime, Rail, Road Transport, Warehousing, Logistics and Ports sectors.


TLISC continues VET collaboration with China

Latest News | 15 Sep 2015

TLISC continues VET collaboration with China

TLISC continues VET collaboration with China

TLISC was delighted to host a visiting delegation from the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing (CFLP) in the week commencing 31 August 2015.

CFLP is the only social organisation of logistics and purchasing in China approved by the State Council. The main tasks of CFLP are to:

  • promote development of logistics industry, government and corporate purchasing in China;
  • encourage reform and development of means of production and their circulation; and
  • undertake commissions from government.

CFLP has functions including foreign affairs, science and technology, trade statistics and the drafting and revising of standards.

The delegation was led by Mr Guo Zhaoming, Director, Education Training Department CFLP who provided a comprehensive overview of China’s logistics education and training system.

This was the first key activity since TLISC and CFLP signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in August. There will be a formal MOU signing ceremony facilitated at the 7th China National Conference on Logistics Teaching of Vocational Schools in Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province in late October.

The itinerary for the visit was structured to provide the delegates with a detailed but strategic overview of the Australian Vocational Education & Training System together with a practical insight into how Australian logistics businesses, together with quality training providers, utilise our VET system to develop the skills of our logistics workforce.

The visit also provided an opportunity for key industry and government representatives to meet and share their industry knowledge and expertise with the delegates. I particularly would like to acknowledge the contribution made by Michael Kilgariff (Managing Director, Australian Logistics Council), Dr Melissa McEwen (Branch Manager, Governance and Engagement Branch, Department of Education & Training), Tamara Kearsley (International Education Adviser, Austrade) and Liz Stafford (General Manager, Australian Qualifications Standards Authority).

The delegation also visited a number of organisations who are demonstrating an exceptional approach to investing in their people through delivering innovative, high-quality training initiatives. These organisations included Catch of the Day, Linfox and Airservices Australia. We also met with both private and public training providers who were able to showcase both their training approach to supporting the Australian Logistics Industry and also how they are delivering their expertise in China.

The outcome from this highly successful visit will only strengthen the relationship between TLISC and CFLP. We are now mapping out a strategic pathway to identify a number of collaborative activities that we can jointly undertake in the short and longer term.


New TLISC website showcases industry talent

Latest News | 15 Sep 2015

TLISC continues VET collaboration with China

New TLISC website showcases industry talent

Time and time again we talk about the incredible people who make up the Australian transport and logistics industry – the individuals and organisations who keep Australia moving.

In light of this, we are excited to be launching the TLISC Workforce website which showcases the men and women working across our six sectors.

TLISC Workforce is loaded with stories of everyday people who bring the industry to life and the organisations behind them who all share a deep commitment to developing their people to be the best they can be.

The new website contains around 40 case studies with new content to be added regularly.

Visitors to the site can choose to browse content via the display; filter by type; or simply type a name or keyword into the search bar.

In addition to the narratives, you will also find videos and downloadable PDF versions of the articles.

We trust you will enjoy this easy to navigate, dynamic (and beautiful!) website which puts our industry in the spotlight.

  • Click here to visit.