New panel to meet industry’s vocational education needs

A new quality assurance panel of independent experts has been established by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) to ensure that training packages are of a high standard and meet the needs of industry.

“The new independent Training Package Quality Assurance Panel will help the AISC to make sure the national training system provides employers and workers with the skills and knowledge they need to be productive and competitive now and in the future,” said the Chair of the AISC, Professor John Pollaers.

“Building quality in VET is a priority for the AISC, as a responsive, flexible national training system is fundamental to businesses’ competitiveness and Australia’s future prosperity.”

The Quality Assurance Panel, which consists of independent and highly qualified specialists, is the next step in improving the level of accountability in training package development.

The panel will help build employers’ confidence in vocational education and training (VET) by also ensuring training packages meet all standards and requirements.

The AISC is an industry/government collaboration focused on simplifying and demystifying the VET system, amplifying the voice of industry and building employer’s confidence in VET qualifications.

The AISC advises Commonwealth and State and Territory Industry and Skills Ministers on the implementation of national vocational education and training policies, and approves nationally recognised training packages for implementation in the VET system.

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