Australian Industry Standards is leading the Cross Sector Project for Supply Chain Skills.
Major change is underway across and within supply chains due to the impact of automation, robotics and big data. Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) have made it clear that these trends are having a significant impact on the job roles and skills base of the workforce in areas such as operations, safety systems, communications, monitoring and maintenance, and that much needs to be done to ensure Australia’s supply chains remain productive and skilful at applying the latest technologies.
The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has identified seven cross-sector skills areas where opportunities exist to create flexible and transferable Training Package components. Cross-industry collaboration on the identification and development of Training Package products for supply chain skills will deliver benefits across the economy. Dissemination of support materials will enhance these benefits by giving employers and training organisations the necessary tools to enable workforce adaption and innovation.
This project will review existing Training Packages to identify components suitable for cross-sector use, propose changes to existing Qualifications and Units of Competency where required, and explore the need to create new components to address any identified gaps.
A Project Reference Group is being established which draws its membership from across the IRC network. This group will oversee the project and will submit the Case for Change to the AISC in late 2017.
* Courtesy of Australian Industry Standards