News & Views

7th March 2017

Electrotechnology IRC Skills Forecast

As you may be aware there is a new process for the maintenance and development of industry training packages which includes the establishment of Industry Reference Committees (IRC) who are charged with the responsibility to ensure training packages reflect industry identified workforce outcomes, licensing and regulatory requirements and support national portability of skills and competencies.

A principle role of the IRCs is to provide a conduit for industry feedback and advice to government on industry trends and other general intelligence for their industry sectors to assist in the process of training package development and review.

As a part of that process a “Key Findings Discussion Paper” has been constructed from intelligence gathered from industry and will be used by the Electrotechnology IRC Industry Reference Committee to develop the Electro-technology IRC Skills Forecast and proposed Schedule of Work for the future development of a new Electrotechnology Training Package that will ultimately replace the existing UEE11 training package.

To access the Discussion Paper, click here.

The Discussion Paper provides an explanation on page 1 of what is required and “how to provide feedback”.

It is extremely important that industry has a say in what is contained in training packages to ensure that training of our apprentices is relevant and current therefore we strongly encourage members to provide feedback to this paper.

For further information, or if you have any queries at all, please contact the NECA SA/NT office on (08) 8272 2966.

Kindest regards,

Larry Moore
Executive Director
NECA SA/NT Chapter