Response to ACAL from PwC regarding the ‘Feedback on the Industry Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work for the Education IRC’

Thank you for your contribution to the recent TAE Case for Change and 2018 Education Industry Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work. We appreciate your comments and the consideration given to the future state of the Training Package and the role the TAE will play in the broader VET system.

The 2018 Education Industry Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work (with the Case for Change encompassed within it), has now been submitted to the Department of Education and Training for consideration at the August AISC meeting. In the event the Case for Change is supported by the AISC, we will commence the Case for Endorsement phase of work, with significant consultation planned for 2018 and 2019.

The Education Industry Reference Committee (IRC) will guide the consultation process, however, there will be a range of opportunities for involvement throughout this period and we welcome your engagement. The intended consultation will focus on the structure of the qualifications in the Training Package, the content of the units, and the occupations that the Training Package serves. It is relevant to note that, whilst the 2015 Standards for RTOs refer to content in the Training Package, the IRC has no remit to influence the regulatory requirements of trainers and assessors. Skills for Australia and the Education IRC will, however, engage the regulatory bodies throughout the consultation period to facilitate continuity.

We will keep you updated on the outcome from the AISC, however, please feel free to continue to send through your thoughts and comments between now and then.

Kind regards,

PwC’s Skills for Australia