What are the Industry Skills Forums?
The AIS Industry Skills Forums will provide the key opportunity for 2018 to directly shape the skills and workforce priorities for your industry. Attendees will be able to discuss barriers to recruiting skilled employees and will also explore emerging skill needs. They will take place in all major cities across Australia from September to November. Prominent journalist and author Kerry O’Brien will MC the event and moderate panel discussions with some of your industries’ most respected leaders.
Who should attend an Industry Skills Forum and why?
The AIS Industry Skills Forums are where you can directly shape the skills and workforce priorities for your industry. AIS represents aviation, transport and logistics, maritime, energy, water and utilities, public safety, police, fire, Defence and corrections. We develop high-quality, industry-focused qualifications and provide advice to Government about industry skills needs. We need your input to make this happen! Your input will feed directly into the development of the 2019 Skills Forecasts – key pieces of intelligence for Government about industry skills needs.
Industry leaders will be participating in debates and discussions about issues that directly impact your sector. Prominent journalist and author Kerry O’Brien will MC and moderate the proceedings.
Who is Australian Industry Standards?
Australian Industry Standards was established as an independent, not-for-profit Skills Service Organisation (SSO) contracted by the Federal Government to provide services to 11 Industry Reference Committees (IRCs). We are one of only a handful of organisations selected by Government to do the job of an SSO. AIS has over 20 years’ experience developing skills standards nationally and internationally. We provide technical, operational and secretariat services to enable IRCs to undertake their industry engagement and Training Package development and review activities.
Our 11 IRCs represent the following sectors: aviation, transport and logistics, maritime, energy, water and utilities, public safety, police, fire, Defence and corrections. Collectively these IRCs cover more than 1.3 million workers or almost 10% of the Australian workforce. More significantly, these workers add $174bn to the Australian Economy – or 11% of GDP.
What is a Skills Forecast?
A Skills Forecast is a report developed and reviewed annually and submitted on behalf of each Industry Reference Committee (IRC) to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for approval. This process is facilitated by the relevant Skills Service Organisation; AIS undertakes this role for 11 IRCs that represent the following sectors: : aviation, transport and logistics, maritime, energy, water and utilities, public safety, police, fire, Defence and corrections.
The Skills Forecasts are key pieces of intelligence for Government about industry skills needs. They are deliberately brief, and do not seek to capture every issue within every sector. They are a snapshot of a continually evolving story that is intended to alert and inform a wide audience and enhance their capacity to act. The 2018 Industry Skills Forums will be the central platform to influence the development of the 2019 Skills Forecasts for your industry. The 2018 Skills Forecasts for the 11 sectors represented by AIS can be found here.
What is the recommended dress code to attend?
The Industry Skills Forums are indoor events and while there is no dress code, we recommend business casual.
What is the cost to attend?
This is a free event. Australian Industry Standards (AIS) acknowledges the financial support provided by the Commonwealth to operate as a Skills Service Organisation (SSO).
Do I need to register?
Yes, numbers are limited and registration allows us to make appropriate accommodations. If you are unable to attend on the day you may send one substitute. You will need to register your arrival and breakfast will be provided.
How do I register?
Registration is quick and easy and can be done here.
What meals are provided?
Breakfast will be available on arrival. Morning tea will be provided during the break. A working lunch will be provided during the afternoon breakout sessions.
I can’t attend an Industry Skills Forum in person, will it be live streamed?
AIS will be live streaming one of the Skills Forums to those that can’t attend and for anyone living and working in regional and remote areas. Further information will be available at www.futureskilling.org.au
How can I keep up to date on the programs and speakers?
www.futureskilling.org.au will contain all information about programs and speakers.