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Connecting industry with skills

We will strengthen the link between industry needs, training delivery and student attraction and outcomes, and foster innovation and improved decision-making.

Industry Engagement Framework

The Industry Engagement Framework will continue under the Victorian Skills Authority.

It is the main way for industry, unions and employers to inform and engage with the state’s training system.

The Industry Engagement Framework was established in 2016.

It will strengthen the link between the needs of industry and what students want.

The Framework is dynamic and flexible. It can respond to changing priorities and emerging issues. It helps set up regular, ongoing engagement with industry. It also helps us collect information from across Victoria’s industries.

The Framework allows us to understand better the needs of regional industry. It also allows us to understand any issues impacting training.

The 10 Industry Advisory Groups are an important part of the Framework. The IAGs have a formal role with the VSA. This includes providing us with advice and insights about skill demands and needs as part of the Government’s funded training system.

We also get insights from our Regional Skills Taskforces and Industry Skills Taskforces.

 

 

Advisory groups and taskforces

Industry Advisory Groups

There are ten Industry Advisory Groups (IAGs) which are as part of the Industry Engagement Framework. These IAGs include industries ranging from construction and health, to resources and manufacturing. 

The members of the IAGs include of representatives from industry, unions and employers. The IAGs meet four times a year.

IAGs are able to provide us with knowledge about their industries. This intelligence helps us understand our priority growth sectors as well as our existing industries.

The 10 IAGs

  • Construction including Construction Technologies and Civil Construction
  • Resources, Forestry, Paper and Pulp
  • Business Services
    • Financial Services
    • Professional Services
    • Property Services
    • Education (including International Education)
    • IT
    • Printing and Graphic Arts
    • Cultural and related industries
  • Primary industries
    • Agriculture and Rural Production
    • Food and Fibre
    • Horticulture
    • Animal Care and Management
    • Racing
    • Conservation and Land Management
    • Seafood and Aquaculture
  • Manufacturing, Engineering and Automotive
    • Aerospace
    • Medical Technology
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Transport Technology
    • Defence Technology
    • Furnishing
    • Textiles, Clothing and Footwear
  • Electro technology
    • Electricity Generation and Supply
    • Gas Supply
    • New Energy Technology
  • Transport and Logistics
    • Aviation
    • Road Transport
    • Rail
    • Maritime
    • Ports
    • Warehousing
  • Community Services and Health Services
  • Service industries
    • Retail
    • Tourism
    • Travel
    • Personal Services
    • Sport, Fitness and Recreation
  • Public Safety, Public Sector, Corrections, Water and Local Government.

Industry Advisory Groups and training packages

Click to see the training packages that each Industry Advisory Group covers.

  • Business Services, Financial Services, Professional Services, Property Services, Education (including International Education), IT, Printing and Graphic Arts, Cultural and related industries

    This Industry Advisory Group will cover the following Training Packages.

    Code Training Package
    BSB Business Services
    CPP Property Services
    FNS Financial Services
    FSK Foundation Skills
    ICT Information and Communication Technology
    ICT10 Integrated Telecommunications
    TAE Training and Education
    ICP ICP Printing and Graphic Arts
    CUA Creative Arts and Cultural
    CUL Library, Information and Cultural Services
    CUS09 Music
    CUF Screen and Media
  • Community Services and Health including Community Child Care, Aboriginal Health and Disability Services

    This Industry Advisory Group covers the following Training Packages:

    Code Training Package
    CHC Community Services
    HLT Health
  • Construction including Construction Technologies and Civil Construction

    This Industry Advisory Group covers the following Training Packages:

    Code Training Package
    CPC Construction, Plumbing and Services
  • Electro Technology and Electrical including Electricity Generation and Supply, Gas Supply and New Energy Technology

    This Industry Advisory Group covers the following Training Packages:

    Code Training Package
    UEP12 Electrical Supply Industry - Generation Sector
    UEE11 Electrotechnology
    UEG11 Gas Industry
    UET12 Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector
  • Manufacturing including Engineering and Automotive, Aerospace, Medical Technology, Pharmaceuticals, Transport Technology, Defence Technology, Furnishing, Textiles, Clothing and Footwear

    This Industry Advisory Group covers the following Training Packages:

     

    Code Training Package
    PMA Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining
    MSL Laboratory Operations
    AUR Automotive Retail, Service and Repair
    AUR12 Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair
    AUM Automotive Manufacturing
    MEM Manufacturing and Engineering
    MSA07 Manufacturing
    MSM Manufacturing
    MST Textiles, Clothing and Footwear
    PMB Manufacturing
    PMC Manufactured Mineral Products
    MEA Aeroskills Training
    MSS Sustainability
    MST Textiles, Clothing and Footwear
    MSF Furnishing
    LMT Textiles Clothing and Footwear
  • Primary industries including Agriculture and Rural Production, Food and Fibre, Horticulture, Animal Care and Management, Racing, Conservation and Land Management, and Seafood and Aquaculture

    This Industry Advisory Group covers the following Training Packages:

     

    Code Training Package
    FDF10 Food Processing
    AGF07 Agri-Food
    AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management
    SFI Seafood Industry
    ACM10 Animal Care and Management
    RGR Racing Industry
    AMP Australian Meat Industry
    MTM11 Australian Meat
  • Public Safety, Public Sector, Corrections, Water and Local Government including Fire and Emergency Services, Police and Corrections
     

    This Industry Advisory Group covers the following Training Packages:

    Code Training Package
    DEF Defence
    LGA04 Local Government
    PUA12 Public Safety
    PSP Public Sector
    POL Police
    CSC Correctional Service
    NWP National Water
  • Resources, Forestry, Pulp and Paper
     

    This Industry Advisory Group covers the following Training Packages:

    Code Training Package
    FWP Forest and Wood Products
    RII Resources and Infrastructure
    PPM Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Industry
    FPI Forest and Forest Products
  • Service Industry including Retail, Tourism, Travel, Personal Services, Sport, Fitness and Recreation
     

    This Industry Advisory Group covers the following Training Packages:

     

    Code Training Package
    SIB10 Beauty
    SHB Hairdressing and Beauty Services
    SIH Hairdressing
    SIF Funeral Services
    SFL Floristry
    SIR Retail Services
    SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality
    SIS Sport Fitness and Recreation
  • Transport and Logistics including Aviation, Road Transport, Rail, Maritime, Ports and Warehousing
     

    This Industry Advisory Group covers the following Training Packages:

    Code Training Package
    AVI Aviation
    TLI Transport and Logistics
    MAR Maritime

Regional Skills Taskforces

Regional Skills Taskforces gather information and provide advice about the unique skills needs of Victoria’s regions, especially those facing skills shortages.

Industry Skills Taskforces

Industry Skills Taskforces are groups brought together as required. They work for a set time on a particular existing or emerging issue. (Examples include a taskforce established to examine the skills and training needs of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and the Victorian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Taskforce.)

 

Reviewed 01 July 2021

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