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By SAS Group Chief Executive Peter Costantini

Hon Senator Simon Birmingham, Assistant Minister for Education and Training, today announced reform measures for the development of Training Products in Australia.

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There are four documents at the attached website, media release, policy, factsheet and diagram.

The new approach will place industry engagement at the centre of training product development and will cement industry’s role in overseeing training product content.

The new model is designed to engage more employer feedback in training product development; embed the national character of qualifications, not only for the benefit of seamless operations across borders, but also enhanced career opportunities for graduates of VET; and ensure the quality of VET qualifications is retained.

The new model will support Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) as the conduit for industry intelligence into training policy and practice and to guide the development of industry-based training products (including training packages and support materials). These IRCs will be convened as required in response to industry identified needs and government priority.

The IRCs will be supported by Skills Service Organisations (SSOs) which will be funded by the Australian Government to provide administrative, technical and operational support to assist IRCs in their engagement with industries. SSOs will be governed by professional boards with demonstrated independence and strategic and professional skills.

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