Consultation invited on new brewing qualifications January 2019

Brewing and Distilling Qualifications

Defining the national skills standards

The Australianbrewing and distillingindustryhasthe opportunity to play a key role in developing skills standards and qualifications to supporttheir job rolesfor the long-term.

Qualifications and skill standards for brewing and distilling are being reviewed and developed as part of a national project, funded by the Australian Department of Education and Training.

In recent years,the increase inpopularity ofartisanal beer, cider, distilled spirits and other beverages and foods has exposed skills gaps in nationalvocationalqualifications, skill sets and units of competency.

TheArtisanal Food and Beverage Projectwill look at the skills and knowledge requirements in theseunique sectors to identify and fill gaps.

Initial development work on this project has begun. A series of consultation workshops and webinars will take place in February to gather feedback on the draft qualifications, skill sets and units. If you work in the brewing industry, we’re keen for your opinion onwhether the documents properly describe your rob role and skills. The workshops are free to attend, and are taking place in various locations around Australia.

Please use the links below to register for a workshop near you or a webinar that suits your schedule.For more informationvisit the project webpage.

Face-to-face consultation workshops:

Tues 5 Feb, 10am – 1pm –Launceston–register here

Wed 6 Feb, 10am – 1pm –Hobart–register here

Tues 12 Feb, 10am – 1pm –Sydney–register here

Wed 13 Feb, 10am – 1pm –Melbourne–register here

Tues 19 Feb, 10am – 1pm –Fremantle–register here

Wed 20 Feb, 10am – 1pm –Adelaide–register here

Tues 26 Feb, 10am – 1pm –Brisbane–register here

Wed 27 Feb, 10am – 1pm –Canberra–register here

Consultation webinars:

Thurs 7 Feb, 10am – 12pm –register here

Thurs 7 Feb, 1pm – 3pm –register here

Thurs 14 Feb, 2pm – 4pm –register here

Your Input Matters!

Want to be involved in defining the skills standards of your job role? The more people involved in the brewing industry who provide comments, the closer the qualifications will be to meeting these objectives. Participating in these projects ensures that students and workers will have a qualification that is recognised as evidence that that they are well prepared, sufficiently skilled and able to work effectively in the rapidly changing environment of the food and beverage manufacturing and processing industry.

Who is Skills Impact?

Skills Impactis a national not-for-profit Skills Service Organisation (SSO), contracted by the Commonwealth Government. They work in collaboration with industry, government and training providers, to review and develop units of competency, skill sets and qualifications, for use by industry and the vocational training and education sector.

TheFood, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Industry Reference Committeeis overseeing this project, as part of their responsibilities to support engagement with the sector, and to ensure projects meets industry stakeholder needs.

Skills Impact is likethe bridge between industry and theDepartment of Education and Training, supporting industry to maintain a suite of relevantqualificationsand skills standards.Skills Impact talks to different associations, manufacturers, managers, workers and their unions, gaining insight into skills gaps and changes in industry.

Keeping the Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical(FBP)Training Package and its qualifications up-to-date and responsive requires forecasting what these industries will be doing in five to ten years’ time.

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