Conservation and land management, and its related fields of lands, parks and wildlife, ecological restoration, conservation earthworks, and pest management, make up a key skill area within the Agriculture, Horticulture & Conservation & Land Management Training Package. This is one of the largest, most complex and diverse training packages in the Australian System, so it’s vital these skills are regularly reviewed and updated
With ecosystems being so fragile and complicated, and the challenges they face diverse, today’s conservation and land management workers need to hone an impressive set of skills and build the knowledge to successfully face these challenges.
Rapid technological advancements, changing markets and shifting climactic conditions are affecting the sector as a whole. Nationally approved training is vital in supporting industry as it responds to these trends, addressing skills needs and creating new job outcomes.
With these factors in mind, The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) is currently facilitating a strategic review of the AHC Training Package. This involves identifying and reviewing units of competency, skill sets and qualifications to support job roles.
Subject Matter Experts are being consulted to review the structure of the qualifications. In total, 9 qualifications and 70 units are under review. Feedback so far suggests some qualifications may need to be merged into one qualification with a wider scope. Skills sets and specialisations within the qualifications may be developed to support the specific job roles.
The Project has now reached the broad stakeholder consultation and feedback stage. This effects your industry and future skills and training outcomes that are critical to meeting employment demands.
So this is your opportunity to have a say and help ensure the future of the industry through the provision of appropriately skilled and trained personnel that meet the requirements of the varied job roles.
Public Consultation workshops are a 2 hour event, which are open to general Industry, RTO, Union, Association and Government bodies. During the workshops you will get a run through of the contents of the project and be able to provide your feedback to the proposed changes. Two webinars will be held as well, for those unable to attend a physical session.
I strongly encourage you to try and attend one of the workshops so you can play a role in shaping the future of the Conservation and Land Management sector.
Workshop dates and venues are provided below.
Face-to-face consultation workshops
If you would like to discuss the matter further Agata Mitchell, AABR Committee member and
Head Teacher Applied Environmental Management Division TAFE is happy to talk
T +61 2 9448 6263