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SkillsIQ, at the direction of the Public Sector Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is undertaking a project to review the Governance and Trade Measurement components of the Public Sector (PSP) Training Package.
SkillsIQ, at the direction of the Public Sector Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is undertaking a project to review the Governance and Trade Measurement components of the Public Sector (PSP) Training Package.

Background

The PSP Training Package was released in 2016 and incorporated a desktop review to comply with the Standards for Training Packages 2012. The last comprehensive review of the Training Package was in 2012, and the State and Federal Public Sector authorities have reported significant changes in skills needs, priorities and workforce challenges.

In 2017 the IRC identified the need to review the Qualifications and Units of Competency packaged within the PSP Public Sector Training Package that cater to the Governance and Trade Measurement sub-sectors. Based on the Schedule of Work contained in the 2017 Industry Skills Forecast (ISF), and a subsequent rationale presented the following year, the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) approved the Products referred to below as those to be reviewed within the scope of the current project, in order to meet current and future industry needs.

In addition, the relatively small number of enrolments in many Public Sector Qualifications has highlighted the need for investigation into their application and relevance to contemporary job roles and consideration of their content in relation to existing, new and emerging skills demands.

The Public Sector IRC has responsibility for the seven Qualifications in the PSP Training Package, five of which outline the skills and knowledge relating to work in Government departments (Governance) and two of which outline the skills and knowledge relating to work in Trade Measurement environments. The Qualifications being reviewed within the terms of this project are as follows:

Governance

  • PSP20116 Certificate II in Government
  • PSP30116 Certificate III in Government
  • PSP40116 Certificate IV in Government
  • PSP50116 Diploma of Government
  • PSP60116 Advanced Diploma of Government (Workplace inspection/ Investigations/Fraud control)
  • Trade Measurement

    • PSP40516 Certificate IV in Trade Measurement
    • PSP50516 Diploma of Trade Measurement.
    • The IRC has identified the need to update these seven Qualifications and their associated Units of Competency, including any associated Skill Sets, to ensure they reflect current industry and regulatory standards and practices.

      Project Governance

      The project is being directed by the Public Sector IRC, whose membership is as follows:

      Project Status – Draft 1 Development

      SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Public Sector IRC, is seeking nominations for a number of Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) to advise on the structure and content of the Qualifications, Units of Competency and specific work or job role specialisations within those Qualifications, including the relevance of the Units to contemporary work practices.:

      Each TAC will consist of members who have subject matter expertise in the relevant sub-sectors.

      TACs will be convened in the following areas:

      • Border Protection
      • Court Services
      • Human Resource Management
      • Protective Security
      • Administration
      • Inspection.
      • The TACs will be required to provide input and guidance on the required content in order to progress to Draft 1 of new and updated Training Package Products.

        The initial meetings of each TAC will be scheduled in early March 2021 and will be conducted via videoconferencing where possible.

        Expressions of Interest closed on Monday, 12 April 2021.

        The update of the Trade Measurement Qualifications will be progressed via direct liaison with the National Measurement Institute.

        Project Timings 


        Further Information

        For more information regarding this project, please contact Fraser Nelson at fraser.nelson@skillsiq.com.au or via telephone on 0410 912 693.