Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package Development

Under the direction of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and a range of expert Technical Advisory Committees (TACs), SkillsIQ is undertaking a number of projects that will result in updates to Training Package Products within the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package.

Events Qualifications - Case for Change

The Events industry has been growing exponentially over the past decade, and it is expected to continue to grow, with strong employment forecasted in the short-to-medium term. The industry has evolved significantly over the years and, as a result, so too have the skills needs of the workforce.

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and the Events Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), has prepared a Case for Change outlining the proposed update of those Training Package Products specific to the Events industry in Australia. The existing Qualifications, Units of Competency and Skill Sets currently form part of the nationally recognised SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package.

It has been more than six years since the Training Package Products for the Events industry were formally and comprehensively updated, and an update is therefore proposed to ensure they are current and relevant.

This project will look to address the key skills and knowledge gaps identified across the industry, and to ensure that training practices are up to date with what industry needs.

This Case for Change proposes an update of the following Training Package Products:

3 Qualifications

  • SIT30516 Certificate III in Events
  • SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management
  • SIT60216 Advanced Diploma of Event Management

19 Units of Competency

  • SITEEVT001 Source and use information on the events industry
  • SITEEVT002 Process and monitor event registrations
  • SITEEVT003 Coordinate on-site event registrations
  • SITEEVT004 Provide event staging support
  • SITEEVT005 Plan in-house events or functions
  • SITEEVT006 Develop conference programs
  • SITEEVT007 Select event venues and sites
  • SITEEVT008 Manage event staging components
  • SITEEVT009 Organise event infrastructure
  • SITEEVT010 Manage on-site event operations
  • SITEEVT011 Research event industry trends and practice
  • SITEEVT012 Develop event concepts
  • SITEEVT013 Determine event feasibility
  • SITEEVT014 Develop and implement event management plans
  • SITEEVT015 Develop event transport plans
  • SITEEVT016 Develop crowd management plans
  • SITEEVT017 Develop multi-venue event plans
  • SITEEVT018 Plan and allocate exhibition space
  • SITEEVT019 Recruit and manage exhibitors

2 Skill Sets

  • SITSS00044 Event Coordination Skill Set
  • SITSS00045 Event Development Skill Set

The Case for Change has now been submitted for consideration by the AISC at its March meeting. 

To download a copy of the Case for Change, please click here.

Further information 

 

For more information, or to discuss, please contact SkillsIQ at enquiries@skillsiq.com.au or by telephone at (02) 9392 8100.


Updates to Training Package Products relating to the responsible service of alcohol.

The Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Industry Reference Committee (IRC) is responsible for ensuring that nationally recognised Qualifications deliver the skills and knowledge required to equip the sectors under its remit with a highly skilled workforce.

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality IRC and the Responsible Service of Alcohol Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), prepared a Case for Change to update one Unit of Competency and one Skill Set relating to the responsible service of alcohol (RSA). This project has been approved by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee and will be undertaken during 2019. 

Unit of Competency
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol

Skill Set
SITSS00055 Responsible Service of Alcohol Skill Set

At present, all states and territories have their own legislation and regulation which is referenced and incorporated in training regarding RSA. A review and update is required to ensure competencies are up-to-date and also work toward an RSA Unit of Competency that can be used across all jurisdictions to better address key industry needs.

The project will look to address the following key points:

  • cross-jurisdictional consistency of training
  • changes to regulation in regard to RSA
  • changes to training practices in relation to RSA

Updates to the Training Package Products outlined above, will assist in addressing the fundamental need for consistency in RSA training across the country, and to ensure training practices are up to date with what industry needs.

To download a copy of the Case for Change, please click here.

Further information

For more information or to discuss this project, please email melinda.brown@skillsiq.com.au or call 02 9392 8100.