Increasingly, individuals are finding that it is a job requirement to possess specific sets of skills to meet industry standards or regulatory and legislative requirements.
What are Skill Sets?
Skill Sets are ‘those single units (of competency) or combinations of units which link to a licence or regulatory requirement, or a defined industry need’.
Benefits for employees
provides you with formal recognition for specific sets of skills that can lead to a qualification
enables you to meet a licensing or regulatory requirement through Skill Set training
allows you to complete training more quickly than meeting all the requirements of a qualification
Skill Set training statements of attainment allow you to show an employer exactly what competencies and skills you have achieved.
Benefits for employers
allows you to train your people for a specific job or Skill Set such as forklift driving or timber drying to meet an immediate training need
assists you to more efficiently achieve your organisation’s goals and objectives by providing training in a Skill Set applicable to your immediate business needs
is an efficient way to confirm that your employees have training in any applicable licensing and regulatory requirements
provides you with greater training flexibility as Skill Sets can be drawn from one or more training packages.
How do Skill Sets work?
Skill Sets need to be identified and have industry support before they can be endorsed by the National Quality Council and listed separately in training packages. Skills Sets may identified for the following applications:
high risk work areas
specialised skills pathways
As part of the continuous improvement process, ForestWorks is establishing Sector Advisory Groups to develop Skill Sets that meet an industry or regulatory need. For more information on participating in a Sector Advisory Group please contact Antoinette Hewitt firstname.lastname@example.org .