The SET Project has been a four year research and development program to enhance skills and training, and develop career pathways in the forest, wood, paper and timber products industry. The SET Project was undertaken with financial support provided by the Federal Government through the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and is now concluded.
While the Project was carried out across Tasmanian industry, it was designed to deliver benefits to the forest industry nationally. The major benefit of the SET project was the provision of professional and expert support and advice to enterprises, training providers and a wide range of other stakeholders. This enhanced the level of knowledge, engagement, trust and partnership between the Tasmanian forest industry enterprises and local and national service providers including Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s), Australian Apprenticeship Centres (AAC’s) Group Training Organisations (GTO’s) Job Services Australia (JSA’s). This increased positive skill, training, career and employment outcomes for the forest industry.
The project created a learning platform and provided access to a range of skill development activities leading to more qualifications for workers across the forest industry. The best practice models and lessons learnt regarding a sustainable industry based skill ecosystem will be of ongoing benefit to industry.
Three project reporting products were produced to convey the information resulted from the SET Project evaluation. These written products are:
1.SET Project Executive Summary – outlines, in a booklet, the key messages conveyed by the Project evaluation
2.SET Project Overview Report – contains the highlights of the SET Project Technical Report
3.SET Project Technical Report – contains detailed information resulted from the Project evaluation