Skills Service Organisations

The Australian Industry Standards (AIS) and SkillsIQ are two of six national Service Skills Organisations (SSOs) funded by the Government through the Department of Education and Training to support Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) in their work to develop and review training packages.

AIS is chartered with driving the skills and workforce development agenda across the entire transport and logistics industry which encompasses activities in road transport, warehousing, rail, aviation, maritime, logistics and ports.

Skills IQ represents a range of industry sectors including wholesale which falls under the LTC industry umbrella.

Specifically, the formal roles of Skills Service Organisations involve:

  • act as independent, professional service organisations and undertake the work commissioned by the AISC, under direction of the relevant IRC.
  • support IRCs engage with industries/employers/enterprises to identify the skills required for job roles across industry sectors and drive the training package process so that skills standards and competencies align with modern work−practices.
  • produce nationally endorsed training packages that are relevant to a modern Australian economy, embraced by industry and maximise the potential for individuals to access full, freely chosen and productive employment, by improving links between VET and the skills needed for jobs.
  • be accountable for providing technical, operational and secretariat activities to enable their IRCs to undertake their industry engagement and training product development and review activities. The activities SSOs are funded to perform are listed under Funded Activities.

The training packages for the T&L industry comprise of the following;

TLISC Web Snapshot Service Skills Australia Website
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