Industry Advisory Group

In October 2016, Future Energy Skills was contracted as an agent of the Office of the Victorian Skills Commissioner (OVSC) to deliver on the new Industry Engagement Framework (the Framework) for the electro-technology, electricity generation and supply, gas supply and new energy technology sectors.  In 2021 following the Macklin Review, and in alignment with changing the Vet eco-system of Victoria the OVSC has transitioned into the Victorian Skills Authority(VSA). To address these recommendations, the VSA will expand on the work of the Office of the Victorian Skills Commissioner, with an enhanced focus on data, analysis and place-based training solutions.

Future Energy Skills will continue to host an Industry Advisory Group (IAG) that will provide a structured way for industry, unions and employers to inform and engage with the training system in Victoria.

The Framework will:

  • gather skills and training needs information across the breadth of Victorian industries via ten Industry Advisory Groups (IAGs)
  • capture regional industry skills and training needs information via Regional Taskforces
  • bring together time-limited and focused Industry Taskforces to examine specific training and system issues

By providing a stronger and more effective industry voice and by accessing the best possible insight into industry needs, the new arrangements will:

  • ensure barriers to providing training to meet industry demand can be identified and overcome
  • enable Government to address current and future skill shortages and workforce training needs, including the training needs of emerging industries
  • promote training pathways that lead to qualifications, jobs and skill development in the workforce
  • ensure the unique requirements of regional Victorian for quality training and skills are understood and supported

For more information on the Victorian Skills Authority, click here

Sector Advisory Group

As an agent of the Office of the Victorian Skills Authority, Future Energy Skills will host a number of Sector Advisory Groups (SAGs).

SAGs can be identified in a number of ways:

  1. As referred to the VSA by Ministerial direction
  2. Identified by the IAG and approved by the VSA
  3. As directed by the VSA

SAGs will be established to deal with specific issues within an allocated timeframe. Issues will be identified in the areas of industry profiling, qualification reviews or issues around market over and or undersupply.

SAG memberships will be made up of peak associations, unions and individuals with specific skill sets or technical knowledge that are equipped to deal with the issue at hand.

At the conclusion of a SAG project, any outcomes or recommendations must be supported by industry to be considered successful.