Glossary term: Australian Industry and Skills Committee

Acronym: AISC

A new committee established in May 2015 to give industry a formal, expanded role in policy direction and decision-making for the vocational education and training (VET) sector.

AISC's role includes: advising on vocational education and training (VET) quality instruments (Provider Standards and Training Package Standards); endorsing qualifications; providing industry input to guide VET research; and providing industry input to ministerial council.

It also: assesses business cases from Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) for training product review; allocates work to Skills Service Organisations (SSOs) and quality assure results; considers need for additional materials to support training products (e.g. companion volumes); and assigns new IRCs or re-assign IRC.

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