QMI Solutions provides workforce skills development services as part of its mission to empower businesses to continue to be competitive and grow into the future.

On behalf of industry, QMI Solutions has secured a service agreement with the Queensland Government to engage with manufacturing and engineering industries regarding vocational education and training (VET). QMI Solutions will inform the Department of Education and Training regarding the relevance and effectiveness of Government’s VET Investment Plan for training and skills development.


WHY: Investing in skills development and human capital will equip businesses for tomorrow.

WHAT: On industry’s behalf, QMI Solutions has been engaged through the Department of Education and Training to act as an industry advisory organisation (VETIAO) in vocational education and training for manufacturing and engineering across Queensland. 

HOW: This relationship ensures connectivity between the VET system and Queensland manufacturing and engineering businesses. Primary services will focus on ensuring that government investment in VET provides the most effective means of support for industry to meet the current and projected skilling requirements. QMI Solutions will work closely with businesses, industry associations, training providers and government to continually evaluate the suitability of training programs, training investment, identify emerging skill needs through industry consultation.


QMI Solutions are leaders for the manufacturing and engineering industry in Queensland. Hosting organisations such as the Industry Capability Network (see: and the Australian Institute for Commercialisation ( allows the Gateway to access the best industry partners, resources and opportunities to provide best vocational education and training (VET) consultation and feedback to Government.


For more information, please contact the VET Industry Advisor


Sam Nicolosi

VET Industry Advisor– Manufacturing & Engineering Queensland


16 Cinderella Drive Springwood  QLD 4127


T +61 7 3364 0700   

M +61428 946 113

Industry Reference Committee Meetings






The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) is reviewing all IRCs to ensure the structure and membership provides the best possible industry coverage and expertise to support training package development for that industry sector.  This review provides an invaluable opportunity for industry to directly influence the sorts of skills and knowledge current and future employees will receive through a vocational education and training (VET) qualification.


The purpose of this email is to advise you that nominations are now open for suitable individuals and organisations to be considered for membership of the Rail Industry Reference Committee.


As you may be aware, a proposed structure for the Rail IRC was made available for public consultation on 1 February 2017. The AISC would like to thank all stakeholders who provided feedback.


Nomination Process open


To nominate, please follow the instructions provided on the AISC website.  The closing date for nominations for the Rail IRC is close of business Monday 17 April 2017.


If you are aware of other stakeholders that may have an interest in the nomination process of the Rail IRC, please forward this email to them.


You can find more information about the IRC review on the AISC website.


Kind regards,


Communications and Governance

(02) 6240 3613



13 02/2017


Attention: Retail Baking Industry

The structure and membership of the Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Reference Committee (IRC) has now been confirmed. The IRC will have its inaugural meetings on Thursday 15 February 2017.


More Information:



13 02/2017


Attention: Meat Processing Industry

The structure and membership of the Meat Industry Reference Committee (IRC) has now been confirmed. The IRC will have its inaugural meetings on Thursday 16 February 2017.


More Information:


Attention: Parties interested in the Foundation Skills Training Package


Information & Communication Technology Training Package

You are invited to attend a free forum run by Skills for Australia that focus on one of the following list of seven training package projects. Foundation skills, Financial Services, Information Communication and Business are four generic skilling priorities for all industry sectors. Ensuring that training packages are fit for purpose for all industry sectors is both important and challenging. The purpose of these forums is to enable meaningful contribution by anyone interested to inform the updates to be made to these training package.


Education (Wednesday 15 February 9am to noon)

  • Review the Foundation Skills Training Package


Information & Communications Technology (Thursday 16 February 9am to noon and 2pm to 5pm)

  • Review qualifications relating to telecoms technology that may not be fit for purpose in the ICT Training Package (morning session)

  • Review IT qualifications that may not be fit for purpose in the ICT Training Package (afternoon session)


Registrations are essential and spaces are limited. The Queensland Department of Education and Training encourages interested industry stakeholders to attend a forum and, if you are interested, encourage you to register. To register, simply click ‘Register’. Skills for Australia would also appreciate it if you could forward this email to your industry stakeholder network so that they can hear from a diverse audience about Industry’s views and suggestions about updates to these Training Packages. This input is essential to the realisation of industry standards for training outcomes in the years to come.


For those who are unable to attend in person, Skills for Australia are also hosting online webinar versions of the sessions. For more information about the forums and the planned online webinars please visit the Skills for Australia webpage

Important opportunity to have your say regarding:
  1. Technical content within national qualifications.

  2. The structure of various national committees as they are formed.

  3. Other matters related to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), Skill Service Organisations (SSO) and Industry Reference Committees (IRC) for the development and review of national training packages.



Industry Reference Committee (IRC) review – nominations open for :

1. Process Manufacturing,

2. Recreational Vehicle and

3. Laboratory Operations



Provide feedback regarding the structure of the national Industry Reference Committee for Sustainability training.



Review and provide feedback regarding:

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