GATEWAY TO INDUSTRY SCHOOLS PROGRAM (GISP)- MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING
QMI Solutions is proud to host the Queensland Governments’ Gateway to Industry Schools Project (GISP) for Manufacturing and Engineering since 2009. The GISP is a component of a state wide industry engagement and workforce development strategy to support the long-term development of a highly skilled workforce in Queensland. The Queensland government is committed to growing manufacturing in this state as a critical driver of innovation and productivity in the economy. QMI assists to deliver this vision.
The program provides opportunities for industry and the education sector to work together to deliver outcomes for school teachers, students, local communities and business.
Queensland Reference Group (QRG) – Manufacturing & Engineering
The manufacturing & engineering GISP is steered by the Queensland Reference Group (QRG). This ecosystem includes key partners such as government and non-government school sectors, industry sectors including representation from Industry 4.0, Advanced Manufacturing, Heavy Vehicles, Defence, Aerospace, Textile, Food Processing, Mining, Biomedical, Recreational Vehicle, Rail, Furnishings, Manufacturing and Engineering. This group of industry professionals meet quarterly and are dedicated to supporting Queensland teachers and students by collaborating and innovating.
Attracting more young people into the manufacturing and engineering sectors has been an issue in recent years. Through QMI solutions, the GISP project helps to:
raise the profile and diversity of careers in manufacturing and engineering
provide professional development and currency opportunities (in industry) for Queensland school teachers contextualisation of manufacturing and engineering practices and applications incorporating robotics, STEM and coding
develop and implement a range of manufacturing and engineering related activities across industrial technology and design, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) and other key learning curriculum areas.
create opportunities for work experience, structured work placements, school-based apprenticeships and traineeships, full-time apprenticeships, and pathways to university in preparation for trade, para-professional and professional careers
celebrate and share student, teacher, school and industry experiences to ensure young people have the knowledge and experience to make informed decisions about their future
WHY GET INVOLVED?
School teachers usually have a degree in Education and are passionate educators however, have usually not come from an industry setting. Contextualisation as to the application of the teachings therefore, is only possible through connection with industry. Gateway activity, collaborating with industry partners provides this i.e. Gateway Days in industry, resources and opportunities. Teaching staff also require industry partners with a minimum 3 years experience to validate their teaching plans. Can you spare 2 hrs/year to assist to give back?
WHY GET INVOLVED?
QMI Solutions are leaders for the manufacturing and engineering industry in Queensland. Hosting organisations such as the Industry Capability Network (see: http://www.icn.org.au/) and the Australian Institute for Commercialisation (http://www.ausicom.com/) allows the Gateway to access the best industry partners, resources and opportunities to provide currency and professional development opportunities.
Please download the Industry Partnership Form here how you would like to connect and return to the program manager. Please return to firstname.lastname@example.org and the Program Manager will be in touch how you can foster this talent pipeline or simply give back by sharing your experience and knowledge.
The GISP is assisting teachers, students and schools collaborate with industry by pooling resources, opportunities and transferring knowledge through Gateway to Industry School Hubs (Gateway Huns). Gateway Hubs provide a quarterly platform for all stakeholders from industry, government, training and education to collaborate and find closer industry connections to education delivery.
Gateway Schools are collaborative active partners to the hubs who are committed to assisting and participating in STEAM and VET activity generated through the GISP hubs. If you’re interested in becoming a Gateway to Industry hub, please download the MOU here and read the requirements for you to apply for this industry opportunity. Your application will be assessed following a school visit and meeting with the principal. Please note: signing of the MOU doesn’t automatically qualify you to becoming a Gateway Hub.
Our thanks to the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning (DSDMIP) for the development of the following resources to assist students, parents and teachers.
To enrol for this program, please download the relevant MOU, complete and return to the Program Manager, as per details below.
For more information, please contact the Program Manager:
Gateway to Industry Project Manager – Manufacturing & Engineering Queensland
Level 3 Clunies Ross Court PO Box 4037 Eight Mile Plains Qld 4113
T +61 7 3364 0700 M +61419709160
This initiative is funded by the Dept of Education & Training Gateway to Industry Schools Program (GISP)
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VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM - MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING
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 (http://www.ausicom.com/) 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
VET Industry Advisor– Manufacturing & Engineering Queensland
Level 3 Clunies Ross Court Eight Mile Plains Qld 4113
T +61 7 3364 0700
M +61428 946 113
Industry Reference Committee Meetings
ATTENTION: Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry Reference Committee Structure Review
As you may be aware, the new model for developing and maintaining training packages places industry at the centre of the process. Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) now drive the process of training package development. Your IRC is the formal mechanism through which your industry’s skills needs – both now and into the future – are considered and defined in national training packages.
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.
You can find more information about the review by visiting the IRC Review page on the AISC website.
Industry Stakeholder Feedback
The purpose of this email is to invite you to consider the proposed structure for this IRC and provide comment as appropriate. Once the structure has been agreed, you will also be invited to contribute to the nomination of members against that structure.
If you are aware of other stakeholders that may have an interest in the review of this IRC, please forward this email to them.
Proposed IRC Structure
The proposed structure for the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing IRC is now available for comment on the AISC website. Please follow the instructions provided via the link, noting that feedback will be managed by the AISC Secretariat within the Department through the AISC feedback form.
To assist you in developing your feedback, please refer to the guiding principles on the AISC website. The AISC will be looking for IRC structures and memberships that reflect these principles.
Nomination of IRC Members
As noted above, a second consultation round will take place once the IRC structure has been agreed. This second process will provide an opportunity for you to participate in the nomination of members against the agreed structure. The Department will notify you again by email when this nomination round opens.
The closing date for comment on the structure of this IRC is close of business Thursday 18 May 2017.
ATTENTION: Chemical Manufactures and Concrete or Ceramic or Refractory Products Manufactures
There is an opportunity for two positions to be filled from Queensland on the Process Manufacturing, Recreational Vehicle and Laboratory Industry Reference Committee. This committee will oversee the development of national training qualifications. Nominations are needed from a Queensland industry representative or organisation in concrete or ceramic or refractory products manufacturing and a second from chemical manufacturing.
Send your interest to me email@example.com by Wednesday 17th May 2017 as the IRC’s first meeting is in 2-3 weeks. This will be an induction and training meeting. See table below for other members of the committee.
Approved Process Manufacturing, Recreational Vehicle and Laboratory IRC structure
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ATTENTION: Businesses and organisations interested in manufacturing and engineering national qualifications and their review.
Manufacturing and Engineering Reference Committee (IRC)
You are invited to consider the proposed revised structure of the Manufacturing and Engineering Reference Committee (IRC) and provide comment. Once the structure has been agreed, an invitation will be posted to contribute to the nomination of members against that structure.
If you are aware of other stakeholders that may have an interest in the review of this IRC, please bring this to their attention.
Proposed IRC Structure
The proposed structure for the Manufacturing and Engineering IRC is now available for comment on the AISC website or see below. Please follow the instructions provided via the link, noting feedback will be managed by the AISC Secretariat within the Federal Department through the AISC feedback form.
To assist you in developing your feedback, please refer to the AISC website for guiding principles. The AISC will be looking for IRC structures and memberships that reflect these principles.
Nomination of IRC Members
As noted above, a second consultation round will take place once the IRC structure has been agreed. This second process will provide an opportunity for you to participate in the nomination of members against the agreed structure. The Federal Department will notify you again by email when this nomination round opens.
The closing date for comment on the structure of this IRC is close of business Monday 22 May 2017.
Proposed Manufacturing and Engineering IRC structure
TRAINING IN EMERGING AND INNOVATIVE INDUSTRIES (TEII)- MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING
QMI Solutions is taking a lead role in identifying and facilitating practical training solutions for existing staff of manufacturing and engineering businesses impacted by digital disruption.
Funded by the State of Queensland through the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training, we are developing ways to support manufacturing and engineering businesses in their transition to new competitive practices and to retain existing workers through upskilling their valued employees. This program assists in the completion of workforce development planning; identification of skills need; and development activities that provide benefits for the current manufacturing workforce. QMI Solutions will connect the firms with suitable training providers offering relevant skills development programs.
QMI Solutions has commenced the program with a consortium of 11 manufacturers as our Pilot Companies. Our aim is to expand this program for access by all Queensland manufacturing and engineering employers in the near future.
The program provides opportunities for industry to retain the existing workforce and develop a culture of lifelong learning in the workplace. In this way Queensland manufacturing and engineering firms can become internationally competitive and prosper in a changing world economy through enabling their existing staff.
The new world of manufacturing and engineering in Queensland is not a dirty, noisy, hot, physical and dangerous workplace. Queensland’s manufacturing and engineering industries are transitioning in a new wave industrial revolution, using our most innovative minds, best technical talents, latest technology, processes and equipment to build the factories of the future, now. Our advanced manufacturing workplaces are smart-workplaces, designed to be globally competitive, leading edge enterprises, focused on customer satisfaction, value-adding, sustainability and innovation while being productive, prosperous and exciting workplaces of choice.
The skills enhancement that manufacturing and engineering businesses are seeking in their staff very much align with WEC 2016 Future of Jobs Report
• Digital system skills
• Technology skills
• Emotional intelligence
• Critical thinking
• Complex problem solving
• People management
• Social intelligence
• Judgement & decision making
• Service orientation
• Agile and flexible thinking
• Coordinating with others
These skills underpin the current 4th Industrial Revolution, termed ‘Industry 4.0’ and are seen to be vital to jobs of the future.
This program has begun to offer assistance to enlightened manufacturing businesses to upskill their existing, valued workforce. Through providing the ‘skills of the future’ to their committed staff, Queensland manufacturers are setting themselves up to succeed in the new global marketplace and provide rewarding and sustainable leading-edge jobs for the workforce of the future.