Supporting industry to adjust to changing job requirements
With advances in technology and new product development, job roles in our industry will continue to change. The Training and Skills Development Service recognised this challenge.
Tasmanian forest and timber industry workers and their employers could access funds to undertake training and develop their skills to meet the requirements of new job roles and responsibilities. This service also enabled workers to gain formal recognition for skills they had already gained.
Key outcomes of this service
- Enterprises assisted to meet and respond, to emerging industry directions to support the rebuilding and growth
of the Tasmanian Forest and Timber Products Industry.
- Enterprises supported to increase their performance via a review of future enterprise development objectives, job roles, skills gaps and planning for skills development activity.
- Employees in the forest and timber industry skilled up and engaged in learning to meet changing work environments and skills requirements.
- The skills of existing employees are appropriately recognised.
“TSDS was very different to other funded training programs. It supported small businesses who were unlikely to have put their employees through training without funding support, it provided support for both accredited and non-accredited training that was beneficial to our industry, it was flexible to allow changes to be made as factors like COVID-19 and changing staff needs arose. These factors all contributed to 3,289 training places being taken up with an impressive 98% completion rate.”
Terry Edwards, Chair TSDS Steering Committee
TSDS final report
ForestWorks has completed the TSDS scheme on behalf of the Australian and Tasmanian Governments, guided by a Steering Committee derived from industry which ensured training was always well targeted to meet the requirements of the Tasmanian forest and forest products industry.
A final report has been produced that highlights the diversity of training Tasmanian workers have undertaken across the State and in every part of the industry.
For further information about past projects please see Case Studies
Industry Steering Committee
|Forest Industries Association of Tasmania||Terry Edwards (Chair)|
|Sustainable Timber Tasmania||David White|
|Tasmanian Forest Contractors Association||Stacey Gardiner|
|Tasmanian Special Timbers Alliance||Andrew Denman|
|CFMEU – Manufacturing Division||Denise Campbell-Burns|
|Skills Tasmania||Alexis Wadsley|
|Department of State Growth||Graeme Nibbs (Observer)|
The Tasmanian Training and Skills Development Service is funded by the Australian and Tasmanian Governments to support the rebuilding and reskilling of the Tasmanian forest and timber industry.