ForestWorks is contracted to undertake the role of an Industry Advisory Group (IAG) for the forest and wood products, pulp and paper and furnishing industries in Victoria. It is one of ten IAGs providing services as part of the Industry Engagement Framework which provides a structured way for stakeholders to inform and engage the training system in Victoria. The IAG has a formal role with the Victorian Skills Authority (VSA) providing the VSA with advice and insights about skills needs as part of the State Government’s funded training system. Meeting four times a year, the IAG includes representatives from industry, unions and employers.
The ForestWorks VIC IAG assists the State Government by:
Responsibilities of the ForestWorks VIC IAG include a range of activities to identify industry needs and solutions for skills and workforce development. Collection of industry intelligence takes many forms, including:
In addition, the ForestWorks VIC IAG aids in the development of the following training packages: