What's in Development
SkillsDMC continually works on programs to refine current Training Packages and develop new Training Packages as defined by Industry.
Project Establishment and Initial Consultation Objective
To develop a new competency based recognition system for the geoscience field that provides career pathways within the VET sector and meets industry requirements.
- Project Establishment and Initial Consultation - completed
- Identify Vocational Outcomes - Project Scope - completed
- Map to Existing Units of Competency - completed
- Draft New Units of Competency - 2012
- Draft qualifications - 2012
- Submit for Endorsement -2012
Where are we now?
SkillsDMC has completed the task analysis for each of the roles identified and had mapped the performance outcomes to existing units of competency. Through this process it was identified that the roles of the field assistants were quite well covered through the existing RII20609 Certificate II in Mining Field / Exploration Operations and RII30509 Certificate III in Mining Exploration qualifications, and that any additional requirements could be addressed through the normal continuous improvement changes for the training package. This includes some adjustments to reflect the requirements for oil, gas and CSG exploration.
The project is continuing and we have been doing a lot of work ‘behind the scenes’ with the reference group identified to assist with identifying the technical competency profiles for the occupations of:
• Data technician
• Field supervisor
• Mud logger
It has been established that units of competency do not currently exist to reflect the performance outcomes for these roles and will need to be developed and then structured into competency profiles to make up qualifications or these occupations. Further subject matter expert input from the oil/gas sectors will be sought to ensure that these units and the qualification structures accurately represent industry requirements.
See below for the link to the Geoscience Information Session PDF
All information and expression of interest to participate in this project can be forwarded to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information contact: email@example.com