Industry Engagement Policy
The College is committed to ensuring that
- The College engages with employers and industry to ensure the industry relevancy of its qualifications
- College staff maintain their professional competence and industry knowledge
- We deliver quality training and assessment services that skill industry employees; and
- We maintain a strong relationship with the industries we work with.
Industry engagement ensures that the College confirms with industry that the training and assessment content, structure, duration, learner resources, assessment tools, and that the quality of trainers and assessors will result in students who are skilled with the knowledge and ability to effectively undertake their industry job roles.
Industry engagement also assists College trainers and assessors and curriculum designers to maintain vocational competence and industry currency.
Industry Engagement Strategies
The College will implement a range of ways to seek industry feedback on the suitability and currency of training and assessment strategies and resources. These will include: surveys, direct engagement, general interaction and communication; networking; attendance at industry expos; and engaging with industry using social media applications amongst others.
The College will also engage with industry regulators (eg ASIC; ACCC; APRA...); industry associations; ITABs and Skills Service Organisations; and relevant government bodies and agencies eg Fair Trading; and relevant NGOs and associated industry support organisations as circumstances and needs require.
Of critical importance to College qualifications is ensuring that compliance and legislative information in courses is maintained as current and reflects workplace practices.
To ensure a systematic approach is taken to industry engagement key activities are implemented within Staff PD; College Client Management and College Validation processes. This ensures suitable activities are undertaken and they contribute and inform continuous improvement of College systems and assessment processes.