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					Agri-Food Industry Skills Council
         Strategic plan

        July 2005 – June 2007
Agri-Food Industry Skills Council


    Contents

                                     Page

      AFISC strategic intent           3
      Executive summary                4
      Introduction and profile         5
      Industry issues                  6
      Our response                     7
      Strategic planning hierarchy     8
      Organisational context           9
      Plan on a page                  10
      Risk profile                    11




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AFISC strategic intent




                    Working with industry today to build the workforce of tomorrow




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Executive Summary

    The Agri-Food Industry Skills Council (AFISC) represents five sectors in the agrifood industry, and plays a key role in the development
     of solutions to the skill and workforce related issues that are currently facing the industry.

    The constituent sectors of the agrifood industry represent one of the nation’s most important industries. Consumer expenditure on
     agrifood products in Australia was $80 billion during 2002-2003, 46% of total retail expenditure during this time. Food exports also
     account for 19% of total Australian exports. Agrifood is the major contributor to rural and regional Australia’s economy and its major
     employer.

    The agrifood industry nationwide is currently facing a major workforce and skills shortage, driven by a number of complex and inter-
     related issues. We are working to develop solutions that address people and skills shortages.
             –    We intend to facilitate improved employability and participation in the agrifood workforce by streamlining and simplifying
                  Training Packages, ensuring their continuous improvement, developing alternate pathways for skills recognition, including
                  the broader use of accredited skill sets to meet industry job requirements. We will also develop products and processes to
                  support the implementation and delivery of Training Packages.
             –    We will measure improvements based on an ‘outcomes’ training evaluation methodology, with emphasis on verifying the
                  quality of skills, employability, productivity and employer satisfaction derived from VET.
             –    We will address the broader people and workforce issues facing our industry, by maintaining an expert knowledge of these
                  issues, and by working in partnership with governments, industry and communities to identify and address regional
                  infrastructure and services gaps that are impediments to attracting and retaining people and skills in regional areas.
             –    We will work with industry and enterprises to address issues such as image, working conditions and middle management
                  capability to enhance the sustainability and growth of businesses.

    The initiatives we are driving in these areas are a mix of short and long-term actions. We will work in partnership with all stakeholders to
     drive long-term, sustainable outcomes that underpin economic growth and community wellbeing.

    Our aim is to promote the development of an internationally competitive agrifood industry through industry-led workforce and skills
     development, working to remove the impediments that currently impact on long term success. Success will be measured in five key
     areas:
            –     Industry consultation
            –     Advocacy and advice
            –     Training products
            –     Implementation support
            –     Business management
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 Introduction                                                                        Profile


   The industries represented by the Agri-Food Industry Skills Council are           The Agri-Food Industry Skills Council (AFISC) was formed in mid 2004
   the major employers in rural and regional Australia, and form the                 to represent the following industry sectors:
   backbone of many communities throughout the country. Moreover, the                      • food, beverages and pharmaceuticals
   agrifood industry accounts for almost a fifth of Australia’s exports.                   • meat
                                                                                           • racing
   The industry faces serious challenges in finding enough people with the                 • rural and related
   right skills needed to sustain and grow their businesses. Some of the                   • seafood
   factors contributing to this include an ageing workforce, drought, changing
   skill requirements, and the availability of infrastructure and services that
   impact on the capacity to attract and retain people to the regions. .             We are one of ten industry skills councils that together represent
                                                                                     enterprises and workers across the spectrum of Australian industries.
   The urgent task of the Agri-Food Industry Skills Council is to develop
   strategies and solutions to address the major skills challenges confronting       Our vision is of a globally competitive, sustainable and innovative
   the agrifood industry. This needs to be done in consultation and                  agrifood industry able to meet the changing demands of domestic and
   partnership with industry and governments, and will need to involve an            international markets.
   integrated and systematic approach to addressing the range of issues
   impacting on skills and workforce issues.                                         Our mission is to foster this vision through industry-led workforce and
                                                                                     skills development, working to remove the factors that currently impede
   Following recent workshops and consultations with all States and
   Territories, the Council is now finalising a skills report which provides clear   long term success.
   evidence of the critical people and skills shortages facing the agrifood
   industry across Australia.                                                        We have three key roles to discharge:
                                                                                         • Engage and assist industries, enterprises and their workforce to
   The findings of the skills report will be a key driver of the Council’s                  integrate workforce and skill development with business goals.
   priorities and actions. The Strategic Plan sets out the goals, strategies             • Actively support the development, implementation and
   and targeted outcomes to guide the work program of the Council. With                     continuous improvement of high quality, nationally recognised
   ‘skills shortages’ debate now occurring at the highest levels, our task                  Vocational Education and Training (VET) products and services
   could not be clearer. We are determined to achieve results – working with                and improve cross-industry efficiency.
   industry today to build the workforce of tomorrow.
                                                                                         • Ensure the availability of a range of support materials to assist
   John Baker                                                                               in the delivery of training by providers.
   Chair
   Agri-Food Industry Skills Council



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 Industry issues

    The agri-food industry is the major contributor to rural and regional                 Drivers of labour force participation in agrifood.
     Australia’s economy and its major employer. Consumer expenditure
     on agrifood products in Australia was $80 billion during 2002-2003,
     46% of total retail expenditure during this time. Food exports also
     account for 19% of total Australian exports.                                       Skills
                                                                                  Quality training & recognition                             Regional development
    The issues currently facing the industry are complex; it is not just a                                                                       Community
                                                                                   E-learning
     matter of skills shortages. Agrifood is facing, across the country, a        Attraction & retention strategies                               Infrastructure
     critical lack of people available to work in the industry. The factors       Flexible training strategies                                    Regional promotion
     driving this shortage are shown in the accompanying diagram.                 Reviewed training funding model
     Attracting people to work in non-metropolitan areas is a priority for
     the Agri-Food Industry Skills Council, as discussion about skills
     development is only meaningful if people are attracted to live and
     seek employment and career development in the industry.

    As the diagram illustrates, there are a number of inter-connected
     issues. A discussion about skills for agrifood needs to be considered
     in the context of regional infrastructure and development, industry                                           PEOPLE
     competitiveness and image, business management, business                 Business Management
     compliance and working conditions. The problem of skills and labour          Consumer expectations                                          Business Compliance
     shortages in agrifood cannot be solved without addressing these              Human resources                                                          EMS
     multiple factors, including issues such as:                                  Middle management                                                        OHS
              –    investment in infrastructure and enhancement of                Cost of production                                                       Insurance
                   communities and community services                             Globalisation                                                            Licensing
              –    career pathways                                                Marketing of product
              –    industry image                                                 Research & development
                                                                                                                  Industry Image
              –    improvements to work conditions for new and existing
                                                                                                                        Career pathways
                   workers
                                                                                                                        Attraction & retention
              –    middle management capability                                                                         Industry promotion
              –    Policy matters such as the interaction between social                                                Portability & multi-
                   security benefits and employment and the associated                                                   skilling
                   disincentives to seek jobs                                                                           Leadership




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 Our response

    In pursuit of our vision, there are four key goals by which we will
     measure our success:                                                         AFISC resource focus 2006-2007
         –    Develop an expert knowledge of the skill and workforce
              issues confronting the agrifood industry
         –    In partnership with industry, governments and other
              stakeholders, develop solutions to the identified skill and
              workforce issues
         –    Improve employability and participation in the agrifood
              industry workforce                                                                          Industry
         –    Provide a range of quality support and implementation                                       Consultation
              processes and assistance for VET practitioners and users
              in the delivery of training                                     20%           15%           Advocacy &
                                                                                                          Advice
    We are currently undertaking a range of short-term actions to
     begin addressing these goals and demonstrating results:                                              Training
        –    Rationalising and harmonising training packages to make        3%                    13%     Products
             the existing VET system work better for industry.
        –    Improving on the existing VET system and enhancing                                           Implementation
             workforce participation by providing alternate pathways for    17%                           Support
             skill recognition.                                                                           Management of
        –    Enhancing the mobility of skills between sectors.
        –    Improving the process by which training packages are                           32%           the business
             updated to reflect changing industry needs.                                                  Administration
    Some other issues require a longer-term focus:
       –    An approach to attraction and retention issues integrating
            efforts of government, industries and communities.
       –    Providing better support and implementation to help
            training providers in the delivery of recognised training,
            improving the employability skills of users.

    The accompanying graph demonstrates how we are balancing our
     resources in pursuing these initiatives over the next twenty-four
     months.



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 Our response: Plan on a page

           KPA                       Goals                                                Strategies                                             Outcomes
                                                                 • Promote AFISC role through industry forums and the Board           • Recognition as peak industry body
                       • Develop an expert knowledge of the
        Industry         skill and workforce issues
                                                                 • Develop strong industry liaison and intelligence through the         focused on skill & workforce issues.
                                                                   Standing Committees and other networks                             • Leading source of information
      consultation       confronting the agrifood industry       • Research skills and workforce issues, trends and practices           regarding industry skill & workforce
                                                                                                                                        issues.

                                                                 • Develop partnerships and linkages with governments, industry,      • Governments and industry
                       • In partnership with industry,             training providers, unions and others.                               acknowledge the initiatives required to
      Advocacy &         governments and other                   • Advocate initiatives required to improve regional workforce          improve rural and regional and
        advice           stakeholders, develop solutions to        attraction and retention                                             industry workforce attraction and
                         identified skill and workforce issues   • Assist industry to implement the initiatives required to improve     retention and have developed
                                                                   enterprise-level workforce attraction and retention                  strategies for action.

                                                                 • Scope and develop an integrated competency framework to            • Rationalise 179 qualifications in 9
                                                                   streamline and continuously improve Training Packages                Training Packages by July 2007
                       • Improve employability and               • Develop quality training products that meet industry needs         • RTOs indicate that simplified Training
       Training          participation rates in the agrifood     • Ensure all Training packages embed employability skills              Packages easier to deliver
       products          industry workforce                      • Provide alternate pathways for skill recognition by developing     • Alternate skill recognition pathways
                                                                   and accrediting skill set requirements for enterprise roles          being utilised to improve workforce
                                                                                                                                        participation

                                                                 •   Identify and review existing support products and services       • No support & implementation gaps
                       • Provide a range of quality support
                                                                 •   Work with RTOs to identify unmet support requirements            • New material meets RTO
    Implementation       and implementation processes to
                                                                 •   Lead the development of new resources to support delivery          requirements
       support           assist VET practitioners and users
                                                                 •   Monitor the effectiveness of training outcomes                   • Training services meet enterprise and
                         in the delivery of training
                                                                                                                                        user requirements.

                                                                 •   Ensure our people have the required capabilities                 • Industry and the Board support and
                       • Develop a successful business that
      Business           optimises AFISC’s capabilities in
                                                                 •   Monitor the performance of our people and our organisation         approve the Council’s work.
     management                                                  •   Explore commercial delivery of products and services             • Activities conducted to meet time,
                         serving the industry
                                                                 •   Capability to build & manage industry intelligence database        budget & governance requirements.

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 Strategic planning hierarchy

    The AFISC strategic plan has been developed in accordance with the national strategy for VET and its objectives.
    With the national strategy as a starting point - VET working for businesses, VET working for people, and VET working for communities -
     AFISC follows its own vision and mission, relevant to the particular industry sectors we represent.
    The AFISC strategic plan summarises our objectives, strategies and targets that will ensure we achieve our vision and mission.
    Our business plan details how these strategies will be carried out through various activities, how we will report progress, and our budgets.
    Roles and responsibilities (of the Board, Board subcommittees, the staff and standing committees) are defined to meet the requirements
     of delivering on the strategy and business plan.

       National VET vision

                                 National VET
                                  objectives
                                                      AFISC vision and
                                                          mission
                                                   Vision                                                              AFISC
                                                   “A globally competitive,                                        strategic plan
                                                   sustainable and innovative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               AFISC business plan
                                                   agrifood industry able to
                                                                                   Agri-Food Industry Skills Council

                                                   meet the changing demands
                                                   of domestic and international
                                                                                       Plan on a page

                                                                                            KPA                         Goals                                            Strategies                               Targets                                                                        AFISC roles and
                                                                                                          • Successful representation of and         • Promote AFISC to industry                                   March 2005

                                                   markets.”                              Advocacy
                                                                                                            consultation with industry through the
                                                                                                            use of standing committees and
                                                                                                            effective marketing, networking and
                                                                                                                                                     • Establish an industry network
                                                                                                                                                     • Effectively engage key industry stakeholders
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   June 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   June 2005                                                                      responsibilities
                                                                                                            promotion activities

                                                   Mission                                                • Recognition as the peak research and
                                                                                                            advisory body providing both technical
                                                                                                                                                     • Establish capacity to provide strategic advice on
                                                                                                                                                       industry needs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    June 2005



                                                   “Fostering the development
                                                                                                            and strategy advice to industry,         • Establish capacity to assist industry in workforce           June 2005
                                                                                           Advice           enterprises and the National Industry      development
                                                                                                            Skills Forum                             • Deliver quality strategic advice on skills needs and     From December 2005
                                                                                                                                                       workforce development processes and practices                                                                 Agri-Food Industry Skills Council

                                                   of a globally competitive            Management
                                                                                                          • A successful business that optimises
                                                                                                            AFISC’s organisational capabilities in
                                                                                                                                                     • Establish quality systems
                                                                                                                                                     • Establish management processes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   January 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  December 2004                                       Organisational context
                                                                                                            servicing the industry                   • Establish operational processes                            February 2005
                                                   agrifood industry through                              • A comprehensive and integrated           • Scope rationalisation of - food competency and
                                                                                                                                                                              agri                                December 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AFISC is at the centre of a two-way process, being informed by both industry and the national VET strategy, and providing feedback and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      advice in both directions.


                                                   industry-led workforce and              Trainin g
                                                                                          covera ge
                                                                                                            competency and qualification
                                                                                                            framework that facilitates the
                                                                                                            recognition and development of the
                                                                                                                                                       qualifications frameworks, and implement
                                                                                                                                                     • Review currency and coverage of Training Packages
                                                                                                                                                     • Expand industry coverage of competency standards and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    June 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  June 2006-2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 National VET strategy                                     Informs and guides the objectives,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           strategies and activities of AFISC



                                                   skills development.”
                                                                                                            skills and knowledge of theagri- food      qualifications                                                                                                 Act as lobbyists and champions of VET within the
                                                                                                            workforce                                                                                                                                                 agri- food industry through relationships with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      government, industry bodies, training authorities,                             AFISC board
                                                                                                          • A range of quality support processes     • Identify and review range of industry support products       June 2005                                         business and employeeorganisations
                                                                                                            and resources to assist VET                and services                                                                                                   Ensure that the AFISC carries out its activities in                                                                                  Develops innovative strategies to
                                                                                          Trainin g         practitioners and participants in the    • Monitor industry needs                                        Ongoing                                          accordance with its strategic purpose                                                                                                strengthen the link between VET
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and industry goals
                                                                                          support           implementation of recognised training    • Utilising a range of methods, develop means of               June 2006                                                                                                                         AFISC staff                                          Shapes an industry-led systematic
                                                                                                                                                       satisfying industry training support needs and                                                                                                                                                                                                      and integrated approach to skills
                                                                                                                                                       requirements                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        development through high quality
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Capture information from                                                                                                             products and advice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      industry
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Addresses industry issues of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Advise the Board on                  Food, beverages &                                                                               workplace image, culture and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Rural standing     Seafood standing      Meat standing   Racing standing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      issues and solutions                   pharmaceuticals                                                                               career opportunities to achieve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  committee           committee           committee        committee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Build and maintain                   standing committee                                                                                      employer of choiceÕ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           industryŌ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      networks as a basis for                                                                                                              status
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      consultation and advice on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      industry capability needs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Assist in developing,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      implementing and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      improving Training
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Packages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Industry          Industry             Industry            Industry         Industry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Assist the staff and Board
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      in promoting AFISC and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      its activities




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 Organisational context
 AFISC is at the centre of a two-way process, being informed by both industry and the national VET strategy, and providing feedback and
 advice in both directions.


                                                                             National VET strategy                                     • Informs and guides the objectives,
                                                                                                                                         strategies and activities of AFISC

• Acts as lobbyists and champions of VET within the
  agrifood industry through relationships with
  government, industry bodies, training authorities,                             AFISC board
  business and employee organisations
• Ensures that the AFISC carries out its activities in                                                                                 • Develops innovative strategies to
  accordance with its strategic purpose                                                                                                  strengthen the link between VET
                                                                                                                                         and industry goals
                                                                                  AFISC staff
                                                                                                                                       • Shapes an industry-led systematic
                                                                                                                                         and integrated approach to skill
                                                                                                                                         and workforce development
• Acts as the crucial industry                                                                                                           through high quality products and
  liaison conduit for AFISC                                                                                                              advice
• Captures information from            Food, beverages &                                                                               • Addresses industry issues of
                                                            Rural standing     Seafood standing      Meat standing   Racing standing
  industry                               pharmaceuticals                                                                                 workplace image, culture and
                                                             committee            committee           committee        committee
• Advises the Board on                 standing committee                                                                                career opportunities to achieve
  issues and solutions                                                                                                                   industry 'employer of choice’
• Builds and maintains                                                                                                                   status
  networks as a basis for
  consultation and advice on
  industry capability needs
• Assists the staff and Board
  in promoting AFISC and
                                           Industry           Industry             Industry            Industry         Industry
  its activities




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Risk profile
One element of input into the strategic and business plans was the assessed risks of the organisation. The following profile, developed in accordance
with the risk management standard AS 4360:2004, summarises those risks. Resources have been allocated in the planning process to mitigate these
risks.


               Stakeholders             Operations                   Projects            Finance          Facilities             People




                Governance                                                                                 Business
                                         Compliance              Reputation               Funding                                  Staff
                  Model                                                                                    Continuity
                                            #9                      #5                      #6                                      #3
                    #1                                                                                        #7


                Stakeholder                                                                                IT Disaster
                Expectations                                                                                                   Communication
                                                                                                            Recovery               #8
                    #2                                                                                         #10


                Government
                  Policy
                    #4



                              Assessed Level of Risk
                                                                                                          Rear Box Colour Indicates Risk
                                     High              Significant              Medium              Low
                                                                                                          Level Pre Management Controls

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