Skills Oz is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Construction and Property Services Industry Council (CPSISC) an altruistic not for profit company limited by guarantee that represents the workforce training and development needs of 1.8 million workers from over 365,00 businesses via 42 peak industry bodies and 8,500 stakeholders.
Skills Oz was formed at a direction from the board of CPSISC and in response to industry feedback that it required industry focused training resources and workforce planning services.
Our role is to work together with stakeholders across Industry, Government and the community to develop training and induction resources and to implement programs that support the industry by leading and coordinating workforce planning and development strategies that build, attract and retain a skilled and productive workforce.
We understand the emerging needs and skill development requirements of the industry and take the time to understand your business placing you, our client at the centre of what we do in order to develop tailored resources that address your induction, OH&S, White card and workforce development needs to support your business.
Skills Oz can assist with:
- Government training initiatives
- Workforce development planning
- Tailored training resources
- Upskills and skills transitioning
- Verification of Competency checklists
- WH&S & White card training resources
- Onsite induction resources and checklists
- Completion rates of apprentices, mentoring and support
- Workplace literacy and numeracy
- Government training contracts and project management
- Equity and diversity implementation
- Probity of training contract delivery,
risk management and workplace conduct
Case study – The Industry Collaboration: Barangaroo Skills Exchange
The Barangaroo Skills Exchange (BSX) was the winner of the New South Wales Industry Collaboration Award and a finalist in the same category at the 2014 Australian Training Awards. The BSX was established to provide the required training and skilling needs of on-site workers at the Barangaroo South urban regeneration project.
Over the 10 years that the site will take to build, the BSX expects to provide 10 000 people with accredited qualifications, ensuring that 20 per cent of all skilled trade work on-site is performed by people undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship. BSX will also provide 50 000 learning outcomes and provide 500 Indigenous workers with capacity and capability in the construction and related industries.
The BSX delivers national qualifications ranging from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma, as well as a range of literacy, numeracy, workplace health and safety, personal health awareness, first aid and leadership programmes. The BSX takes a flexible approach to training and assessment, and training is contextualised for both the job and the individual.