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AfPA develops new Australian roadworker skills card

AfPA develops new Australian roadworker skills card

The Australian Flexible Pavement Association (AfPA) has developed a new qualification, which aims to formally recognise the skills of Australian roadworkers.

The new 11-part qualification industry skills card, which has been approved by the National Skills Commission, will aim to better support career development and attract more individuals into the sector.

The industry skills card features a set of specially designed part qualifications introduced under the national qualification RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction – Bituminous Surfacing, designed to improve the nation’s workforce and road building skills.

AfPA has developed the foundation of the industry skills card which is transferrable and recognises prior experience and the academies of each organisation. In partnership with industry stakeholders, this scheme will identify, train, and provide each worker with a qualification on a skill set basis.

AfPA’s Executive Director of Knowledge and Partnerships, Tanja Conners, said AfPA was extremely pleased to deliver the industry-first set of qualifications, and thanked the National Skills commissions for its assistance.

“Simply put, those who deliver the nation’s highest order roads should possess qualifications specific to this industry to ensure quality, safety, long-term durability, performance, and workforce sustainability,” Conners said.

All units of competency will be delivered by AfPA-endorsed RTOs under a Training Delivery Agreement, with industry-developed and validated resources.



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