The Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council (CPSISC) was formed in 2004 by the merging of the Property Services Training Australia (PSTA) and Construction Training Australia (CTA) and has held contracts with the Australian Government since this time.
Core contractual requirements have been to develop and maintain training packages that provide national qualifications for the construction and property services industries. Servicing these contracts in the past was CPSISC’s primary role but has also extended to working in conjunction with both industry and government to provide workforce development and planning.
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, ensure 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.