AIIA launches Skills Hub initiative

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Thursday, 28 January, 2021

AIIA launches Skills Hub initiative

The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has launched a new digital skills platform designed to connect the ICT training needs of industry and employees with VET, tertiary and industry digital courses.

The AIIA Skills Hub seeks to fill Australia’s long-standing digital skills gap by mapping employee skills and relevant training courses to career pathways.

In addition, the platform will serve as a hub for the digital badging of micro credentialing courses being offered across Australia, as well as a repository for digital badges and accreditation for training providers.

The hub has been built to support an initial two micro-credentialling courses on cybersecurity and innovation in IT respectively, developed by the AIIA and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

But the AIIA said the hub will eventually provide a central place where any VET or tertiary courses can be plugged into the hub, and where employees can identify appropriate courses to plug their skills gaps and meet their future career needs.

The hub already lists initial courses from QUT, Central Queensland University, Queensland TAFE and Microsoft. These courses have been developed based on the Skills Frameworks for the Information Age industry skills framework.

“We’re proud to provide further opportunities for AIIA members to develop their skills and continue to be highly valued employees across industries,” AIIA CEO Ron Gauci said.

“Working with QUT and the SkillsLogiQ platform, the AIIA has been able to deliver a great platform for our members that will provide additional capability to grow skills and ensure Australia’s ICT workers will continue to be world class.”

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