International Workforce Development Strategies

Background/context

One of the world’s leading resource sector service companies recently established its South-East Asian training headquarters in Western Australia and required assistance to align its global workforce development resources to Australian vocational education and training requirements.

Many global companies who make a significant investment in workforce development resources want to leverage this investment across their worldwide operations. To do that within an Australian context, proprietary material needs to be managed against the requirements of the Australian national accreditation and recognition system.

The challenge

  • Aligning global workforce strategies, company materials to national content and qualification requirements
  • Identifying appropriate national vocational education and training qualifications
  • Defining the local required skills and competencies
  • Examining proprietary company workforce development material
  • Identifying local accredited training providers

The JGC Group approach

JGC Group has a strong understanding of national training packages and how the content and qualifications of training packages may be used to support specific workforce development needs. We have assisted global companies operating in Australia to map overseas skills training programs and proprietary training materials against national training packages. The approach taken was as follows:

  • We mapped the workforce skills for oil and gas, transportation and high risk licence areas against material developed for the worldwide operation
  • We helped ensure all Australian accredited training requirements were met
  • We Identified and coordinated the engagement of Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) that had the capacity to deliver the training required using company specific content aligned to national training package material.

The result

The client is now applying its proprietary material in partnership with a number of local training providers. The training is in full compliance with the national training arrangements which could only be achieved through a formal process used to map and align the international approach with local requirements.