Strata Community Management

The AISC has approved a review of the Strata Community Management qualifications.  This review will focus on the relevance and demand for qualifications in this sector and will consider the following:

  • updating and improving CPP40516 Certificate IV in Strata Community Management
  • regulatory changes (both to licensing for strata managers and related legislative change for the built environment)
  • growing demand for skilled strata managers to meet the needs of increasing urban density and residential property development resulting in burgeoning numbers of strata schemes requiring management
  • deletion of CPP30416 Certificate III in Strata Community Management (as directed by the AISC)
  • further industry consultation on the deletion of CPP50316 Diploma in Strata Community Management (as directed by the AISC)

Stakeholder feedback is sought, in particular around how the Certificate IV in Strata Community Management can be improved and modernised to suit current industry requirements.  Further information is available at the project page on the Artibus Innovation website.

Newly endorsed training products

These projects were endorsed at the October 2020 meeting of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) and will be available on in the near future.

Construction, Plumbing and Services

  • Building Information Modelling (3 units of competency, 1 skill set)
  • Building Surveying (1 updated qualification, 1 skill set)

Property Services

  • Surveying and Spatial Information Services (6 updated qualifications)

Pending update to National Register

We appreciate the patience of stakeholders who are awaiting the release of endorsed CPC and CPP training package materials onto the National Register.

We have been working with the Department of Education, Skills and Employment to synchronise training package releases to minimise the use of superseded units of competency in newly released qualifications.  Both the Property Services and Construction, Plumbing and Services Industry Reference Committees are finalising consideration of BSB and HLT units which are called upon either as Core units or non-equivalent elective units to ensure they are still fit for purpose.

Imported elective units, which remain equivalent, have been updated and will be reflected in the qualifications.

We anticipate National Register updates to the Property Services and Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Packages will take place around mid-November.

The Silica Safety Project is now underway

We’re getting started on our Silica project here at Artibus Innovation, looking into the best ways of addressing the hazards of Silica exposure in the Construction training package.

If you’re interested in being involved, or have information you’d like to share, get in touch with our Silica Safety Project Manager Charles Donnelly at

Youth Action Projects Grants Scheme

Grants ranging from $5,000 and $20,000 are available for community projects that respond to employment, transport, mental health, COVID-19 and bushfires challenges that may be facing young people, aged 15-24 years. 

To be eligible, projects can either be new or existing and must be of a non-commercial nature.

Funds can be used to pay for any type of relevant project, including staff, equipment, consumables and marketing costs. 

The Youth Action Project Grant Scheme is delivered by the Australian Government's Department of Health which has engaged the Foundation for Young Australians to administer the applications and scheme.

TheFoundation for Young Australians is a non-profit organisation committed and passionate about imporving the outcomes and life opportunities for youth. 

Applications close on October 7, 2020. Apply now

Digital Transformation Expert Panel

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has established the Digital Transformation Expert Panel to:
‘provide advice on how Australia’s Vocational Education and Training system can most effectively respond to digital change underway across industry and its impact on the nation’s workforce’.
The panel has released an online Discussion Paper which canvasses views on its five key areas of focus; training products; teaching and learning; learner support mechanisms; industry leadership; system settings.
Responses must be completed online and submitted by COB 9 October 2020 AEDT.

Cleaning Qualifications Review

Technical Advisory Group nominations now open

Further to a webinar which outlined the project and received preliminary feedback, the Property Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC) is calling for suitably qualified industry stakeholders to nominate for a position on a Technical Advisory Group (TAG).  The TAG will provide guidance on the project; technical advice; stakeholder outreach and recommendations for IRC consideration. The following qualifications are to be reviewed.

Please nominate here by answering these questions:

  1. Outline your experience and expertise in the cleaning industry
  2. Outline why you are interested in training and the review of the cleaning qualifications
  3. Outline your capacity to represent the interests of, and liaise with, stakeholders in the cleaning industry.

Nominations close at COB Friday 9th October.

Artibus Innovation Year Book

Artibus Innovation is pleased to announce that our 2019-20 yearbook is now available to download.  This summarises the most recent Training Package (CPC & CPP) endorsements and outlines ongoing projects.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all who have contributed to our Training Package updates, from suggestions for minor updates to hours and hours spent reading and reviewing draft qualifications and units of competency.

Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated by the Industry Reference Committees, by us and by the Construction, Plumbing and Property industries.

The Year Book is available for download on our Resources page

Transition Projects

The Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) has directed that the qualifications below be transitioned to the Standards for Training Packages2012.

  • CPP20511        Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing
  • CPP30811        Certificate III in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing
  • CPP40811        Certificate IV in Access Consulting
  • CPP50711        Diploma of Access Consulting

Fire Protection Inspection and Testing
A long-term project to review and update the Fire Protection Inspection and Testing (FPIT) qualifications has been unable to reach industry consensus on the composition of updated qualifications, hence the AISC directive.

The FPIT qualifications and units of competency have been transitioned to the Standards for Training Packages 2012 and are available for downloading here.

Validation/feedback is sought on the transitioned components and will be included in the Case for Endorsement which will be submitted to the December meeting of the AISC.  This feedback period is open until Friday 18th September.  Please provide your feedback here.

Access Consulting
The Property and Services IRC have submitted proposals to the AISC to update these qualifications to encompass built environment auditing skills, but these proposals have been unsuccessful.

The AISC have directed that the Diploma and Certificate IV undergo a straight transition to the Standards for Training Packages 2012 and that the CPP80313 Graduate Diploma of Access Consulting be deleted.

The two Access Consulting qualifications and units of competency have been transitioned are available for downloading here.

Feedback is sought on the transitioned components and also on the proposed deletion. This feedback period is open until Thursday 1st October.  Please provide your feedback here.

Cleaning Qualifications Review

It is very timely that, under the direction of the Property Services Industry Reference Committee, Artibus Innovation is undertaking a review of these Cleaning qualifications and associated components:

The importance of cleaning and infection prevention has taken on heightened significance with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  There is an unprecendented public awareness of the vital importance of cleaning in our homes, workplaces, retail and public spaces and residential institutions.

To find out more and to have your say on updating the cleaning qualifications, join an online forum to be hosted by the Building Services Contractors Association and Artibus Innovation on Wednesday 23rd September 2020 at 1.00 pm, AEST.

Register to attend the forum here.

Building Service Contractors
Association of Australia Limited

CPC Releases 5.0, 6.0 and 7.0 endorsed for implementation

On behalf of the Construction Industry Reference Committee, Artibus Innovation is pleased to announce that at the August 2020 meeting, the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) fully endorsed the above releases of the Construction, Plumbing and Service (CPC) Training Package.  It determined that the directives from the February meeting had been satisfactorily addressed and that Release 5.0 was now fully endorsed for implementation, subject to final sign-off by the Skills Ministers.

We would like to sincerely thank the hundreds of people who participated in these updates to the training package, whether through TAG membership, the provision of expert advice, attendance at forums and/or providing stakeholder feedback.  It’s great to see the commitment and passion within the vocational education sector which is a tribute to the sector as a whole.

The qualifications below will soon be available on  Training providers with these qualifications currently on scope will receive notification from ASQA about the effect, if any, these updates will have on their scope.

Extensions to the Learner transition time-frames for the Plumbing, Building and Construction and Carpentry qualifications are anticipated.  We will make further announcements once these time-frames are confirmed.

CPC Release 5.0

CPC10120 Certificate I in Construction
CPC20120 Certificate II in Construction
CPC20220 Certificate II in Construction Pathways
CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry
CPC30420 Certificate III in Demolition
CPC30620 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating
CPC30720 Certificate III in Rigging
CPC30820 Certificate III in Roof Tiling
CPC30920 Certificate III in Scaffolding
CPC31020 Certificate III in Solid Plastering
CPC31120 Certificate III in Steelfixing
CPC31220 Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining
CPC31320 Certificate III Wall and Floor Tiling
CPC31420 Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing
CPC31920 Certificate III in Joinery
CPC32320 Certificate III in Stonemasonry
CPC32920 Certificate III in Construction Crane Operations
CPC33020 Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying and Stonemasonry
CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction
CPC40320 Certificate IV in Building Project Support
CPC41020 Certificate IV in Demolition
CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
CPC50320 Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)
CPC60220 Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)

CPC Release 6.0

CPC20720 Certificate II in Drainage
CPC32420 Certificate III in Plumbing
CPC32620 Certificate III in Roof Plumbing
CPC32720 Certificate III in Gas Fitting
CPC32820 Certificate III in Fire Protection
CPC40820 Certificate IV in Swimming Pool and Spa Building
CPC40920 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services
CPC50520 Diploma of Fire Systems Design
CPC50620 Diploma of Hydraulic Services Design
CPC Release 7.0

CPC Release 7.0

CPC30120 Certificate III in Shopfitting
CPC30320 Certificate III in Concreting

CPP Release 11.0

The endorsement of CPC Release 5.0 has enabled the implementation of the following qualifications for Building Design within the CPP Training Package:

CPP40120 Certificate IV in Residential Drafting
CPP50920 Diploma of Building Design
CPP60420 Advanced Diploma of Building Design
CPP80220 Graduate Diploma of Building Design

ICT Training Products

The Australian Government is continuing to tackle urgent workforce needs, most recently through fast-tracked new and updated training for the information and communications technology (ICT) sector. New skill sets have been endorsed to help address skill needs in cyber incident threat detection and prevention, cyber incident response, and cyber security strategy and governance, as well as in the areas of cloud computing, data analytics, and the Internet of Things. This will support the delivery of cyber security and digital training for many workers in the ICT sector.

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