NY07008 - Industry Training & Recognition August 08 Final Report

The aim of the 2007/2008 Training & Recognition strategy was to ensure that industry skill development activities remain cost-effective, less resource-intensive and deliver the learning outcomes required by industry to prosper in the current and future competitive environment. The focus of the project has been on delivering the following outcomes, development of new national workshop packages, including training reference materials and participant manuals based on the analysis of industry skills need; development of industry Unit Guides to support national training package qualifications planned to lessen issues that are frequently raised by business owners, such as the ‘dumbed down’ content of current qualifications; increasing the visibility and attractiveness of Career Pathways in the Nursery & Garden Industry; increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of state-implemented workshops; Investigation into e-learning opportunities; administration of the Certified Nursery Professional (CNP) recognition program.