Are your projects meeting the NSW 'learning workers' requirement?

In NSW, the Infrastructure Skills Legacy Program (ISLP) requires 20% of the workforce on major projects* to be 'learning workers'.

20%

* NSW major projects are considered those over $100m.

A smart and efficient approach

Opportune can help you

Australia’s economic recovery is largely relying on the successful and continuing delivery of major infrastructure projects. Opportune has been working with some of the Australia’s largest construction companies to deliver the project management skills they rely on. Opportune can work with you to:

Meeting mandates on NSW Government infrastructure projects.

Whilst building new skills is essential, acknowledging* existing skills is a great way to deliver a formal qualification to your staff, meet the mandate and strengthen your tenders.

Acknowledging* the skills your staff have acquired.

Often in Infrastructure staff start working in project support roles without a formal qualification which reflects their experience. This process can also leave gaps in learnings, leaves the potential for variation in understanding and process which can have flow on affects to scope, budget and delivery.

*Referring to the BSB41515 – Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

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Strengthen government tenders.

Formal qualifications for staff also help your business in competitive pitching situations. To be able to confirm that those working on a project have a nationally recognised qualification in project management delivers strength to tender responses. 

Standardise staff skill sets.

The process to receive a formal qualification is an opportunity for you to confirm and standardise staff skills. Once completed, we can report back on all staff and make recommendations around skill gaps and opportunities for lifting capability.

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Reward & recognise staff.

Our process rewards staff. They will understand that the business is undertaking a process to reward their hard work, it is something valuable to add to their CV and which boost their career aspirations. This increases staff morale, dedication and resilience.

This has allowed our project managers and those that want to be project managers to understand the whole process from inception to completion.

Kerrie Hoskin Metro Tunnel, Rail Systems Alliance

How does it work?

Self-Assessment
We provide participants with a list of the skill areas and the evidence they will need to supply to prove their experience. From this, participants determine what they have and what they still need in order to meet the course criteria.
Self-Assessment
Skill coach consult
We provide participants with a list of the skill areas and the evidence they will need to supply to prove their experience. From this, participants determine what they have and what they still need in order to meet the course criteria.
Skill coach consult
Artifact collection
Participants gather the evidence from projects they have worked on which demonstrates their experience and skills. Templates are also provided for capturing additional evidence in current project work.
Artifact collection
Interview
Skill coaches call participants to go through all the evidence that has been supplied, the theory behind it and discuss anything that might still be required to achieve certification.
Interview
Manager confirmation
Skills coach speak to a suitable supervisor or manager to confirm that the participant played a project management role on the project which has been supplied as evidence.
Manager confirmation
Certification
The skills coach confirms that all the information, including notes from interviews with both participants and managers have met the criteria and that the participant should be issued with the appropriate certification.
Certification

Find out how we can help you leverage ISLP compliance.

Just call or email us and we can help work out the best way to not only meet ISLP requirements but strengthen your project delivery team.