Infrastructure Skills Legacy Program

About the Infrastructure Skills Legacy Program (ISLP)

 

The Infrastructure Skills Legacy Program (ISLP) aims to capitalise on the NSW Government’s record levels of infrastructure investment to boost the number of skilled construction workers and create fresh pathways to employment across the state.

In collaboration with private industry and other government agencies, the NSW Government has established training and employment targets for major infrastructure projects.

These targets will allow existing workers to learn new skills and increase representation of young people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and women in the construction industry. They will also ensure workers from the local region are targeted for employment and skill development opportunities, helping to address existing skills shortages.

For more information, please visit the Department of Industry site.

Clarence Correctional Centre ISLP Participation Targets

 

The Clarence Correctional Centre project is a demonstration pilot project for ISLP. The following targets have been set by the NSW Department of Industry for John Holland and its subcontractors.

Through the appointment of two Project Officers seconded to John Holland, the project aims to achieve the following targets:

  • 20% of the total labour force to be made up of ‘learning workers’ (i.e. participating in accredited training)
  • 20% of all trades positions on a project made up of apprentices
  • Double the number of women in trade-related work (up from the NSW average of 1% to 2%)
  • Annual growth in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island people in both trade and non-trade positions in general construction and civil
  • 8% of the total project workforce aged less than 25 years

Monthly Statistics – July 2019

Below are the monthly statistics for July 2019. These will be updated regularly to track progress and submitted to the Department of Industry.

Target Actual
Apprenticeships target of 20% of trade workforce 36%
Project workforce aged less than 25 years 8% 22%
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in positions in general & civil construction of 8% ^ 7%
Employment of women in non-traditional pathways in construction & civil 2% 2%
Employment of people from the local region: (note: no ISLP target set) 20%
20% of the total labour force to be made up of ‘learning workers’ 10% *

* With the addition of North Coast Training Company on the NSW Smart & Skilled provider list, delivery of ‘high-risk’ training / skills sets has resumed on site in response to workforce demand. However, due to high workforce numbers overall and limitations with the release of workers for training during the peak period, the monthly target has not been achieved.

^ While there is no numeric ISLP target set for this, John Holland set itself an aspirational target of 8% of total project workforce. The high workforce numbers onsite overall is making it more challenging to achieve ISLP targets due to constraints in local labour supply for ‘trade ready’ workers and therefore for the month of July a total of 7% was achieved, which is consistent with the previous month.

Monthly Statistics – June 2019

Below are the monthly statistics for June 2019. These will be updated regularly to track progress and submitted to the Department of Industry.

Target Actual
Apprenticeships target of 20% of trade workforce 34%
Project workforce aged less than 25 years 8% 19%
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in positions in general & civil construction of 8% ^ 7%
Employment of women in non-traditional pathways in construction & civil 2% 1% †
Employment of people from the local region: (note: no ISLP target set) 18%
20% of the total labour force to be made up of ‘learning workers’ 10% *

* With the addition of North Coast Training Company on the NSW Smart & Skilled provider list, delivery of ‘high-risk’ training / skills sets has resumed on site in response to workforce demand. The learning worker numbers increased by 2% for the month of June, with 110 workers completing nationally-accredited-training courses in the month. However, due to high workforce numbers overall and limitations with the release of workers for training during the peak period, the monthly target has not been achieved.

^ no numeric ISLP target set, John Holland set an aspirational target of 8% of total project workforce

† With a strong ‘trades’ focus at this stage of the project, employment of women in non-traditional construction occupations has predictably declined across the whole project, with 1% achieved vs ISLP target of 2% for the month of June. A Women in Construction event was delivered onsite in June in collaboration with TAFE NSW to promote pathways for women in the construction industry.

Monthly Statistics – May 2019

Below are the monthly statistics for May 2019. These will be updated regularly to track progress and submitted to the Department of Industry.

Target Actual
Apprenticeships target of 20% of trade workforce 45%
Project workforce aged less than 25 years 8% 20%
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in positions in general & civil construction of 8% ^ 6%
Employment of women in non-traditional pathways in construction & civil 2% 2%
Employment of people from the local region: (note: no ISLP target set) 20%
20% of the total labour force to be made up of ‘learning workers’ 8% *

* With the addition of North Coast Training Company on the NSW Smart & Skilled provider list, delivery of ‘high-risk’ training / skills sets has resumed on site in response to workforce demand resulting in an increase in our learning worker numbers for the month of April. However, due to the increase in workforce numbers overall and limitations in the release of workers for training during the peak period, our monthly target has not been achieved.

^ no numeric ISLP target set, John Holland set an aspirational target of 8% of total project workforce

Monthly Statistics – April 2019

Below are the monthly statistics for April 2019. These will be updated regularly to track progress and submitted to the Department of Industry.

Target Actual
Apprenticeships target of 20% of trade workforce 44%
Project workforce aged less than 25 years 8% 20%
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in positions in general & civil construction of 8% ^ 7%
Employment of women in non-traditional pathways in construction & civil 2% 1%
Employment of people from the local region: (note: no ISLP target set) 20%
20% of the total labour force to be made up of ‘learning workers’ 9% *

* With the addition of North Coast Training Company on the NSW Smart & Skilled provider list, delivery of ‘high-risk’ training / skills sets has resumed on site in response to workforce demand resulting in an increase in our learning worker numbers for the month of April. However, due to the increase in workforce numbers overall and limitations in the release of workers for training during the peak period, our monthly target has not been achieved.

^ no numeric ISLP target set, John Holland set an aspirational target of 8% of total project workforce

Monthly Statistics – March 2019

Below are the monthly statistics for March 2019. These will be updated regularly to track progress and submitted to the Department of Industry.

Target Actual
Apprenticeships target of 20% of trade workforce 42%
Project workforce aged less than 25 years 8% 20%
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in positions in general & civil construction of 8% ^ 7%
Employment of women in non-traditional pathways in construction & civil 2% 1%
Employment of people from the local region: (note: no ISLP target set) 20%
20% of the total labour force to be made up of ‘learning workers’ 9% *

* For the seventh month in a row (Sep 2018 – March 2019), the reason for not meeting target is due to the inability of the nominated RTO (TAFE NSW) to meet the training needs identified by John Holland and subcontractors in full under the NSW Training Services Smart & Skilled Part-Qualification Program because of TAFE’s internal resourcing issues.

^ no numeric ISLP target set, John Holland set an aspirational target of 8% of total project workforce

Monthly Statistics – February 2019

Below are the monthly statistics for February 2019. These will be updated regularly to track progress and submitted to the Department of Industry.

Target Actual
Apprenticeships target of 20% of trade workforce 27%
Project workforce aged less than 25 years 8% 19%
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in positions in general & civil construction of 8% ^ 7%
Employment of women in non-traditional pathways in construction & civil 2% 3%
Employment of people from the local region: (note: no ISLP target set) 28%
20% of the total labour force to be made up of ‘learning workers’ 5% *

* For the sixth month in a row (Sep 2018 – Feb 2019), the reason for not meeting target is due to the inability of the nominated RTO (TAFE NSW) to meet the training needs identified by John Holland and subcontractors in full under the NSW Training Services Smart & Skilled Part-Qualification Program because of TAFE’s internal resourcing issues.

^ no numeric ISLP target set, John Holland set an aspirational target of 8% of total project workforce

 

Monthly Statistics – January 2019

Below are the monthly statistics for January 2019. These will be updated regularly to track progress and submitted to the Department of Industry.

Target Actual
Apprenticeships target of 20% of trade workforce 44%
Project workforce aged less than 25 years 8% 17%
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in positions in general & civil construction of 8% 6%
Employment of women in non-traditional pathways in construction & civil 2% 2%
Employment of people from the local region: (note: no ISLP target set) 22%
20% of the total labour force to be made up of ‘learning workers’ 8% *

*The decline in training participation is due to the inability of the nominated RTO (TAFE NSW) to meet the training needs identified by John Holland and subcontractors in full under the NSW Training Services Smart & Skilled Part-Qualification Program, due to resourcing issues.

 

Monthly Statistics – December 2018

Below are the monthly statistics for December 2018. These will be updated regularly to track progress and submitted to the Department of Industry.

Target Actual
Apprenticeships target of 20% of trade workforce 19%
Project workforce aged less than 25 years 8% 21%
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in positions in general & civil construction of 8% 8%
Employment of women in non-traditional pathways in construction & civil 2% 3%
Employment of people from the local region: (note: no ISLP target set) 33%
20% of the total labour force to be made up of ‘learning workers’ 12% *

*The decline in training participation is due to the inability of the nominated RTO (TAFE NSW) to meet the training needs identified by John Holland and subcontractors in full under the NSW Training Services Smart & Skilled Part-Qualification Program, due to resourcing issues.

 

Monthly Statistics – November 2018

Below are the monthly statistics for November 2018. These will be updated regularly to track progress and submitted to the Department of Industry.

Target Actual
Apprenticeships target of 20% of trade workforce 21%
Project workforce aged less than 25 years 8% 21%
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in positions in general & civil construction of 8% 7%
Employment of women in non-traditional pathways in construction & civil 2% 3%
Employment of people from the local region: (note: no ISLP target set) 34%
20% of the total labour force to be made up of ‘learning workers’ 12% *

*The decline in training participation is due to the inability of the nominated RTO (TAFE NSW) to meet the training needs identified by John Holland and subcontractors in full under the NSW Training Services Smart & Skilled Part-Qualification Program, due to resourcing issues.

 

Monthly Statistics – October 2018

Below are the monthly statistics for October 2018. These will be updated regularly to track progress and submitted to the Department of Industry.

Target Actual
Apprenticeships target of 20% of trade workforce 17%
Project workforce aged less than 25 years 8% 21%
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in positions in general & civil construction of 8% 9%
Employment of women in non-traditional pathways in construction & civil 2% 3%
Employment of people from the local region: (note: no ISLP target set) 42%
20% of the total labour force to be made up of ‘learning workers’ 9% *

*The decline in training participation is due to the inability of the nominated RTO (TAFE NSW) to meet the training needs identified by John Holland and subcontractors in full under the NSW Training Services Smart & Skilled Part-Qualification Program, due to resourcing issues.

 

Monthly Statistics – September 2018

Below are the monthly statistics for September 2018. These will be updated regularly to track progress and submitted to the Department of Industry.

Target Actual
Apprenticeships target of 20% of trade workforce 24%
Project workforce aged less than 25 years 8% 20%
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in positions in general & civil construction of 8% 11%
Employment of women in non-traditional pathways in construction & civil 2% 3%
Employment of people from the local region: (note: no ISLP target set) 48%
20% of the total labour force to be made up of ‘learning workers’ 13% *

* Learning workers’ – 13% achieved vs ISLP target of 20% (excluding apprenticeships). This represents a decline on the previous month of 18%. The decline in training participation is due to the inability of the nominated RTO to meet the training needs identified by John Holland and subcontractors in full under the NSW Training Services Smart & Skilled Part-Qualification Program, due to resourcing issues. Discussions are underway with relevant parties to rectify the issues.

 

Monthly Statistics – August 2018

Below are the monthly statistics for August 2018. These will be updated regularly to track progress and submitted to the Department of Industry.

Target Actual
Apprenticeships target of 20% of trade workforce 29%
Project workforce aged less than 25 years 8% 21%
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in positions in general & civil construction of 8% 11%
Employment of women in non-traditional pathways in construction & civil 2% 3%
Employment of people from the local region: (note: no ISLP target set) 48%
20% of the total labour force to be made up of ‘learning workers’ 31%

 

Monthly Statistics – July 2018

Below are the monthly statistics for July 2018. These will be updated regularly to track progress and submitted to the Department of Industry.

Target Actual
Apprenticeships target of 20% of trade workforce 26%
Project workforce aged less than 25 years 8% 18%
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in positions in general & civil construction of 8% 11%
Employment of women in non-traditional pathways in construction & civil 2% 3%
Employment of people from the local region: (note: no ISLP target set) 45%
20% of the total labour force to be made up of ‘learning workers’ 17%

While the delivery of accredited training was marginally below target for July, there were several high quality non-accredited training courses delivered.

 

Monthly Statistics – June 2018

Below are the monthly statistics for June 2018. These will be updated regularly to track progress and submitted to the Department of Industry.

Target Actual
Apprenticeships target of 20% of trade workforce 27%
Project workforce aged less than 25 years 8% 18%
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in positions in general & civil construction of 8% 13%
Employment of women in non-traditional pathways in construction & civil 2% 3%
Employment of people from the local region: (note: no ISLP target set) 45%
20% of the total labour force to be made up of ‘learning workers’ 13%

 

Monthly Statistics – May 2018

Below are the monthly statistics for May 2018. These will be updated regularly to track progress and submitted to the Department of Industry.

Target Actual
Apprenticeships target of 20% of trade workforce 24%
Project workforce aged less than 25 years 8% 17%
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in positions in general & civil construction of 8% 10%
Employment of women in non-traditional pathways in construction & civil 2% 2%
Employment of people from the local region: (note: no ISLP target set) 41%
20% of the total labour force to be made up of ‘learning workers’ 11% *

*This represents an increase on the previous month by 9% and it should be noted that the workforce increased by over 100 workers during this period. The volume of NSW Smart & Skilled ‘part qualification’ program funded accredited training is projected to increase over the coming months, as more applications for funding are lodged and approved. While the delivery of accredited training was below target for May, there were several high quality non-accredited training courses delivered.

 

Monthly Statistics – April 2018

Below are the monthly statistics for April 2018. These will be updated regularly to track progress and submitted to the Department of Industry.

Target Actual
Apprenticeships target of 20% of trade workforce 26%
Project workforce aged less than 25 years 8% 18%
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in positions in general & civil construction of 8% 12%
Employment of women in non-traditional pathways in construction & civil 2% 2%
Employment of people from the local region: (note: no ISLP target set) 47%
20% of the total labour force to be made up of ‘learning workers’ 1% *

*While the delivery of accredited training fell short of the ISLP target for the month of April there were several non-accredited training courses delivered including 126 participants completing Excavation & Procedural Awareness training with John Holland. In addition to this, there were several applications for NSW Smart & Skilled Part-Qualification funding in the pipeline for accredited training at the time of reporting, which were scheduled for delivery from May subject to their approval.