- Energy Department,
- Prime Minister’s Office,
- Brunei Darussalam
April 2012 through to February 2013
BGA was engaged by the Energy Department in the Prime Minister’s Office, to work on the development of a competency framework for the Energy Industry in Brunei Darussalam. This project required extensive consultation with a range of stakeholders in Brunei, including employers, as part of a comprehensive analysis of the current environment, the identification of existing workforce issues and subsequent industry requirements.
The development of the Energy Industry Competency Framework (EICF) was built around four key components:
- – A national Brunei Darussalam Qualifications Framework which provides a platform of qualifications at all levels in education and training from school, through technical and vocational training, to higher education.
- – National Standards for Registered Training Organisations, or training providers. This will ensure that training is nationally recognised, of a high standard, and leads to employment.
- – National Standards for technical teachers and trainers to ensure that their skills are up to date and that they are experts in their field.
- – A competency based system for critical occupations to allow employers to determine the skills required as part of a qualification directly linked to jobs in their companies, initially for the oil and gas industry.
Over the course of the project, BGA delivered a series of products including:
- – A draft position paper on the development and implementation of the EICF
- – Forecasting and manpower planning paper, incorporating data requirements
- – EICF Registered Training Organisation self- assessment tool
- – EICF National Quality Framework, including RTO standards and registration requirements and standard for technical teachers and trainers
- – Skilled Worker Employer Survey to determine critical occupations
- – 21 individual competency profiles for critical skills worker occupations with multiple individual supporting units of competency
- – National Apprenticeship system report
- – EICF Working Group terms of reference
- – Terms of reference for a Project Steering Committee, and the Joint Implementation Group
- – A series of project updates for distribution to interested stakeholders
- – A presentation on the Australian vocational education and training system to government representatives
- – Final report on all aspects of the EICF
For further information about this project, contact Steve Balzary on 0418 215 732