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A Think Tank for the transport and logistics industry

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Established in 2000, the Transport and Logistics Centre (TALC) provides advice to the transport and logistics industry in matters of workforce planning and skills development - especially mentoring, innovation and knowledge sharing.

TALC advise, assist and facilitate projects, programmes and new ideas.

TALC is currently working with companies and unions in the industry which includes:
  • Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure and Transport
  • Infrastructure Australia
  • Australian Federation of International Forwarders (AFIF)
  •  Logistics Association of Australia (LAA)
  • Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia (CILTA)
  • Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA)
  • Australian Road Transport Industry Organisation (ARTIO)
  • Victorian Transport Association (VTA)
  • Australasian Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
  • Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management (AITPM)
  • NSW Road and Traffic Authority (RTA)
TALC supports the Research Forum at the national SMART Conference. The organisation also have a close working relationship in terms of research and field work with the Australian School of Business at the University of NSW, and the Workforce Futures Centre at Macquarie University.

With the transport and logistics industry facing various workforce skills challenges, TALC's main aim is to work with various organisations to change the way people perceive the industry.

According to TALC, there are various key areas where the Government can act now:
  • Plan for a future workforce
  • Regulate accreditation and skills
  • Facilitate recruitment and retention strategies
  • Encourage employers to take up traineeships
  • Coordinate agencies of government to best effect
  • Assist existing groups to accelerate outcomes
  • Engage with industry to provide leadership
  • Include all Australians; especially women, regional and remote centres, and indigenous communities

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