- News Service 18 – ASQA ESTABLISHES SLG – NO TRADE RTO REPRESENTED; SMART & SKILLED UPDATE-105; GROSVENOR-HVAC&R UPSKILLING STRATEGY; SAFETY LAWS FOR AIR CONDITIONERS; SOLAR-DER REGISTER; NATIONAL ENERGY FRAMEWORK FRAYING; TIDAL POWER?
- News Service 17 – National Skills Commission launched; NCVER Reports on RPL and Apprentice in traded satisfaction; Smart & Skilled updated 104; Safety related changes taking effect 1 July; ENA Awards open; Solar and Electrical Vehicles
- News Service 16 – Electrician’s testing competence questioned; VET Skills Commissioner Bill 2020; Natural refrigerant skills shortage; Neca seeks electrical trainer; Changes to NVETR Act; Smart & Skilled update 103; Safety News; SIRA Grant; Research–solar hydrogen
- QUESTIONNAIRE – Electrical Safety Project (ESP) seeks feedback on maintaining Electrician’s license in NSW
- News Service 15 – Changes WHS Act 2020; HVAC Feedback – NSW Skills List; Fear HVAC apprentice decline; Training Digital Worker Guides (NCVER); GHS implementation delayed Jan 2021; HCFC importer fined; safety incidents; UK & Oz FTA negotiations; more
- News service 14 – National Cabinet names 6 priorities (Skills & Energy); NSW Parliament Passes Design & Building Practitioners Bill 2019; NCVER Dec 2019 apprentice data released; Smart & Skilled Update 102; Safety, Electric Vehicles & more energy news
- News Service 14 – 9 June 2020: PC releases interim report Skills & Workforce Development Agreement, Adding to NSW Skills List, Smart & Skilled Update, Apprentice Re-engagement register, Safety, Training Resources, Emissions Reduction
- News Service 13 – 1 June 2020 (letter of concern to AISC UEE11, PM’s JobMaker address, safety)
- NSW UE ITAB News Service 12 – 25 May 2020: focus on safety (failure to test polarity has legal consequences)
- News Service – 18 May 2020
- News Service – 11 May 2020
- ETU-CEPU HIGHLIGHTS MAJOR CONCERNS WITH RELEASE 2.0 ELECTROTECHNOLOGY TRAINING PACKAGE CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT
- Electrotechnology Training Package Case for Endorsement going through its last process falls short on credibility
- NSW UE ITAB Board resolves to request RTOs report the results of a learner’s off-the-job component
- Electrical Safety Project (ESP) uploads draft SWP to online site for public review and feedback
- TAFE NSW confirms assessment of the off-the-job component of a UoC, is graded
- Industry requires off-the-job competent of CDP for Electricians to be graded (percentage) and reported
- The question facing RTOs is, whether a learner must achieve 100% knowledge and skills assessment underpinning a UEE or UET unit of competency?
- Electrical Safety Project establishes website
- Electrotechnology and ESI RTO Forum 1, 2020 DEFERRED
- Bushfire update – Smart and Skilled Update No. 88
- Electrotechnology Training Package – Phase 1 Case for Endorsement submission
- Electrical Safety Project – progress report
- Office close down 24 Dec – 14 Jan 2020
- Electrotechnology SBAT VTOs updated and new
- Neca Training – recruiting Electrical Trainers
- Teach at TAFE NSW – become an Electrical Trade Teacher
- Electrotechnology NSW RTO Forum
- ASQA News
- TAFE NSW registration renewed by ASQA
- Segregation of telecommunications and electrical cabling
- Updates to codes of practice
- Fatality statistics – Safe Work Australia
- Reported incidents Work Safe Victoria
- Manual tasks solutions for electricians
- Expert panel to advise on the future of Vocational Education and Training
- Allowing metering coordinators to interrupt electricity supply: have your say
- NSW U&E ITAB now on Twitter and Facebook
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Electrotechnology and ESI RTO Forum 1, 2020 (DEFERRED)
RTO Forum scheduled for 18th March 2020, HAS BEEN DEFERRED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience and announcement that we have decided to defer the event. It comes in light of discussions with the event host and 16th March 2020 announcement by both the ACT and Victorian government to declare a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus.
DEFERRED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
If you are aware of anyone who has indicated they are attending but not received the advisory, please pass on for their information.
We will keep you abreast of when the event will be re-scheduled. Again sincere apologies.
Office festive season close down
The NSW UE ITAB office will be closed from Tuesday 24 December 2019 to Tuesday, 14 January (inclusive), re-opening on Wednesday, 15 January 2020.
We wish all our stakeholders a wonderful, joyous and safe festive season. May 2020 be much happiness, peace and prosperity to them and all their families, friends and colleagues. Merry Xmas and a very Happy New Year from the team at NSW UE ITAB.
Electrotechnology SBAT VTOs updated and new
Training Services NSW has issued notification on 11th October 2019, in the Commissioner’s Information Bulletin (CIB) 572, that two traineeship Vocational Training Orders (VTOs) were varied to reduce the number of minimum days of on-the-job training in the school based pathways to 120 days. An additional VTO was created for a school-based traineeship pathway, in electronics.
- UEE22011 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)
- UEE22111 Certificate II in Sustainable Energy (Career Start)
- UEE21911 Certificate II in Electronics
The NSW UE ITAB recommended that a Trainee completing the Certificate and being issued a qualification may gain six months advance standing in a related Certificate III Electrotechnology apprenticeship.
The UEE11 v1.5 – Electrotechnology Training Package was endorsed in March 2012.
School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs) allow senior high school students to enter into a training contract that will contribute to the achievement of their Higher School Certificate. For more information visit: SBAT Information
Expert panel to advise on the future of Vocational Education and Training
As part of the Morrison Government’s commitment to revitalise vocational education and training (VET), an independent expert advisory panel has been established.
Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, said the Expert Panel will provide independent strategic advice to the Government on key reforms flowing from the Joyce Review ‘Expert Review of Australia’s VET System’, released in April 2019.
For more information visit link: Minister’s Media Centre
NSW Apprenticeship and Traineeship Act 2001 to get a 21st Century Makeover
Deputy Premier and Minister for Skills John Barilaro has welcomed changes to the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Act 2001 that modernise training outcomes for workers to support NSW’s growing economy and strengthen the apprentice and traineeship system.
Mr Barilaro said a quality and responsive Act that oversees apprentice and trainee qualifications is a vital part of ensuring NSW has a skilled and competent workforce.
“Our VET graduates get into work sooner, get paid more and can train for occupations predicted to have the greatest new job growth over the next five years, like information technology, health, aged care and hospitality,” Mr Barilaro said.
“The Apprenticeship and Traineeship Amendment Bill 2017 is about making sure we underpin quality in the training system and we put the student first.”
“The amendments will support young workers to become better skilled, improve completion rates and ensure apprentices and trainees receive qualifications that directly meet the needs of their job.”
“The new Act will help employers meet the growing demand for a skilled workforce and ensure that we are setting up our young workers to fill the jobs of the future that will continue to drive the NSW economy,” he said. Changes to the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Act include:
Ø… Improving communication between employers and training organisations through stronger requirements for training providers to consult with employers on training plans and report progress regularly
Ø… Greater emphasis on applying on-the-job training in qualifications
Ø… Removing red tape by abolishing the Vocational Training Review Panel
The changes in the Bill were the result of extensive consultation with employers, students, industry and the community over the last year.
The NSW Utilities and Electrotechnology ITAB were particularly pleased to see the removal of “Trainee” apprenticeships and the abolition of Craft Certificates.