- 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
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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.