News Service 67 – SMEs needed for Renewables, NSW employers stood staff down, Training places, VET delivery quality, qualifications reform survey, online learning, assessment, smart & skilled, Safety, Industry news

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS (SMEs) NEEDED – ELECTROTECHNOLOGY TRAINING PACKAGE ONE IN FOUR EMPLOYERS IN NSW HAD STAFF STOOD DOWN IN AUGUST GOVERNMENT FUNDED GWO TRAINING PLACES IN NSW UNPACKING THE QUALITY OF VET DELIVERY REMINDER – HAVE YOUR SAY ON QUALIFICATIONS REFORM STRATEGIC REVIEW OF ONLINE LEARNING DEVELOPING YOUR ASSESSMENT PROCESSES SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE […]

News Service 66 – VET GROWTH, Electricity Safety Week, SMEs for Electro, Have your say on Skills Reform, Vote & nominate award finalists, NSC Survey, Seized RAC equipment, CCN’s top 20 Techs, Safety & Industry News

CLAIRE FIELD COUNTS VET GROWTH LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR ELECTRICITY SAFETY WEEK SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS (SMEs) NEEDED FOR ELECTROTECHNOLOGY QUALIFICATIONS REFORM WEBINARS – REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN! HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE DRAFT VET WORKFORCE QUALITY STRATEGY PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD FINALISTS 2021 NOMINATIONS OPEN – NSW WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS NATIONAL SKILLS COMMISSION SEEKS […]

News Service 65 – State of VET, AISC endorses changes & some cases for change Electro but denies RAC proposal, Feedback wanted TDR TP, SMEs for Gen TP, Engineering more practical learning, Safety & electrical incidents & standards News, Solar up vs coal

CLAIRE FIELD ON THE STATE OF VET IN AUSTRALIA AISC APPROVES CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT AND SOME CASES FOR CHANGE – ELECTROTECHNOLOGY FEEDBACK SOUGHT FOR TRANSMISSION STRUCTURES PROJECT – TDR TRAINING PACKAGE SMEs NEEDED – ESI GENERATION TRAINING PACKAGE ENGINEERING A NEW EDUCATION ELECTROCUTION SPARKS STATE-FIRST INDUSTRIAL MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE SAFE WORK AUSTRALIA MAJOR HAZARD FACILITY SURVEY […]

News Service 64 – IRC to review Electro concerns, ESI TDR updates approved, another DESE reform survey, smart & skilled updates, electrical safety, Tradies – free solar course, 50 yrs in the RAC trade, Safety – battery fires and Industry news

ELECTROTECHNOLOGY IRC TO CONSIDER OUTCOMES OF LAST WEEK’S CONSULTATION UPDATES TO UET ESI TDR SECTOR TRAINING PACKAGE APPROVED QUALIFICATIONS REFORM SURVEY NOW OPEN! SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE – NO. 125-142 JANUARY TO JULY 2021 SMART AND SKILLED – NSW SKILLS LIST UPDATE – JAN-JUL2021 FAILING TO NOTIFY A SERIOUS INCIDENT IS AN OFFENCE WORKSAFE VICTORIA […]

News Service 63 – NSW Electrical apprenticeship price too low, NAEN Conference, ASP Scheme, NSC labour data, AISC national skills, NCVER COVID digital automation, National Skills Week, Apprentice supervision guide, Safety News, Investigating Electric shock, Look up and Live, RAC and Energy News

QUANTUM OF NSW FUNDING FOR ELECTRO APPRENTICESHIPS AMONGST LOWEST IN THE NATION REGISTER FOR NAEN CONFERENCE – THURSDAY 19 AUGUST 2021 ASP SCHEME REVIEW SUBMISSION DATE EXTENDED TO 20 AUGUST LABOUR MARKET DATA DASHBOARD UPDATED ASIC RELEASES NATIONAL SKILLS OVERVIEW 2020-2021 NCVER – COVID-19 AND THE ACCELERATION OF DIGITALISATION NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK 2021: RETHINK YOUR […]

News Service 62 – Electrical qualification consultations continue, VSA appoints founding CEO, TAFE NSW wins big, ASQA provider survey & webinar, women in welding, NECA – extend covid pay to 16 YOs, industry, safety and technology news & reports

ELECTROTECHNOLOGY IRC CONTINUES CONSULTATIONS REGARDING ISSUES WITH ELECTRICAL QUALIFICATION CRAIG ROBERTSON APPOINTED THE NEW CEO OF THE VICTORIAN SKILLS AUTHORITY NSW TAFE WON BIG ASQA ANNUAL PROVIDER SURVEY ASQA WEBINAR — SPOTLIGHT ON ASSESSMENT VALIDATION ATTACK CLASS SUBMARINE PROJECT TO PROVIDE TRAINING FOR WOMEN IN WELDING NECA: CALLS ON FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO EXTEND COVID PAYMENTS […]

News Service 61 – Electrotechnology IRC workshop to review authentic workplace evidence, Questioning NSW VET investment & returns, TAFETALKS, Experts needed for Careers NSW, Tradies blast stereotyping, NCVER Reports, Standards webinars, and Energy Industry News

WORKSHOP WILL REVIEW AUTHENTIC WORKPLACE EVIDENCE REQUIREMENT IN ELECTRICIAN’S QUALIFICATION WHY DOES NSW DO LESS WITH MORE IN VET REMINDER TO HAVE YOUR SAY – ASP SCHEME REVIEW AND OFT SURVEY ABOUT SUPERVISION OF ELECTRICAL SUPPORT WORKERS AND APPRENTICES TAFETALKS: NEW WORLD – NEW APPROACHES – LESSONS FROM CANADA ASSISTANCE IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL INDUSTRY EXPERTS FOR […]

News Service 60 – NSW apprenticeship & trainee numbers grow, submissions sought ASP Review, Free construction course SA, VET Register survey, Deeming Competence, Similar qualifications report, Safety News, Industry news

NSW APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINEESHIP NUMBERS GROW, AS AT 1 JUNE 2021 ASP REVIEW – ISSUES PAPER FOR COMMENT STANDARDS AUSTRALIA PROVIDES TEMPORARY FREE ACCESS TO MANDATORY CONSTRUCTION COURSE HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF VET – TRAINING.GOV.AU DEEMING COMPETENCE NSC RELEASES QUALIFICATION SIMILARITY ANALYSIS REPORT SAFE WORK AUSTRALIA’S DATA IMPROVEMENT PROJECT SAFEWORK NSW […]

HAVE YOUR SAY RE ASP SCHEME REVIEW AND OFT SURVEY ABOUT SUPERVISION OF ELECTRICAL SUPPORT WORKERS AND APPRENTICES, AND USE MODEL SWPs

Two important surveys/feedback consultations underway by the Better Regulation Division of the Department of Customer Service (Fair Trading) on supervision of electrical support workers and apprentices, and the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) on review of the ASP Scheme.  Both are seeking feedback from stakeholders. These are very important consultations, and organisations and […]

News Service 59 – OFT Supervision Survey, Skills Ministers-New Industry Clusters, NSC releases NERO, Safety News, NCVER Report – assessment, Energy Awards, Qld RTO crackdown, Batteries – revenue, NECA supports cable initiative

HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE SUPERVISION OF ELECTRICAL SUPPORT WORKERS AND APPRENTICES IN NSW SKILLS MINISTERS HAVE COMMITTED TO THE CREATION OF NEW INDUSTRY CLUSTERS NATIONAL SKILLS COMMISSION RELEASES NERO SAFEWORK NSW – WAH SAFETY TOOLBOX TALKS (LADDERS, SCAFFOLDS), ROOF RAIL FACT SHEET & AD CAMPAIGN NSW TARGETS CONSTRUCTION HEIGHT SAFETY AS SOLAR FIRM FINED […]

News Service 58 – UEE Package update, Manufacturing scholarships, NCVER Dec 2020 Apprentice data, COVID-19 Check-in, AIS UE Training Package News, ASQA Auditor review, Woolworths apprentice drive, RAC News & skill sets, Industry & Safety News

ELECTROTECHNOLOGY IRC TO REVIEW QUALIFICATION ISSUES MSA ANNOUNCES 3rd ROUND OF SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WORKERS IN MANUFACTURING NCVER DECEMBER QTR 2020 APPRENTICE AND TRAINEE NUMBERS RELEASED NSC RELEASES 2021 SKILLS PRIORITY LIST NSW GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES UPDATED RULES AROUND QR CODE CHECK-IN AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRY STANDARDS UE NEWS ESI GENERATION TRAINING PACKAGE SMEs NEEDED FOR TD&R SECTOR TRAINING […]

News Service 57 – NSW Productivity Commission White Paper, AMR amended excludes Occupations, Skills Reform Feedback, RAC Skill Sets funded, Stock of Qualifications NCVER, Built for Women Program, Electrical Safety Incidents, Research, Product Recall

NSW PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION PRESENTS WHITE PAPER TO GOVERNMENT GOVERNMENT AGREES TO EXCLUDE LIST OF OCCUPATIONS UNDER AUTOMATIC MUTUAL RECOGNITION WHAT STAKEHOLDERS HAVE SAID SO FAR ON SKILLS REFORM REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING SKILL SETS FUNDED UNDER SKILLING FOR RECOVERY NCVER REPORT: THE STOCK OF QUALIFICATIONS IN AUSTRALIA BUILT FOR WOMEN PROGRAM (NSW JobTrainer Construction) ELECTRICAL […]

News Service 56 – More issues UEE Electrician’s qual, VET student surveys, Micro-credentials, Bringing back manufacturing, Renewable gas target, NSW green gas cert-scheme, Hazardous areas conference, Switchboard & battery standards, SA-NSW interconnector

RTOS CONTINUE TO FIND ISSUES WITH IMPLEMENTING UEE20 ELECTRICIAN’S QUALIFICATION VET STUDENT SURVEYS MICRO-CREDENTIALS: HUGE AND HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT WHICH FOUR INDUSTRIES SHOULD WE BRING BACK ONSHORE TO SECURE AUSTRALIAN SUPPLY CHAINS? RENEWABLE GAS TARGET IS A ZERO EMISSIONS BULLSEYE PILOT LIGHTS THE WAY TO GREEN GAS CERTIFICATION IN NSW 8TH HAZARDOUS AREAS CONFERENCE […]

News Service 55 – UEE WORKSHOP NEWCASTLE, Survey – trusting technology, Seeking SMEs in HVACR Natural Gas, Safety News and Innovation, World Refrigeration Day (WRD), Generator blackout, CSIRO Hydrogen mission

UEE TRAINING PACKAGE PRACTITIONER WORKSHOP – NEWCASTLE 4 JUNE 2021 TRUSTING ADVICE FROM TECHNOLOGY – NEW RESEARCH UNDER WAY SEEKING SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT IN HVACR NATURAL GAS TRAGIC INCIDENT AT A PAPER MILL SPARKS DEVELOPMENT OF AN ANIMATED CASE STUDY SPOTLIGHT ON ELECTRICAL SAFETY AT TIER-1 QUARRIES 30TH ANNUAL ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING SAFETY SEMINAR SEEKING PRESENTERS […]

UEE TRAINING PACKAGE PRACTITIONER WORKSHOP – NEWCASTLE 4 JUNE 2021

NSW UE ITAB will hold second Electrotechnology Training Package practitioner workshop. The NSW Utilities & Electrotechnology Industry Training Advisory Body (NSW UE ITAB) will hold a second Electrotechnology Training Package practitioner workshop. The Workshop will be held in Newcastle on Friday, 4th June.  Details are: DAY: Friday DATE: 4th June 2021 TIME: 10.00AM TO 2PM […]

News Service 54 – UEE TP Workshop Newcastle 4 June, Trainers needed, RAC Apprentice injured arc flash company to pay $150,000, Safety News, CCN & ARC inspiring next generation RAC apprentices, DESE updated skills reform, Hydrogen, ASNZS3017 public comment

UEEE TRAINING PACKAGE PRACTITIONER WORKSHOP – NEWCASTLE 4 JUNE 2021 TRAINERS NEEDED IN HVAC, ELECTRICAL, AND METAL FABRICATION DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR MENTORING AND TEACHING OTHERS @ NECA? RAC APPRENTICE INJURED IN ARC FLASH INCIDENT – COMPANY ORDERED TO PAY $150,000 WHS MINISTERS AGREE ON MEASURES TO IMPROVE WHS OUTCOMES ACROSS AUSTRALIA DANGEROUS […]

News Service 53 – UEE Workshop Newcastle 4 June, Budget 21-22 Skills Training Apprenticeships and tradies, Hydrogen questionnaire, CIB 704 Electrotechnology VTOs, Cadetship program, Sparkies for 61439, EEHA Courses, Safety News, Solar Tariffs iPart

2nd ELECTROTECHNOLOGY TRAINING PACKAGE PRACTITIONER WORKSHOP – NEWCASTLE 4 JUNE 2021 FEDERAL BUDGET 2021-22 INITIATIVES ON SKILLS, TRAINING AND APPRENTICESHIPS NSW HYDROGEN RESEARCH SKILLS QUESTIONNAIRE FOR NSW HYDROGEN STRATEGY COMMISSIONER’S INFORMATION BULLETIN 704 – ELECTROTECHNOLOGY VTO ISSUED BIG SPENDING BUDGET FOR TRADIES, CONSTRUCTION NEW NATIONAL CADETSHIP PROGRAM NEEDED TO HELP BUSINESSES RISE FROM COVID-19 NHP […]

News Service 52 – surviving an electrical shock, RAC female apprentices, NCVER Report, Updated Wiring Rules, Standards VET accredited courses, VET governance, Electrical incidents, podcasts safety & manufacturing, Industry news

SURVIVING AN ELECTRIC SHOCK FROM OVERHEAD POWERLINES – JASON’S STORY FEMALE APPRENTICES THRIVING IN RAC TRADE NCVER: INTERNATIONAL ONSHORE VET QUALIFICATION COMPLETER OUTCOMES 2020 UPDATES TO WIRING RULES STANDARDS FOR VET ACCREDITED COURSES 2021 RELEASED – ASQA INDUSTRY’S ROLE IN VET GOVERNANCE ELECTRICAL INCIDENT – TEST BEFORE YOU TOUCH (SHARING THE KNOWLEDGE) SAFEWORK NSW SAFETYCAST […]

Electrotechnology Training Package – REGIONAL WORKSHOP IN ORANGE – 10 MAY 2021 (REMINDER)

Reminder of the upcoming regional workshop, in Orange. Please let us know if you will be attending the workshop or wish to video conference. The workshop will discuss the roll-out of the new Electrotechnology Training Package.  TAFE NSW, Orange is providing and hosting the venue.  We sincerely thank them for their support. The event will […]

News Service 52 – Electro Regional Workshop Orange 10 May, Big change to MEM TP, ASQA webinar, Case for Change Utilities TPs, Complexities of electricity market, 1st Female Apprentice RAC, Electrical Safety Incidents, Industry Developments, Safety Pledge

UE – PRACTITIONER REGIONAL WORKSHOP IN ORANGE – 10 MAY 2021 UPDATED MEM TRAINING PACKAGE MANDATES APPRENTICESHIP PATHWAY FOR TRADES ASQA’S REGULATORY APPROACH WEBINAR CASE FOR CHANGE – UTILITIES TRAINING PACKAGES (FEEDBACK SOUGHT) GAS TRAINING PACKAGE ESI TRANSMISSION, DISTRIBUTION AND RAIL TRAINING PACKAGE ESI GENERATION TRAINING PACKAGES TRANSFORMING THE NATIONAL ELECTRICITY MARKET: HAVE YOUR SAY […]

News Service 51 – Orange UE Workshop 10 May 2021, Electrical Worker 5 year license loss, JEDI labour market tools NSC, Cultural awareness, climate & infrastructure, WHS Workers’ Memorial Day, traffic guide SafeWork Aus, Surveys, R-448A Retrofits, SafetyCast SafeWork NSW pod

UE – PRACTITIONER WORKSHOP IN ORANGE – 10 MAY 2021 ELECTRICAL WORKER LOSES LICENCE FOR FIVE YEARS JEDI – HARNESSING DATA TO UNLOCK AUSTRALIA’S OPPORTUNITIES IMPORTANT WEBINAR ON ABORIGINAL CULTURAL AWARENESS AND ENGAGEMENT CLIMATE CHANGE & INFRASTRUCTURE – IT’S A RISKY BUSINESS 2021 WORLD DAY FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK AND WORKERS’ MEMORIAL DAY […]

News Service 50 – Mutual recognition occupational licenses NSW 1992 Amendment Bill, Industry Survey, NSC Pricing Report, Nominations open Gas & Electro IRC, Apprentice-Trainee data-Sep 2020 quarter, Neca Apprentice Awards, Safety & Industry matters, Assessor PD

MUTUAL RECOGNITION (NEW SOUTH WALES) AMENDMENT BILL 2021 – COMMITTEE ENQUIRY (AUTOMATIC RECOGNITION) TAKE PART IN AN IMPORTANT INDUSTRY SURVEY NATIONAL SKILLS COMMISSION RELEASES AVERAGE PRICE BENCHMARKING REPORT NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE GAS & ELECTROTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY REFERENCE COMMITTEE APPRENTICES AND TRAINEES 2020: SEPTEMBER QUARTER – AUSTRALIA NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE 2021 […]

News Service 49 – VET GOVERNMENT FUNDING, SafetyNews – (scaffolding campaign, electrocution stats, penalty for apprentice electrocution), CSIRO ‘s dish support moon landings, More home solar-batteries on grid, More solar, Gas and Hydrogen mix

EXPLORING GOVERNMENT FUNDING OF VET VALIDATION – ELECTROTECHNOLOGY TRAINING PACKAGE UNITS SAFEWORK NSW – SCAFFOLDS UNDER SCRUTINY – SCAFF SAFE 2021 ELECTROCUTION STATISTICS AND CASE OF ELECTROCUTED 4TH YEAR APPRENTICE $160K PENALTY FOR TENNANT CREEK BUSINESS AND DIRECTOR OVER FIRE STATION ELECTROCUTION CSIRO’S DISH TO SUPPORT ONE OF THE FIRST COMMERCIAL MOON LANDINGS NEW PLAN […]

News Service 47 – NSC ROLE IN VET PRICING MODEL, BOOSTING APPRENTICESHIP COMMENCEMENTS, NSW AWARDS EXTENSION, SKILLS WEBINARS, SAFEWORK INSPECTS CONSTRUCTION, SURVEYS – NCVER & CENTRE WHS, SAFETY MATTERS & INCIDENTS, ELECTRICAL SAFETY, INDUSTRY NEWS

HAS THE NSC SUFFICIENT LEVERAGE TO STIMULATE AN EFFICIENT AND FAIR VET PRICING MODEL GOVERNMENT EXTENDS APPRENTICESHIP COMMENCEMENTS PROGRAM 12 MONTHS NSW TRAINING AWARDS APPLICATIONS EXTENDED – 21 MARCH 2021 VET QUALITY REFORM CONSULTATIONS REMINDER: DESE REGISTER NOW FOR GAS INDUSTRY SKILLS WEBINAR REGISTER NOW FOR ELECTROTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY SKILLS WEBINAR SAFEWORK TO EXAMINE SYDNEY CONSTRUCTION […]

NEWS SERVICE 46 – AISC achievements, ASQA Update, JobTrainer courses, 2021 NSW Training Awards close 6 days, NSW Women’s Award invitation, Register – ESI Industry Webinars, Electrical risks & quarry blitz, Safety & Innovation, how electricity gets to you

AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRY AND SKILLS COMMITTEE: ACHIEVEMENTS AT A GLANCE ASQA UPDATE – DELIVERING ON OUR REFORMS TO REGULATORY CULTURE AND PRACTICE NSW DEPT OF EDUCATION RELEASES PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS ON FEE-FREE AND LOW-FEE JOBTRAINER COURSES 2021 NSW TRAINING AWARDS CLOSE IN SIX DAYS!! INVITATION TO NSW WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS CEREMONY REGISTER NOW FOR ESI […]

NEWS SERVICE 45 – DESE Skills Reform Survey, Installing Solar Campaign, Problems-Electrotechnology Training Package continue, Dodgy Electrical Work Fine, Health Safety, SURVEYS – Wiring Rules & Neca Industry, RAC Upskilling, Safety Switches, Solar Standards, Product Recall

DESE PLANS TO HOLD FURTHER EVENTS IN THE FUTURE – SKILLS REFORM FOR BUSINESS-EMPLOYERS MINISTER ANNOUNCES – BE SAFE WHEN INSTALLING SOLAR CAMPAIGN PROBLEMS CONTINUE TO PLAGUE ROLL-OUT OF THE ELECTROTECHNOLOGY TRAINING PACKAGE ELECTRICAL WORKER FINED $30,000 FOR DODGY ELECTRICAL WORK AND NO LICENCE HELPING TO CREATE PSYCHOLOGICALLY HEALTHY AND SAFE WORKPLACES WIRING RULES FEEDBACK […]

News Service 44 – Skills Reform Consultations (employers?), Smart & Skilled Update 128, NECA Award Teacher of the year 2020, Micro-credentials webinar, Fatalities report 2019 Safe Work, ESI TD&R & Electrotechnology Training Packages – renewables, and Technology updates

SKILLS REFORM CONSULTATION REGISTRATIONS OVERSUBSCRIBED SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE – NO. 128 (17 FEBRUARY 2021) NECA TRADE TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2020 AWARDED TO WA LOCAL TYSON ALDER HOLON IQ – MICRO-CREDENTIALS ARE GROWING WEBINAR SAFE WORK AUSTRALIA – WORK-RELATED FATALITIES REPORT 2019 ESI TRANSMISSION, DISTRIBUTION AND RAIL AND ELECTROTECHNOLOGY TRAINING PACKAGES COMMUNITY BATTERIES? FIRST […]

News Service 43 – National Skills Reform Workshops, VET Policy Timeline, NSW Training Award 2021, UE Skills Forecasts, RAC Techs repairing Ozone, LOOK UP & LIVE, 3D Powerline Networks, Neca Survey, Big batteries in Hunter

SKILLS REFORM – CONSULTATION WORKSHOPS NCVER REPORT – 2020 VET POLICY INITIATIVES NOW ON TIMELINE NSW TRAINING AWARDS 2021 – APPLICATIONS OPEN DOWNLOAD LATEST UTILITIES AND ELECTROTECHNOLOGY SKILLS FORECASTS ARC – RAC TECHNICIANS’ GREATEST REPAIR JOB MIGHT JUST BE ON THE OZONE LAYER LOOK UP AND LIVE APP FUGRO’S VIRTUAL 3D NETWORK MODEL KEEPS TASMANIAN […]

News Service 42 – Productivity Commission Final VET Report, NSW UE ITAB Awarded Grant, UE Training Packages – feedback & concern, Smart & Skilled Update (127, 126, 125), Skills Reform Consultations, Supervisor Module – Safety

PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION RELEASES FINAL SKILLS AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT REPORT TRAINING SERVICES NSW AWARDS GRANT TO NSW UE ITAB FOR UTILITIES AND ELECTROTECHNOLOGY UE TRAINING PACKAGES – FEEDBACK SOUGHT AND MAJOR CONCERN SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE No. 127, 126, 125 – 8 FEB 2021 SKILLS REFORM CONSULTATIONS CONSTRUCTION SITE SUPERVISORS WORKSHOP – MODULE 3 1.   PRODUCTIVITY […]

News Service 41 – Joint Industry letter to Minister, National consultations Skills Reform, Feedback sought for UET-UEE & UEG, Smart & Skilled Update 123, AQF Review accepted by Gov, Model WHS Act Table, Festive Season greetings and next News Service

JOINT INDUSTRY LETTER FORWARDED TO MINISTER FOR BETTER REGULATION SKILLS REFORM CONSULTATION ESI TRANSMISSION, DISTRIBUTION AND RAIL / ELECTROTECHNOLOGY TRAINING PACKAGES GAS INDUSTRY TRAINING PACKAGE – CONSULTATION SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE NO. 123 – 15 DECEMBER 2020 GOVERNMENT ACCEPTS VET REVIEW – AQF MODEL WHS ACT CROSS-COMPARISON TABLE MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR […]

News Service 40 – Reframing Training Packages, National Skills Reform Consultations, NCVER Reports, Smart & Skilled 122, ASQA Consultations, AIS Stakeholders surveys, Safety and Research, NZ Electrical prosecutions

THE INDUSTRY VIEW – REFRAMING TRAINING PACKAGES 1. Part 3: The Industry View – Part 3 – Too many qualifications in VET? 2. Part 4: Improving Training Product Development NATIONAL SKILLS REFORM CONSULTATION IS UNDERWAY NCVER PUBLICATIONS – VET QUALIFICATION COMPLETION RATES 2018 SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE NO. 122 – 11 DEC 2020 DRAFT ASQA […]

News Service 39 – Renaming Training Packages, Smart & Skilled 120 & 121, Skilling for Recovery, feedback for VET Guidelines for schools & Gas Training Package, NCVER News, Heat Stress, HVACR & COVID News, Industry Tech News

THE INDUSTRY VIEW – CAMPUS REVIEW SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE NO. 121 – 7 DEC 2020 SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE NO. 120 – 2 DEC 2020 JOB TRAINER SKILLING FOR RECOVERY – PRIORITY PART QUALIFICATIONS LIST GAS INDUSTRY TRAINING PACKAGE CONSULTATION DRAFT REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES FOR VET DELIVERED TO SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS – FEEDBACK OPPORTUNITY […]

News Service 38 – Survey results show room for improvement, Campaign to shine light on electrical risks, Work-based education in VET, Career event, Feedback for Generation TP & ASQA compliance policy, Safety matters & electrical safety podcast, Technology, Training matters

SURVEY 2 RESULTS ARE IN – ELECTRICAL SAFETY PROJECT (ESP) NEW CAMPAIGN SHINES LIGHT ON ELECTRICAL RISKS NCVER REPORT – WORK-BASED EDUCATION IN VET TRADES FOR FUTURE EMPLOYMENT FEEDBACK SOUGHT – ESI GENERATION TRAINING PACKAGE ASQA LAUNCHES CONSULTATION PAPER ON DRAFT COMPLIANCE POLICY DEPUTY PREMIER OF NSW REPORTS ON REVIEW OF WHS LAWS WORK-RELATED TRAUMATIC […]

News Service 37 – ESP Releases electrical charter, mutual recognition of occupational licenses delayed, add a qualification to NSW Skills List, UEE – UET – UEP Training Package news, ATA winners & finalists 2020, Safety News, Industry news

ELECTRICAL SAFETY PROJECT (ESP) RELEASES CHARTER AUTOMATIC MUTUAL RECOGNITION PUSHED OUT TO 1 JULY 2021 NSW SKILLS LIST – INVITATION TO APPLY TO ADD A QUALIFICATION SMEs NEEDED FOR ELECTROTECHNOLOGY TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEES (TACs) VALIDATION OF ESI TRANSMISSION DISTRIBUTION AND RAIL TRAINING PACKAGE UEP ESI GENERATION TRAINING PACKAGE WITH STAS FOR CONSULTATION AUSTRALIAN TRAINING AWARDS […]

News Service 36 – NSW 2020 Budget for trades, UEE needs RAC update, feedback for ESI-TDR Training Package, Smart & Skilled 119 + 118, Electrical safety campaign by SafeWork NSW, electrical product recall, gas licensing and industry news

NSW BUDGET TO ALLOCATE $57.4 MILLION TO HELP WOMEN AND MATURE WORKERS GET TRADE QUALIFICATIONS UEE NEEDS REFRIGERATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING UPDATE FEEDBACK SOUGHT – ESI TRANSMISSION, DISTRIBUTION AND RAIL TRAINING PACKAGE SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE – NO. 119 SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE – NO. 118 SAFEWORK NSW – NEW CAMPAIGN TO REDUCE RISK ELECTRICAL WORK […]

News Service 35 – Strengthening Skills Joyce, Skilling-free training, local job pathways, women’s economic security statement, AISC workplace requirements, defence force grants, transition R32, Worker’s comp, trust apprentices brand, safety, industry

GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO BE COMMITTED TO JOYCE REPORT SKILLING FOR RECOVERY FEE-FREE TRAINING LOCAL RECOVERY FUND OPEN FOR LOCAL JOBS PATHWAYS GOVERNMENT RELEASES WOMEN’S ECONOMIC SECURITY STATEMENT 2020 AISC – COMMUNIQUE: EMERGENCY RESPONSE SUB-COMMITTEE – 5 NOVEMBER 2020 FUNDING FOR SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING IN THE DEFENCE INDUSTRY SECTOR MAKING THE TRANSITION TO R32 COVID-19 […]

4 free places left – Have you thought about taking the first step to be an electrotechnology teacher or trainer? Then register now with TAFE NSW

THERE ARE ONLY 4 PLACES LEFT TO HELP YOU TAKE YOUR FIRST STEPS TO BECOMING AN ELECTROTECHNOLOGY TRADE TEACHER OR TRAINER AND IT’S FREE IF YOU HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT IT – REGISTER NOW FOR THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY Cut off date for registration: Friday, 6th November 2020Register NOW Contact:   TAFE Jodie Waters on 0429 049 […]

Questionnaire – 1) testing electrical installations your feedback would be appreciated – 2) take the first step to be an electrical teacher or trainer for free with TAFE NSW

Please be assured that your feedback will be treated in confidence Questionnaire – testing electrical installations your feedback would be appreciated Take the first step to becoming an electrical teacher trainer for free About us 1. Questionnaire – testing electrical installations your feedback would be appreciated Earlier this year we conducted a very short survey […]

News Service 33 – NSW Government Review of ITABs, 10 year disqualification electrical work, Smart and Skilled 116 – 115, Productivity Commission delays skill & workforce report, Flammable refrigerants risks, Endeavour Energy D-CEO wins ENA Award, New technologies AEB and solar tax incentives

REMINDER NSW GOV REVIEW OF ITABs UNDERWAY – ITAB MUST SUBMIT SUPPORT LETTERS ELECTRICAL WORKER LOSES LICENCE FOR 10 YEARS SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE – NO. 116 SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE – NO. 115 PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION – SKILLS & WORKFORCE AGREEMENT REPORT DELAYED JAN 2021 MAKING A RISKY PROPOSITION SAFE (Flammable Refrigerants) ENA ANNOUNCES WINNER […]

News Service 32 – Confusion reigns on Electrotechnology Training Package roll-out; Support NSWUEITAB’s continuance; Register subsidised trainer/teacher skillset; Student work experience warning; Safety Incidents; Lookup and live; Electricity market news

CONFUSION REIGNS ON THE INTRODUCTION OF THE UPDATED ELECTROTECHNOLOGY TRAINING PACKAGE DO YOU SUPPORT THE WORK OF THE NSW UE ITAB – LET US KNOW THOUGHT ABOUT A CAREER AS A TRADE TEACHER/TRAINER, BUT NOT SURE WHAT TO DO? QUEENSLAND ELECTRICAL REGULATOR ISSUES WARNING ON STUDENTS’ ELECTRICAL WORK EXPERIENCE ELECTRICAL INCIDENT: ELECTRICIAN RECEIVES TRAUMATIC BURNS […]

News Services 31 – Electrotechnology Training Package endorsed; Gas Vision 2050 Webinar; Smart & Skilled Update 114; Shades of hydrogen ‘colors’; Electricity demand – stage 4 lockdowns; Hydrogen blend & gas framework; Small business & Safe Work Month; Gas added skill recovery scheme

SKILLS MINISTERS ENDORSE ELECTROTECHNOLOGY TRAINING PACKAGE FOR IMPLEMENTATION GAS VISION 2050 WEBINAR SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE NO 114 – 2 OCTOBER 2020 SHADES OF HYDROGEN: WHAT’S IN A COLOUR? STAGE 4 LOCKS DOWN ELECTRICITY DEMAND HYDROGEN BLENDING AND THE GAS COMMERCIAL FRAMEWORK REMEMBER IT IS SMALL BUSINESS MONTH AND SAFE WORK MONTH GAS RTO APPROVED […]

News Service 30 – INDUSTRY AND SKILLING OF THE WORKFORCE; BOOSTING APPRENTICESHIPS; SMART & SKILLED UPDATE 113; #NSWMALLBIZ20; OCTOBER SAFE WORK MONTH; RATIONALISING VET QUALIFICATIONS; SWITCHBOARD INCIDENT; BATTERY TECH; ELECTRICITY REFORMS

BUSINESS TO BE GIVEN LEADERSHIP ROLE IN SKILLING OF THE WORKFORCE? BOOSTING APPRENTICESHIP COMMENCEMENTS – GOVERNMENT TO SPEND $1.2b SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE NO. 113 – 29 SEPTEMBER 2020 WELCOME TO NSW SMALL BUSINESS MONTH OCTOBER IS NSW SAFE WORK MONTH NCVER REPORT – RATIONALISING VET QUALIFICATIONS: SELECTED INTERNATIONAL APPROACHES QLD ELECTRICAL SAFETY OFFICE – […]

News Service 29 – Smart & Skilled Update 112 & 110; NSW Small Biz 20; NCVER News Apprentice starts down; AIS FEEDBACK wanted & new website; RTO loses registration; NCC CPD Course; Safe Work Month; Hydrogen; ESI Academy; creating mentally health workplaces

SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE NO. 112 – 23 SEPTEMBER 2020 NSW SMALL BUSINESS MONTH LAUNCHING THIS WEEK! NCVER NEWS: APPRENTICE & TRAINEE COMMENCEMENTS DOWN FEEDBACK WANTED FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION SKILLS STRATEGY DISCUSSION PAPER RTO LOSES REGISTRATION STATUS FOR SHORT COURSES AIS ANNOUNCES NEW WEBSITE AND A REFRESHED BRAND NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION CODE (NCC) PROMOTES CPD COURSES […]

News Service 28 – Boost NSW training; Green Paper submission; NSW SMALL BIZ 2020; VET School Pilot; Smart & Skilled 111; Resources 4 UEE; Energy sector news; AS/NZS3000 public comments; Victoria’s CPD proposal; Electrical safety

SIGNIFICANT BOOST FOR SKILLS TRAINING IN NSW NSW UE ITAB MAKES SUBMISSION TO THE NSW PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION NSWSMALLBIZ20 IS COMING! GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES LOCAL JOBS PROGRAM NEW VOCATIONAL FACILITIES AT SEVEN HILLS HIGH SCHOOL SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE NO. 111 – 15 SEPTEMBER 2020 INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL FEE-FREE TRAINING GEARING UP FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE […]

News Service 27: MAKE A SUBMISSION TO NSW PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION PAPER; UET & UEG Training Package updates; Technology PVs – efficiency & cost; electricity governance, transformation & reform; Safety incidents

BE SURE TO MAKE A SUBMISSION TO THE NSW PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION GREEN PAPER UET & UEG TRAINING PACKAGES – FEEDBACK/PARTICIPATION SOUGHT EMERGING PV TECHNOLOGIES PROMISING HIGHER EFFICIENCY AND LOWER COST REPORT CALLS FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN MARKET OPERATOR GOVERNANCE WA GOVERNMENT IS PUSHING FORWARD WITH ITS ENERGY TRANSFORMATION STRATEGY PUBLIC FORUMS ON TRANSMISSION ACCESS REFORM – […]

News Service 26: Electrician electrocuted -domestic; STC signs-up to deliver HVACR & Electrical MACG courses; Electrical Trainer advert NECA; Local Taskforces to aid jobs recovery; ENA Awards; Energy Security Paper; ESOO; Seeding Hydrogen

ELECTRICIAN ELECTROCUTED WORKING AT A DOMESTIC PROPERTY SUPERIOR TRAINING SIGNS UP TO DELIVER HVACR & ELECTRICAL MACG COURSE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A TRAINER WITH NECA TRAINING? GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES LOCAL TASKFORCES TO AID JOBS RECOVERY ENA ANNOUNCES 2020 ENERGY NETWORKS AWARDS SHORT LIST ENERGY SECURITY BOARD RELEASES POST 2025 MARKET DESIGN CONSULTATION PAPER THE NEXT ELECTRICITY […]

News Service 25: PC – TRAINING SECTOR COURSES ‘LITTLE OR NO VALUE’ TO EMPLOYERS; MINISTER INITIATES SOLAR INDUSTRY REVIEW; NATIONAL LICENSING; SAFETY MATTERS; NCVER PODCASTS – WORKFORCE READY; SOLAR SCAPEGOAT OR SCOURGE?

TRAINING SECTOR COURSES OF ‘LITTLE OR NO VALUE’ TO EMPLOYERS AUSSIE SOLAR INDUSTRY TO BE REVIEWED FOR BAD PRACTICES NATIONAL LICENSING PROPOSAL FOR TECHNICIANS WATCH OUR WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY LEGISLATION WEBINAR DANGEROUS ELECTRICAL INCIDENTS – MINE SAFETY NEWS NCVER: WORKFORCE READY: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR VET SOLAR PV: SCAPEGOAT OR SCOURGE? 1. TRAINING SECTOR […]

News Service 24: NSW PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION – VET NEEDS REFORM; ELECTRICAL SAFETY RECALL; PUBLIC FORUM ON DER INTEGRATION; SOLAR NEWS; DEVELOP HVAC DIPLOMA; ELECTRICAL SAFETY WEEK AND WEBINAR; NCVER PUBLICATIONS

SATE’S VET SYSTEM MUST REFORM SAYS NSW PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION GREEN PAPER ELECTRICAL SAFETY RECALL – BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE PUBLIC FORUM ON REQUESTS TO BETTER INTEGRATE DER FOR CONSUMERS IS IT FAIR THAT SOME SOLAR FARES BETTER THAN OTHERS? DIPLOMA IN ENERGY EFFICIENT HVAC UNDER DEVELOPMENT STEVE SMITH JOINS SUPERIOR TRAINING CENTRE (STC) ELECTRICAL SAFETY IN […]

News Service 23 – ASQA Clarifies Self-Assurance; Improving Electrical Safe Work Practices; ASIC Endorses defective Electrotechnology Training Package; Smart & Skilled Update 109; Court Decision on Casuals; TAFE system crumbling; Safety and Industry News

ASQA CLARIFIES SELF-ASSURANCE IS NOT THE SAME AS SELF-REGULATION IMPROVING ELECTRICAL SAFE WORK PRACTICES AISC COMMUNIQUE – 12 AUG 2020 MEETING ENDORSES ELECTROTECHNOLOGY TP V2.0 KNOWING IT HAS TECHNICAL DEFECTS SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE – NO. 109 COURT DECISION COULD MEAN A BETTER DEAL FOR UNI CASUALS TAFE SYSTEM ‘CRUMBLING FROM NEGLECT AND POLICY VANDALISM’, […]

News Service 22 – CIRCUIT TESTING GUIDE; ASQA – SELF REGULATION CONSULTATION; SMART & SKILLED 108; NCVER VET IN SCHOOLS REPORT; SAFETY INCIDENTS; ELECTRICAL LICENSING BREACHES; LOOKUPANDLIVE APP; ENA INDUSTRY AWARDS

DRAFT CIRCUIT TESTING MODEL FOR ELECTRICIANS ASQA – SELF REGULATION BACK IN VOGUE SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE NO. 108 – 4 AUGUST 2020 NCVER REPORT – VET IN SCHOOLS SAFETY INCIDENTS – SHARING THE KNOWLEDGE QUEENSLAND – ELECTRICAL LICENSING DISCIPLINARY ACTION SAFEWORK NSW – MORE WORKERS FALLING THROUGH ROOFS IN NSW QUEENSLAND – LOOKUPANDLIVE.COM.AU WEBSITE […]

News Service 20 – Electrical safety; Improving pathways for senior students – Shergold Report; Workplace Mental Health Free Webinar (AMCA); NSW Tech Sector Sovereignty; Electric Vehicles (EV) Revolution; Hydrogen conversion; Global call for action HVAC&R

TIMELY REMINDER TO FOLLOW SAFE WORK PRACTICES – ELECTRICAL IMPROVING PATHWAYS FOR SENIOR STUDENTS – PROF. PETER SHERGOLD REPORT WORKPLACE MENTAL HEALTH – STEPPING UP THE CHALLENGES THROUGH COVID-19 (FREE WEBINAR) NSW MOVES ON TECH SECTOR SOVEREIGN CAPABILITY COULD VEHICLE-TO-GRID ACCELERATE THE EV REVOLUTION? CAN WE CONVERT TO HYDROGEN? HISTORY SUGGESTS YES GLOBAL CALL TO […]

News Service 19 – PM’s Government JobTrainer Skill Package; NCVER Student Survey; Digital Transformation Survey; Smart & Skilled 106; NCVER VET Stats; CO2 Growth & Training; Safety Matters; Energy & Consumer Data Matters

PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCES JOBTRAINER SKILLS PACKAGE FOR ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND GROWTH NCVER: RTOS! HELP US REACH 1 MILLION VET STUDENTS DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION EXPERT PANEL – SURVEY OF INDUSTRY ORGANISATIONS/ASSOCIATIONS AND UNIONS SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE No. 106 – 20 July 2020 NCVER: AUSTRALIAN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING STATISTICS DOUBLE DIGIT GROWTH FOR CO2 NSW MINE […]

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?

ASQA ESTABLISHES STAKEHOLDER LIAISON GROUP (SLG) – NO TRADE TRAINING RTO REPRESENTED SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE No. 105 – 13 July 2020 GROSVENOR LAUNCHES NATURAL REFRIGERANT SERVICE NEW SAFETY LAWS FOR AIR CONDITIONERS INSTALLING SOLAR: DER REGISTER – WHAT EVERY CONTRACTOR NEEDS TO KNOW ARE WE ALL STILL IN AGREEMENT? PREDICTABLE AND RENEWABLE POWER: ENERGY’S […]

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

NATIONAL SKILLS COMMISSION (NSC) COMES TO LIFE NCVER REPORTS A DECLINE IN THE USE OF RPL NCC 2019 AMENDMENT 1 IS NOW IN EFFECT! NCVER REPORTS – APPRENTICE TRAINING SATISFACTION UP OVER PAST DECADE REMINDER – SILICOSIS CHANGES FROM 1 JULY 2020 ENERGY NETWORK INDUSTRY AWARDS 2020 SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE No. 104 – 2 […]

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

News Service this week covers: CAN THE CURRENT POOL OF ELECTRICIANS AND GRADUATING APPRENTICES SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY TEST AN ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION TO CURRENT AS/NZS 3000? NATIONAL SKILLS COMMISSIONER BILL 2020 BEFORE THE SENATE NATURAL REFRIGERANTS – PAVING THE WAY TO LOWER GLOBAL WARMING POTENTIAL (GWP) NECA TRAINING LOOKING FOR ELECTRICAL TRAINERS CHANGES TO THE NATIONAL […]

QUESTIONNAIRE – Electrical Safety Project (ESP) seeks feedback on maintaining Electrician’s license in NSW

Members of the electrical industry are invited to participate in an industry focused questionnaire. With the imminent introduction of a new Building Commission in NSW, the New South Wales Utilities and Electrotechnology Industry Training Advisory Body (NSW UE ITAB) would like to invite you to participate in a very important and short questionnaire (ABOUT 2 […]

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 this week covers: CHANGES TO THE WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT 2020 HVAC INDUSTRY PROVIDES FEEDBACK ON ADDITIONS THAT COULD BE CONSIDERED FOR THE NSW SKILLS LIST APPRENTICE NUMBERS DECIMATED BY COVID-19 PANDEMIC NEW GOOD PRACTICE GUIDES: TRAINING THE DIGITAL WORKER (NCVER) DELAY IN IMPLEMENTING GLOBALLY HARMONIZED SYSTEM FOR CHEMICALS (GHS) REVISION 7 […]

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 this week covers: NATIONAL CABINET ANNOUNCES SIX PRIORITY AREAS OF REFORM NSW PARLIAMENT PASSES DESIGN AND BUILDING PRACTITIONERS BILL 2019 SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE No. 102 – 15 June 2020 NCVER RELEASES DECEMBER QUARTER DATA ON APPRENTICES AND TRAINEES 2019 – AUSTRALIA MINE SAFETY NEWS – FLASH FROM A 1000 VOLT CONVEYOR DRIVE […]

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 this week covers: PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION RELEASES INTERIM REPORT ON SKILLS AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT NSW SKILLS LIST ADDITIONS – INVITATION TO APPLY SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE NO. 101 AND 100 NATIONAL APPRENTICE EMPLOYMENT NETWORK (NAEN) RE-ENGAGEMENT REGISTER NEW INFECTION CONTROL SKILL SETS AVAILABLE SAFEWORK NSW TO CONTINUE TO TARGET SCAFFOLD SAFETY ON CONSTRUCTION […]

News Service 13 – 1 June 2020 (letter of concern to AISC UEE11, PM’s JobMaker address, safety)

News Service this week covers: NSW UE ITAB FORWARDS LETTER OF CONCERN TO ASIC ON UEE11 REVIEW PROCESS PRIME MINISTER’S ADDRESS, NATIONAL PRESS CLUB (26 May 2020) ERAC INFORMATION BULLETIN – EQUIPMENT WITH PLUG PORTIONS (MARCH 2020) BRITAIN PAYING GENERATORS TO SWITCH OFF? NEW AMEC RULE: DISTRIBUTION NETWORK CAN SUPPLY CUSTOMERS WITH STAND-ALONE POWER SYSTEMS […]

NSW UE ITAB News Service 12 – 25 May 2020: focus on safety (failure to test polarity has legal consequences)

News Service this week covers: FAILURE TO TEST POLARITY HAS LEGAL CONSEQUENCES SAFETY ALERT – HAND SANITISER FIRE HAZARD (SHARED LEARNINGS) CERTAINTY ON METER INSTALLATION AND REPAIR TIMEFRAMES FOR CUSTOMERS INCIDENT ALERT – FALLS FROM WORK PLATFORMS (APPRENTICE FALLS 4m FROM A ROOF) RECENTLY PUBLISHED UPDATED AND NEW COMMISSIONER INFORMATION BULLETINS (CIBS) ESI – SCALING […]

News Service – 18 May 2020

NSW BUILDING INQUIRY RECOMMENDS REGULATOR TO OVERSEE ELECTRICAL LICENSING, QUALITY AND SAFETY ELECTRICAL SAFETY PROJECT – UPDATE (ABOUT SAFE WORK PROCEDURES) MINE SAFETY NEW REPORT – DANGEROUS INCIDENT ELECTRICAL (IncNot0037311) ENA ANNOUNCES PLAN TO SUPPORT AUSTRALIA’S FUTURE GRID ELECTRICAL CABLE EXPLOSION DURING EXCAVATION WORK SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE No. 99 – 15 May 2020 SMART […]

News Service – 11 May 2020

2. PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION RELEASES SHIFTING THE DIAL REPORT – RECOMMENDS DISTRIBUTION OF EDUCATION THROUGH INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT OF SKILLS The government states that, “This is the first document of its kind for the Productivity Commission — a look out across the landscape of factors and influences that may affect Australia’s economic performance over the medium term, […]

ETU-CEPU HIGHLIGHTS MAJOR CONCERNS WITH RELEASE 2.0 ELECTROTECHNOLOGY TRAINING PACKAGE CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT

The ETU-CEPU has released a report that raises serious concerns with the quality and efficacy of the Electrotechnology Training Package revision process (Release 2.0).  As the ETU is a member of the Industry Reference Committee (IRC) this is a stinging rebuke of the whole Skill Service Organisation (SSO) model.  The model clearly has evolved to […]

Electrotechnology Training Package Case for Endorsement going through its last process falls short on credibility

Australian Industry Standards (AIS) on behalf of the Electrotechnology Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has proceeded to submit its Case for Endorsement to State Training Authorities (STAs) in the penultimate process, before proceeding to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) to seek endorsement of the revised Electrotechnology Training Package.  The Case for Endorsement Submission is […]

NSW UE ITAB Board resolves to request RTOs report the results of a learner’s off-the-job component

The NSW UE ITAB Board held is 113th meeting on Wednesday, 29th April 2020 and considered the matter before it to confirm a policy for RTOs to comply with the requirements of the UEE and UET Training Packages to formally report the results of a learner’s off-the-job achievement component of a unit of competency.  The […]

Electrical Safety Project (ESP) uploads draft SWP to online site for public review and feedback

Following on from the previous News Service, an additional series of Safe Work Procedures (SWPs) have been drafted for public review and feedback, and uploaded to the Electrical Safety Project (ESP) website at: www.esproject.com.au.  We invite you to visit the ESP project website and download and review and provide feedback on those of interest to […]

TAFE NSW confirms assessment of the off-the-job component of a UoC, is graded

The NSW UE ITAB in its previous News Services’ has highlighted industry’s preference and requirement for RTOs to formally report the results of an apprentice’s off-the-job (knowledge and skills) competent of a Unit of Competency in a graded (percentage) form.  This preference and requirement is reflected in the Assessment Guidelines and units of competency of […]

Industry requires off-the-job competent of CDP for Electricians to be graded (percentage) and reported

There has been a lot of recent discussion about RTOs requiring 100% pass mark for the knowledge component and 100% pass mark for the skills component of a unit of competency from the UEE Electrotechnology Training Package.  There has little been said about the on-the-job component and the pass mark for it.  Essentially, on-the-job component […]

The question facing RTOs is, whether a learner must achieve 100% knowledge and skills assessment underpinning a UEE or UET unit of competency?

ASQA have responded to an enquiry by the New South Wales Utilities & Electrotechnology Industry Training Advisory Body (NSW U&E ITAB) regarding the issue of whether a learner/candidate must achieve 100% result in the underpinning knowledge and skills section of a UEE / UET unit of competency.  The query was asked of AQSA for the […]

Electrical Safety Project establishes website

The project comprises members with wide and varied experience in the electrical industry, and who share a passion for safety.  The Project’s aim is to review safety in the industry in general and select specific issues where performance can be improved. The objective is to develop industry standard best practices to support safety in the […]

Electrotechnology and ESI RTO Forum 1, 2020 DEFERRED

Please be advised that the 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 […]

Bushfire update – Smart and Skilled Update No. 88

Smart and Skilled Update No. 88 has been released – January 2020. The update covers: Assistance for Smart and Skilled Providers in bushfire and/or drought affected areas (DOWNLOAD NOTICE HERE) Smart and Skilled Providers with capacity to support learners in bushfire and/or drought affected areas (DOWNLOAD UPDATE 88 HERE)

Electrotechnology Training Package – Phase 1 Case for Endorsement submission

State Training Authorities have received a Phase 1 Case for Endorsement submission from Australian Industry Standards (AIS) a Skill Sector Organisation (SSO) for the UEE Electrotechnology Training Package.  AIS’s has advised that the Electrotechnology Industry Reference Committee (IRC) has completed its Phase 1 review and development process.  The Electrotechnology Industry Reference Committee is now seeking […]

Electrical Safety Project – progress report

The Electrical Safety Project members will soon hold their second meeting to progress the project objectives.  The Project comprises a group of people with various experience and expertise in the electrical industry who share a common passion and desire to improve the quality of electrical work practices performed in the industry and their competence to […]

Office close down 24 Dec – 14 Jan 2020

The NSW UE ITAB office will be closed for the festive season 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 […]

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 […]

Neca Training – recruiting Electrical Trainers

Work in a dynamic environment and no red tape. The National electrical and communications association (Neca) is looking for keen and self-motivated electricians with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly to take up an exciting position as Electrical Trainers, delivering training to electrical apprentices ranging from 1st through to 4th year. Very […]

Teach at TAFE NSW – become an Electrical Trade Teacher

Expression Of Interest – Electricians Needed To Teach at TAFE NSW – visit: https://snip.ly/t0r1e2 Closes 27th October 2019.

Electrotechnology NSW RTO Forum

The NSW UE ITAB is holding an RTO Forum related to the Electrotechnology Training Package (UEE11) to discuss and share issues in common, explore learning and assessment ideas, and ASQA quality assurance queries or best practices.  As well, resources and technology developments, and/or solutions or opportunities to matters of common concern. When:      Tuesday, 22nd October […]

ASQA News

Mark Paterson AO will conclude his term as Chief Commissioner and CEO of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) on 6 October 2019. Released 27 September 2019. Visit: http://snip.ly/hveo9p

Workplace-safety-month-industry-on-notice

National Safe Work Month, began 1 Oct 2019. Inspectors will make the construction industry the focus of its next falls from height blitz with businesses and workers across NSW. Visit: http://snip.ly/oyzkq9

TAFE NSW registration renewed by ASQA

Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee today welcomed the decision by the ASQA to renew the registration of TAFE NSW as a single RTO for a further 7 years, the maximum renewal granted by the regulator. Visit: http://snip.ly/dyi4zk. Release date: 18 September 2019.

Segregation of telecommunications and electrical cabling

Qld ESO continues to conduct audits throughout Queensland including a focus on the installation of smart meters in residential switchboards. The roll out of smart meters must ensure that antenna/communication wiring systems are suitably segregated from electrical wiring in accordance with the Wiring Rules. More @ http://snip.ly/oecz3a

Updates to codes of practice

Safe Work Australia has updated 23 NSW Codes of Practice, now available for download on their website.The codes were revised by Safe Work Australia and came into effect in NSW on 30 August 2019. They align with the model codes of practice developed under the harmonised work health and safety legislation. View the full list […]

Fatality statistics – Safe Work Australia

Safe Work Australia has produced several reports that provide information on the circumstances of work-related deaths in Australia. 3,414 workers have died from 2003 to 2016. Visit: http://snip.ly/69qf8f

Reported incidents Work Safe Victoria

Work Safe Victoria has stated there were 214 reported incidents this month in the construction industry. Of these, 66% resulted in injury. A copy of report visit: snip.ly/cyxunisnip.ly/cyxuni

Manual tasks solutions for electricians

Western Australia Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety have developed a fact sheet for electricians highlighting the risks of musculoskeletal injuries in tasks carried out. Get a copy of the fact sheet, which provides solutions to help prevent injury. Visit the link here

Expert panel to advise on the future of Vocational Education and Training

Expert panel established to advise on the future of Vocational Education and Training (VET). The 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: Ministers’ Media Centre

Allowing metering coordinators to interrupt electricity supply: have your say

Released 29 August 2019 Stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on a rule change request from the Chair of the Competitive Metering Industry Group that would allow metering coordinators to interrupt customers’ electricity supplies to install or repair an electricity meter. Workshop The AEMC is holding a workshop in Sydney on Thursday 19 September 2019 […]

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