News Service 91 – What will new government do for skills & training, Easy fix skills crisis, Technicians wanted space industry, Women in trades & career pathfinder, 7-star homes, VET & Industry webinars, Safety & Industry news

1. WHAT AN ALBANESE LABOR GOVERNMENT MEANS FOR SKILLS AND TRAINING TAFE Directors Australia latest Newsletter of 23 May 2022 includes an article about what an Albanese Labor government means for skills and training. The article states, “Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese comes to government with a decisive plan for the vocational education and training sector, […]

News Service 90 – Smart & Skilled ups Electrical apprentice funding, Focus on women-MAE project, Online jobs up, Women in trades workshops, New experts & novices platform, MSA scholarship open, ANZSCO update, Training Package news, Safety & Industry News

1. NSW SMART AND SKILLED RAISES CERTIFICATE III ELECTRICIAN (UEE30820) FUNDING BY $5,500 Its good news for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) delivering the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (UEE30820). Training Services NSW has announced that it has increased funding for the qualification by $5,500.  The new funding allocation will take affect 1 July 2022. This […]

News Service 89 – Failed assessment practice returns, Validation – Electro Package, National Manufacturing policy and labour crisis in the cities, Refreshed HVCAR Awards, Robotics & VET, VET in Schools, Safety & Industry News – Solar installs fall

1. WHY HAS AN RTO RETURNED TO A FAILED PROCESS OF REQUIRING APPRENTICES TO ACHIEVE A 100% PASS MARK FOR COMPETENCE? There has been a slow and growing concern in NSW by employers and unions in the electrotechnology industry as well as long serving trade teachers and more recently apprentices of a major RTO’s decision […]

News Service 88 – Future workforce inquiry, Australia loses VET champion, Join ARC team, Training Package update-TDR, Adult literacy inquiry, eliminating VET stigma, Women in trades, Electrical incidents – electrocution, Australian Standards, Safety & Industry news

1. THE FUTURE WORKFORCE – A CENTRAL COMPONENT OF LATEST PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION INTERIM REPORT The Australian Productivity Commission has released its latest update for Inquiry Participants.  The Inquiry is to provide the Australian Government with an overarching analysis of Australia’s productivity performance, and recommend an actionable roadmap to assist with productivity-enhancing reforms for the future, […]

News Service 87 – National Skills Deal in jeopardy, free standards petition, Training Package News – Electro + Gen, Women in Trades, ASQA News, NSW Apprenticeship data, New pracbox, Electrical shock incidents, safety news, latest industry news

1. DISCUSSIONS TURN SOUR ON $3.7B NATIONAL SKILLS DEAL Ronald Mizen (Economics correspondent) and Julie Hare (Education editor), with the Australian Financial Review (AFR) reported in the 1 April 2022 newsfeed, that “Negotiations over a critical $3.7 billion national skills deal have turned sour, with state and territory ministers.” The article states, “… state and […]

News Service 86 – New apprentice funding scheme, Skills Classification update, Row of Skills Agreement, VET in Schools, ASQA Course Guide, Bulldogs-STC partnership, Smart & Skilled, Gas Package, Microcredentials Framework, Safety & Industry News

1. FUNDING THE INDIVIDUAL MAY WELL CONTRIBUTE TO HIGHER APPRENTICE COMPLETIONS TAFE Directors Australia’s CEO, Jenny Dodd, provides an editorial article in the latest, 4 April 2022 TDA Newsletter regarding the announcement in the 2022 Budget of a new Australian Apprenticeships Incentive System (AAIS), where apprentices and trainees in priority occupations will receive a direct […]

News Service 85 – Skills Agreement & TAFE, BAC extended, Electro TP update, More power ASQA, TAFETalks VET-HE, NextGen 2022, Hunter, solve electrical problems, HVAC skill shortage, RAC Tech fined, Women’s week, Small Business month, Safety & Industry News

1. TAFE SYMPOSIUM – NATIONAL SKILLS AGREEMENT 10 YEARS ON The Centre for Public Education Research (CPER) held a TAFE Symposium forum on the Friday, 18 March 2022. The symposium, organised by the Centre for Public Education Research (CPER), examined the impact of the 2012 Agreement on the TAFE system, and TAFE students and teachers […]

News Service 84 – Minister wants shorter apprenticeships, NextGen awards, What’s next VET, Hunter FutureProof, Renewable skill shortages, evidence of competency, RTO fined, ASQA online results, NSC Feb Recruitment Up, Incident Safety & Industry news

1. MINISTER CALLS FOR SHORTENING OF APPRENTICESHIP TERMS The Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business and Acting Minister for Education and Youth, The Hon Stuart Robert MP, was a keynote speaker at the recent NAEN 2022 Conference – Adaptation and Opportunity, held in Hobart 15-17 March 2022. The Minister thought it was […]

News Service 83 – Job ads rise, top 10 skills slated to grow, Support ERET Skills Cluster, TAFE NSW meets industry, Generation Training Package, Nominate RAC apprentice award, Skill shortages, Electric shock, Safety & Industry news

1. ONLINE JOB ADS INCREASE STRONGLY AGAIN IN FEBRUARY The National Skills Commission (NSC) has released, 11 March 2022, its preliminary February Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) results.  The results show that online job advertisements increased by 3.6% (9,300 job advertisements) in February 2022, to 269,700. The National Skills Commission (NSC) has released, 11 March 2022, […]

News Service 82 – History of VET funding 1970-2020, AiGroup VET Policy, celebrate IWD, AISC UEE UEG UET communique, apprentices, electric shock incident, Flood grants, RTO Compliance, Students & courses data, safety & industry news

1. FUNDING VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN AUSTRALIA – 1970 TO 2020 At a time when a lot of hype surrounds levels of funding of VET by political parties as we head into an election fever, a timely and clearheaded report has been released by NCVER on funding of vocational education in Australia between 1970 to 2020.  […]

News Service 81 – Skills we need paper Part 2, DESE workforce specialists & consultations, apprentice program ends, Electrical licence & Safety news, Assessor fined, TAE Update, Training Awards, Grants, Small business month, NCVER VET & HE, Industry news

1. SKILLS WE NEED FOR THE FUTURE WE WANT – PART 2 Readers may recall News Service 78, which introduced Part 1 of the paper, “The skills we need for the future we want”.  In this service (81) we explore Part 2 of the paper, released by Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) and written by […]

News Service 80 – Labour market update, Jan online ads up, Electro and TDR Training Packages updates, Small Business Month, NSW Women’s Week, Falling revenues HVACR, HBA Review, Electric shock, Safety & Industry news

1. NSC RELEASES LABOUR MARKET UPDATE FOR DECEMBER 2021 QUARTER The National Skills Commission (NSC) has released its latest quarterly update on the strength of the labour market, including activity, demand and recruitment difficulty.  The Report states, “The Australian labour market has weathered the impact of the global pandemic reasonably well. While the outbreak of […]

News Service 79 – Electrical inspector jobs, PC Reports on performance VET government services, NCVER Reports, Electrical Apprenticeship Supervisor Guide released, RPL Assessor survey, VET Challenge, WaTT, Training programs, Industry and Safety news

1. TWO ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT NSW FAIR TRADING The Department of Customer Services, Better Regulation Division (NSW Fair Trading) is seeking two Senior Electrical Inspectors to join its ranks.  A Senior Electrical Inspector is expected to provide specialist regulatory knowledge and skills within the electrical industry and be focused on the regulation and […]

News Service 78 – Release of skills paper, apprenticeships numbers rise, Generation TP feedback, NSW Training Awards open, Career Revive 2022 EoI, TAE Review, Best Practice Guide V3, Smart & Skilled 155, ASP Review, Industry & Safety News

1. SKILLS WE NEED FOR THE FUTURE WE WANT – PART 1 The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has released its much-awaited latest Part 1 opinion piece on the “Skills we need for the future we want”.Written by Andrew Dettmer, National President of the AMWU and Ian Curry, National Coordinator – Skills, Training and Apprenticeships […]

News Service 77 – State of Australia’s Skills, Electro Trade teachers needed, Gen Skill Program, Industry Cluster briefing, Feedback for Electro & Skills webinar, Lack of skills, safety news, electrical regulator actions, industry news, Season’s Greetings

1. THE STATE OF AUSTRALIA’S SKILLS 2021 – NOW AND INTO THE FUTURE The National Skills Commission (NSC) has released a humongous report into the state of Australia’s skills.  The near on 200-page report covers the Australian labour market over the past 40 years, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the labour market, skills […]

News Service 76 – Skill cluster grant open, record funding VET & apprentice numbers, training college gets record penalty, ASQA-NUEITAB Forum, TAFE NSW boss leaves, training system fails, NCVER Reports, Smart & Skilled, Electrical safety & industry news

1. MINISTER’S MEDIA RELEASE WITHDRAWN FROM THE NET BUT SKILL CLUSTER GRANT IS OPEN On Friday the 3 December 2021, The Hon Stuart Robert MP, Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business published a Media Release inviting industry to help shape landmark skills reforms, only to have it removed from his Media Centre, […]

News Service 75 – VET Funding election agenda, Webinars – electrical incidents investigation & Industry Skills, Training Package update, ABS new ANZSCO, VET Fee relief, Safety – asbestos, save lives app, smoke alarms, Standards and industry news

1. CLAIRE FIELD ON THE NUMBERS THAT WILL DRIVE VET FUNDING Wednesday’s 24 November 2021, Campus Morning Mail featured an article by Claire Field on the numbers that will drive VET funding.  Claire, felt that “if the Commonwealth puts enough money on the table for states and territories then reforms are likely.”  Given the National […]

News Service 74 – Apprenticeships up but growing skills gap, Job ads up, Workers not using all skills at work, Attracting VET Practitioners, ESI Training Package Feedback, Safety news, electrical incidents & shocks, National Asbestos week, Industry news

1. TRADE APPRENTICESHIPS HIT ALL-TIME HIGH, BUT AUSSIE BUSINESSES STILL FACE A GROWING SKILLS GAP Reporter Stephanie Palmer-Derrien in the latest SmartCompany newsletter of 19 November 2021, raises questions about the Government’s messaging, stating, the “message feels somewhat disconnected from the growing tech talent gap, and the plight of small businesses and startups struggling to […]

News Service 73 – Huge lineworker & electrician skill shortages, duplicate e-assessment competency – TAE, gov responds MRA, summer skills, apprentices, careers NSW pilot, ESI TD&D validation, survey, VET professionals declare, industry & safety news

1. HUGE SKILL SHORTAGES EXPECTED IN LINEWORKER AND ELECTRICIAN JOBS TO 2023 The Australian Government recently released the ‘Infrastructure workforce and skills supply report’, October 2021, showing major shortages in many occupations of the projected workforce required for public infrastructure to 2023.  The report’s projections show that at its projected peak in 2023, the infrastructure […]

News Service 72 – Future of TAFE, Director Compliance vacancy, Feds spend $6.4B on VET, SMEs for Gas Training Package, TAE Review, Apply for grant, IPART Report, Safety, look up & live, Industry news (EV and grid)

1. JENNY DODD OUTLINES FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES FOR TAFE (PODCAST) Claire Field (Claire Field & Associates Pty Ltd), in the latest “What Now? What Next?” podcast discusses with Jenny Dodd, the interim CEO of TAFE Directors Australia, future opportunities for TAFE.  Jenny shares her insights on the opportunities (and challenges) facing the TAFE sector as the […]

News Service 71 – TAFE NSW cuts face-to-face hours, Feds reveal industry clusters, labour market career options, S&S Update, NCVER March quarter – apprentice and trainee data, Battery trainer needed, Safety and Industry news

1. TAFE NSW TO CUT FACE-TO-FACE DELIVERY HOURS IN TRADE QUALIFICATION Not content with just selling properties, as reported in the SMH by Anna Patty, 28 October 2021, TAFE NSW has now turned its attention to cutting face-to-face delivery hours in vocational subjects to save time and money on teaching staff.  It is now relying […]

News Service 70 – Ministers’ Skills Reform, Regional Scholarships, Australian Training Awards, ASQA Risk Priorities, Return Face-to-Face Delivery COVID-19, AISC Endorsements Gas + Electro, Surveys – MWR & AIS, Safety & Industry News, WHS EOI

1. MINISTERIAL STATEMENT ON SKILLS REFORMS – 9 OCTOBER 2020 Australia’s skills and training ministers issued an updated Skills Reform statement.  The Statement says, they “are working closely together to deliver the initiatives identified in the Heads of Agreement on Skills Reform. … We have commenced work on the immediate reforms identified by National Cabinet. […]

News Service 69 – Apply Snr Electrical Inspector Job, CIII Electrician UoC updated, AR for Electricians, Women’s Grants open, Understand performance assessment, VET Pathways news, Electrical Incidents – Safety News & Industry News

1. APPLY SENIOR ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR JOB The NSW Department of Customer Service is seeking to employ a Senior Electrical Inspector – Building Specialist Compliance Unit (NSW Fair Trading/Building & Construction Service).  The position advert states, “This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of experienced specialist trades inspectors and apply your technical expertise and […]

News Service 68 – RTO NSW Electrical + HVAC OTSR course, Smart & Skilled Update-Sep, Career Information Projects, Training Awards, NSA Delayed, Apprentice get support, NSC’s Vacancy Index report VET news, Safety and Industry news

STC LAUNCHES GAP TRAINING FOR ELECTRICAL AND HVAC SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2021 FEDS FUNDS LOCAL PROJECTS TO HELP TO IMPROVE THE CAREERS OF AUSTRALIANS NATIONAL SKILLS AGREEMENT DELAYED GOVERNMENT EXPANDS SUPPORT FOR APPRENTICES TO SECURE AUSTRALIA’S FUTURE WORKFORCE 2021 NSW TRAINING AWARDS WINNERS ONLINE JOB ADVERTISEMENTS – INTERNET VACANCY INDEX (IVI) UP […]

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 […]