NSW UE ITAB News Service 127 – NSW VET Review interim report released, Universities accord and VET, Qualification reform to Skills Ministers, Legislation to crackdown on dodgy VET providers passed, Online job ads decline, Labour market continues to soften, Clean energy sector workforce survey, Worldskills Australia Skillaroos 2024 team, NSW Training Awards 2024 closing, Australian training awards open, ARC is Banksia award finalist, Lodging RTO complaints, WPA launches new Industry Skills Accelerator, Barranggirra – skilling for employment initiative, New-look VOCEDplus website, Smart & Skilled update Mar 2024, Powering Skills Organisation update, 2024 Skills Conference registrations open, SafeWork NSW to be a standalone WHS regulator, Electrical safety incidents – JAN 2024, Commercial solar photovoltaic installer fined, apprentice electric shock fine, Refresher re AS-NZS 4836-2023, Federally funding EELS could lead to more renewable installations, CEC Report – almost 40 per cent of Australia’s electricity supplied by renewables.

Download a PDF version of the News Service 127 1.  NSW VET REVIEW INTERIM REPORT RELEASED The NSW VET Review Panel of Experts has released its Interim Report.  The Media Release states, “The NSW VET Review is a NSW Government commitment to rebuilding TAFE NSW and reskilling our state. The review has been undertaken by […]

News Service 126 – Online job ads decrease Jan 2024, New Electrical Apprentice Supervision Practice Standard, New JSA Commissioner, Piloting revised standards for RTOs, ASQA online tip-off service, Productivity commission reports on performance of VET, Smart & skilled update – No. 221-224 Jan 2024, PSO’s 2024 insights update forum, Registrations open – 2024 Skills Conference, ARC welcomes strengthening of ASQA, Consultation open – SEEP First Nations, Entries open to 2024 NSW Training Awards, 2024 applications Return To Work Pathways Program open, Women in energy breakfast, Electrical safety incidents Nov 23 – sharing the knowledge, Electricians charged, Electrical licensing disciplinary action, Electric shocks, NSW Building Commission inspection powers expand, Changes to Clean Energy Council (CEC) accreditation process, Community benefits for central-west Orana REZ, Release of fourth quarter 2023 Solar Report.

Download a PDF version of the News Service 126 1. ONLINE JOB ADVERTISEMENTS DECREASE IN JAN 2024 The Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA) reports this month that the January online job adverts decreased.  In seasonally adjusted terms, job advertisements decreased by 2% or 5,200 job advertisements to 254,500. The JSA states, “Latest data from Jobs […]

News Flash Feb 2024 – Endeavour Energy Industry Safety Day, Transgrid Pre-Apprentice Program for Women in Electrical Trades, PSO Invite to Technical Advisory Group Workshops (TAGs)!, PSO – Join the Energy Pathway Roadshow – Register Now!, NSW WOMEN’S WEEK 2024.

Download a PDF version of the latest News Flash Feb 2024 – HERE This News Flash covers: Endeavour Energy Industry Safety Day Transgrid Pre-Apprentice Program for Women, in Electrical Trades PSO Invite to Technical Advisory Group Workshops (TAGs)! PSO – Join the Energy Pathway Roadshow – Register Now! NSW Women’s Week 2024 Download the News Flash […]

News Service 125 – NSW Regulator sets new apprenticeship supervision standard, NSW has a new construction regulator, New approach to needed in apprenticeship management, NSW Skills Review symposium, Smart & Skilled update, PSO holds industry TAG meetings, Latest NSW apprentice & trainee numbers, Fed Gov to review apprenticeship system, JSA releases updated classification profiles and latest labour declining market information, New members to NSW Women’s Advisory Council announced, Electrical incidents sharing the knowledge, Safety news, Energy ministers empower themselves to force coal to stay open, and ENERGYCO’S end of year snapshot.

 Download a PDF version of the News Service 125  MERRY X-MAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR This is final publication of the NSW UE ITAB News Service for 2023.  We too, will take a break during the festive season. On behalf of the NSW UE ITAB Board, we extend to our News Service readers and […]

News Service 124 – Boys in trades and girls for doctors, Feedback wanted skills priority list, JSA Report shows VET has positive outcomes for students, Online job ads decline, NSW VET Review closes 24 Nov, Crisis in engineering skills, Advanced Diploma forum outcomes, Smart and Skilled 217-218, Powering skills newsletter, Trade Assistant program update, Safe Work Australia interactive WHS construction tool, Asbestos awareness month, Solar inverter recall, Wearable technology for safety improvement, Strategy to help workplace sexual harassment, Electrician fined, Changing role of an electrician, Do you smell battery smoke, Electrical licencing disciplinary actions, Online learning history, Access top Electrotechnology training resources, Electrical fatality, and solar and EV latest report.

Download a PDF version of the News Service 124 1. BOYS HEAD INTO THE TRADES, WHILE GIRLS WANT TO BE DOCTORS Julie Hare, education editor at the Financial Review reported in a 17 November 2023 article that parental aspirations were driving their teenagers’ career dreams, with many more girls than boys saying they plan to […]

News Service 123 – Skills shortfall in climate goals, Student courses Jan-Mar 2023, Government targets for apprentices, Crackdown on dodgy providers, NSW VET Review – progresses, Adv-Diploma Forum Newcastle – 25 Oct 2023, Smart & Skilled Update, It’s small business and safe work month, Powering Skills forums, Overseas qualified upskilling program, Nominate woman of the year, UEE & UET ASQA Transition period extension, ACCC LG Solar battery warning, InfiniSpark upgrades EL0039 and EL0014 test board, Heat pumps, Electrical incidents and shocks, Too many fatalities and injuries, NSW to legislate emissions targets, and latest energy news

Download a PDF version of the News Service 123 1. ETU WARNS OF SKILLS SHORTFALL IN NATION’S CLIMATE GOALS San Williams reports in the 4 October 2023 edition of Electrical Connection of an anticipated the huge shortfall of skilled persons required to support Australia’s transition to a clean energy economy.  The article state, “Electrical Trades […]

News Service 122 – Minister on updating the VET Plan – Employment White Paper, NSW education budget, Migrant skills assessment reform, Training Package role for DEWR, Call for advisory group members, NSW VET Review consultations, WorldSkills news, I&C Teacher vacancy RMIT, Women in construction, Nominate woman of the year, Know someone with an overseas electrical qualification, Labour market update, Smart & Skilled update, October is small business and safe work month, Senate electrification inquiry, Electrical incidents, Refrigerant news, Solar installer convicted, EV charging, Energy transition – hydrogen, gas and challengers.

Download a PDF version of the News Service 122 1. REVITALISING NATIONAL PLANNING IN VET – MINISTERIAL STATEMENT The Hon Brendan O’Connor MP, Minister for Skills and Training in an address to the house on 14 September 2023 stating that creation of Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA), and the creation of ten Jobs and Skills […]

News Service 121 – Electrical trainer vacancy, July job ads up, ASQA compliance guide, NCVER 2022 apprentice & trainee and VET activity reports, Powering Skills JSC webinar, NSW VET Review launch, WorldSkills and National Skills Week, HVACR women’s nominations closing, Apprentice support tender open, VET qualification reform group announced, Smart & Skilled 211-212, InfiniSpark’s new UEEEL047 resource, Free hydrogen course, Electrical safety incidents-shocks, Safety news, Energy industry news

Download a PDF version of the News Service 121 1. ELECTRICAL TRADE TRAINER VACANCY – HUNTER AREA Central Coast Community College is expanding and is in urgent need of an Electrical Trade Trainer.  If you are a u a skilled electrician looking for a new and rewarding career path?  Look no further! Hunter-V-Tec’s Rutherford campus […]

News Service 120 – NCVER Online Teaching, New 5 Job Skills Councils, Skills Ministers Communique, NSW VET Review, ASQA steps up action, JSA Energy Workforce report delayed, Nominate women in HVACR, SafeTea event, Electrician find, Electrocution warning, Five licence holders disciplined, SafeWork NSW Blueprint 2026, Sep is Qld’s Electrical Safety Week, Construction collapses continues, Revision Wiring Rules, Energy Industry news

Download a PDF version of the News Service 120 1. COMMON TRAITS OF EFFECTIVE ONLINE TEACHING The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) has released its latest research report into the common traits of effective online teaching.  The Report, titled ‘Effective teaching practices and student support services in online VET’, examined effective teaching practices […]

News Service 119 – ASQA RTO warning, Call for army of skilled workers, RTO guide for trainers, Unemployment rate declines, ANZSCO review, Woolies WRD open day, NSW to conduct VET review, Join NSW Women’s Council, Women careers, Training initiative launched for regional NSW, Nextgen applications open, Fatal electric shock, Electrical disciplinary hearings, SWA Carcinogens survey, NSW electrical safety in construction, Solar warning, Banning gas connections, and Safety of solar traffic.

Download a PDF version of the News Service 119 1. ASQA ISSUES WARNING OVER POOR TRAINING PRACTICES – ELECTRICAL Master Electricians Australia (MEA) reports in its MEA Industry News of 5 June 2023 that the Australian Skills Quality Authority has issued a warning to training organisations that it is concerned about the way some RTOs […]

News Service 118 – Recruitment eases, Joint gender equality submission, Electrician training shocker, Apprentice numbers down, Post-Trade Training Forum, 2023 ‘electrification’ budget, NECA budget response, R U OK?, Apprentices earn more, Understanding OTSR, VET regional delivery podcast, LLN survey, NETM microcredentials, Solar installer fined, SafeWork at heights survey, Lightning seminars, Unlicensed worker convicted, Prohibition AC RCDs, Mandating house energy rating, Qld electrical safety act overhaul, Solar performance report, InfiniSpark opens new factory, 2nd tender opens NSW renewables generation, Gas target gives rise to hydrogen

Download a PDF version of the News Service 118 1. JSA SURVEY – RECRUITMENT ACTIVITY EASES FIVE POINTS Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA) monthly survey of at least 1000 employers indicates recruitment activity over the month of April 2023, eased by 5 percentage points to 50% of employers recruiting.  The survey report states, “This month’s […]

News Service 117 – Learning to teach a trade in TAFE, Post-trade training forum, Women’s Pathfinder Project a success, Clean-energy study closing, Tax dollars and training resources for EVs, Improving VET completions, Access to Australian standards, NCVER data, Rise of prosumers, NECA & SafeWork NSW joint workshops, ARCTick licencing, Electrical incidents knowledge sharing, and Safety and energy news

Download a PDF version of the News Service 117 1. NSW UE ITAB TO HOLD POST-TRADE TRAINING FORUM 30 MAY 2023 – CIV DIPLOMA & A-DIPLOMA The NSW UE ITAB has received a number of enquiries from industry stakeholders regarding issues with accessing training in NSW in the post-trade Electrotechnology area – specifically CIV, Diploma […]

News Service 116 – Minister’s address to JSCs, JSA Clean Energy Capacity Study, House Reps Public Hearing – Perceptions of VET, JSA latest labour market data, Productivity Commission urges broader access to VET, Proposed New Training Product Model, MAE Careers Showcase Days for Women, Mentoring female apprentices, NCVER report student equity in VET, Smart & Skilled Update, Trade Pathways Grant Open, Electrical incidents, Wellbeing training for workers and apprentices, Safety and Industry news (electrify everything!)

Download a PDF version of the News Service 116 1. MINISTER ADDRESSES TO THE NEW JOBS AND SKILLS COUNCILS (JSCs) The Minister for Skills and Training, The Hon Brendan O’Connor MP, delivered a keynote address to the Jobs and Skills Councils (JSCs) Onboarding Forum on 28 February 2023.  The Minister highlighted the expectations and opportunities […]

News Service 115 – Updated apprenticeship priority list includes green jobs, Qualifications reform survey closes soon, What’s wrong with Australia’s VET system, Can women be tradies, Jobs & Skills Australia paper and skills classification review, 2023 Training Awards, Smart & Skilled update, VET REPS inquiry, Next generation RAC tradies, Safety and Industry news

Download a PDF version of the News Service 115 HAPPY NEW YEARWISHING YOU MUCH PROSPERITY AND HAPPINESS IN 2023 Compliments of the season.  Welcome back to 2023. We wish our readers had a happy start to the new year and hope that 2023 brings you and your loved ones good health, happiness and much prosperity. […]

News Service 114 – A timely obituary to the VET system, Selling VET, NCVER data student VET numbers decline, NSW Training Awards open, Smart & Skilled news, Mechanical services saga ends, Positive outlook for HVAC, Electric shock incident, Electricians staying alive, Arc fault incident, Safety and Energy news, Switzerland plans to ban EVs

Download a PDF version of the News Service 114 1. A TIMELY OBITUARY TO THE VET SYSTEM – AISC As we close out 2022, we note that the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system is again at the frontlines of a continuous battery of consultations or enquiries to effect change, all supposedly to improve the […]

News Service 113 – Electrical Trade Trainer job, Tech to increase productivity, Consultations – Apprenticeship support, Gas & Electricity Act and Health, Women in trades, Education pathways program, Regulator morale down, Electricity Jobs Advocate 1st report, Australian Training Awards winners, NSW Small Business last week, Union slams CEDA licencing plan, Electrician fined, ACCC deadly solar batteries, Electrical safety webinar, Energy & renewables

Download a PDF version of the News Service 113 1. ADAPTIVE NSW – HOW EMBRACING TECH COULD RECHARGE OUR PROSPERITY The NSW Productivity Commission has released its latest report on how emerging technologies could enhance productivity and improve economic growth in NSW.  The November 2022 titled, “Adaptive NSW: how embracing tech could recharge our prosperity”, […]

News Service 112 – Survey finds highest demand for technicians & trade workers, Oct labour market tight, Skills Ministers to lead VET reform, Apprentice consultations, SA strikes deal free TAFE training, Electrical licensing discipline actions – electric shock, RTOs to report category of ‘electrical equipment’, Women in trades showcase, What now? What next?, Data trends, EV skills, ETU calls for clear VET voices, Electrical laws review – on the spot fines, Asbestos awareness, Hydrogen, PV-Powered HVAC, Renewables-solar, Grid skills, Energy transition, Small businesses month

Download a PDF version of the News Service 112 1. AIG REPORT SHOWS DEMAND FOR TECHNICIANS AND TRADES WORKERS REACHED 69% The AI Group’s Centre for Education and Training released its 2022 Workforce Development Skills Survey Report, November 2022: Listening to Australian businesses on skills and workforce needs.  The Survey is conducted every two years.  […]

News Service 111 – Online jobs small increase, unemployment down, Female careers showcase, NSW Gov review of electrical laws, ASQA issues alert to providers, Merging VET & HE, Apprentice taskforce established, Death notice to dodgy RTOs, Championing gender equality, Electrical safety – switch off power, Electrical checking & testing, Lighting changes, Powerline injury, Electrician stripped of registration, Worker jailed after dropping concrete on apprentice, SafeWork NSW construction update, NSW SmallBizMonth, Cost-benefit solar with battery, EV wave, Transgrid’s major transmission work

Download a PDF version of the News Service 111 1. ONLINE JOB ADS SLIGHTLY INCREASE IN OCT 2022 The National Skills Commission (NSC) released on the 9th of November 2022, the October 2022 Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) report showing that job advertisements increased by 0.5% (or 1,400 job ads) in October 2022 to stand at […]

News Service 110 – Draft RTO standards out for feedback, Women in non-traditional jobs, Trades Forum – 9 Nov, New future skills courses, Gov VET expenditure 2021, Smart & Skilled, VET student loans, Pracbox update, Worker killed HV powerline, Gas & Electricity Act review, Safe Work Australia stats & guides, Stay ‘switched on’ website, Licenced Fridgies over 100 000, NSW Small biz month, Union-Gov sign Energy Charter, ASIC greenwashing fine, utilities & energy news

Download a PDF version of the News Service 110 1. DRAFT REVISED RTO STANDARDS RELEASED FOR FEEDBACK The Australian Skills quality Authority (ASQA) reports in the latest ASQA News of 3 November 2022, that the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) released for public consultation on the 2 November 2022, draft revised Standards for […]

News Service 109 – Jobs & Skills Australia established, TAFE at heart of Budget, Apprentice – numbers up, NSW regional travel cards, foundation skills, and pre-apprenticeships, MAE Career Showcase Days, FREE PLC course, Say Yes To Trades, Release 5.0 Electro TP & CIII Electrician transition extension, Review of SafeWork NSW, HBA Review, Licence checker, SWMS, Builder fined, Electrical shock incidents, Battery safety, Hydrogen trucks, Energy & renewables news

Download a PDF version of the News Service 109 NSW UE ITAB NEWS SERVICE 109 1. JOBS AND SKILLS AUSTRALIA – BUDGET AND FORMATION The latest National Skills Commission (NSC) news of 26 October 2022, reports on the Government’s recent Federal Budget announcement regarding the establishment of the new Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA) entity. […]

News Service 108 – ASQA loses TP gig, Apprentice Employer Guide approved, Job ads decline-labour market tight, Apprentices need more state support, Hydrogen Skills roadmap, Gas TP update, VET data webinar, QLD invests in renewable energy & Boeing in training centres, Skills training needed in Gov, WorldSkills RAC winners, HVAC Safety videos, Electrical shocks and incidents, ACCC electrical recall, Energy News

Download a PDF version of the News Service 108 1. GOVERNMENT SEEKS ALTERNATE ARRANGEMENT TO ASQA FOR TRAINING PACKAGE QA The Australian Government’s DEWR website alludes to a little-known recent decision by Skills Ministers, that has gone under the radar, regarding the future quality assurance responsibility of Training Packages.  It was proposed that ASQA would […]

News Service 107 – Apprentice number up, Employment white paper, Minister to tackle skills & labour shortages, MAE careers for females, AISC endorses ESI-TDR TP Release 4.0, REL in ACT, NSW Skills List consultation, Survey report of ALN providers, ARC Summer campaign, Call for fair access to standards, Support in trade training can make a difference, FPAA election, Safety, Electrical Incidents, Energy News

Download a PDF version of the News Service 107 1. APPRENTICE AND TRAINEE COMMENCEMENTS UP, HIGHEST NUMBER FOR A QUARTER SINCE 2012 NCVER Media Release of 12 October 2022 shows that Apprentice and trainee commencements increased to 85 470 in the March quarter 2022, the highest quarterly level since the June quarter 2012 (126 180). […]

News Service 106 – Skill shortage crises, Electricians disqualified in NSW, OFT Notice for RTOs re disconnect-reconnect, prioritising VET funding, VET Skills Ministers meet, PC urges CIII-CIV VET loans, Smart & Skilled 184, STEM Careers and Women in Trades, RAC careers future, MS licence deadline, Energy Skills Australia, Electrical incidents, Invested in Thomson Bridge, Safety and Critical Hydrogen Skills

Download a PDF version of the News Service 106 1. 2022 SKILLS PRIORITY LIST ALMOST DOUBLES OCCUPATIONS WITH SKILLS SHORTAGES Electrical workers are in demand and listed in the top 20 largest employing occupations in Australia.  Future demand in this occupational area is strong, says National Skills Commission (NSC) in its latest 2022 Skills Priority […]

News Service 105 – August online jobs up, Apprentice subsidies questioned, UET TDR transition, Woolworths apprenticeships, Smart & Skilled, HBA reform, TGA makeover, Skill Shortage survey, Women Awards & Careers, NSW Training Award winners, Capstone test, Safety and Energy news

Download a PDF version of the News Service 105 1. AUGUST ONLINE JOBS UP The National Skills Commission (NSC) reports in its 14 September news service that online job advertisements rebounded in August 2022.  “The NSC’s Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) shows job advertisements for August this year increased by 2.6% (or 7,700 advertisements) to 301,100, […]

News Service 104 – Don’t rush skills reform, VET vs Uni graduate pathways, HBA Review, Energy and Electrotechnology Training Package IRC updates, ASQA, Foundation Skills, 2023 Women Awards, Electric Shock, Dead or Alive, Safety and Energy news

Download a PDF version of the News Service 104 1. DON’T RUSH ON SKILLS REFORM The education section of the Australia Financial Review (AFR) 13 September 2022 edition included an opinion piece by Claire Field, managing director of Claire Field and Associates.  The article suggests government should pause and reflect before embarking on yet another […]

News Service 103 – Outcomes of Jobs & Skills Summit, Minister wants simpler qualifications, HBA Building reforms feedback, NSW Skill Shortage survey, Women careers event a success, ABS ANZSCO feedback, Smart & Skilled 178-180, Apply Cert 4 WHS Scholarship, Tools to reskill workforce, using licensed RAC technicians, Qld’s electrical safety week, Safety and industry news

Download a PDF version of News Service 103 1. GOVT RELEASES OUTCOMES OF THE JOBS AND SKILLS SUMMIT DOCUMENT The Government has released a summary of the Jobs and Skills Summit it held 1-2 September 2022.  The Prime Minister’s Media Release states, “The Jobs and Skills Summit has brought Australians together to agree on immediate […]

News Service 101 – Jobs-Skills Summit paper, Labour market strong, Productivity performance inquiry, TAFEs excel, Women in trades, Safety – SWMS & SWPs for apprentices, multimeters, AS/NZS3000 Wiring Rules Committee, Industry news

Download a PDF version of News Service 101 1. GOVT JOBS & SKILLS SUMMIT ISSUES PAPER The Australian Government has released the much-awaited issues paper for the forthcoming Jobs and Skills Summit.  Promotion for the background to the paper on the Government Treasury website, states, “The Jobs and Skills Summit (the Summit) will bring together […]

News Service 100 – Job ads down, Apprentice completions decrease, Women in MAE, Skills Week, Electric shock, C4 Scholarship, Safety, RAC PD

Download a PDF version of News Service 100 1. ONLINE JOB ADS DECREASE IN JULY 2022 The National Skills Commission (NSC) released the latest data on job advertisements on 10 August 2022, reporting that job ads decreased in July.  It is the first recorded monthly decline in 2022.  Job advertisements measured using the Internet Vacancy […]

News Service 99 – Select Committee for Workforce Australia, NSW Training Awards, Industry Skill Clusters, Path 2 tech jobs, electrical deaths, safety news & energy news

1. WORKFORCE AUSTRALIA SELECT COMMITTEE TO EXAMINE IMPLEMENTATION The Hon Tony Burke MP, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations AND Minister for the Arts issued a Media Release on 2 August 2022 announcing the Government would establish a Select Committee of the House of Representatives to examine the implementation of Workforce Australia. The Media Release […]

News Service 98 – Apprentice numbers down & supervisor guide, JSA forming, NETM microcredentials, Focus on women, Skills week & grants, health-safety-RAC-electrical news

DOWNLOAD A PDF COPY OF NEWS SERVICE 98 – HERE 1. APPRENTICES AND TRAINEES 2021 NUMBERS DOWN FOR DECEMBER QTR NCVER has released the latest snapshot of apprenticeships and traineeships across Australia.  The new publication presents statistics on commencements, completions, cancellations and withdrawals and those currently in training. The data shows: In-training as at 31 […]

News Service 97 – Electrical Inspector Jobs, Electro Update, Gov VET funding, No Skills Deal, Tight job market, Women in Riverina, TAFE Talks, ERAC News

DOWNLOAD A COPY OF NEWS SERVICE 97 – HERE 1. UEE ELECTROTECHNOLOGY TRAINING PACKAGE UPDATE TO RELEASE 3.2 Australian Industry Standards (AIS) has advised that the Electrotechnology Training Package (UEE) has been updated to Release 3.2.  The advice states, “Since publishing release 2.0 of the UEE Electrotechnology Training Package in October 2020 some Registered Training […]

News Service 96 – Million students in gov-funded VET, TD&R & Electro updates, Gas Trainer Assessor Job, Skills Outlook, Worldskills, Grid Training Partnership, Apprentice incentives, Learning, Licensing, Safety & Industry News

1. MORE THAN A MILLION STUDENTS ENROLLED IN GOVERNMENT-FUNDED VET TAFE Directors Australia also reports in its latest (18 July 2022), TDA Newsletter of the NCVER report recently released more than a million students enrolled in government-funded VET.  The article states, “A total of 1.25 million students were enrolled in government-funded vocational education and training […]

News Service 95-Apprentices ‘left behind’, Fixing skill shortages, TAFE more students, Women in Riverina, ‘YES’ to Trades, Talented Technicians, Skills Targets unmet, eProfiling, Star-Delta quiz, WorldSkills cancelled, Energy crisis, Packages, Safety

1. ELECTRICAL APPRENTICES ‘LEFT BEHIND’ BY FAIR WORK COMMISSION’S ANNUAL WAGE REVIEW Reporter Ellen Tansley writes in the 15 June 2022 edition of News.Com.Au that the Fair Work Commission has left apprentices behind in its latest annual wage review. Ellen states, “Today’s minimum wage decision hasn’t been good news for all, with one group left […]

News Service 94 – Unemployment down, Expect long term Skill Shortages, VET online, Training Package update – ESI-TDR, ASQA Webinar, Free-fee training, Women in trades & strategy, Electrical fatality, Energy crisis, Safety & Industry news

1. LAST TIME THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WAS LOWER THAN THIS WAS IN AUGUST 1974 Damian Oliver, Assistant Secretary for Pricing and Performance at the National Skills Commission (NSC) delivered an address to the ITEC22 Conference on June 2, 2022, signalled that we may be entering a “world where employees may be harder to find”.  Mr […]

News Service 93 – VET National Agreement, Update – Training Packages, Say yes to trades, NSW A&T Data to May 2022, New Ministers, Smart & Skilled, Online delivery, Electrical incidents, Safety and Industry News

1. WILL A NEW GOVERNMENT UNDO KNOTTED PROBLEMS IN THE STALLED REFORM OF THE VET NATIONAL AGREEMENT AND THE AQF? Craig Fowler provides an opinion piece in the 2 June 2022 edition of Campus Review as to whether the new government can undo knotted problems in the stalled reform of the VET National Agreement and […]

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 […]