NSW UE ITAB News Service 130 – Position advertisement for NSW UE ITAB Executive Officer and DEWR announces release of a background paper for reviewing Australian apprenticeships incentives. NSW budget announces investment in TAFE, apprenticeships, and VET teachers. Construction sector recognised as the most attractive field to work in. NSW VET review stresses the importance of secure funding for training providers. Women in HVACR program makes its return in 2024. Smart & Skilled Update provided. Insights and in-person TAG meeting from the Powering Skills Organisation. TAFETalks analyses impact of VET policy on TAFE over past two decades. Recruitment activity softened in May, but demand remains strong for technical and trade skills. Free supervisor workshops for employers and apprentice supervisors available, and a new electrical apprentice supervision practice standard to be mandated in Sep 2024. The Clean Energy Skills Centre of Excellence, led by TAFE, garners praise from industry. Updates provided on electrical licensing disciplinary actions for May and for QLD Electrical Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2024. Safety concerns related to e-bike battery dangers highlighted, and the latest data on large-scale renewable energy targets for May now accessible. Australians show strong support for renewable energy but prioritise cost and reliability amid rising energy prices, and a NSW roundtable set to develop a renewable energy workforce plan. EV insurance hurdles.

Download a PDF version of the News Service 130 1.  POSITION ADVERT – NSW UE ITAB EXECUTIVE OFFICER REMINDER: The NSW Utilities & Electrotechnology Industry Training Advisory Body (NSW UE ITAB) is currently seeking the services of an experienced and qualified person to take on the position of Executive Officer from July 2024. The NSW […]

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 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 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 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 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 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 […]

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 […]