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 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 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 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 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 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 […]

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 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 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 […]