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 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 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 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 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 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’, […]

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 […]