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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 […]