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 […]

NSW UE ITAB News Service 129 – Investing in skills and training, UEITAB Executive Officer Position Advert, JSA – Australian Skills Classification user survey, Core skills occupation list open for consultation, TAFE’s struggle for course self-accreditation, Global celebration of change, Reforming NSW Apprenticeship System, Survey – Hydrogen Initiative, Smart & Skilled Update – May 2024, Powering Skills Organisation – Insights Update and Subject Matter Experts needed, SafeWork NSW 2024 regional forums, NCVER satisfaction high for international onshore VET completers, NSW Electrical Apprentice Supervision Practice Standard to be mandated Sep 2024, Electrical licensing disciplinary action, Home detention for tradesman’s death, NSW Building Commission regional inspections, Electrical Safety Incidents – Mar 2024, NCVER – Driving towards a green economy, CO2 training in action, Horizon Power to run vehicle-to-grid trial, Essential Energy trials streetlight EV charger, Refrigerant Reclaim Australia helps save 10,000,000 Kgs greenhouse gas refrigerants, Australia’s Energy Puzzle – Smart Solar Reforms.

Download a PDF version of the News Service 129 1.  INVESTING IN SKILLS AND TRAINING TO SUPPORT A FUTURE MADE IN AUSTRALIA The Minister for Skills and Training, The Hon Brendan O’Connor MP Media Release following the tabling of the May 2024 Government Budget highlighted the $600 million in measures in the 2024-25 Budget that […]

NSW UE ITAB News Service 128 – NCVER Apprentice employment outcome strong, NSW Fee-Free TAFE surges, Survey – Hydrogen initiative, Employer Survey – Future workforce training, Report Released – Parliamentary report on perceptions of VET, Leveraging AI in teaching and learning, ASQA April 2024 news, JSA – Online March job adverts held steady, Australian Training Awards nominations open, Smart & Skilled Update April 2024, PSO – Insights Update and TAG schedule of workshops, New professional engineers practice standard, Future made in Australia, Electrical company fined $150,000, Electrical licensing disciplinary action, Sparkie fined $10,000 live switchboard in classroom, Electrical Safety Incidents – Feb 2024, SafeWork NSW cracking down on unsafe rooftop solar installation and safety warning to prevent battery fires, Waratah super battery gets green light, Sole Trader turnover – worst in two years, Better solar panel recycling centres needed, Solar report – First Quarter 2024

Download a PDF version of the News Service 128 1.  NCVER – APPRENTICE AND TRAINEE EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES REMAIN STRONG In 2023, a significant number of trade apprentices and trainees found employment upon completing their training, as revealed by a newly published NCVER report. The Apprentice and Trainee Outcomes 2023 report indicates that 95.6% of those […]

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 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 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 26: Electrician electrocuted -domestic; STC signs-up to deliver HVACR & Electrical MACG courses; Electrical Trainer advert NECA; Local Taskforces to aid jobs recovery; ENA Awards; Energy Security Paper; ESOO; Seeding Hydrogen

ELECTRICIAN ELECTROCUTED WORKING AT A DOMESTIC PROPERTY SUPERIOR TRAINING SIGNS UP TO DELIVER HVACR & ELECTRICAL MACG COURSE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A TRAINER WITH NECA TRAINING? GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES LOCAL TASKFORCES TO AID JOBS RECOVERY ENA ANNOUNCES 2020 ENERGY NETWORKS AWARDS SHORT LIST ENERGY SECURITY BOARD RELEASES POST 2025 MARKET DESIGN CONSULTATION PAPER THE NEXT ELECTRICITY […]

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’, […]

News Service 22 – CIRCUIT TESTING GUIDE; ASQA – SELF REGULATION CONSULTATION; SMART & SKILLED 108; NCVER VET IN SCHOOLS REPORT; SAFETY INCIDENTS; ELECTRICAL LICENSING BREACHES; LOOKUPANDLIVE APP; ENA INDUSTRY AWARDS

DRAFT CIRCUIT TESTING MODEL FOR ELECTRICIANS ASQA – SELF REGULATION BACK IN VOGUE SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE NO. 108 – 4 AUGUST 2020 NCVER REPORT – VET IN SCHOOLS SAFETY INCIDENTS – SHARING THE KNOWLEDGE QUEENSLAND – ELECTRICAL LICENSING DISCIPLINARY ACTION SAFEWORK NSW – MORE WORKERS FALLING THROUGH ROOFS IN NSW QUEENSLAND – LOOKUPANDLIVE.COM.AU WEBSITE […]

QUESTIONNAIRE – Electrical Safety Project (ESP) seeks feedback on maintaining Electrician’s license in NSW

Members of the electrical industry are invited to participate in an industry focused questionnaire. With the imminent introduction of a new Building Commission in NSW, the New South Wales Utilities and Electrotechnology Industry Training Advisory Body (NSW UE ITAB) would like to invite you to participate in a very important and short questionnaire (ABOUT 2 […]

News Service – 18 May 2020

NSW BUILDING INQUIRY RECOMMENDS REGULATOR TO OVERSEE ELECTRICAL LICENSING, QUALITY AND SAFETY ELECTRICAL SAFETY PROJECT – UPDATE (ABOUT SAFE WORK PROCEDURES) MINE SAFETY NEW REPORT – DANGEROUS INCIDENT ELECTRICAL (IncNot0037311) ENA ANNOUNCES PLAN TO SUPPORT AUSTRALIA’S FUTURE GRID ELECTRICAL CABLE EXPLOSION DURING EXCAVATION WORK SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE No. 99 – 15 May 2020 SMART […]