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 […]

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 127 – NSW VET Review interim report released, Universities accord and VET, Qualification reform to Skills Ministers, Legislation to crackdown on dodgy VET providers passed, Online job ads decline, Labour market continues to soften, Clean energy sector workforce survey, Worldskills Australia Skillaroos 2024 team, NSW Training Awards 2024 closing, Australian training awards open, ARC is Banksia award finalist, Lodging RTO complaints, WPA launches new Industry Skills Accelerator, Barranggirra – skilling for employment initiative, New-look VOCEDplus website, Smart & Skilled update Mar 2024, Powering Skills Organisation update, 2024 Skills Conference registrations open, SafeWork NSW to be a standalone WHS regulator, Electrical safety incidents – JAN 2024, Commercial solar photovoltaic installer fined, apprentice electric shock fine, Refresher re AS-NZS 4836-2023, Federally funding EELS could lead to more renewable installations, CEC Report – almost 40 per cent of Australia’s electricity supplied by renewables.

Download a PDF version of the News Service 127 1.  NSW VET REVIEW INTERIM REPORT RELEASED The NSW VET Review Panel of Experts has released its Interim Report.  The Media Release states, “The NSW VET Review is a NSW Government commitment to rebuilding TAFE NSW and reskilling our state. The review has been undertaken by […]

News Service 126 – Online job ads decrease Jan 2024, New Electrical Apprentice Supervision Practice Standard, New JSA Commissioner, Piloting revised standards for RTOs, ASQA online tip-off service, Productivity commission reports on performance of VET, Smart & skilled update – No. 221-224 Jan 2024, PSO’s 2024 insights update forum, Registrations open – 2024 Skills Conference, ARC welcomes strengthening of ASQA, Consultation open – SEEP First Nations, Entries open to 2024 NSW Training Awards, 2024 applications Return To Work Pathways Program open, Women in energy breakfast, Electrical safety incidents Nov 23 – sharing the knowledge, Electricians charged, Electrical licensing disciplinary action, Electric shocks, NSW Building Commission inspection powers expand, Changes to Clean Energy Council (CEC) accreditation process, Community benefits for central-west Orana REZ, Release of fourth quarter 2023 Solar Report.

Download a PDF version of the News Service 126 1. ONLINE JOB ADVERTISEMENTS DECREASE IN JAN 2024 The Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA) reports this month that the January online job adverts decreased.  In seasonally adjusted terms, job advertisements decreased by 2% or 5,200 job advertisements to 254,500. The JSA states, “Latest data from Jobs […]

News Service 121 – Electrical trainer vacancy, July job ads up, ASQA compliance guide, NCVER 2022 apprentice & trainee and VET activity reports, Powering Skills JSC webinar, NSW VET Review launch, WorldSkills and National Skills Week, HVACR women’s nominations closing, Apprentice support tender open, VET qualification reform group announced, Smart & Skilled 211-212, InfiniSpark’s new UEEEL047 resource, Free hydrogen course, Electrical safety incidents-shocks, Safety news, Energy industry news

Download a PDF version of the News Service 121 1. ELECTRICAL TRADE TRAINER VACANCY – HUNTER AREA Central Coast Community College is expanding and is in urgent need of an Electrical Trade Trainer.  If you are a u a skilled electrician looking for a new and rewarding career path?  Look no further! Hunter-V-Tec’s Rutherford campus […]

News Service 108 – ASQA loses TP gig, Apprentice Employer Guide approved, Job ads decline-labour market tight, Apprentices need more state support, Hydrogen Skills roadmap, Gas TP update, VET data webinar, QLD invests in renewable energy & Boeing in training centres, Skills training needed in Gov, WorldSkills RAC winners, HVAC Safety videos, Electrical shocks and incidents, ACCC electrical recall, Energy News

Download a PDF version of the News Service 108 1. GOVERNMENT SEEKS ALTERNATE ARRANGEMENT TO ASQA FOR TRAINING PACKAGE QA The Australian Government’s DEWR website alludes to a little-known recent decision by Skills Ministers, that has gone under the radar, regarding the future quality assurance responsibility of Training Packages.  It was proposed that ASQA would […]

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 69 – Apply Snr Electrical Inspector Job, CIII Electrician UoC updated, AR for Electricians, Women’s Grants open, Understand performance assessment, VET Pathways news, Electrical Incidents – Safety News & Industry News

1. APPLY SENIOR ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR JOB The NSW Department of Customer Service is seeking to employ a Senior Electrical Inspector – Building Specialist Compliance Unit (NSW Fair Trading/Building & Construction Service).  The position advert states, “This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of experienced specialist trades inspectors and apply your technical expertise and […]

News Service 52 – Electro Regional Workshop Orange 10 May, Big change to MEM TP, ASQA webinar, Case for Change Utilities TPs, Complexities of electricity market, 1st Female Apprentice RAC, Electrical Safety Incidents, Industry Developments, Safety Pledge

UE – PRACTITIONER REGIONAL WORKSHOP IN ORANGE – 10 MAY 2021 UPDATED MEM TRAINING PACKAGE MANDATES APPRENTICESHIP PATHWAY FOR TRADES ASQA’S REGULATORY APPROACH WEBINAR CASE FOR CHANGE – UTILITIES TRAINING PACKAGES (FEEDBACK SOUGHT) GAS TRAINING PACKAGE ESI TRANSMISSION, DISTRIBUTION AND RAIL TRAINING PACKAGE ESI GENERATION TRAINING PACKAGES TRANSFORMING THE NATIONAL ELECTRICITY MARKET: HAVE YOUR SAY […]

News Service 47 – NSC ROLE IN VET PRICING MODEL, BOOSTING APPRENTICESHIP COMMENCEMENTS, NSW AWARDS EXTENSION, SKILLS WEBINARS, SAFEWORK INSPECTS CONSTRUCTION, SURVEYS – NCVER & CENTRE WHS, SAFETY MATTERS & INCIDENTS, ELECTRICAL SAFETY, INDUSTRY NEWS

HAS THE NSC SUFFICIENT LEVERAGE TO STIMULATE AN EFFICIENT AND FAIR VET PRICING MODEL GOVERNMENT EXTENDS APPRENTICESHIP COMMENCEMENTS PROGRAM 12 MONTHS NSW TRAINING AWARDS APPLICATIONS EXTENDED – 21 MARCH 2021 VET QUALITY REFORM CONSULTATIONS REMINDER: DESE REGISTER NOW FOR GAS INDUSTRY SKILLS WEBINAR REGISTER NOW FOR ELECTROTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY SKILLS WEBINAR SAFEWORK TO EXAMINE SYDNEY CONSTRUCTION […]

News Service 32 – Confusion reigns on Electrotechnology Training Package roll-out; Support NSWUEITAB’s continuance; Register subsidised trainer/teacher skillset; Student work experience warning; Safety Incidents; Lookup and live; Electricity market news

CONFUSION REIGNS ON THE INTRODUCTION OF THE UPDATED ELECTROTECHNOLOGY TRAINING PACKAGE DO YOU SUPPORT THE WORK OF THE NSW UE ITAB – LET US KNOW THOUGHT ABOUT A CAREER AS A TRADE TEACHER/TRAINER, BUT NOT SURE WHAT TO DO? QUEENSLAND ELECTRICAL REGULATOR ISSUES WARNING ON STUDENTS’ ELECTRICAL WORK EXPERIENCE ELECTRICAL INCIDENT: ELECTRICIAN RECEIVES TRAUMATIC BURNS […]