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 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 86 – New apprentice funding scheme, Skills Classification update, Row of Skills Agreement, VET in Schools, ASQA Course Guide, Bulldogs-STC partnership, Smart & Skilled, Gas Package, Microcredentials Framework, Safety & Industry News

1. FUNDING THE INDIVIDUAL MAY WELL CONTRIBUTE TO HIGHER APPRENTICE COMPLETIONS TAFE Directors Australia’s CEO, Jenny Dodd, provides an editorial article in the latest, 4 April 2022 TDA Newsletter regarding the announcement in the 2022 Budget of a new Australian Apprenticeships Incentive System (AAIS), where apprentices and trainees in priority occupations will receive a direct […]

News Service 83 – Job ads rise, top 10 skills slated to grow, Support ERET Skills Cluster, TAFE NSW meets industry, Generation Training Package, Nominate RAC apprentice award, Skill shortages, Electric shock, Safety & Industry news

1. ONLINE JOB ADS INCREASE STRONGLY AGAIN IN FEBRUARY The National Skills Commission (NSC) has released, 11 March 2022, its preliminary February Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) results.  The results show that online job advertisements increased by 3.6% (9,300 job advertisements) in February 2022, to 269,700. The National Skills Commission (NSC) has released, 11 March 2022, […]

News Service 75 – VET Funding election agenda, Webinars – electrical incidents investigation & Industry Skills, Training Package update, ABS new ANZSCO, VET Fee relief, Safety – asbestos, save lives app, smoke alarms, Standards and industry news

1. CLAIRE FIELD ON THE NUMBERS THAT WILL DRIVE VET FUNDING Wednesday’s 24 November 2021, Campus Morning Mail featured an article by Claire Field on the numbers that will drive VET funding.  Claire, felt that “if the Commonwealth puts enough money on the table for states and territories then reforms are likely.”  Given the National […]

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 71 – TAFE NSW cuts face-to-face hours, Feds reveal industry clusters, labour market career options, S&S Update, NCVER March quarter – apprentice and trainee data, Battery trainer needed, Safety and Industry news

1. TAFE NSW TO CUT FACE-TO-FACE DELIVERY HOURS IN TRADE QUALIFICATION Not content with just selling properties, as reported in the SMH by Anna Patty, 28 October 2021, TAFE NSW has now turned its attention to cutting face-to-face delivery hours in vocational subjects to save time and money on teaching staff.  It is now relying […]

News Service 66 – VET GROWTH, Electricity Safety Week, SMEs for Electro, Have your say on Skills Reform, Vote & nominate award finalists, NSC Survey, Seized RAC equipment, CCN’s top 20 Techs, Safety & Industry News

CLAIRE FIELD COUNTS VET GROWTH LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR ELECTRICITY SAFETY WEEK SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS (SMEs) NEEDED FOR ELECTROTECHNOLOGY QUALIFICATIONS REFORM WEBINARS – REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN! HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE DRAFT VET WORKFORCE QUALITY STRATEGY PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD FINALISTS 2021 NOMINATIONS OPEN – NSW WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS NATIONAL SKILLS COMMISSION SEEKS […]

News Service 36 – NSW 2020 Budget for trades, UEE needs RAC update, feedback for ESI-TDR Training Package, Smart & Skilled 119 + 118, Electrical safety campaign by SafeWork NSW, electrical product recall, gas licensing and industry news

NSW BUDGET TO ALLOCATE $57.4 MILLION TO HELP WOMEN AND MATURE WORKERS GET TRADE QUALIFICATIONS UEE NEEDS REFRIGERATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING UPDATE FEEDBACK SOUGHT – ESI TRANSMISSION, DISTRIBUTION AND RAIL TRAINING PACKAGE SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE – NO. 119 SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE – NO. 118 SAFEWORK NSW – NEW CAMPAIGN TO REDUCE RISK ELECTRICAL WORK […]

News Services 31 – Electrotechnology Training Package endorsed; Gas Vision 2050 Webinar; Smart & Skilled Update 114; Shades of hydrogen ‘colors’; Electricity demand – stage 4 lockdowns; Hydrogen blend & gas framework; Small business & Safe Work Month; Gas added skill recovery scheme

SKILLS MINISTERS ENDORSE ELECTROTECHNOLOGY TRAINING PACKAGE FOR IMPLEMENTATION GAS VISION 2050 WEBINAR SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE NO 114 – 2 OCTOBER 2020 SHADES OF HYDROGEN: WHAT’S IN A COLOUR? STAGE 4 LOCKS DOWN ELECTRICITY DEMAND HYDROGEN BLENDING AND THE GAS COMMERCIAL FRAMEWORK REMEMBER IT IS SMALL BUSINESS MONTH AND SAFE WORK MONTH GAS RTO APPROVED […]

TAFE NSW confirms assessment of the off-the-job component of a UoC, is graded

The NSW UE ITAB in its previous News Services’ has highlighted industry’s preference and requirement for RTOs to formally report the results of an apprentice’s off-the-job (knowledge and skills) competent of a Unit of Competency in a graded (percentage) form.  This preference and requirement is reflected in the Assessment Guidelines and units of competency of […]

Electrotechnology and ESI RTO Forum 1, 2020 DEFERRED

Please be advised that the RTO Forum scheduled for 18th March 2020, has been DEFERRED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience and announcement that we have decided to defer the event.  It comes in light of discussions with the event host and 16th March 2020 announcement by both the ACT and Victorian […]