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 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 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 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 78 – Release of skills paper, apprenticeships numbers rise, Generation TP feedback, NSW Training Awards open, Career Revive 2022 EoI, TAE Review, Best Practice Guide V3, Smart & Skilled 155, ASP Review, Industry & Safety News

1. SKILLS WE NEED FOR THE FUTURE WE WANT – PART 1 The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has released its much-awaited latest Part 1 opinion piece on the “Skills we need for the future we want”.Written by Andrew Dettmer, National President of the AMWU and Ian Curry, National Coordinator – Skills, Training and Apprenticeships […]

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 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 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 46 – AISC achievements, ASQA Update, JobTrainer courses, 2021 NSW Training Awards close 6 days, NSW Women’s Award invitation, Register – ESI Industry Webinars, Electrical risks & quarry blitz, Safety & Innovation, how electricity gets to you

AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRY AND SKILLS COMMITTEE: ACHIEVEMENTS AT A GLANCE ASQA UPDATE – DELIVERING ON OUR REFORMS TO REGULATORY CULTURE AND PRACTICE NSW DEPT OF EDUCATION RELEASES PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS ON FEE-FREE AND LOW-FEE JOBTRAINER COURSES 2021 NSW TRAINING AWARDS CLOSE IN SIX DAYS!! INVITATION TO NSW WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS CEREMONY REGISTER NOW FOR ESI […]

News Service 42 – Productivity Commission Final VET Report, NSW UE ITAB Awarded Grant, UE Training Packages – feedback & concern, Smart & Skilled Update (127, 126, 125), Skills Reform Consultations, Supervisor Module – Safety

PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION RELEASES FINAL SKILLS AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT REPORT TRAINING SERVICES NSW AWARDS GRANT TO NSW UE ITAB FOR UTILITIES AND ELECTROTECHNOLOGY UE TRAINING PACKAGES – FEEDBACK SOUGHT AND MAJOR CONCERN SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE No. 127, 126, 125 – 8 FEB 2021 SKILLS REFORM CONSULTATIONS CONSTRUCTION SITE SUPERVISORS WORKSHOP – MODULE 3 1.   PRODUCTIVITY […]

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 […]