News Service 104 – Don’t rush skills reform, VET vs Uni graduate pathways, HBA Review, Energy and Electrotechnology Training Package IRC updates, ASQA, Foundation Skills, 2023 Women Awards, Electric Shock, Dead or Alive, Safety and Energy news

Download a PDF version of the News Service 104 1. DON’T RUSH ON SKILLS REFORM The education section of the Australia Financial Review (AFR) 13 September 2022 edition included an opinion piece by Claire Field, managing director of Claire Field and Associates.  The article suggests government should pause and reflect before embarking on yet another […]

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 64 – IRC to review Electro concerns, ESI TDR updates approved, another DESE reform survey, smart & skilled updates, electrical safety, Tradies – free solar course, 50 yrs in the RAC trade, Safety – battery fires and Industry news

ELECTROTECHNOLOGY IRC TO CONSIDER OUTCOMES OF LAST WEEK’S CONSULTATION UPDATES TO UET ESI TDR SECTOR TRAINING PACKAGE APPROVED QUALIFICATIONS REFORM SURVEY NOW OPEN! SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE – NO. 125-142 JANUARY TO JULY 2021 SMART AND SKILLED – NSW SKILLS LIST UPDATE – JAN-JUL2021 FAILING TO NOTIFY A SERIOUS INCIDENT IS AN OFFENCE WORKSAFE VICTORIA […]

News Service 13 – 1 June 2020 (letter of concern to AISC UEE11, PM’s JobMaker address, safety)

News Service this week covers: NSW UE ITAB FORWARDS LETTER OF CONCERN TO ASIC ON UEE11 REVIEW PROCESS PRIME MINISTER’S ADDRESS, NATIONAL PRESS CLUB (26 May 2020) ERAC INFORMATION BULLETIN – EQUIPMENT WITH PLUG PORTIONS (MARCH 2020) BRITAIN PAYING GENERATORS TO SWITCH OFF? NEW AMEC RULE: DISTRIBUTION NETWORK CAN SUPPLY CUSTOMERS WITH STAND-ALONE POWER SYSTEMS […]

ETU-CEPU HIGHLIGHTS MAJOR CONCERNS WITH RELEASE 2.0 ELECTROTECHNOLOGY TRAINING PACKAGE CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT

The ETU-CEPU has released a report that raises serious concerns with the quality and efficacy of the Electrotechnology Training Package revision process (Release 2.0).  As the ETU is a member of the Industry Reference Committee (IRC) this is a stinging rebuke of the whole Skill Service Organisation (SSO) model.  The model clearly has evolved to […]

Electrotechnology Training Package Case for Endorsement going through its last process falls short on credibility

Australian Industry Standards (AIS) on behalf of the Electrotechnology Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has proceeded to submit its Case for Endorsement to State Training Authorities (STAs) in the penultimate process, before proceeding to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) to seek endorsement of the revised Electrotechnology Training Package.  The Case for Endorsement Submission is […]