News Service 120 – NCVER Online Teaching, New 5 Job Skills Councils, Skills Ministers Communique, NSW VET Review, ASQA steps up action, JSA Energy Workforce report delayed, Nominate women in HVACR, SafeTea event, Electrician find, Electrocution warning, Five licence holders disciplined, SafeWork NSW Blueprint 2026, Sep is Qld’s Electrical Safety Week, Construction collapses continues, Revision Wiring Rules, Energy Industry news

Download a PDF version of the News Service 120 1. COMMON TRAITS OF EFFECTIVE ONLINE TEACHING The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) has released its latest research report into the common traits of effective online teaching.  The Report, titled ‘Effective teaching practices and student support services in online VET’, examined effective teaching practices […]

News Service 110 – Draft RTO standards out for feedback, Women in non-traditional jobs, Trades Forum – 9 Nov, New future skills courses, Gov VET expenditure 2021, Smart & Skilled, VET student loans, Pracbox update, Worker killed HV powerline, Gas & Electricity Act review, Safe Work Australia stats & guides, Stay ‘switched on’ website, Licenced Fridgies over 100 000, NSW Small biz month, Union-Gov sign Energy Charter, ASIC greenwashing fine, utilities & energy news

Download a PDF version of the News Service 110 1. DRAFT REVISED RTO STANDARDS RELEASED FOR FEEDBACK The Australian Skills quality Authority (ASQA) reports in the latest ASQA News of 3 November 2022, that the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) released for public consultation on the 2 November 2022, draft revised Standards for […]

News Service 98 – Apprentice numbers down & supervisor guide, JSA forming, NETM microcredentials, Focus on women, Skills week & grants, health-safety-RAC-electrical news

DOWNLOAD A PDF COPY OF NEWS SERVICE 98 – HERE 1. APPRENTICES AND TRAINEES 2021 NUMBERS DOWN FOR DECEMBER QTR NCVER has released the latest snapshot of apprenticeships and traineeships across Australia.  The new publication presents statistics on commencements, completions, cancellations and withdrawals and those currently in training. The data shows: In-training as at 31 […]

News Service 88 – Future workforce inquiry, Australia loses VET champion, Join ARC team, Training Package update-TDR, Adult literacy inquiry, eliminating VET stigma, Women in trades, Electrical incidents – electrocution, Australian Standards, Safety & Industry news

1. THE FUTURE WORKFORCE – A CENTRAL COMPONENT OF LATEST PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION INTERIM REPORT The Australian Productivity Commission has released its latest update for Inquiry Participants.  The Inquiry is to provide the Australian Government with an overarching analysis of Australia’s productivity performance, and recommend an actionable roadmap to assist with productivity-enhancing reforms for the future, […]

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 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 77 – State of Australia’s Skills, Electro Trade teachers needed, Gen Skill Program, Industry Cluster briefing, Feedback for Electro & Skills webinar, Lack of skills, safety news, electrical regulator actions, industry news, Season’s Greetings

1. THE STATE OF AUSTRALIA’S SKILLS 2021 – NOW AND INTO THE FUTURE The National Skills Commission (NSC) has released a humongous report into the state of Australia’s skills.  The near on 200-page report covers the Australian labour market over the past 40 years, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the labour market, skills […]

News Service 76 – Skill cluster grant open, record funding VET & apprentice numbers, training college gets record penalty, ASQA-NUEITAB Forum, TAFE NSW boss leaves, training system fails, NCVER Reports, Smart & Skilled, Electrical safety & industry news

1. MINISTER’S MEDIA RELEASE WITHDRAWN FROM THE NET BUT SKILL CLUSTER GRANT IS OPEN On Friday the 3 December 2021, The Hon Stuart Robert MP, Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business published a Media Release inviting industry to help shape landmark skills reforms, only to have it removed from his Media Centre, […]

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 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 44 – Skills Reform Consultations (employers?), Smart & Skilled Update 128, NECA Award Teacher of the year 2020, Micro-credentials webinar, Fatalities report 2019 Safe Work, ESI TD&R & Electrotechnology Training Packages – renewables, and Technology updates

SKILLS REFORM CONSULTATION REGISTRATIONS OVERSUBSCRIBED SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE – NO. 128 (17 FEBRUARY 2021) NECA TRADE TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2020 AWARDED TO WA LOCAL TYSON ALDER HOLON IQ – MICRO-CREDENTIALS ARE GROWING WEBINAR SAFE WORK AUSTRALIA – WORK-RELATED FATALITIES REPORT 2019 ESI TRANSMISSION, DISTRIBUTION AND RAIL AND ELECTROTECHNOLOGY TRAINING PACKAGES COMMUNITY BATTERIES? FIRST […]

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 16 – Electrician’s testing competence questioned; VET Skills Commissioner Bill 2020; Natural refrigerant skills shortage; Neca seeks electrical trainer; Changes to NVETR Act; Smart & Skilled update 103; Safety News; SIRA Grant; Research–solar hydrogen

News Service this week covers: CAN THE CURRENT POOL OF ELECTRICIANS AND GRADUATING APPRENTICES SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY TEST AN ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION TO CURRENT AS/NZS 3000? NATIONAL SKILLS COMMISSIONER BILL 2020 BEFORE THE SENATE NATURAL REFRIGERANTS – PAVING THE WAY TO LOWER GLOBAL WARMING POTENTIAL (GWP) NECA TRAINING LOOKING FOR ELECTRICAL TRAINERS CHANGES TO THE NATIONAL […]

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 […]

Industry requires off-the-job competent of CDP for Electricians to be graded (percentage) and reported

There has been a lot of recent discussion about RTOs requiring 100% pass mark for the knowledge component and 100% pass mark for the skills component of a unit of competency from the UEE Electrotechnology Training Package.  There has little been said about the on-the-job component and the pass mark for it.  Essentially, on-the-job component […]