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 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 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 123 – Skills shortfall in climate goals, Student courses Jan-Mar 2023, Government targets for apprentices, Crackdown on dodgy providers, NSW VET Review – progresses, Adv-Diploma Forum Newcastle – 25 Oct 2023, Smart & Skilled Update, It’s small business and safe work month, Powering Skills forums, Overseas qualified upskilling program, Nominate woman of the year, UEE & UET ASQA Transition period extension, ACCC LG Solar battery warning, InfiniSpark upgrades EL0039 and EL0014 test board, Heat pumps, Electrical incidents and shocks, Too many fatalities and injuries, NSW to legislate emissions targets, and latest energy news

Download a PDF version of the News Service 123 1. ETU WARNS OF SKILLS SHORTFALL IN NATION’S CLIMATE GOALS San Williams reports in the 4 October 2023 edition of Electrical Connection of an anticipated the huge shortfall of skilled persons required to support Australia’s transition to a clean energy economy.  The article state, “Electrical Trades […]

News Service 122 – Minister on updating the VET Plan – Employment White Paper, NSW education budget, Migrant skills assessment reform, Training Package role for DEWR, Call for advisory group members, NSW VET Review consultations, WorldSkills news, I&C Teacher vacancy RMIT, Women in construction, Nominate woman of the year, Know someone with an overseas electrical qualification, Labour market update, Smart & Skilled update, October is small business and safe work month, Senate electrification inquiry, Electrical incidents, Refrigerant news, Solar installer convicted, EV charging, Energy transition – hydrogen, gas and challengers.

Download a PDF version of the News Service 122 1. REVITALISING NATIONAL PLANNING IN VET – MINISTERIAL STATEMENT The Hon Brendan O’Connor MP, Minister for Skills and Training in an address to the house on 14 September 2023 stating that creation of Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA), and the creation of ten Jobs and Skills […]

News Service 114 – A timely obituary to the VET system, Selling VET, NCVER data student VET numbers decline, NSW Training Awards open, Smart & Skilled news, Mechanical services saga ends, Positive outlook for HVAC, Electric shock incident, Electricians staying alive, Arc fault incident, Safety and Energy news, Switzerland plans to ban EVs

Download a PDF version of the News Service 114 1. A TIMELY OBITUARY TO THE VET SYSTEM – AISC As we close out 2022, we note that the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system is again at the frontlines of a continuous battery of consultations or enquiries to effect change, all supposedly to improve the […]

News Service 106 – Skill shortage crises, Electricians disqualified in NSW, OFT Notice for RTOs re disconnect-reconnect, prioritising VET funding, VET Skills Ministers meet, PC urges CIII-CIV VET loans, Smart & Skilled 184, STEM Careers and Women in Trades, RAC careers future, MS licence deadline, Energy Skills Australia, Electrical incidents, Invested in Thomson Bridge, Safety and Critical Hydrogen Skills

Download a PDF version of the News Service 106 1. 2022 SKILLS PRIORITY LIST ALMOST DOUBLES OCCUPATIONS WITH SKILLS SHORTAGES Electrical workers are in demand and listed in the top 20 largest employing occupations in Australia.  Future demand in this occupational area is strong, says National Skills Commission (NSC) in its latest 2022 Skills Priority […]

News Service 105 – August online jobs up, Apprentice subsidies questioned, UET TDR transition, Woolworths apprenticeships, Smart & Skilled, HBA reform, TGA makeover, Skill Shortage survey, Women Awards & Careers, NSW Training Award winners, Capstone test, Safety and Energy news

Download a PDF version of the News Service 105 1. AUGUST ONLINE JOBS UP The National Skills Commission (NSC) reports in its 14 September news service that online job advertisements rebounded in August 2022.  “The NSC’s Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) shows job advertisements for August this year increased by 2.6% (or 7,700 advertisements) to 301,100, […]

News Service 103 – Outcomes of Jobs & Skills Summit, Minister wants simpler qualifications, HBA Building reforms feedback, NSW Skill Shortage survey, Women careers event a success, ABS ANZSCO feedback, Smart & Skilled 178-180, Apply Cert 4 WHS Scholarship, Tools to reskill workforce, using licensed RAC technicians, Qld’s electrical safety week, Safety and industry news

Download a PDF version of News Service 103 1. GOVT RELEASES OUTCOMES OF THE JOBS AND SKILLS SUMMIT DOCUMENT The Government has released a summary of the Jobs and Skills Summit it held 1-2 September 2022.  The Prime Minister’s Media Release states, “The Jobs and Skills Summit has brought Australians together to agree on immediate […]

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 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, […]