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 […]

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 117 – Learning to teach a trade in TAFE, Post-trade training forum, Women’s Pathfinder Project a success, Clean-energy study closing, Tax dollars and training resources for EVs, Improving VET completions, Access to Australian standards, NCVER data, Rise of prosumers, NECA & SafeWork NSW joint workshops, ARCTick licencing, Electrical incidents knowledge sharing, and Safety and energy news

Download a PDF version of the News Service 117 1. NSW UE ITAB TO HOLD POST-TRADE TRAINING FORUM 30 MAY 2023 – CIV DIPLOMA & A-DIPLOMA The NSW UE ITAB has received a number of enquiries from industry stakeholders regarding issues with accessing training in NSW in the post-trade Electrotechnology area – specifically CIV, Diploma […]

News Service 101 – Jobs-Skills Summit paper, Labour market strong, Productivity performance inquiry, TAFEs excel, Women in trades, Safety – SWMS & SWPs for apprentices, multimeters, AS/NZS3000 Wiring Rules Committee, Industry news

Download a PDF version of News Service 101 1. GOVT JOBS & SKILLS SUMMIT ISSUES PAPER The Australian Government has released the much-awaited issues paper for the forthcoming Jobs and Skills Summit.  Promotion for the background to the paper on the Government Treasury website, states, “The Jobs and Skills Summit (the Summit) will bring together […]

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 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 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 72 – Future of TAFE, Director Compliance vacancy, Feds spend $6.4B on VET, SMEs for Gas Training Package, TAE Review, Apply for grant, IPART Report, Safety, look up & live, Industry news (EV and grid)

1. JENNY DODD OUTLINES FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES FOR TAFE (PODCAST) Claire Field (Claire Field & Associates Pty Ltd), in the latest “What Now? What Next?” podcast discusses with Jenny Dodd, the interim CEO of TAFE Directors Australia, future opportunities for TAFE.  Jenny shares her insights on the opportunities (and challenges) facing the TAFE sector as the […]

News Service 23 – ASQA Clarifies Self-Assurance; Improving Electrical Safe Work Practices; ASIC Endorses defective Electrotechnology Training Package; Smart & Skilled Update 109; Court Decision on Casuals; TAFE system crumbling; Safety and Industry News

ASQA CLARIFIES SELF-ASSURANCE IS NOT THE SAME AS SELF-REGULATION IMPROVING ELECTRICAL SAFE WORK PRACTICES AISC COMMUNIQUE – 12 AUG 2020 MEETING ENDORSES ELECTROTECHNOLOGY TP V2.0 KNOWING IT HAS TECHNICAL DEFECTS SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE – NO. 109 COURT DECISION COULD MEAN A BETTER DEAL FOR UNI CASUALS TAFE SYSTEM ‘CRUMBLING FROM NEGLECT AND POLICY VANDALISM’, […]