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 Flash Feb 2024 – Endeavour Energy Industry Safety Day, Transgrid Pre-Apprentice Program for Women in Electrical Trades, PSO Invite to Technical Advisory Group Workshops (TAGs)!, PSO – Join the Energy Pathway Roadshow – Register Now!, NSW WOMEN’S WEEK 2024.

Download a PDF version of the latest News Flash Feb 2024 – HERE This News Flash covers: Endeavour Energy Industry Safety Day Transgrid Pre-Apprentice Program for Women, in Electrical Trades PSO Invite to Technical Advisory Group Workshops (TAGs)! PSO – Join the Energy Pathway Roadshow – Register Now! NSW Women’s Week 2024 Download the News Flash […]

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 89 – Failed assessment practice returns, Validation – Electro Package, National Manufacturing policy and labour crisis in the cities, Refreshed HVCAR Awards, Robotics & VET, VET in Schools, Safety & Industry News – Solar installs fall

1. WHY HAS AN RTO RETURNED TO A FAILED PROCESS OF REQUIRING APPRENTICES TO ACHIEVE A 100% PASS MARK FOR COMPETENCE? There has been a slow and growing concern in NSW by employers and unions in the electrotechnology industry as well as long serving trade teachers and more recently apprentices of a major RTO’s decision […]

News Service 75 – VET Funding election agenda, Webinars – electrical incidents investigation & Industry Skills, Training Package update, ABS new ANZSCO, VET Fee relief, Safety – asbestos, save lives app, smoke alarms, Standards and industry news

1. CLAIRE FIELD ON THE NUMBERS THAT WILL DRIVE VET FUNDING Wednesday’s 24 November 2021, Campus Morning Mail featured an article by Claire Field on the numbers that will drive VET funding.  Claire, felt that “if the Commonwealth puts enough money on the table for states and territories then reforms are likely.”  Given the National […]

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 […]

The question facing RTOs is, whether a learner must achieve 100% knowledge and skills assessment underpinning a UEE or UET unit of competency?

ASQA have responded to an enquiry by the New South Wales Utilities & Electrotechnology Industry Training Advisory Body (NSW U&E ITAB) regarding the issue of whether a learner/candidate must achieve 100% result in the underpinning knowledge and skills section of a UEE / UET unit of competency.  The query was asked of AQSA for the […]