News Service 83 – Job ads rise, top 10 skills slated to grow, Support ERET Skills Cluster, TAFE NSW meets industry, Generation Training Package, Nominate RAC apprentice award, Skill shortages, Electric shock, Safety & Industry news

1. ONLINE JOB ADS INCREASE STRONGLY AGAIN IN FEBRUARY The National Skills Commission (NSC) has released, 11 March 2022, its preliminary February Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) results.  The results show that online job advertisements increased by 3.6% (9,300 job advertisements) in February 2022, to 269,700. The National Skills Commission (NSC) has released, 11 March 2022, […]

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 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 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 […]

UEE TRAINING PACKAGE PRACTITIONER WORKSHOP – NEWCASTLE 4 JUNE 2021

NSW UE ITAB will hold second Electrotechnology Training Package practitioner workshop. The NSW Utilities & Electrotechnology Industry Training Advisory Body (NSW UE ITAB) will hold a second Electrotechnology Training Package practitioner workshop. The Workshop will be held in Newcastle on Friday, 4th June.  Details are: DAY: Friday DATE: 4th June 2021 TIME: 10.00AM TO 2PM […]

News Service 53 – UEE Workshop Newcastle 4 June, Budget 21-22 Skills Training Apprenticeships and tradies, Hydrogen questionnaire, CIB 704 Electrotechnology VTOs, Cadetship program, Sparkies for 61439, EEHA Courses, Safety News, Solar Tariffs iPart

2nd ELECTROTECHNOLOGY TRAINING PACKAGE PRACTITIONER WORKSHOP – NEWCASTLE 4 JUNE 2021 FEDERAL BUDGET 2021-22 INITIATIVES ON SKILLS, TRAINING AND APPRENTICESHIPS NSW HYDROGEN RESEARCH SKILLS QUESTIONNAIRE FOR NSW HYDROGEN STRATEGY COMMISSIONER’S INFORMATION BULLETIN 704 – ELECTROTECHNOLOGY VTO ISSUED BIG SPENDING BUDGET FOR TRADIES, CONSTRUCTION NEW NATIONAL CADETSHIP PROGRAM NEEDED TO HELP BUSINESSES RISE FROM COVID-19 NHP […]

News Service 41 – Joint Industry letter to Minister, National consultations Skills Reform, Feedback sought for UET-UEE & UEG, Smart & Skilled Update 123, AQF Review accepted by Gov, Model WHS Act Table, Festive Season greetings and next News Service

JOINT INDUSTRY LETTER FORWARDED TO MINISTER FOR BETTER REGULATION SKILLS REFORM CONSULTATION ESI TRANSMISSION, DISTRIBUTION AND RAIL / ELECTROTECHNOLOGY TRAINING PACKAGES GAS INDUSTRY TRAINING PACKAGE – CONSULTATION SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE NO. 123 – 15 DECEMBER 2020 GOVERNMENT ACCEPTS VET REVIEW – AQF MODEL WHS ACT CROSS-COMPARISON TABLE MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR […]

News Services 31 – Electrotechnology Training Package endorsed; Gas Vision 2050 Webinar; Smart & Skilled Update 114; Shades of hydrogen ‘colors’; Electricity demand – stage 4 lockdowns; Hydrogen blend & gas framework; Small business & Safe Work Month; Gas added skill recovery scheme

SKILLS MINISTERS ENDORSE ELECTROTECHNOLOGY TRAINING PACKAGE FOR IMPLEMENTATION GAS VISION 2050 WEBINAR SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE NO 114 – 2 OCTOBER 2020 SHADES OF HYDROGEN: WHAT’S IN A COLOUR? STAGE 4 LOCKS DOWN ELECTRICITY DEMAND HYDROGEN BLENDING AND THE GAS COMMERCIAL FRAMEWORK REMEMBER IT IS SMALL BUSINESS MONTH AND SAFE WORK MONTH GAS RTO APPROVED […]

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 […]

NSW UE ITAB Board resolves to request RTOs report the results of a learner’s off-the-job component

The NSW UE ITAB Board held is 113th meeting on Wednesday, 29th April 2020 and considered the matter before it to confirm a policy for RTOs to comply with the requirements of the UEE and UET Training Packages to formally report the results of a learner’s off-the-job achievement component of a unit of competency.  The […]

TAFE NSW confirms assessment of the off-the-job component of a UoC, is graded

The NSW UE ITAB in its previous News Services’ has highlighted industry’s preference and requirement for RTOs to formally report the results of an apprentice’s off-the-job (knowledge and skills) competent of a Unit of Competency in a graded (percentage) form.  This preference and requirement is reflected in the Assessment Guidelines and units of competency of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Electrotechnology and ESI RTO Forum 1, 2020 DEFERRED

Please be advised that the RTO Forum scheduled for 18th March 2020, has been DEFERRED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience and announcement that we have decided to defer the event.  It comes in light of discussions with the event host and 16th March 2020 announcement by both the ACT and Victorian […]

Electrotechnology Training Package – Phase 1 Case for Endorsement submission

State Training Authorities have received a Phase 1 Case for Endorsement submission from Australian Industry Standards (AIS) a Skill Sector Organisation (SSO) for the UEE Electrotechnology Training Package.  AIS’s has advised that the Electrotechnology Industry Reference Committee (IRC) has completed its Phase 1 review and development process.  The Electrotechnology Industry Reference Committee is now seeking […]