News Service 116 – Minister’s address to JSCs, JSA Clean Energy Capacity Study, House Reps Public Hearing – Perceptions of VET, JSA latest labour market data, Productivity Commission urges broader access to VET, Proposed New Training Product Model, MAE Careers Showcase Days for Women, Mentoring female apprentices, NCVER report student equity in VET, Smart & Skilled Update, Trade Pathways Grant Open, Electrical incidents, Wellbeing training for workers and apprentices, Safety and Industry news (electrify everything!)

Download a PDF version of the News Service 116 1. MINISTER ADDRESSES TO THE NEW JOBS AND SKILLS COUNCILS (JSCs) The Minister for Skills and Training, The Hon Brendan O’Connor MP, delivered a keynote address to the Jobs and Skills Councils (JSCs) Onboarding Forum on 28 February 2023.  The Minister highlighted the expectations and opportunities […]

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 97 – Electrical Inspector Jobs, Electro Update, Gov VET funding, No Skills Deal, Tight job market, Women in Riverina, TAFE Talks, ERAC News

DOWNLOAD A COPY OF NEWS SERVICE 97 – HERE 1. UEE ELECTROTECHNOLOGY TRAINING PACKAGE UPDATE TO RELEASE 3.2 Australian Industry Standards (AIS) has advised that the Electrotechnology Training Package (UEE) has been updated to Release 3.2.  The advice states, “Since publishing release 2.0 of the UEE Electrotechnology Training Package in October 2020 some Registered Training […]

News Service 95-Apprentices ‘left behind’, Fixing skill shortages, TAFE more students, Women in Riverina, ‘YES’ to Trades, Talented Technicians, Skills Targets unmet, eProfiling, Star-Delta quiz, WorldSkills cancelled, Energy crisis, Packages, Safety

1. ELECTRICAL APPRENTICES ‘LEFT BEHIND’ BY FAIR WORK COMMISSION’S ANNUAL WAGE REVIEW Reporter Ellen Tansley writes in the 15 June 2022 edition of News.Com.Au that the Fair Work Commission has left apprentices behind in its latest annual wage review. Ellen states, “Today’s minimum wage decision hasn’t been good news for all, with one group left […]

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 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 79 – Electrical inspector jobs, PC Reports on performance VET government services, NCVER Reports, Electrical Apprenticeship Supervisor Guide released, RPL Assessor survey, VET Challenge, WaTT, Training programs, Industry and Safety news

1. TWO ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT NSW FAIR TRADING The Department of Customer Services, Better Regulation Division (NSW Fair Trading) is seeking two Senior Electrical Inspectors to join its ranks.  A Senior Electrical Inspector is expected to provide specialist regulatory knowledge and skills within the electrical industry and be focused on the regulation and […]

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 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 56 – More issues UEE Electrician’s qual, VET student surveys, Micro-credentials, Bringing back manufacturing, Renewable gas target, NSW green gas cert-scheme, Hazardous areas conference, Switchboard & battery standards, SA-NSW interconnector

RTOS CONTINUE TO FIND ISSUES WITH IMPLEMENTING UEE20 ELECTRICIAN’S QUALIFICATION VET STUDENT SURVEYS MICRO-CREDENTIALS: HUGE AND HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT WHICH FOUR INDUSTRIES SHOULD WE BRING BACK ONSHORE TO SECURE AUSTRALIAN SUPPLY CHAINS? RENEWABLE GAS TARGET IS A ZERO EMISSIONS BULLSEYE PILOT LIGHTS THE WAY TO GREEN GAS CERTIFICATION IN NSW 8TH HAZARDOUS AREAS CONFERENCE […]

News Service 43 – National Skills Reform Workshops, VET Policy Timeline, NSW Training Award 2021, UE Skills Forecasts, RAC Techs repairing Ozone, LOOK UP & LIVE, 3D Powerline Networks, Neca Survey, Big batteries in Hunter

SKILLS REFORM – CONSULTATION WORKSHOPS NCVER REPORT – 2020 VET POLICY INITIATIVES NOW ON TIMELINE NSW TRAINING AWARDS 2021 – APPLICATIONS OPEN DOWNLOAD LATEST UTILITIES AND ELECTROTECHNOLOGY SKILLS FORECASTS ARC – RAC TECHNICIANS’ GREATEST REPAIR JOB MIGHT JUST BE ON THE OZONE LAYER LOOK UP AND LIVE APP FUGRO’S VIRTUAL 3D NETWORK MODEL KEEPS TASMANIAN […]

News Service 17 – National Skills Commission launched; NCVER Reports on RPL and Apprentice in traded satisfaction; Smart & Skilled updated 104; Safety related changes taking effect 1 July; ENA Awards open; Solar and Electrical Vehicles

NATIONAL SKILLS COMMISSION (NSC) COMES TO LIFE NCVER REPORTS A DECLINE IN THE USE OF RPL NCC 2019 AMENDMENT 1 IS NOW IN EFFECT! NCVER REPORTS – APPRENTICE TRAINING SATISFACTION UP OVER PAST DECADE REMINDER – SILICOSIS CHANGES FROM 1 JULY 2020 ENERGY NETWORK INDUSTRY AWARDS 2020 SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE No. 104 – 2 […]

News Service 15 – Changes WHS Act 2020; HVAC Feedback – NSW Skills List; Fear HVAC apprentice decline; Training Digital Worker Guides (NCVER); GHS implementation delayed Jan 2021; HCFC importer fined; safety incidents; UK & Oz FTA negotiations; more

News Service this week covers: CHANGES TO THE WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT 2020 HVAC INDUSTRY PROVIDES FEEDBACK ON ADDITIONS THAT COULD BE CONSIDERED FOR THE NSW SKILLS LIST APPRENTICE NUMBERS DECIMATED BY COVID-19 PANDEMIC NEW GOOD PRACTICE GUIDES: TRAINING THE DIGITAL WORKER (NCVER) DELAY IN IMPLEMENTING GLOBALLY HARMONIZED SYSTEM FOR CHEMICALS (GHS) REVISION 7 […]

News Service 14 – 9 June 2020: PC releases interim report Skills & Workforce Development Agreement, Adding to NSW Skills List, Smart & Skilled Update, Apprentice Re-engagement register, Safety, Training Resources, Emissions Reduction

News Service this week covers: PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION RELEASES INTERIM REPORT ON SKILLS AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT NSW SKILLS LIST ADDITIONS – INVITATION TO APPLY SMART AND SKILLED UPDATE NO. 101 AND 100 NATIONAL APPRENTICE EMPLOYMENT NETWORK (NAEN) RE-ENGAGEMENT REGISTER NEW INFECTION CONTROL SKILL SETS AVAILABLE SAFEWORK NSW TO CONTINUE TO TARGET SCAFFOLD SAFETY ON CONSTRUCTION […]

News Service 13 – 1 June 2020 (letter of concern to AISC UEE11, PM’s JobMaker address, safety)

News Service this week covers: NSW UE ITAB FORWARDS LETTER OF CONCERN TO ASIC ON UEE11 REVIEW PROCESS PRIME MINISTER’S ADDRESS, NATIONAL PRESS CLUB (26 May 2020) ERAC INFORMATION BULLETIN – EQUIPMENT WITH PLUG PORTIONS (MARCH 2020) BRITAIN PAYING GENERATORS TO SWITCH OFF? NEW AMEC RULE: DISTRIBUTION NETWORK CAN SUPPLY CUSTOMERS WITH STAND-ALONE POWER SYSTEMS […]

Expert panel to advise on the future of Vocational Education and Training

Expert panel established to advise on the future of Vocational Education and Training (VET). The Panel will provide independent strategic advice to the Government on key reforms flowing from the Joyce Review ‘Expert Review of Australia’s VET System’, released in April 2019. For more information visit link: Ministers’ Media Centre