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  • 10 Sep 2019 11:21 AM | Linda MacDonald (Administrator)
    VET 4 TandL
    September 2019 Edition

    DigiT&L Futures

    The DigiT&L Futures program gives industry access to significantly discounted training.

    Learn how to apply for an access permit, manage your Telematics or upskill in Excel.

    This program has been extended to December 2019 and new Excel training workshops have been added. Click here to see all dates.

    free online training session for the NHVR Permit Portal will be taking place on Thursday 26 September from 8am to 11amClick here to register.

    MAR Training Package Review Project Updates

    The Technical Advisory Committee for the MAR Maritime Training Package Review (Phase 3) project has finalised draft Training Package materials and would like your feedback.

    Click on the relevant link below to view the draft materials for each of the projects and to submit your feedback:

    Please submit your feedback by close of business Wednesday 18 September 2019.

    Toowoomba RSIS Industry Advisory Groups EOI

    The Toowoomba Regional Skills Investment Strategy (RSIS) project is an initiative between Toowoomba Regional Council and the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training, to identify current and emerging jobs, and to ensure there is a supply of skilled local people to meet this demand.

    The Toowoomba Regional Council is currently seeking Expressions of Interest to join an Industry Advisory Group which will be the driving force behind the Toowoomba RSIS project. 

    Businesses are being sought from the following Transport and Logistics industries:
    • Air Freight
    • Rail Freight
    • Road Freight
    • Bulk Transport
    • Perishable Freight
    • Warehousing / Distribution
    • Warehousing / Distribution – Bulk Goods
    • Warehousing / Distribution – Perishable Freight

    Click here for more information about the project and what's involved with becoming a member of the Industry Advisory Group.

    If you are interested in becoming an Industry Advisory Group member, please contact Council on:

    Phone: 131 872
    Email: info@tr.qld.gov.au

    National Skills Needs List Review

    The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business is undertaking a Review of the Australian Apprenticeships National Skills Needs List.

    To assist this process, the Department is seeking input from industry and employer groups, and other interested stakeholders. This first round of consultation seeks input on the broad design principles for identifying skills shortages for the purpose of targeting apprenticeship incentives.

    The Issues Paper sets out 19 guiding questions against which the Department is seeking input.

    Click here for more information and to submit your feedback. The closing date for submissions is Thursday 27 September 2019.

     VET Events
     See below for VET related events:
    3-5 September 2019 - TAFE Directors Australia Convention 2019
    12-13 September 2019 - National VET Conference
    14 September 2019 - QLD Training Awards
    19-21 September 2019 - Career Development Association of Australia National Conference 2019
    18-20 November 2019 - Community Colleges Australia 2019 Annual Conference
    21 November 2019 - Australian Training Awards
    27-29 November 2019 - TEQSA 4th Annual Conference

     
    Vocational Voices

    The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) have launched their podcast program – Vocational Voices

    Vocational Voices features interviews with leading experts discussing current trends in vocational education and training. Topics include apprentices and trainees, and a selection of presenters from 'No Frills' 2019.

    Season 2 has been launched with: Industry 4.0 – what does it mean for jobs and skills? with special guest Megan Lilly of the Australian Industry Group.

    Visit the NCVER Portal for more information, including how to download and subscribe.

    Youth Jobs PaTH Youth Jobs PaTH is an Australian Government service that gives employers the opportunity to trial and hire a young person while getting help with wage and training costs.

    Businesses can design tailored training to suit their needs so their new employee or intern is well prepared from day one.

    Job seekers gain skills and work experience to help them get and keep a job, giving them a chance to demonstrate their skills to businesses looking to hire through an internship.

    Click here for more information.

    NCVER

    The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) has recently released several reports that provide a clearer picture of the total VET landscape:

    Government-funded students and courses 2018 - A snapshot of government-funded VET delivery.
    Total VET students and courses 2018 - An estimate of the extent and nature of nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) delivered by Australian RTO's.

    VET qualification completion rates 2017 - Completion rates for nationally recognised VET qualifications.

    View all NCVER publications here.

    Click here to read the full September newsletter


  • 13 Aug 2019 10:55 AM | Linda MacDonald (Administrator)

    VET 4 TandL

    August 2019 Edition

    DigiT&L Futures

    The DigiT&L Futures program gives industry access to significantly discounted training.

    Learn how to apply for an access permit, manage your Telematics or upskill in Excel.

    This program has been extended to December 2019 and new Excel training workshops have been added. Click here to see all dates.

    National Skills Week 2019 - QLD Launch

    The official Queensland state launch of National Skills Week 2019 will take place on Monday 26th August 2019 at PWC Brisbane, Level 23, 480 Queen Street, Brisbane City at 6pm.

    Click here for more information and to register for the event.

    National Skills Week 2019

    National Skills Week 2019 will be held between 26th August and 1st September 2019. 

    National Skills Week sets out to bring to life the positive messages, highlighting the talents, the skills, the career pathways and the value of apprentices and trainees across Australia to the wider public and employers. The week is dedicated to raising the status of practical and vocational learning.

    Let's raise the profile of National Skills Week and spread the word to your networks.

      3 WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

    1. Attend the Queensland launch of National Skills Week - 26th August 2019
    2. Run your own event or activity - promote your organisation or industry
    3. Spread the word and stay updated - help publicise the week through your networks and encourage others to get involved.

    Skills for QLD - Great training for quality jobs

    New report released - Skills for Queensland - Great training for quality jobs

    The Queensland Government has just released Skills for Queensland - Great training for quality jobs outlining the Government's plan to secure future prosperity through a skilled and adaptive workforce. Click here for more information.

    Download a copy of the report here.

    Cummins TMC Scholarship 2019

    The Cummins TMC Scholarship is an initiative that provides heavy vehicle apprentices with the experience and tools needed to develop industry knowledge and skills.

    Click here for more information and to nominate. Nominations close 13 September 2019.

    RAAA 2019 Scholarships

    The Regional Aviation Association of Australia (RAAA) invites eligible persons to apply for its 2019 pilot and engineering scholarships.

    The following scholarships are on offer:

    Pilot Scholarships

    Apprentice/ Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Scholarships

    Applications are now open. Click here to view more information about eligibility requirements, selection criteria and to obtain applications forms. Applications must be received at the RAAA office by 30 August 2019.

    Transport Logistics Industry Project Updates

    Work has commenced on the projects below and the relevant Industry Reference Committees are calling for subject matter experts to form Technical Advisory Committees for each project.

    Click below to view more information on each project and to register your interest in becoming a member of the Technical Advisory Committee. 

    TLI (Rail) Network Fault Support - closes Friday 9 August 2019
    TLI (Rail) Train & Network Control Operations Review - closes Friday 9 August 2019
    TLI Fuel Storage Dangerous Goods Contractor - closes Friday 9 August 2019
    TLI Logistics & Warehousing Operations- closes Friday 9 August 2019
    MAR Dynamic Positioning - closes Tuesday 20 August 2019
    MAR Compass Adjuster - closes Tuesday 20 August 2019
    MAR Maritime Towage - closes Tuesday 20 August 2019

    Women & Leadership Australia - T and L Funding

    Women and Leadership Australia are currently offering a pool of scholarships for women in the transport and logistics sector to participate in a range of leadership courses. The grants are allocated with the specific intent of providing powerful and effective development opportunities in what are traditionally male-dominated industries such as transport and logistics:

    Click here for more information and to register your interest. Expressions of Interest close September 13th.

     

    VET Events

     See below for VET related events:

    9 August 2019 - QLD Schools VET Conference

    26 August - National Skills Week 2019 - Queensland launch

    26 August-1 September 2019 - National Skills Week 2019

    3-5 September 2019 - TAFE Directors Australia Convention 2019

    12-13 September 2019 - National VET Conference

    14 September 2019 - QLD Training Awards

    19-21 September 2019 - Career Development Association of Australia National Conference 2019

    18-20 November 2019 - Community Colleges Australia 2019 Annual Conference

    21 November 2019 - Australian Training Awards

    Skills and Thrills Showcase

    SkillsOne has been taking their Skills and Thrills Showcase around NSW, presenting VET information and options to students and parents.

    Requests are now being taken for 2019-2020 Showcase locations. There is also a Skills and Thrills portal on the SkillsOne website which provides information on the student and parent showcases and up to date video content promoting vocational education and training. Click here to see more.

    Qantas Group Pilot AcademyQantas is launching the Qantas Group Pilot Academy. The first student intake is due in September 2019. Click here to read more about the program.

    Qantas has approved Flight Training Adelaide (FTA) as the training provider for the Toowoomba site. Click here to view current Academy vacancies.

    Driving Change - Women in Transport

    Teletrac Navman have released a whitepaper for the Driving Change – Women in Transport campaign. Technology has changed the way workers perform their roles in the transport & logistics industry and we are seeing more women employed than ever. This campaign highlights the opportunities for increasing diversity within the industry. Click here to read more and to download the whitepaper.

    Click here to read the full August 2019 newsletter


  • 17 Jul 2019 1:00 PM | Linda MacDonald (Administrator)

    VET 4 TandL

    July 2019 Edition

    DigiT&L Futures NHVR Permit Portal and Telematics Training

    The DigiT&L Futures program aims to assist industries impacted by digital disruption by supporting a transition and adoption of new practices by existing workers.

    As part of this program, workshops are being delivered for the projects listed below. Hurry to book your spot as spaces are limited!  

    DigiTL Futures - Excel TrainingExcel Skills - Support for existing workers to upskill and build their knowledge and competency in Excel. Training to be delivered by tafe QLD to improve levels of computer awareness and computer-based problem solving, drive business productivity and efficiency and increase user confidence and self-esteem in digital and computer literacy. 

    DigiT&L Futures NHVR Permit Portal Training

    NHVR Permit Portal Training - Practical training and understanding how to use the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) Permit Portal. The project will partner with the NHVR and will give participants an improved understanding on how to use the NHVR Permit Portal, increase efficiency and productivity on the Portal.

    DigiT&L Futures Telematics TrainingTelematics - Training for operators to upskill their current workforce in new and innovative ways, manage their people, routes and fleet. It will provide road transport operators with a deeper understanding of how to use telematics in their business to drive efficiency, productivity and safety outcomes through practical training.

    Transport Logistics Industry Project Updates

    The Technical Advisory Committees for the following projects, have finalised draft materials and would like your feedback. Click on the relevant link below to view the draft materials and to submit your feedback.

    Feedback can be submitted up to the close of business on Friday 26 July 2019.

    TLI Logistics Operations

    TLI Heavy Vehicle Driver Safety

    TLI Stevedoring Qualifications Review

    QLD Budget Skills and Training Overview

    With Queensland’s workforce projected to surpass 2.6 million by 2022, the state Government has released it's budget, aimed at providing people with the right skills to drive a strong economic future with a focus on delivering jobs, supporting small business and an entrepreneurial culture. Building on the Skills and Industry Summit held in late 2018, the Budget outlines a number of programs and initiatives which support Queenslanders to be competitive and succeed in a modern and changing economy.

    The successful Free TAFE initiative will continue, providing young Queenslanders with the opportunity to study in one of 160 high priority courses for free in the 12 months after they graduate high school.

    Click here to view all the Skills and Training highlights of the 2019-20 budget.

     VET Events

    See below for VET related events:

    10-12 July 2019 - 28th National VET Research Conference 2019 - No Frills
    23 July 2019 - Roads Australia Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa Workshop (Brisbane)
    31 July - 2 August 2019 - The National Apprentice Employment Network Conference 2019
    9 August 2019 - QLD Schools VET Conference
    26 August-1 September 2019 - National Skills Week 2019
    3-5 September 2019 - TAFE Directors Australia Convention 2019
    12-13 September 2019 - National VET Conference
    14 September 2019 - QLD Training Awards
    19-21 September 2019 - Career Development Association of Australia National Conference 2019
    18-20 November 2019 - Community Colleges Australia 2019 Annual Conference
    21 November 2019 - Australian Training Awards


    Jobs QLD

    Jobs Queensland has launched a new workforce planning toolkit for Queensland small and medium-sized businesses.

    Workforce Planning Connect is a range of practical tools designed to support businesses in understanding and planning for their workforce needs now and into the future. The suite of resources includes:

    To find out more, visit the Workforce Planning Connect website.

    Australian Jobs 2019

    The 2019 edition of Australian Jobs has been released. This report provides an overview of trends in the Australian labour market. It is designed to support a range of users such as students, career advisors, job seekers and providers, those considering future training and work and people interested in labour market issues.

    View the full report here


    QTA Daimler Emerging Leaders ScholarshipIn partnership with Daimler Trucks and Bus Australia, the Queensland Trucking Association Ltd are proud to offer a Scholarship Program to emerging leaders in our trucking industry.

    The QTA/Daimler Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program will offer four scholarships to support leadership development opportunities for people in the transport and logistics industry anywhere in Queensland.  Applicants must be aged 21+ have a passion for the industry, and a drive to lead the future success of their employer/business and keen to be involved in the future of the industry.

    Click here for more information about the program and how to apply. Applications close 19 July 2019.

    Click here to read the full July 2019 newsletter


  • 12 Jun 2019 10:33 AM | Linda MacDonald (Administrator)

    VET 4 TandL

    June 2019 Edition

    DigiT&L Futures NHVR Permit Portal and Telematics Training

    The DigiT&L Futures program aims to assist industries impacted by digital disruption by supporting a transition and adoption of new practices by existing workers.

    As part of this program, workshops are being delivered for the projects listed below. Hurry to book your spot as spaces are limited!  

    DigiTL Futures - Excel TrainingExcel Skills - Support for existing workers to upskill and build their knowledge and competency in Excel. Training to be delivered by tafe QLD to improve levels of computer awareness and computer-based problem solving, drive business productivity and efficiency and increase user confidence and self-esteem in digital and computer literacy. 

    DigiT&L Futures NHVR Permit Portal and Telematics Training NHVR Permit Portal Training - Practical training and understanding how to use the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) Permit Portal. The project will partner with the NHVR and will give participants an improved understanding on how to use the NHVR Permit Portal, increase efficiency and productivity on the Portal.

    DigiT&L Futures NHVR Permit Portal and Telematics TrainingTelematics - Training for operators to upskill their current workforce in new and innovative ways, manage their people, routes and fleet. It will provide road transport operators with a deeper understanding of how to use telematics in their business to drive efficiency, productivity and safety outcomes through practical training.

    Transport Logistics Industry Project Updates

    FEEDBACK INVITED

    The Technical Advisory Committees for the following projects, have finalised draft materials and would like your feedback, click on the relevant link below to view draft materials and to submit your feedback.

    TLI Heavy Vehicle Driver Safety - closes Friday 14 June 2019

    TLI Stevedoring Qualifications Review - closes Friday 14 June 2019

    TLI Rail Human Factors - closes Monday 17 June 2019

    2019 IRC Skills Forecasts

    On behalf of the Industry Reference Committees (IRC’s) that Australian Industry Standards (AIS) supports, the 2019 IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work documents have been submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC).

    The IRC Skills Forecasts focus on the prioritisation of the skill needs of the industry sectors each IRC has responsibility for. Each Skills Forecast contains the following sections:

    • an Industry Overview including information on the businesses involved, stakeholders and the challenges and opportunities that currently face them
    • Employment and Skills Outlook, which contains data about employment and skills needs
    • Key Drivers for Change, which sets out regulatory and legislative changes and issues raised in stakeholder consultations, including the 2018 Industry Skills Forums and Industry Leaders Dinners
    • Proposed Responses to these issues, explaining what occupations may be affected.

    View your industry IRC Skills Forecast here:

     VET Events

     See below for VET related events:

    13 June 2019 - 2019 Skills Conference
    10-12 July 2019 - 28th National VET Research Conference 2019 - No Frills
    31 July - 2 August 2019 - The National Apprentice Employment Network Conference 2019
    9 August 2019 - QLD Schools VET Conference
    26 August-1 September 2019 - National Skills Week 2019
    12-13 September 2019 - National VET Conference
    14 September 2019 - QLD Training Awards
    19-21 September 2019 - Career Development Association of Australia National Conference 2019
    18-20 November 2019 - Community Colleges Australia 2019 Annual Conference
    21 November 2019 - Australian Training Awards


    Rural and Regional Scholarships

    The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program supports students from regional and remote areas in Australia, with the costs of studying at university or at a vocational education and training institution. Scholarships are for qualifications from Certificate IV to PhD courses in all fields of study.

    Recipients may receive total scholarship funding up to $18,000, based on course length and type of study or training. 

    The third round of scholarship applications close on 21 June 2019

    Click here for more information on the program, eligibility requirements and details on how to apply.

    Skilling the Australian workforce for the digital economy

    The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) has completed a study exploring the current digital skills demand and supply situation in Australia’s workforce. The research investigated the skills impact of digitalisation on two industry sectors – transport and logistics, and public safety and correctional services, as well as the wider workforce.

    The research culminated in a proposed Australian workplace digital skills framework to help identify digital skills gaps among Australian industries and workforces to enable the development of appropriate training programs.

    The report Skilling the Australian workforce for the digital economy recommends that employers do more to prepare for the digital future of work or risk being left behind.

    Australian Airports Association

    The Australian Airports Association Mentoring Program helps develop airport professionals in their current roles and prepares aspiring leaders to achieve their career goals within the aviation industry.

    It is designed to build leadership capacity by pairing airport professionals with experienced mentors and give them an opportunity to develop and fine-tune leadership skills. Participants in mentoring programs report several benefits including improved confidence, self-awareness, clearer career direction, better communication, listening and feedback skills, more assertive communication and enhanced management skills.

    There is no charge for the AAA mentoring program but apply now as applications close on Friday 28th June 2019. Click here for more information.

    Click here to read the full June 2019 newsletter

  • 14 May 2019 3:44 PM | Linda MacDonald (Administrator)
    VET 4 TandL

    May 2019 Edition

    DigiTL Futures Training

    The DigiT&L Futures program aims to assist industries impacted by digital disruption by supporting a transition and adoption of new practices by existing workers.

    As part of this program, workshops are being delivered for the projects listed below. Hurry to book your spot as spaces are limited!  

    DigiTL Futures - Excel TrainingExcel Skills - Support for existing workers to upskill and build their knowledge and competency in Excel. Training to be delivered by tafe QLD to improve levels of computer awareness and computer-based problem solving, drive business productivity and efficiency and increase user confidence and self-esteem in digital and computer literacy.

    DigiTL Futures - NHVR Permit Portal TrainingNHVR Permit Portal Training - Practical training and understanding how to use the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) Permit Portal.  The project will partner with the NHVR and will give participants an improved understanding on how to use the NHVR Permit Portal, increase efficiency and productivity on the Portal. 

    DigiTL Futures - Telematics Training Telematics - Training for operators to upskill their current workforce in new and innovative ways, manage their people, routes and fleet. It will provide road transport operators with a deeper understanding of how to use telematics in their business to drive efficiency, productivity and safety outcomes through practical training. 

    TLI Rail Human Factors Project

    The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for the TLI Rail Human Factors project, has finalised draft materials and would like your feedback. 

    The TAC has developed 2 draft units of competency and 2 draft skill sets to address human factor skills and knowledge within a rail environment, looking at capabilities for both operators and managers.

    Click here to view the draft materials and to submit your feedback.

    Feedback must be submitted by Wednesday 22 May 2019.

    TLI Shared Equipment Project

    The Technical Advisory Committee for the TLI Shared Equipment Project, has finalised draft materials and would like your feedback.

    The draft Units of Competency are proposed to be included in the following qualifications:

    Operate pooled equipment

    • TLI21616 Certificate II in Warehousing Operations
    • TLI21815 Certificate II in Logistics
    • TLI31316 Certificate III in International Freight Forwarding (Operator)
    • TLI31616 Certificate III in Warehousing Operations
    • TLI32416 Certificate III in Logistics

    Coordinate pooled equipment

    • TLI41816 Certificate IV in Warehousing Operations
    • TLI42016 Certificate IV in Logistics

    Click here to view the draft materials and to submit your feedback.

    Feedback must be submitted by Thursday 23 May 2019.

    TLI Logistics Operations Project

    The Technical Advisory Committee for the TLI Logistics Operations Project has finalised draft materials for this project and would like your feedback.

    During the review process, the TAC identified significant duplication between the Certificate III in Logistics and Certificate III in Warehousing Operations. The IRC was consulted and recommended merging both into a single qualification, the Certificate III in Supply Chain Operations.

    The proposed qualification will provide learners and industry with a flexible qualification, allowing specialisation in either Logistics or Warehousing or a generalist stream.

    Click here to view the drafts and to submit your feedback.

    Feedback must be submitted by Thursday 23 May 2019.

    VET Events 

    See below for VET related events:

    13-19 May 2019 - National Careers Week 2019
    13 June 2019 - 2019 Skills Conference
    10-12 July 2019 - 28th National VET Research Conference 2019 - No Frills
    9 August 2019 - QLD Schools VET Conference
    26 August-1 September 2019 - National Skills Week 2019
    12-13 September 2019 - National VET Conference
    14 September 2019 - QLD Training Awards
    21 November 2019 - Australian Training Awards


    AIS Industry Skills Forum

    Australian Industry Standards held Industry Skills Forums and associated Leaders’ Dinners nationally throughout late 2018, to explore current and future skills and workforce development issues in this age of digital transformation.

    They have released an eBook – Future Skilling Our Workforce – A National Conversation which identifies the key high-level messages that emerged and the specific state and territory issues that were raised.

    Click here to view the eBook

    QLD T and L Workforce Current and Future Trends Report

    The Queensland Transport and Logistics Workforce Current and Future Trends Report identifies the key trends that are impacting Queensland's transport and logistics workforce in each of the five sectors (aviation, logistics, maritime and ports, rail and road) and informs the Queensland Transport and Logistics Workforce Strategy and Action Plan 2018–2023

    Read the full Queensland Transport and Logistics Workforce Current and Future Trends Report, or click below for a summary of key workforce trends for your sector:

    OECD Employment Outlook 2019

    OECD Employment Outlook 2019 - The future of work is now. Are we ready?

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has released its annual report on jobs and employment, reviewing trends, policy developments and prospects.

    Whilst it highlights that about 36% of Australian jobs face a high risk of automation, new jobs will emerge seeing a vital requirement for adults to be upskilled or retrained to meet the needs of future jobs.

    Read more here.

    Click here to read the full May 2019 newsletter

  • 16 Apr 2019 12:57 PM | Linda MacDonald (Administrator)

    VET 4 TandL

    April 2019 Edition

    NHVR Permit Portal & Telematics Training

    The DigiT&L Futures program aims to assist industries impacted by digital disruption by supporting a transition and adoption of new practices by existing workers.

    As part of this program, workshops are being delivered for the following projects:

    NHVR Permit Portal Training - Practical training and understanding how to use the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) Permit Portal.  The project will partner with the NHVR and will give participants an improved understanding on how to use the NHVR Permit Portal, increase efficiency and productivity on the Portal. 

    Telematics - Training for operators to upskill their current workforce in new and innovative ways, manage their people, routes and fleet. It will provide road transport operators with a deeper understanding of how to use telematics in their business to drive efficiency, productivity and safety outcomes through practical training. 

    Click here to view more details about the program and training event dates. 


    Transport Logistics Industry Project Updates

    FEEDBACK INVITED

    The Technical Advisory Committees for the following projects, have finalised draft materials and would like your feedback, click on the relevant link below to view draft materials and to submit your feedback.

    Feedback can be submitted up to the close of business on Tuesday, 30 April 2019.

    TLI Chain of Responsibility Project

    TLI Freight Forwarding Project

    TLI Shared Equipment Project

    TLI Traffic Operations Project

    VET Review

    On 28 November 2018, the Prime Minister announced an independent review of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector to examine ways to deliver skilled workers for a stronger economy. The review was led by the Honourable Steven Joyce, a former New Zealand Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment.

    Mr Joyce delivered the final report to the Government in March 2019.

    On 2 April 2019, Government released its Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow package which responds to recommendations of the review. More information about delivering a world class vocational education and training system is available.

    Click here to view more details about the VET Review.


    NCVER

    The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) has released the latest apprentice and trainee data - Apprentices and trainees 2018: September quarter - Australia.

    The findings show that both commencements and completions have experienced a decline in numbers compared to the same period in 2017, with commencements down 5% and completions down 9.6%.

    Click here to view the full report.


    2019 National VET Conference

    The 2019 National VET Conference will be delivered over two days on the 12-13 September at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)  through an exciting range of presentations, providing attendees with informative presenters, a wide variety of topics, opportunities to meet with product and service providers and network with peers from across Australia.

    Pre-conference Master Classes will be held on Wednesday 11 September.

    Click here for more information on the event and to register.


    OECDThe Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released it's Priorities for Adult Learning Dashboard. 

    Digitalisation, globalisation and population ageing are having a profound impact on the type and quality of jobs that are available and the skills needed to perform them. 

    The dashboard looks at the future-readiness of Australia's adult learning systems compared to other countries with regards to urgency, coverage, inclusiveness, flexibility and guidance, alignment with skill needs, perceived training impact and financing.

    Click here for more information.

    Click here to read the full April 2019 newsletter

  • 12 Mar 2019 9:30 AM | Linda MacDonald (Administrator)
    VET 4 TandL

    March 2019 Edition

    Jobs QLD

    FUTURE OF WORK PROJECT

    Queenslanders are being encouraged to contribute to the discussion on what the future will mean for jobs in Queensland. On Friday 15th February 2019. Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman launched the Jobs Queensland’s discussion paper The Future of Work in 2030 – Evolution or revolution?, see the full ministerial statement here.
     
    This project is investigating what the future of work could look like in 2030 for Queenslanders and our economy. This includes considering the implications for skills and employment policy of technological change, social and demographic trends, and institutional frameworks.
     
    The Future of Work Literature review focuses on drivers of change which can be considered as having major impacts on how work will look in the future for Queenslanders and the Queensland economy.
     
    The Future of Work in Queensland to 2030 – Evolution or revolution? discussion paper has been released to facilitate consultation statewide. 
     
    Click here to read more information on the project, and to view the Discussion Paper and Literature Review.
     
    HAVE YOUR SAY
     
    There are several opportunities to respond to the discussion paper.

    Australian Industry Standards

    Chain of Responsibility, Logistics Operations, Autonomous Rail Vehicle  and Traffic Operations Project Updates

    FEEDBACK REQUIRED

    The Technical Advisory Committees for the TLI Chain of Responsibility ProjectTLI Logistics Operations ProjectTLI Autonomous Rail Vehicle and the TLI Traffic Operations projects, have finalised draft materials and would like your feedback.

    Click on the relevant project below to view the draft units of competency/ skill sets and to submit your feedback.

    Feedback to be submitted by the following dates:

    TLI Logistics Operations - close of business Wednesday, 13 March 2019


    TLI Chain of Responsibility, TLI Autonomous Rail Vehicle and TLI Traffic Operations - close of business Friday, 29 March 2019.

    TLI Chain of Responsibility Project

    TLI Logistics Operations Project

    TLI Autonomous Rail Vehicle Project


    C3G Funding

    Each year funding settings are reviewed for the VET Investment Plan. As part of this, we are looking to get feedback on whether industry feels the correct qualifications are being funded for Transport and Logistics under the Certificate III Guarantee program. Let us know if you think the existing settings meet the skills needs for your industry, or whether you have any suggestions of qualifications that should be added or removed. 

    Click here for more information on the current qualifications funded under the Certificate III Guarantee program.

    Email us at VET@qta.com.au with your thoughts and feedback.

    DigiTandL Futures Excel Training

    More than 20 new excel training sessions have been added to the 2019 calendar under the DigiT&L Futures program.

    New course locations include:

    Toowoomba, Dalby, Gatton, Warwick, Springfield, Kingaroy, South Bank and Southport.


    This training is available for existing workers in the Queensland transport and logistics industry.

    Click here to find out more about the program, eligibility and course details.

    Transport Security Protection Qualification

    A review of Australia's current transport security arrangements highlighted the need for review and development of the Aviation Training Package to address regulatory requirements from the Office of Transport of Security.

    The AVI Aviation and Maritime Transport Security project developed a new training package which has now been approved and released.

    View the approved AVI Aviation Training Package Release 4.0 on training.gov.au

    Click here to read the full March 2019 newsletter

  • 05 Feb 2019 3:31 PM | Linda MacDonald (Administrator)

    VET 4 TandL

    February 2019 Edition

    TLI Freight Forwarding Project

    The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has commissioned the review of one qualification in the TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package – TLI50316 Diploma of International Freight Forwarding.This project will address the regulatory reforms concerning International Freight Forwarding.

    The Freight Forwarding Technical Advisory Committee has finalised draft Transport and Logistics Training Package materials for this project and would like your feedback.

    Click here to view the draft qualifications, units of competency and to submit your feedback. Feedback is open for submission up to close of business Friday, 8 February 2019.

    Cross Sector Supply Chain Skills

    The Cross Sector Supply Chain Skills Project has been commissioned by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC).  Its goal is to develop a range of Skill Sets and Units of Competency for those supply chain skills common to a range of industry sectors and in doing so, support the mobility of skilled labour and agility of the Australian workforce.  It will enable the many individuals working in a supply chain to be skilled to the same world class standards and as a consequence, increase industry efficiency and productivity.

    The 2nd round of consultation is now open on a set of revised draft units of competency.

    Click here to find out how to provide feedback, register for updates and for more information on the project.

    The consultation closes on Wednesday 13 February 2019.

    QLD Training Awards 2019

    The prestigious Queensland Training Awards, which celebrates top achievers in training in this state, will celebrate its 58th year in 2019.

    Across 14  categories, the awards recognise individuals and organisations that strive for and have achieved success, best practice and innovation in vocational education and training (VET).

    The awards showcase all that’s great about VET in Queensland, with categories for apprentices, trainees, vocational students, teachers and trainers, as well as training providers and employers. The awards not only highlight the value of vocational education and training, but also open doors for winners and finalists.

    Nominations are now open and will close on 17 March 2019. Find out more on how to nominate by clicking here.

    VOCED Plus

    VOCEDplus and NCVER have developed the VET Knowledge Bank which contains a suite of products capturing Australia's diverse, complex and ever-changing vocational education and training (VET) system.

    It aims to provide a collected memory of VET reference information. Some of the current sections include:

    Check out this valuable resource here:

    VET Knowledge Bank

    No Frills VET Research Conference

    'No Frills' is a well-known annual national conference where researchers, practitioners, providers and industry representatives come together and share knowledge, ideas, insights and solutions surrounding Australia’s VET sector.

    The conference also provides valuable professional development opportunities through a program of hands-on pre-conference workshops incorporating activities on data and research analytics, and research practice.

    The 2019 conference program will focus on The student journey: skilling for life.

    Applications for presentation submissions close 18 February 2019. Click here for more information.

    Skilling Queenslanders for work

    Skilling Queenslanders for Work funded projects announced.

    The Queensland Government has committed $34.7 million to 156 local projects that aim to assist 4,319 people through the 2018-19 Skilling Queenslanders for Work second funding round.

    There are also incentives for employers who recruit QLD job seekers as part of the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiatives. Find out more here.

    To view the details of the second round of funded projects, click here.

    To view more about the program and find a project near you, click here.

    Click here to read the full February 2019 newsletter


  • 15 Jan 2019 12:07 PM | Linda MacDonald (Administrator)

    January 2019 Edition

    IRC INDUSTRY SKILLS FORECAST SURVEY

    This is your opportunity to help identify the skills needs of your industry.


    Australian Industry Standards are seeking industry input to assist the Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) that they support, to develop the important Industry Skills Forecasts.

    On behalf of those IRCs, stakeholders are invited to provide feedback (by Monday, 14 January 2019) via the methods below:

    IRC Industry Skills Forecast Survey:

    This survey is designed to gather feedback from stakeholders about a range of issues affecting your industry. This information will be used to develop the industry outlook for each sector and identify any new or emerging skills.

    The survey can be completed online and should take no more than 5-10 minutes.


    COMPLETE THE SURVEY

    Call for Submissions:

    The intelligence gathered during this process will assist IRCs to formulate their advice to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) on industry priorities, skill shortages, and will inform future discussions about updates to Training Packages.

    You can provide access to recent reports or answers to key questions by completing the online form.


    MAKE A SUBMISSION
    Future Ready Workforce

    Have Your Say

    The 
    VET 4 T&L Future Ready Workforce website now has a dedicated page with details of current consultations open for feedback.

    This is your opportunity to help shape the future of industry and contribute to ongoing reform and operations of the VET system. See the Have Your Say page for more information. 

         
    The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has commissioned the review of one qualification in the TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package – TLI50316 Diploma of International Freight Forwarding.

    The Freight Forwarding TAC has finalised draft Transport and Logistics Training Package materials for this project and would like your feedback.

    Click here to view the draft qualifications, units of competency and to submit your feedback. Feedback is open for submission up to close of business Friday, 8 February 2019.

    On 28th November 2018, the Government announced an Expert Review of the VET sector. The Review will focus on how the Australian Government’s investment in VET could be more effective to provide Australians with the skills they need to be successful throughout their working life. It will also focus on ensuring Australian businesses have the skills they need to support their business growth.
    Submissions are invited to address all aspects of the Terms of Reference, including what is working well, the challenges that exist, and changes that could be made to the VET system.
    Public submissions to the Review are now 
    open, and will close on Friday 25 January 2019 at 11.59 pm AEST

    FREE EXCEL TRAINING FOR TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS WORKFORCE

    Spaces are limited so be quick to reserve your seat!
     

    If you work in the transport and logistics industry, this is an opportunity to learn or improve your knowledge of Microsoft Excel. For more about the other training being offered over the next 12 months under the DIGIT&L FUTURES program, please click here.  

    CLICK TO VIEW UPDATED LOCATIONS

  • 18 Dec 2018 2:48 PM | Linda MacDonald (Administrator)

    VET 4 TandL

    End of Year 2018 Edition


    WHAT ARE YOUR INDUSTRY'S SKILL NEEDS? 

    How can national training can be improved?
    What skills are required to succeed in occupations?
    What improvements that can be made to training products?

     Australian Industry Standards are calling for industry input on a range of issues that affect the aviation, transport and logistics and maritime industries. Help inform the 2019 IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work.

      Complete the survey (about 10 minutes)  click here.

    OR Complete the Call for Submissions form click here.

    Submissions close Monday, 14 January 2019.

    DigiTaL Futures

    FREE EXCEL TRAINING FOR TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS WORKFORCE
    Spaces are limited so be quick to reserve your seat!

    If you work in the transport and logistics industry, this is an opportunity to learn or improve your knowledge of Microsoft Excel. For more about the other training being offered over the next 12 months under the DIGIT&L FUTURES program, please click here.  

    NEW LOCATIONS ADDED - CLICK TO VIEW


    Funded by the Department of Employment, Small  Business and Training, the DIGIT&L FUTURES Program aims to support the existing transport and logistics workforce through minimising skill shortages, addressing the emerging skill needs of industry and fostering an environment of innovation.

         
    Jobs Queensland's Anticipating Future Skills project's final report is now available. It gives crucial information to business, employers, workers and communities about where jobs growth will be and what skills will be needed.
    Jobs Queensland has also produced a number of regional, industry and occupational tools for those wishing to explore the data in more detail. Click here to view the report and to access the tools.
    The Australian Government's Department of Education and Training myskills website provides a portal for a range of VET resources, including career info and an industry-specific section that provides a list of popular occupations by sector. The information on the site is relevant for businesses and current and potential employees. Find out more here. The Cross Sector Supply Chain Skills Project has been commissioned by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC). Its goal is to develop a series of Skill Sets and Units of Competency for those supply chain skills common to a range of industry sectors and support the mobility of skilled labour and agility of the Australian workforce. Draft units of competency are now open for comment here - closes Monday 7 January 2019.

    Click here to read the full end of year newsletter


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