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  • 01 Oct 2018 1:04 PM | Linda MacDonald (Administrator)

    VET 4 T&L

    September 2018 Edition

    DigiT&L Futures

    Registrations are now open - spaces are limited so be quick to reserve your seat!

    The Queensland Trucking Association has launched DIGIT&L FUTURES (Excel Skills), providing support for existing workers in the transport and logistics industry to learn or upskill in using Microsoft Excel. Different levels of courses are available and the training will be delivered across a number of Queensland TAFE locations. For more about the other training being offered over the next 12 months under the DIGIT&L FUTURES program, please click here.  


    This program is 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.

       Skills for Queensland T&L Future Ready 

    To support Year 12 graduates into work, the Queensland Government offers free TAFE in high priority areas. 
    Eligible Year 12 graduates from 2018 or 2017 can kick-start their career by getting the skills employers want without the fees. ​Enrolments and training must start within the calendar year after leaving school.​There are nearly 160 qualifications to choose from. Some qualifications are delivered on campus or as part of an apprenticeship or traineeship. 



    The Queensland Government has released the discussion paper Skills for Queensland for public consultation and feedback to inform a new Queensland VET strategy. 
    The VET sector is critical to ensuring Queenslanders have the right skills to work in priority jobs across a wide range of industries. Consultation closes 5.00pm, Friday 19 October 2018.


    Read direct feedback from industry in relation to skills, training and workforce needs. 
    The T&L Future Ready Report was commissioned by Jobs Queensland to identify the priority skills needs, skill shortages, opportunities and challenges for the future workforce of all sectors within the transport and logistics industry.


    Click here to read the full September newsletter

  • 31 Jul 2018 1:16 PM | Linda MacDonald (Administrator)

    July 2018 Edition

    We are pleased to announce the continuation of our successful VET 4 T&L program, extended until March 2019.

    Established since 2014 and funded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training; VET 4 T&L is an industry engagement program covering all sectors of industry – road transport, passenger transport, logistics, rail, aviation and maritime.

    The project aims to raise awareness about vocational education and training opportunities available to industry. VET 4 T&L is also committed to providing feedback to the Queensland government about current and future skilling priorities as identified by industry.

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    All Industry Updates

    AIS Industry Skills Forum

    Australian Industry Standards (AIS) is hosting a series of Industry Skills Forums across the country to explore the current and future skills needs of the 11 industry sectors supported by AIS. The theme for the forums is digital transformation and "future skilling".

    Kerry O’Brien will MC the upcoming AIS Industry Skills Forums to be held around the country. He will also moderate discussions by two panels of industry leaders at each forum. These will focus on the current and future skills challenges facing our industries.

    The day will include industry-specific breakout sessions to provide you with an opportunity to have your say on the skills needed to ensure the workforce is ready for the challenges ahead. 

    Brisbane - Tuesday 18 September 8am - 2pm 2018  -  Register

    Click here to read the full July newsletter

  • 29 Jun 2018 1:37 PM | Linda MacDonald (Administrator)

    June 2018 Edition

    Australian Industry Standards Updates

    2018 IRC Skills Forecast

    IRC Skills Forecasts 2018

    The final 2018 IRC Skills Forecasts are now available for viewing. The IRC Skills Forecasts focus on the prioritisation of the skill needs of the industry sectors each IRC has responsibility for. They are developed and reviewed annually and submitted on behalf of the IRC to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for approval.

    Australian Industry Standards

    New Projects Approved 

    The Transport and Logistics IRC and the Rail IRC will have oversight of seven new projects approved by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee. Project updates will be available on the AIS Website.

    Industry Skills Forum 2018

    Industry Skills Forums 2018

    AIS is kicking off a series of industry skills forums across the country to explore current and future skill needs. The forums will provide the opportunity to directly shape the skills and workforce priorities for your industry. The forums will be held in each State and Territory, starting in early August. Details on when and where the events will take place will be communicated shortly.

    To register your interest for this free event, please complete the Expression of Interest registration form. Places at the forums will be limited. If you have any questions about this event, please contact:

    Click here to read the full June newsletter

  • 04 Jun 2018 12:43 PM | Linda MacDonald (Administrator)

    May 2018 Edition

    VET 4 T&L are working with Jobs Queensland to identify future skill requirements for Queensland industry.

    Planning for workforce capability and workforce sustainability has never been more important than now, where industry faces an unprecedented rate of change and disruption due to the rapid advances in technology. Understanding how technology will shape the future skills of industry is critical, so workforces can identify how drivers like automation, digital literacy and shifting skill sets will impact workforces across all industries.
    The project; T&L Future Ready needs industry’s help to gain a clear insight into the challenges and opportunities they face for the future.

    To have your say please complete our survey by clicking the relevant industry profile below. 

    The findings and report will be made available to industry once approved by Jobs Queensland. We thank you for your support and input.

     JQ Survey - Transport and Logistics  JQ Survey - Aviation
     JQ Survey - Rail  JQ Survey - Maritime

    All Industry News

     Queensland Training Awards  Australian Industry Standards
    Regional finalists have been announced for the 2018 Queensland Training Awards.

    Check out the full list of finalists here.
    TLI Transport and Logistics Release 4.0 Project 

    On behalf of the IRC, AIS has updated the Training Package codes.

    Click here to read the full May Newsletter

  • 02 May 2018 12:31 PM | Linda MacDonald (Administrator)
    VET 4 T&L

    April 2018 Edition

    All Industry Updates

    T&L Future Ready Project

    The Queensland Trucking Association has been asked by Jobs Queensland to provide industry feedback on the training and skilling needs of our future workforce, looking 3-5 years ahead. We will be contacting operators and businesses across all sectors of the supply chain - Transport, Warehousing, Maritime, Aviation and Rail.

    If you want to get involved, we are conducting 10-minute phone surveys.  Click to register your interest.

    The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) wants to get a snapshot of the way industry currently manages their safety responsibilities. This baseline measurement will assist in informing decisions around the development of future education and guidance.

    We’d like to invite you to contribute to this important initiative by telling us about your experience working in the heavy vehicle industry. 

    The survey is available now, and will remain open until Wednesday 9 May 2018.

    Skills Development Workshops

    AIS is holding a series of free workshops around the country in 2018. These workshops build on the highly successful AIS Skills Forum held last year. They are aimed at fostering a clearer understanding of the Training Package development process and how you can be involved. Workshops will be held in each state and territory, commencing mid-year. Dates will be communicated once confirmed. To register your interest for this free event, please click here

    Click here to read the full April newsletter

  • 28 Mar 2018 1:11 PM | Linda MacDonald (Administrator)

    March 2018 Edition

    All Industry Updates

    Get Set for the Games

    Changes to freight, servicing and deliveries

    It is important to plan your freight movements well in advance of the Games to ensure your business continues with minimum disruption. Refer to the following useful resources to help keep your business moving during Games time:

    Get Set for the Games website
    Local Area Maps
    Games Route Network Map
    National Heavy Vehicle Regulator website

    - QLD Smart Freight App (Smartphone application designed for the freight industry and modelled off the QLDTraffic App - available from the iTunes and Android app stores).

    Training News

    Comparing high-use training package qualifications

    The Comparing high-use training package qualifications tool is a new form of research product produced by NCVER. A hybrid of a research report and a data slicer, it provides easy and intuitive access to the data while also providing additional insight and analysis not usually included in a statistics or data product.

    Discuss the webinar topic with NCVER on Thursday 19th April, 2.00pm AEST (click here to check your time zone). 

    Register Now

    Skills Development Workshops

    AIS is holding a series of free workshops around the country in 2018. These workshops build on the highly successful AIS Skills Forum held last year. They are aimed at fostering a clearer understanding of the Training Package development process and how you can be involved.

    Workshops will be held in each state and territory, commencing from May this year. Dates will be communicated once confirmed.

    • What can you expect from this event:
    • An overview of the National VET system and Training Package development process
    • Insights into industry workforce trends
    • Opportunity to engage in the skills development process
    • Roundtable discussion on emerging skills needs

    These workshops will give participants the opportunity to share ideas on strategies for meeting workforce skills needs now and into the future. To register your interest for this free event, please click here

    Click here to read the full March newsletter

  • 01 Mar 2018 1:35 PM | Linda MacDonald (Administrator)

    February 2018 Edition

    The Certificate III in Driving Operations is currently under review

    What recommendations do you have to improve: 
                  • Involvement of employers in training delivery?
                  • Employability of graduates?
                  • Quality of RTOs and training delivery?

    To have you say please complete our seven-question survey by clicking the button, it will only take a minute!

    Take the survey now

    Unduly Short Courses and Training Product Reform

    Stakeholders are encouraged to respond to the discussion papers on unduly short courses and training product reform. For more information, click here

    The Future of Transportation Work

    A report has been commissioned by TWUSUPER which explores the transport industry now and into the future. The report has been developed by economists Jim Stanford and Matt Grudnoff, from The Centre for Future Work at the Australia Institute.

    The report describes an $80 billion GDP (value-added) industry employing some 625,000 Australians and on the cusp of change. Some parts of the transport industry are more immune to change than others – so the report provides insights into the technology and overlay of social acceptance and policy that can shape the future. 

    To download the summary please click here

    Australian Industry Standards - IRC Project Updates

     Transport & Logistics IRC Project updates Rail IRC Project updates
    Maritime IRC Project updates Supply Chain IRC Project Updates

    QLD Training Awards

    Nominations are open for the 2018 Queensland Training Awards. The Queensland Training Awards is the highest accolade for the VET Sector and celebrates the top achievers across the state. 

    If you have achieved success through training, or know of someone who has, share the success and nominate now by heading to the Queensland Training Awards website.

    Nominations for the 2018 Queensland Training Awards have been extended, now closing on 16 March 2018.

    Back to Work

    Queensland Government's Back to Work Regional Employment Packages

    Regional Employment package - for employers who hire an eligible jobseeker who has been unemployed for 52 weeks or more.
    Youth Boost Payment - for employers who hire an eligible young jobseeker between 15-24 years of age.

    Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost - provides eligible jobseekers with funding for training to help secure local jobs. Includes training for jobseekers or workers who already have a Certificate 3 or higher qualification, but need new or updated skills to gain, change or retain employment.

    Click here to read the full February newsletter

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