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VET 4 T&L Industry ENewsletter - March 2021

10 Mar 2021 11:18 AM | Linda MacDonald (Administrator)


March 2021 Edition

COVID-19 Information

Recent Queensland Government Transport industry updates:

Transport & Logistics Training Package Updates

The following Transport and Logistics projects have updates:

AVI Remotely Piloted Aircraft - Excluded Category Operations - The Australian Industry & Skills Committee (AISC) has approved Aviation Training Package (Release 8.0) for referral to the Skills Ministers for endorsement.

TLI Naval Shipbuilding (NSB) Integrated Logistics Support - The Australian Industry & Skills Committee (AISC) has approved the Transport & Logistics Training Package (Release 9.0) for referral to the Skills Ministers for endorsement.

You can also provide feedback on any of the above to us, please contact us at

VET 4 T&L - Have your say

The VET 4 T&L program provides feedback to the Queensland Government about current and future skilling priorities, as identified by the Transport & Logistics industry sectors, including Aviation, Maritime, Rail, Road & Passenger Transport and Warehousing & Logistics.

As part of this, we are seeking feedback from industry on the following:

  • what is your view on current VET funding settings in Queensland?
  • what do you see as the most important training and skilling priorities for your sector?
  • are there other opportunities for further support?
  • any additional feedback?

Surveys have been created for each industry sector:

We would love to hear about what is happening in your industry, the challenges and the future priorities. Feedback to be submitted by close of business Friday 26 March 2021.

If you would like to be part of our industry reference groups to provide feedback and highlight skilling and training priorities for your sector on an ongoing basis, please register here.

JobTrainer Fund

32 new courses have been added to Queensland's JobTrainer Program which offers free or low-cost training opportunities for job seekers or young people. 

Courses available include:
  • Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)
  • Certificate III in Supply Chain Operations
  • Shipboard Safety Skill Set
  • Certificate II in Logistics (subsidy available for up to 4 units)
  • Road Transport Driver Skill Set

There are also a variety of other courses available including business, leadership, management, IT and more.

Click here for more information.

QLD Training Awards 2021

The Queensland Training Awards is your opportunity to shine and be recognised and rewarded for your contribution to the state’s vocational education and training sector.

The awards not only highlight the value of vocational education and training, but also open doors for winners and finalists.

If you know of an outstanding Queensland apprentice, trainee, trainer or employer who deserves recognition, now is the time to nominate.

Nominations are now open and close midnight (Queensland time) Sunday 21 March 2021.

Click here for more information and to nominate.

Industry Skills 360

On behalf of the various Industry Reference Committees, Australian Industry Standards (AIS) is holding a series of webinars about emerging trends for industry, cross-sector issues, and proposed qualification changes to support workforce needs.
Hear from the Industry Reference Committees about current industry challenges and their role in addressing skills needs, and AIS Skills Specialists about proposed qualification changes.
AIS is keen to hear your ideas and feedback to ensure qualifications and skills standards deliver real outcomes for industry.

Register here to join the Maritime webinar - 12 March 2021
Register here to join the Aviation webinar - 15 March 2021
Register here to join the Rail webinar - 16 March 2021
Register here to join the Transport & Logistics webinar - 29 March 2021
Be a part of AIS’ Industry Skills 360 Series of webinars by visiting the AIS Engagement Hub and see how you can provide feedback.

Women & Leadership Scholarships

Women & Leadership Australia are offering scholarship funding for women in the Transport & Logistics sector.

Partial scholarships of $1,000 – $5,000 are currently available for career building leadership courses.

Courses are available for women at all management levels. Register your interest by Friday 19th of March.

Click here for more information.

Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements

The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements program which launched last year, quickly became fully subscribed at the maximum 100,000 participants in less than five months.

On Tuesday 9 March, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that the program will be extended for a full 12 months and the participant cap removed.

Any business or Group Training Organisation engaging a new or recommencing apprentice or trainee between 5 October 2020 and 30 September 2021, may be eligible for a subsidy of 50% of wages paid to the apprentice or trainee for a 12 month period from the date of commencement, to a maximum of $7,000 per quarter.

Find out more here.

Training Support and initiatives

JobTrainer scheme:
  • Free or low-fee training in a range of short courses and certificates.
  • Includes Certificate III in Supply Chain Operations, Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal), Certificate II in Logistics (up to 4 units), Road Transport Driver Skill Set and a range of other business related courses.
tafe Queensland are offering funded training as part of their COVID response, including:

Skill Finder - A range of free online short courses and microskills.
Skills Focus Queensland - Free online training for COVID impacted Queensland residents.
Small Business Skills Hub - Free online training for COVID impacted Queensland businesses.

Click here to view more funding and financial incentive information for training, business growth and employment.

Read the full March newsletter here


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