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VET 4 T&L Industry ENewsletter - August 2019

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.


  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


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