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VET 4 T&L Industry ENewsletter - September 2019

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

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.


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

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