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VET 4 T&L Industry ENewsletter - October 2019

16 Oct 2019 2:24 PM | Linda MacDonald (Administrator)
VET 4 TandL

October 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 including Rockhampton and Mackay. Click here to see all dates.

There are also upcoming free online training sessions for the NHVR Permit Portal, click on the relevant link below for more information:

Thursday 31st October - 8.00am to 11.00am
Thursday 28 November - 8.00am to 11.00am

Course spaces are limited, so book your place now to avoid missing out!

Skills Package Co-design consultations and workshops

National consultations on the three key initiatives of the Australian Government’s $525 million Skills Package Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow have now started, with co-design consultations taking place around Australia until 19 November 2019.

The three co-design initiatives open for consultation are:

These initiatives are essential in building the foundation for long-term improvements to the sector and will ensure Australia is ready for emerging industries.


The National Careers Institute together with the National Skills Commission and Skills Organisation Pilots are also holding a range of targeted workshops around the country. 

The Brisbane workshop is scheduled for 18-19 November 2019Click here to register.

Alternatively, click here for other dates around the country.

TWAL Daimler Scholarship program

Transport Women Australia Ltd and Daimler Truck & Bus Australia Pacific have announced the establishment of a scholarship program for women in, or wishing to join, the transport industry.

The scholarships enable women within the industry to undertake a course that will advance their careers or expand their knowledge to enhance their current position, or give other women the chance to become part of the industry.

There will be four scholarships awarded this year with the winners announced at the Transport Women Australia Limited 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner on November 16, 2019. 

The program opens on September 16th and the closing date for applications is 31st October 2019. 

For more information about the Driving the Difference Scholarship program contact Jacquelene Brotherton or 0417 422 319.

AIS Industry Skills Survey

Help identify the skills needs of your industry.

Australian Industry Standards (AIS) have announced that the IRC Industry Skills Survey and Call for Submissions is now open. Your input assists each Industry Reference Committee (IRC) that AIS support to develop an Industry Outlook. On behalf of those IRCs, stakeholders are invited to provide feedback via the methods below:
IRC Industry Skills Survey:
This survey is designed to gather feedback from stakeholders about a range of issues affecting your industry. This information will be used to identify any new or emerging skills. It can be completed online and should take around 10 minutes.

Click here to 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.

Click here to make a submission.

Feedback must be submitted by Friday 17 January 2020.

LRTAQ Young Person in Transport Awards

The Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Queensland (LRTAQ) is now taking nominations for it’s inaugural 2020 LRTAQ Inc. Young Person in Transport Awards.

Nominees must be under 35 years of age and be employed or contracted to a business which is a financial member of the Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Queensland. The winner will be announced at the LRTAQ Annual Conference in Roma on 19-22 March 2020.

Nominations close 30 November 2019Click here to go to the nomination form. 

 VET Events
 See below for VET related events:
1-31 October 2019 - National Safe Work Month 
16 October 2019 - Webinar - Supporting workforces during industry transition
25 October 2019 - Brisbane West and Surrounds Small Business Expo
21 October 2019 - #knowtheanswer - Webinar for Rural and Regional QLD
12 November 2019 - Jobs QLD - Embracing our future: Building Queensland's workforce
18-19 November 2019 - Skills Package Co-design Workshop - Brisbane
18-20 November 2019 - Community Colleges Australia 2019 Annual Conference
19 November 2019 - #knowtheanswer 
21 November 2019 - Australian Training Awards
27-29 November 2019 - TEQSA 4th Annual Conference
23-24 April 2020 - AVETRA Conference
18-24 May 2020 - National Careers Week

Natroad Road Transport Careers The National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) has launched a new recruitment website - Road Transport Careers to address the industry skills shortage and provide a new way to search and post jobs for the industry..

The website showcases the diversity of road transport careers and offers comprehensive tools and resources to both job seekers and employers. Read more here.

National Safe Work Month October is National Safe Work Month - a time to commit to building safe and healthy workplaces for all Australians.

This year's theme - Be a Safety Champion - demonstrates that anyone, both employers and workers from any occupation or industry can be a champion for work health and safety.

Click here to find out more about what's happening this month and how to get involved.

Jobs QLD events

Jobs Queensland has several upcoming events:

Webinar - Supporting workforces during industry transition: Key elements for success - Wednesday 16 October 2019 from 12.30pm-1.30pm

Brisbane West & Surrounds Small Business Expo - 25 October 2019 10am-4pm

Embracing our future: Building Queensland's workforce - Tuesday 12 November 2019. 9.30am for 10am start. Networking lunch from midday.

Click here to read the full October newsletter

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