The Digital Transformation Expert Panel are working to identify how Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) system can most effectively respond to digital change underway across industry and its impact on the nation’s workforce. Phase A reports are now available.
The National Centre for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER) are currently undertaking a survey of Employers' Use and Views of the VET system (such information about employers' engagement and satisfaction with the VET system and the various ways employers use the VET system to meet their skill needs over the last 12 months).
Participants are selected randomly and employers can complete the survey either online or by a computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI).
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The Department of Health has provided updated information on COVID-19 for the education and training sector. Factsheets for VET training providers, employers, jobseekers and students can be found on the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website.
For the first time in Australia, the new Australian Skills Classification provides a connection between labour market analysis and skills needs.
The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for this project will be introducing a proposed additional stream, Purchasing and Procurement, following the provision of stakeholder feedback and consultation with the LDSC. Further details will be released in the coming weeks as part of the validation process.
The Australia Industry Skills Committee (AISC) have recently updated over 140 industry pages for their National Industry Insights Report. These pages provide data and analysis on training patterns and employment trends, and identify the skills projected to be in highest demand over the coming years. Information on the impact of COVID-19 is also included where available.
At the AISC meeting on 23 February 2021, findings were presented from the Expert Panel’s report, The Learning Country: Digital Transformation Skills Strategy, highlighting the value of a comprehensive lifelong learning policy to ensure the VET system can respond to the digital change underway across industry.
The Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) for the Rail Train Driving, Yard Coordination and Rolling Stock Maintainer projects have considered all stakeholder feedback and revised draft Training Package materials.
Australian Industry Standards (AIS) recently held a round of online webinars as part of their Industry Skills 360 Series.
Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is accepting applications to its newest drone safety sponsorship round – aimed at improving awareness of the drone rules and drone safety.