The Federal Government will invest up to $4.3 billion to deliver Western Australia’s first large-vessel dry berth, creating a world-class precinct at the Henderson shipyard. The Henderson dry-dock will enable the construction and sustainment of large naval vessels in Australia and will increase the demand for workers with those skills (i.e. Shipbuilding) in WA.
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The Australian Skills Quality Authority (AQSA) notified stakeholders in December 2021 of a decision to shorten the transition period for 9 High-Risk Work Licence (HRWL) crane units of competency to the 28 February 2022. Following a review of information ASQA has agreed to extend this transition period to 31 May 2022 for the following units of competency:
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The Training Accreditation Council (TAC) have approved the following qualifications/units of competency for an extended transition period for several TLI and MAR qualifications to the 30 June 2022, 31 - Click read more for more details:
The Training Accreditation Council (TAC) regularly provider resources and education forums to assist RTOs. Visit the TAC website to view the full TAC Education Program Schedule (Including upcoming regional events).
Australian Industry Standards (AIS) have advised the following training packages have been updated.
Australian Industry Standards (AIS) have advised the draft Training Package materials for the Electric Heavy Vehicle project, including one updated qualification and two new Units of Competency are now ready for review. These draft materials address the required skills and knowledge for working with and operating battery electric heavy vehicles.
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Additional feedback is also being sought on the draft Training Package materials for the Mobile Crane Operations project, including updates of two qualifications and seven Units of Competency, and would like your feedback.
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If providing feedback, please send a copy of your comments to the LDSC (via firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can ensure any issues raised by WA Stakeholders has been considered as part of the National feedback process.
To employ an apprentice or trainee contact an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider. AASNs are contracted by the Australian Government to give advice and help with recruiting, training and retaining apprentices and trainees. Click here to contact an AASN provider.
Defence Industry Briefing Sessions Occurring Now
The Office of Defence Industry Support (ODIS) have advised a series of free briefings will be held Nationally, including regional WA. The briefings will provide advice and direction to the defence industry and businesses in supplying to defence and defence supply chains, and to learn more about ODIS.
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Supported by the Federal Government, Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds (HHTS) have launched the Roadshow; a mental health outreach program to support the health and wellbeing of the heavy vehicle industry and supply chain. The Roadshow will provide tailored resources and practical mental health advice to truck drivers, and warehouse and distribution centre staff at 18 industry events across the country in 2022. The team will encourage the use of the free Healthy Heads App and will distribute pocket-sized handbooks with practical mental health and wellbeing tips.
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