Regional consultations in Esperance and Kalgoorlie will occur between 18 to 29 July 2022. LDSC CEO Michael Taremba welcomes the opportunity to meet public and private stakeholders to get regional views on workforce issues. All industry contacts are welcome to contact LDSC as regional representation is a fundamental key in reporting to State Government.
Contact LDSC via (08) 9388 8781 or firstname.lastname@example.org to nominate your organisation to participate. For further information visit the LDSC website.
The public review period for version 1 draft revised material has now closed. The public validation period will commence on 28 June, where stakeholders will have an opportunity to comment on the next version of the draft revised TAE Training Package materials (Feedback closes 14 July 2022). Click here to view the holistic review timeline.
To provide feedback please complete this survey. Additionally, Skills for Australia are accepting any feedback via email at email@example.com.
WA's Rail Access Regime provides a regulated pathway for parties to gain access to pre-determined privately-owned railways. Following extensive consultation and a review of the Regime, the State Government is implementing significant changes to ensure a more effective alternative when commercial negotiations stall, speed up access negotiations and ensure railway access arrangements are fair for all parties.
Feedback is being sought on the draft amendments via https://www.wa.gov.au/railaccessregime, and closes 23 July 2022. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your feedback.
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Construction of a $5.6 million specialist METRONET Trade Training Centre at North Metropolitan TAFE's Midland campus has begun, with works on the $4.6 million Stage 2 section of the project now underway. Stage 1 works included the creation of rail signalling workshops and introduction of electrical rail signalling qualifications to complement the range of engineering qualifications supporting METRONET manufacturing and maintenance. this enabled a pilot group of employees from Rio Tinto, John Holland Group and Hitachi to commence a Certificate IV in Electrical Rail Signalling from Semester 1, 2021, and people with a WA electrical licence to undertake a Certificate IV in Electrical Rail Signalling from Semester 2, 2021.
The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) is soon to launch a new publication, Pathways and Perspectives. Through the stories in this publication, ASQA will help the public understand the many benefits that quality training brings to the Australian community and economy. Data and insights from the sector will be shared to help students and employers make informed choices about their education and training needs.
ASQA reminds Training Providers that their Quality indicator annual summary reports are due 30 June 2022. This year, providers are invited to submit their data online using this webform.
Visit ASQA’s website for more information.
The National Centre for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER) 31st National Vocational Education and Training (VET) Research Conference 'No Frills' will be hosted online this year. The conference will be held from Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 July 2022 with this year's conference theme being VET's role in transforming the future.
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The Department of Education, Skills and Employment commissioned the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to review both the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) and the Digital Literacy Skills Framework (DLSF). The review is now nearing finalisation and is likely to include steps to clarify the understanding of digital literacy and how it fits in the VET space. In particular, the need to better define the concept of digital literacy and distinguish it from other terms such as digital skills, digital fluency, digital proficiency, and digital mastery.
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Australian Industry Standards (AIS) have advised the Commercial Pilot Regulatory Update project which involved the Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane), two Skills Sets and three Units of Competency have been updated to enhance the safety of pilots when undertaking ‘incipient spin’ manoeuvres. The units have been amended to address changes to CASA regulations Part 61 Manual of Standards (MOS).
Two Skill Sets have been updated to incorporate the changes to these units. In addition, AVIY0017Y Control aircraft in advanced flight manoeuvres has been updated and moved to the elective bank of the qualification following the deletion of a previous Skill Set.
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Sixty new train drivers are poised to graduate from BHP’s Pilbara Rail Academy Traineeship Program, created last year to meet the growing skills shortage in Western Australia. The academy recruits have a range of life skills and experiences, including former Uber drivers, ex-military personnel and mums looking for a career change after raising children.
BHP is investing $20 million (AUD) in the academy program, which aims to employ and train 200 new train drivers over three years. BHP welcomed the first recruits – today’s graduates – into the academy in August last year.
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