Learners undertaking Vocational Education and Training (VET) must complete placement in a workplace for some courses. There is currently a lack of consistency in how these Mandatory Workplace Requirements (MWRs) are expressed in training products and there is variation in how they are interpreted and implemented by Training Providers. The Federal Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) are inviting stakeholders to provide their feedback on how MWRs are currently undertaken and how they might be improved.
Click here to provide your feedback. Feedback closes 5 November 2021.
FutureNow, the Creative and Leisure Industries Training Council, is undertaking a series of Establishment and Variation of Apprenticeships Process/es (EVAC) relating to the ICT Information Communications Technology training package, as below:
The annual LDSC RTO Forum is back for 2021 at Floreat Forum on Friday 3 December 2021 for a half day. LDSCs new CEO, Michael Taremba will provide an opening address regarding LDSCs future directions. Guest speakers will include presenters from the Training Accreditation Council (TAC), Australian Industry Standards (AIS) and the Department of Training and Workforce Development (DTWD) who will provide updates and guidance on their various areas.
We look forward to welcoming you all to this year’s event. Registrations are open and will close Friday 12 November 2021.
The LDSC is seeking an Industry Consultant with relevant qualifications or industry experience in Retail, Community Pharmacy, Floristry, Wholesale, Workforce Training or Development. Please see our job advertisement and click “Apply Now”. We look forward to hearing from you.
Applications close Friday, 5 November 2021.
Click here for further information or to apply.
The National Centre for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER) are hosting a webinar Attracting Industry Experts to Become VET Practitioners: A Journey, not a Destination on the 8 December 2021 at 11:30am AWST. The webinar will discuss findings of their upcoming report which involves the transition from industry to VET and the updating of skills to maintain the dual professionalism and flexibility required to train, assesses and respond to industry’s needs.
Click here for more information or here to register
In related news, NCVER have also released the VET for Secondary School Students: Insights and Outcomes Report. This report investigates the models used to deliver VET to secondary students, and reports on findings from surveys of students and parents about their motivations and aspirations.
Mental Health is an area consistently raised in industry consultations with the LDSC as a critical aspect to supporting those in Truck Driver roles. Injury Matters has released their first podcast through their “Mental and Physical Safety (MaPS) on our Roads” program, which is dedicated to supporting the mental health needs of the heavy vehicle industry. Injury Matter's current campaign, Service Your Mind encourages heavy vehicle operators to learn what good mental health looks like for them, to take time to adjust after a long day and how/where to reach out for support.
Click here to access the program and other resources.
Following consultation over September to October 2021, Australian Industry Standards (AIS) have advised, the Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committee (IRC) have recommended that a national apprenticeship be established utilising the existing Certificate III in Driving Operations (TLI 31221).
Click here to read the Communique. Watch this space for further details.
The Rail Industry Reference Committee has submitted the Case for Endorsement and draft Training Package materials for the Rail Customer Service project to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for their consideration. The materials include updates to two qualifications, one Skill Set and eight associated Units of Competency, addressing customer service skills and knowledge related to ticketing and security requirements.
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