In response to a direction from Skills Ministers, the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has agreed to delete 975 units of competency and 46 qualifications identified as having zero enrolments over the past three years. The training products will be deleted from the national register by mid-February 2021.
Skills Reform Consultation
In recognition of the importance of a high-quality VET system that works for everyone, Australian governments (both at the national and state and territory level) have agreed to immediately progress reforms in the following key areas:
Happy Holidays and Farewell to 2020
As many of you are already aware, the Logistics Training Council (LTC) has recently rebranded to embrace Defence and Defence Industries under our remit; and we are now known as the Logistics & Defence Skills Council (LDSC).
Rail Track Protection
On behalf of the Rail Industry Reference Committee, the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for the Rail Track Protection project has drafted materials for the Transport and Logistics Training Package and would like your feedback.
A new campaign will inspire women, veterans, young people, jobseekers and career changers to take advantage of the job opportunities created by the State Government's $18.34 million maritime defence industry workforce package.
'The Other Force' campaign will raise awareness of the job opportunities and career pathways available in Western Australia's defence industry.
The State Government has exempted Western Australian businesses from paying payroll tax on wage subsidies announced in the 2020-21 Commonwealth Government Budget.
The Boosting Apprenticeships Commencements wage subsidy is for apprentices or trainees of eligible businesses who commence and undertake training between October 5, 2020 and September 30, 2021.
The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) have been busy this year undertaking a brand refresh as well as a Rapid Review which called for increased education and consultation with the sector.
An Electronic Work Diary (EWD) is an electronic recording system, approved by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR), used to record the work and rest times of a driver as a voluntary alternative to the Written Work Diary.
More than 30 engineering students will receive valuable work experience with Defence and some of Australia’s largest shipbuilders in the coming weeks after receiving Defence-funded naval shipbuilding scholarships, through the National Naval Shipbuilding Pipeline Scholarship.
IMove Australia is currently undertaking a project to explore the skills gaps and training needs in transport and mobility now and into the future, particularly those skills needed to cope with the introduction of new technologies within the transport sector (i.e. maintenance and repair of vehicles, optimisation of logistics, cybersecurity etc).
Click here to take part in the survey, or to find out more.