Newbery Consulting VET News – 19th January 2023



Hello and welcome to VET News,

Welcome back everyone. I hope those that take time for Chrismas and New Year had a relaxing break. We are all back on deck now full steam ahead into a new year. Just a couple of things before you jump into the news:

  • Do not forget that the closing date for providing comment on the Draft revised RTO Standards is the 31st January 2023. I strongly encourage all persons working in the VET sector to take an interest in this. I have posted our feedback on our website if you are interested at the following page RTO Standards Review – Our Response. If you need to access the DEWR consultation paper and the online survey you can access these at the following site (click).
  • For those providers waiting on the TAE40122 – Certificate IV in Training and Assessment to land on scope. It will happen automatically so you do not need to apply for this. There is some technical problem that TGA and ASQA are working on that is preventing this addition to scope at the moment. I am advised by ASQA that they are working on it and hope to have it up on TGA as soon as possible. Apparentely TAC in WA got it sorted but the east coast is having some difficulties.
Good training,

Joe Newbery

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Compliance & Regulatory News



Jobs and Skills Australia engagement

The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations has released a Jobs and Skills Australia discussion paper. The paper is an opportunity for interested parties to provide their views to the Australian Government about the ongoing arrangements of JSA, ahead of permanent arrangements being finalised.

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New version of TAE training package and transition extension information

Version 5 of the TAE Training Package was approved by the Australian Industry Skills Committee on 8 November 2022 and endorsed by Skills Ministers on 18 November 2022.
This version includes a new TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, which supersedes and is equivalent to TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
The Trainer and Assessor qualification requirements in Schedule 1 of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations remain unchanged. There is currently no requirement for existing trainers and assessors to attain the new TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

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Other VET News



VET employment outcomes improve in 2022

The latest VET student outcomes report shows that in 2022, 65.0% of VET qualification completers had an improved employment status after completing their training, up by 4.4 percentage points from 2021.

Among the qualification completers who were not employed before training, 49.6% got a job after their training (up 6.3 percentage points from 2021).

For qualification completers employed before training, 17.3% were employed at a higher skill level (up by 0.8 percentage points from 2021) and 37.1% were in a better job (down 1.7 percentage points from 2021) after training.

Satisfaction with training was similar to that reported in 2021, with 88.9% of qualification completers citing that they were satisfied overall with their VET training.

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In-training numbers up 21.6% as at 30 June 2022

A total of 415,240 apprentices and trainees were in-training as at 30 June 2022, an increase of 21.6% from 30 June 2021.

Non-trade occupations contributed most to the increase in in-training numbers, up by 38.3% or 47,995 when compared with the same time in 2021. Clerical and Administrative Workers and Community and Personal Service Workers had the highest absolute increases in the number of apprentices and trainees in-training for non-trade occupations.

In trade occupations, 241,860 apprentices and trainees were in-training as at 30 June 2022, an increase of 11.8% when compared with the same time in 2021. By industry, the largest absolute increases in in-training numbers were in the Construction, Accommodation, and Health care and social assistance sectors.

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Developing Australia’s Hydrogen Workforce

In June 2021 the Australian Industry and Skills Committee Secretariat commissioned PwC’s Skills for Australia to research and analyse the expected workforce and skills needs in order to gain a better understanding of the skills and capabilities required to support Australia’s emerging Hydrogen industry. The Developing Australia’s Hydrogen Workforce report provides some early analysis and evidence on emerging job roles, and the skills and training needed to support a safe and effective hydrogen economy in Australia across six key supply chain areas including; production; storage; transport and distribution; export; hydrogen as a transport fuel; and blending hydrogen into gas networks.

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Glossary of VET is now fully searchable

Late last year, the VOCEDplus team released an improved version of the Glossary of VET.

As well as browsing terms and acronyms, you can now search the glossary.

The Glossary of VET is a compilation of current and historical Australian VET terms, concepts, acronyms, and other abbreviations found in Australian VET research, policy, and data.

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Articles and Papers



Adding value to competency-based training

Competency-based training (CBT) has been fundamental to how accredited VET is delivered in Australia for the last three decades or so and over this time it has garnered both advocates and critics. This research examines the strengths and weaknesses of CBT as it is currently applied to the Australian VET system and whether there is cause to consider a broader approach to defining and describing competence and hence considering how best teaching and learning in VET is delivered and assessed.

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Labour Market Trend Updates



Industry Profiles update – November 2022 data

Industry Profiles have been updated with August 2022 ABS Labour Force data. Explore and discover an array of up-to-date labour market information for 19 broad industries, including:

Total employment (including a 20-year time series)
Employment outlook
Employment by industry sector
Weekly earnings
Gender share
Full-time share
Largest employing occupations within each industry
Occupations related to each industry by skill level
Downloadable Excel files

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Occupation Profiles update – November 2022 data

The total number employed has been updated with August 2022 ABS Labour Force data, for 4-digit ANZSCO occupations.

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Training Package Updates



Training Package Updates

The following training packages have been updated on

LMT07: Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Training Package – 22/12/2022
MSF: Furnishing Training Package – 21/Dec/2022
CHC: Community Services – 30/Dec/2022

Extended transition period: TLI50816 Diploma of Customs Broking

ASQA has recently approved an extended transition period for the qualification TLI50816 Diploma of Customs Broking for all ASQA registered RTOs with scope for delivery for continuing students only.

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Business Opportunities/ATMs

Agency: Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Category: Education and Training Services
Description: National Plan Review Strategy Workshops

Provision of venue and services for the design, conduct and facilitation of workshops to explore and develop solutions for each of the four terms of reference for the Review, as detailed below.

The provider should identify venue options for workshops to be held in either Sydney or Melbourne with up to 50 participants

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AusTender materials are released by the Department of Finance. AusTender materials are subject to change and should be verified on the AusTender website to ensure the information is up to date and correct:


Upcoming Events



32nd National VET Research Conference – 2023
Wednesday 19 to Friday 21 July 2023RMIT University Melbourne City Campus (Storey Hall).
‘No Frills’ is a well-known annual national conference and a key part of NCVER’s engagement with the VET sector. It is an opportunity to showcase research to VET practitioners and build the capacity of researchers. It provides participants with a forum for the exchange of ideas and knowledge and be a part of an event that encourages thought-provoking presentations and opportunities to network in a relaxed and friendly environmentRead More.
AVETRA’s 25th Annual Conference
Melbourne- 27 & 28 April 2023VET + Challenging times, Challenges of our time and Challenges that lie ahead is the theme for this year’s AVETRA Conference.The AVETRA 2023 Conference showcases scholarly and applied research of, for and from within vocational education. It is the leading annual gathering of researchers, VET practitioners and leaders, education policy makers and representatives from industry, unions and employers in Australia and
New Zealand.Read More
The Future of Apprenticeships

The Future of Apprenticeships , ‘Perspectives from Switzerland, New Zealand and Australia striving for excellence’

Melbourne- 5 – 7 February 2023
Auckland- 9-10 February 2023

The conference promises to be an excellent opportunity to network and connect with industry stakeholders, participate in a range of workshops, study tours, facilitated debates and attend industry network events.

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RTO Data Cloud

Newbery Consulting has been supplying student management software for over 10 years. A cloud based RTO student and learning management system that provides RTOs the capability to manage their training operation and meet all national and State reporting and compliance obligations. It would be our pleasure to offer you access as a trial user and you can evaluate the system capabilities for yourself.

Don’t continue to pay too much for cloud based AVETMISS software. Have the flexibility to only paying for your additional users as you need them. Set up your online enrolments and customise your certificates at no extra cost. Need to manage your CRICOS and State funded enrolments, no problems. Get in contact with the team at Newbery Consulting today and request to be set up as a trial user.

Visit RTO Data Cloud for further information.

Observation AssessmentThis webinar is aimed to increase your understanding of observation assessment. Joe will explore the common problems with observation assessment, explore criterion referenced assessment as a foundation assessment method and talk through designing observation tools and mapping observation assessment. Benchmarking will also be discussed, along with the dos and don’ts of recording observation evidence.
This webinar is packed full of valuable information that will help ensure that your students are receiving the benefit of valid criterion referenced assessment according to a nationally consistent standard and of course to develop a proactive and positive RTO compliance culture.Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: $25.00Register Here


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