Newbery Consulting VET News – 2nd August 2019

Hello and welcome to VET News,

The national regulator has come under fire in Parliament yesterday by Andrew Laming MP. He obviously is very well briefed as he has absolutely described the current state of affairs very accurately. Click Here to View

Next week, I am presenting at the 2019 Defence VET Forum which I am really looking forward to. For those of you who deliver training to international students, please take note of the new fact sheet relating to monitoring student course progress and attendance.

Good training,

Joe Newbery

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Compliance & Regulatory News

CRICOS providers to submit renewal applications at least 90 days before registration expiry

As of Friday 19 July 2019, it is a requirement of the Education Service for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act) that, at least 90 days before their registration expiry date, CRICOS providers must apply to ASQA to renew their application and have paid all associated application fees.

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Strategic review into international education published

ASQA announces a strategic review into international education. ASQA’s Chief Commissioner and CEO, Mark Paterson AO, said “more work is needed to make sure providers meet their obligations, and to ensure we have the right data to monitor activity and eliminate poor behaviour”.

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Overseas student attendance new fact sheet available

ASQA has published a new fact sheet in relation to overseas student course progressions and classroom attendance to provide a summary of provider responsibilities according to the Standards for RTOs.

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ASQA Corporate Plan 2019 – 2020

ASQA has release a new corporate plan which contains the planned activities and key strategies for 2019 – 2020.
This year a new performance framework has been introduced which includes the standards of ASQA’s work.

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Other VET News

Subsidised Skills training for drought affected farmers and businesses

The NSW Government is subsidising skills training for farmers and regional businesses impacted by the drought and looking to transition into new or updated career opportunities.

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NCVER Podcast Program

NCVER has just launched a new podcast program, ‘Vocational Voices’. Leading experts will discuss current trends in vocational education and training.

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The Growing Apprenticeships and Traineeships: Industry and Regionally-led Solutions (GATIRS) Grant is now open

Skills Tasmania is seeking submissions from eligible organisations to undertake innovative projects that address
barriers to increasing employer engagement with the apprenticeship and traineeship system. The grant closes 2pm, 6 August 2019.

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Articles and Papers

Transition from school to further study and work

A new analysis reveals five main pathways taken by young Australians as they transition from school to further study and work. The report reveals five main transition pathways out of school:

  1. Higher education and work
  2. Early entry to full-time work
  3. Mix of higher education and VET
  4. Mixed and repeatedly disengaged
  5. Mostly working part-time.
 2018 Completion and attrition rates for apprentices and trainees

Completion rates for apprentices and trainees who commenced training in 2014 have decreased to 56.7, down from 59.9% for those commencing in 2013.
Completion and attrition rates for apprentices and trainees 2018 tracks the outcomes of apprentices and trainees from when they commenced their training.

Upcoming Events

2019 National VET Conference, Brisbane, 12 – 13 September 2019

The 2019 National VET Conference will be delivered over two days on the 12-13 September at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)  through an exciting range of presentations, providing attendees with the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of plenary and elective sessions. Pre-conference Master Classes will be held on Wednesday 11 September.

Training Package Updates

Changes to training package: MST: Textiles, Clothing and Footwear

  • 10 qualifications added
  • 13 qualifications updated
  • 10 qualifications removed
  • 2 skill set added
  • 27 units of competency added
  • 5 units of competency updated
  • 15 units of competency removed

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Changes to training package: PUA12: Public Safety Training Package.

  • 29 qualifications updated
  • 7 qualifications removed
  • 2 skill set added
  • 2 units of competency updated
  • 2 units of competency removed

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Opportunities

Assessment Package – BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

Newbery Consulting is pleased to offer the complete assessment package in support the qualification BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (Release 4). The package includes the complete assessment materials for each unit of competency including:

  • Assessment Plan and Mapping
  • Assessor Instructions
  • Candidate Instructions
  • Assessment Record

Price: $4,400.00

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RTO Support

Newbery Consulting is pleased to offer one day consulting support. Consulting support is typically provided remotely but can also be provided onsite with Joe Newbery. Travel to the clients site will involve travel costs which will be invoiced at the completion of the visit.

Consulting support can include providing general or specific advice, reviewing a clients documents or other arrangements or advising on assessment or course development.

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