Newbery Consulting VET News – 3rd May 2019

Hello and welcome to VET news,

I hope you are all well. There are some notable things in today’s news. As many of you would already be aware, the review instigated by the federal government last year by the Honourable Steven Joyce has been completed and a link is provided below to access the report. It is definitely worth reading. Overall, I think it is a quite balanced report. It does call for some quite significant changes to funding arrangements and also makes recommendations about the national regulator and its level of engagement with the sector. It will largely depend on how the federal election goes as to whether these recommendations are acted upon. Anyway, definitely worth a read. I have also provided an article below highlighting the upcoming EduTECH conference which is being held in Sydney on the 6th and 7th June. The EduTECH conference is great and is very reasonably priced. They also provide free registrations to enter their trade exhibition area which from my perspective is the most valuable part of these conferences. I definitely recommend checking this out.

I am also pleased today to release our latest and final installment on our amount of training blog series. You can access The Amount of Training – Part Three at the following link (click). The feedback we have received in response to this blog series on the amount of training has been unbelievable. It has been our absolute pleasure provide this published guidance to the sector and we hope that it has been helpful for you.

Good training,
Joe Newbery

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Compliance & Regulatory News

2018 Quality Indicator Data Submission

All RTOs are required to submit their 2018 quality indicator data by 30 June 2019. The purpose of quality indicator reporting is to provide ASQA with a summary report of your RTOs performance against the learner engagement and employer satisfaction quality indicators.

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Importance notice: HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

ASQA has two important notices for all registered training organisations (RTOs) delivering or planning to deliver HLTAID003 Provide First Aid or other first aid–related units.

For those RTO’s delivering or planning to deliver HLTAID003 Provide First Aid or other first aid-related units, ASQA has advised that the content of training on providing first aid for hyperthermia should be reviewed.

Learners undertaking HLTAID003 Provide First Aid and other first aid-related units must demonstrate CPR on a mannequin on the floor.

For further information, click here.

Other VET News

Skills and Training Budget Overview 2019‑2020

The Australian Government is committed to supporting the VET sector though its $525.3 million Skills Package, Delivering Skills for today and tomorrow, to ensure Australians can access the training they need for the jobs of today and prepare for the jobs of the future.

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VELG Workshop with Kerry Buttery

Unpack the most common non-compliances in assessment with Kerry Buttery this June.The upcoming workshop will unpack examples of non-compliant assessments and supporting material, how to tackle RPL assessment practices, exploring the validation of assessments and many others.

For further information, click here.

AATIS information sessions on individuals and organisations that work with students and job hunters

The Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service (AATIS) delivers essential Australian Apprenticeships resources to service providers, government and the public. AATIS will be running face-to-face information sessions and webinars on individuals and organisations that work with students and job hunters, such as career advisers, schools, training organisations,

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Articles and Papers

Higher apprenticeships in Australia

This report highlights some of the complexities that need to be considered and provides examples of where higher apprenticeships and other similar training programs are being developed and trialed in various industries around Australia.

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VET in Schools students: characteristics and post-school employment and training experiences

This paper provides an up-to-date picture of trends in the uptake of VET in Schools (VETiS) programs, the profile and participation of students who undertake VETiS programs, and the level and type of qualifications that are undertaken.

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Strengthening Skills: Expert Review of Australia’s Vocational Education and Training System

On 28 November 2018, the Prime Minister announced an independent review of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector to examine ways to deliver skilled workers for a stronger economy. The review was led by the Honourable Steven Joyce, a former New Zealand Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment. Mr Joyce delivered the final report to the Government in March 2019.

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Upcoming Events

VET CEO Conference 2019

Velg Training will be hosting the VET CEO Conference on 17 May 2019. The conference has been tailored specifically to address the needs of CEOs, senior leaders and key decision  makers of an RTO to explore critical components of future-proofing any business.

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EduTECH – International Congress and Expo 6th and 7th June 2019

EduTECH is here again being held at the International Convention Centre Sydney. The conference includes an amazing Free Exhibition which is always a hugely valuable part of the EduTECH experience and is where the testing, networking, product interaction happens. We totally recommend this!

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2019 Skills Conference

The Apprentice Employment Network NSW & ACT will be hosting the 2019 Skills Conference at Dockside Darling Harbour on the 13 June. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Driving innovation in Vocational Education and Training’ exploring what people in the VET industry can do to address skills shortages.

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Supervising Apprenticeships or Trainee Free workshops

The Department of Industry has released free workshops for supervisors to learn how to supervise their apprentices or trainees and to understand their role as a supervisor.

To view workshop dates, click here.

#NoFrills Conference 2019

The No Frills conference is where researchers, practitioners, providers, government and industry representatives come together and share information on Australia’s VET sector. The conference will be held from Wednesday 10th July to Friday 12th July 2019 in Adelaide.

WA Training Awards 2019 Applications Now Open

The 25th Annual Western Australian Training Awards applications are now open. The WA Training Awards are an opportunity for the Western Australian training sector to showcase excellence, reward best practice and put the State’s best VET achievers in the spotlight.

2019 Tasmanian Training Awards

Nominations for the Tasmanian Training Awards are open from 29th March to 30th May. The awards are for excellence in VET and Workforce development.

For more information, click here. 

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