Infection control amendments to CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support specialisations

Infection control amendments to CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support specialisations
The Ageing and Disability specialisations of the Certificate III in Individual Support have been updated to include HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures as a required unit in Release 4 of the qualification.

Aussie and global tech companies launch Skill Finder marketplace

A myriad of technology companies have joined forces to launch a marketplace aimed at improving the digital workforce.

Built by Melbourne-headquartered digital agency Balance Internet, the Skill Finder site offers online digital skills courses for free which are provided by Australian companies and global giants.

Federal Budget 2020: Employers to get up to $200 per new young employee with JobMaker, can write off full cost of purchased assets with JobTrainer

Federal Budget 2020: Employers to get up to $200 per new young employee with JobMaker, can write off full cost of purchased assets with JobTrainer

A billion-dollar JobTrainer fund will support up to 340,700 additional free or low-fee training places “in areas of genuine need”. The fund will be targeted not just at school leavers, but also workers in need of retraining or upskilling.

Defence probe into alleged training fraud

Defence probe into alleged training fraud

The government is introducing the scheme in a bid to get young and unemployed people into the workforce, while also trying to preemptively correct the growing issue of a future skill shortage. This announcement rolls off the back of the Federal Government’s $1.5 billion budget to stop current apprentices being laid off amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, which was announced in July. 

Read more here: https://www.training.com.au/ed/apprentice-wage-subsidies/

Migration must play a role in Australia’s post-COVID economic recovery

Migration must play a role in Australia’s post-COVID economic recovery

Providing more information and transparency on skills shortages will be critical to bolster confidence in both our skills and migration systems, at a time when we will see both historically high and rising unemployment, as well as pockets of skills shortages. These circumstances will be challenging for the community to reconcile.  

Read more here: https://www.smh.com.au/national/migration-must-play-a-role-in-australia-s-post-covid-economic-recovery-20200925-p55zbz.html