Western Australia’s appliance servicing industry is celebrating an important milestone with the graduation of its first cohort of locally-trained apprentices helping to meet skills demands across the State.
The Victorian government has established Apprenticeships Victoria, a new body aiming to help individuals begin their career or further develop their skills by connecting apprentices and trainees with job opportunities.
The mining sector will benefit from improved qualifications to help address existing and future workforce challenges. A qualification design trial is now underway as part of the Morrison Government’s Skills Organisations Pilots, which are helping the nation’s training system respond to industry needs.
The aged care royal commission will bring down its final report next month, and it is more important now than ever. Its findings have implications not just for aged care, but also our biggest single industry that just happens to be growing the fastest of them all. That industry is healthcare and social assistance, which at last count employed 1.7 million people. It is projected to grow by 205,000 over the next five years, more than double the pace of the next fastest sector, education. The National Skills Commission reckons it’s our most COVID-19 resilient industry, a safe bet for those looking for work.
Australia’s vocational education sector is seeking support from the HVACR industry to develop a consistent national framework for the implementation of new trade qualifications.
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