An ASQA investigation into misrepresentation of vocational education training (VET) courses has led to a conviction and $10,000 fine for Qualify Me! Pty Ltd in the NSW Local Court.
Registered training organisations are being encouraged to apply for funding through the latest round of the Tasmanian Government’s Apprentice and Trainee Training Fund (User Choice), with applications now open. The fund provides subsidies through grants to significantly reduce the cost of providing quality training and assessment for nationally recognised qualifications.
A former Australian rock band member and an ex-professional rugby league player are among 77 regional winners named in an online ceremony for this year’s Queensland Training Awards.
Opposition leader Peter Malinauskas and his entire Labor party have voted against legislation to significantly reform and modernise South Australia’s training system.
The Tasmanian government has held a roundtable focused on the skills needed to deliver the Government’s infrastructure pipeline. Peak industry, business and union representatives discussed the need for a collaborative approach to skills development in Tasmania.
The South Australian State Government will introduce a Bill in Parliament this week outlining significant reforms to deliver a more flexible and responsive training system for the state.
The National Skills Commission (NSC) is a critical new part of Australia’s economic infrastructure, providing expert advice and national leadership on the Australian labour market, current and future skills needs and workforce development issues. They have released their inaugural report today that shows while the impact of COVID-19 on the labour market has been significant, some data indicates early signs of stabilisation and a small increase in the number of employers looking to hire.
Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/inaugural-report-of-national-skills-commission-australian-labour-market-and-covid-19/
A national skill set has been developed that will enable new workers to be rapidly deployed with the essential entry-level skills they need to help boost the ranks of the care and support sectors. The Entry into Care Roles skills set will provide foundational knowledge and skills, including safe work practices and infection prevention procedures.
The state government in South Australia is providing financial assistance to VET providers to the tune of $16 million which will support non-government training providers in their critical role of meeting the skills needs of the state, to adapt and remain viable as the impacts of COVID-19 continue to evolve.