National Skills Commission kicks off

National Skills Commission kicks off

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/

Fast-tracked skillset released for aged and disability sectors

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.

ASQA’s shortcomings highlighted in review report

The CEO of the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), Troy Williams has provided his view on the findings of the review published this week suggesting the report articulates why there is a massive trust deficit between ASQA and the ITECA membership. He also proposes it highlights ASQA’s past policy and regulatory failures and uses these to chart a future course for a regulator that’s more engaged with the sector and focussed on student quality than administrivia.

Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/asqa-review-a-damning-criticism-of-a-regulator-on-mend/

Queensland moves this years training awards to virtual event

In  an announcement made by the Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman, the annual Queensland Training Awards will go ahead in 2020, moving entirely online for the first time in the event’s 59-year history. Nominations will be extended until the end of June with the regional and state winners announced online.

Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/queensland-training-awards-to-go-ahead-as-virtual-events/

Austrade and FutureLearn.com partner to promote “Study with Australia” campaign

Austrade and FutureLearn.com partner to promote "Study with Australia" campaign
Austrade and FutureLearn.com partner to promote “Study with Australia” campaign
The initiative hopes to support international students who have been impacted by the global travel bans in providing access to high-quality online learning resources from leading Australian education providers to support their education and learning goals during the pandemic. The ‘Study with Australia’ campaign will be available until the end of June, allowing Australian higher education institutions and English language training providers to showcase their online offering across business, digital technologies, STEM, healthcare and teaching courses, to name a few.

ITECA calls on government to invest urgently in vocational education and training

The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), who is the peak body representing independent providers in the higher education, vocational education, training and skills sectors has advocated for the Australian Government to make a major investment in funding training for job seekers providing them with the education and skills that will get them back into work