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 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/
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/
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
The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), the sector’s peak body for private providers has surveyed its members with the results showing 75% of them anticipating a sharp decline in student numbers.
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.