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.
Skilling Queenslanders for Work funds skills development, training and job opportunities for job seekers, disengaged or disadvantaged Queenslanders through a suite of targeted skills and training programs. The second round of this year’s $90 million project funding pool is open for community-based not-for-profit organisations, local councils and school P&Cs, to provide hands on skills.
The Productivity Commission National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development Review Interim Report into the future of skills and workforce development in Australia favours private providers, increasing contestability, student loans and vouchers and fundamentally fails to ensure TAFE’s future as the pre-eminent public provider of high-quality Vocational Education and Training (VET) across the nation.
Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/pc-review-favours-profit-above-ensuring-tafe-s-future/
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 Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) will pay costs of learners of all ages to undertake vocational education and training and target support for areas of study and training that will give learners better employment prospects as New Zealand recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.
Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/release-of-initial-list-of-supported-training-to-aid-covid-19-recovery/
The McGowan Government has established an urgent review of skills, training and workforce development in response to COVID-19’s impact on the workforce
NZ Education Minister Chris Hipkins has said making targeted vocational training courses free – for all ages, not just school leavers – over the next two years will help people who have lost their jobs retrain and also allow new employees in some essential services to train on the job. It will include courses linked to industry skills needs, in building and construction, agriculture, and manufacturing, and also vocational courses like community health, counselling and care work. The fund will be available from 1 July 2020.
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/