TAS user choice funding round open

TAS user choice funding round open

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.

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/

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/

Scott Cam hits the road to promote VET

The National Careers Ambassador has spurred into action commencing a national tour to spruik all things VET following criticism that he being highly paid for doing little. Cam will help Australians at all ages and stages to make informed decisions about learning and training opportunities that can open pathways to rewarding jobs and demonstrate the value of a trades career.   The TV celebrity is tasked with spreading the word that vocational education can lead to high paying and fulfilling jobs.

Proposed changes to the education sector will give students options to combine vocational and university studies

The recently released review of the Australian Qualifications Framework by Professor Peter Noonan has recommended an overhaul of the system which oversees qualifications in Australia’s higher and vocational education sectors.