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.
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/
The declining number of apprentice commencements is a major area of concern. Without substantial support Australia is facing a dramatic decline in apprenticeship commencements which will contribute to an unacceptably high level of youth unemployment.
Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/call-for-apprentice-wage-subsidy-to-address-collapsing-apprenticeship-system/
The McGowan Government has established an urgent review of skills, training and workforce development in response to COVID-19’s impact on the workforce
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 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.
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.