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 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 reforms to be implemented will allow for greater movement between VET and higher education. The recognition of microcredential qualifications in the improved system will also introduced.
The ACTU has criticised the Morrison governments PaTH internship program claiming big business is taking advantage of the financial incentives provided and failing to offer ongoing employment after completion of the program.
The portal available through MySkills.gov.au provides a platform in which alumni can tell their story and inspire others to achieve their goals through VET and also equips them with information and resources to assist with undertaking their roles as leaders in the VET system.
Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/inspiring-vet-alumni-stories-shared-via-new-portal/
The review of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) will inform a 12 to 18 month program of improvements that will ensure regulation by ASQA is transparent and effective according to its Minister, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash.
Anthony Albanese has announced Labor would create Jobs and Skills Australia, a new federal agency tasked with addressing skills and workforce shortages if elected.
Queenslanders will be able to access more subsidised training courses with an announcement of the Skills Boost program by the state government yesterday.