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VET for secondary school students

The latest report from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) on VET for secondary school students (Vfsss) has been released. Findings show that the most popular training packages in 2020 were Tourism, Travel & Hospitality, Business Services and Sports & Recreation. Students undertaking a School-based apprenticeships or traineeships (SBATs) as part of Vfsss...

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Youth discussion forums

Calling all 18—24 year-olds who want to undertake, have undertaken, or are completing a VET course, apprenticeship or traineeship. Would you like to have a say on issues facing young people within the training sector – what can be improved to make VET better for younger people? The State Training Board is organising a series...

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NCVER Apprentices and trainees 2001 – March quarter

Apprentices and trainees 2021- March quarter from National Centre for Vocational Education Research provides a national picture of apprenticeship and trainee activity, tracking outcomes from when they started their training through to December 2020. We’ve summarised this data, focusing on figures for WA and highlighting information relevant to our industry coverage. The full report can...

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Public Safety Training Package – Case for change

The Public Safety Industry Reference Committee has developed a Case for Change for Training Package development work to address priority skills needs in Fire Fighting Pump Technicians. The aim of the work is to ensure qualifications, Skill Sets and Units of Competency reflect current technologies, industry practices, and regulations in the firefighting (Public Safety) industry....

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Correctional Services Training Package – Case for change

The Corrections Industry Reference Committee has developed a Case for Change for Training Package development work to address priority skills needs in Correctional Administration. The aim of this work is to ensure qualifications and Units of Competency reflect current technologies, industry practices, and regulations in the Correctional Services industry. The Cases for Change can be...

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Regional engagement – Bunbury

Our Industry Engagement Managers Anna Thomas and Tracey Farrow continue their regional trips, heading to the port city of Bunbury today. They look forward to meeting with Bunbury Geographe Chamber of Commerce and Industry, South Regional TAFE Bunbury Campus, Employment Facilitator – South West Employment Region and Rob Marshall from the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers...

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Microcredentials – what are they?

The term microcredential describes smaller bites of learning – or short-courses – offered by universities, TAFEs and private education providers. Microcredentials can work as stand-alone qualifications or complement study being undertaken at the VET or higher education level. Microcredentials allow people to access education when they want, at an affordable cost, to meet their imminent...

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Public Safety Training Package – project commencement

The Public Safety Industry Reference Committee has commenced three new projects to address priority skill needs in Emergency Care, Emergency Management and Fire Services. Emergency Care This project will review and update five Units of Competency in response to changes in industry practice, health regulatory requirements and the current COVID-19 pandemic. The units relate to...

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SEEK Employment report – overview of September 2021

Job ad numbers in WA continue to rise month-on-month with significant increases in volumes compared to the same period in 2020 and 2019. The employment marketplace SEEK’s latest Employment Report looks at job ad volumes in Australia in September 2021, nationally, by state and industry. We’ve summarised this data, highlighting figures for WA and industries...

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Regional engagement – Northam

Our Industry Engagement Managers Anna Thomas and Tracey Farrow are heading to Northam in the picturesque Avon Valley today. They are looking forward to meeting with Wheatbelt Development Commission, Central Regional TAFE, Northam Chamber of Commerce, Max Employment and Directions WA and gaining insights into the challenges facing the community and businesses in the region.