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Jobs and Skills Councils to be established in 2023

Over the next four years, the Federal Government will establish Jobs and Skills Councils (JSCs) to help address skills shortages and broader workforce challenges. Originally referred to as Industry Clusters, the new JSCs will have a strong connection to Jobs and Skills Australia and align with the Government’s vision for new industry engagement arrangements. 10...

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Steve Halbert appointed Chairman

We’re delighted to announce that Steve Halbert has been appointed Chairman on our Board of Management. Steve brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role having joined the insurance industry in 1977, been a Director/Shareholder of Austral Risk Services since 2004, becoming Managing Director in 2008 and joining our board in 2020. Congratulations...

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New qualifications and skills sets free in ’23

In 2023, selected qualifications and all Job Ready short course skill sets will be fee-free. But of the 100+ free training courses, which support your industry? We’ve pulled together a list of free qualifications and skills sets that relate to our industry areas. The complete list of Job Ready skill sets and full qualifications that...

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Australian Skills Guarantee Discussion Paper

The Australian Skills Guarantee (the Guarantee) is an Australian Government commitment which aims to ensure one in 10 workers on major, federally funded government projects is an apprentice, trainee or paid cadet. To inform the design and implementation of the Guarantee, stakeholders are invited to read the Australian Skills Guarantee Discussion Paper and provide feedback....

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Australian Apprenticeship Services and Support

A Discussion Paper on Australian Apprenticeship Services and Support has been released for public consultation. The Discussion Paper explores the existing services and supports and seeks views on opportunities to address three key questions facing the Apprenticeships System. What changes are needed to drive up the completion rate? How can the services delivered better encourage...

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Congratulations to our WA winners

Congratulations to the three Western Australians named winners at the Australian Training Awards at the weekend. Wayne Ryder Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Diploma of Leadership and Management, Australian Institute of Management (AIM) WA Brittany-Leigh Wragg National Trainee of the Year Certificate III in Defence Industry Pathways, South Metropolitan TAFE WA...

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2022 Vocational Education and Training Awards

We are pleased to be part of the selection panel for the Business and Financial Services industry category of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) 2022 Vocational Education and Training (VET) Awards. The awards recognise individual excellence in VET.  Candidates have been short-listed for interview and winners will be presented with their awards at a...

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Review of strata manager educational qualification requirements

Landgate has released a consultation paper that proposes a new model for educational qualifications for the strata management industry. Strata management industry representatives and stakeholders are encouraged to have their say on proposed changes to educational requirements for those working in Western Australia’s strata management industry. Feedback can be provided online. Submissions close at 5pm...

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Variation of Government (Level 4) traineeship

The Public Sector Commission has supported an expedited variation of the existing Government (Level 4) traineeship which will align it to the new PSC40122 Certificate IV in Government qualification. While the superseded and new qualifications are deemed non-equivalent, the occupational outcomes for a student completing either qualification would be very similar and can be considered...

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CPP30221 Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services traineeship established

We are pleased to advise that the CPP30221 Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services has been established as a Class B traineeship, approved by the Minister on 3 November 2022. The qualification will be added to the Class A and B register of qualifications in December. We’d like to thank everyone who provided...