The Commonwealth Government’s Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) are seeking your feedback on the proposed qualifications model through an online survey.
Before completing the survey, read about the proposed qualifications model on the Department of Employment and Workforce Relations website. The survey will close on 17 March 2023.
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At the December meeting, the Council agreed to extend the transition period for one qualification from the Construction, Plumbing and Services (CPC) Training Package.
A full list of training products approved for an extended transition period is available on the TAC Website.
The Council may consider requests to extend the transition period of a superseded training product when certain conditions apply. Further information is available on the TAC Website.
The Commonwealth Government has announced the establishment of 10 new Jobs and Skills Council’s for Australia’s vocational training system. These organisations will collaborate with Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA), industry and a range of key stakeholders to address the many workforce planning and skills development challenges facing the nation. The Jobs and Skills Council’s will be established from January 2023 and will be in place for all major sectors of the economy.
The new arrangements will replace the current Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), Industry Reference Committees (IRC) and Skills Service Organisations (SSO). The AISC, IRCs and SSOs will remain in operation until 31 December 2022 to ensure continuity and stability of the VET system during transition to the new arrangements.
To find out more about the Jobs and Skills Councils arrangements visit the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations New industry engagement architecture
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse highlighted the numerous times and ways in which children reported abuse and were not believed, or no action was taken. The Royal Commission recommended that States and Territories establish Reportable Conduct Schemes to prevent harm to children by holding organisations accountable for the conduct of their staff.
The Ombudsman WA is expected to commence WA's Reportable Conduct Scheme on 1 January 2023. Providers of education services who have care, supervision or authority over children (under 18), such as RTOs, will be expected to comply with this scheme. Information for RTOs such as frequently asked questions, information sheets and webinars is available on the Ombudsman's website.
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 make a submission by 22 December 2022.
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