AE News - Volume 9, Issue 12

Sunday, 18th March 2018

Upcoming Events

19 APRIL - RTO / E-Learning Network

10 MAY - GTO Managers Network

18 MAY - Field Officers Network


Minister Opens Holmesglen Skills and Job Centre 

On Tuesday this week the Hon. Steve Herbert, Minister for Training and Skills opened the Holmesglen Skills and Job Centre.

This centre will play an important role for the south east auto transition program as well as assisting local students and the wider community.

We look forward to working with Holemsglen through this centre.

For further information please click here.


Victorian Workers Compensation Agent Tender

The outcome of the Victorian Workers Compensation Agent tender was announced earlier this week.  From July 1, 2016, QBE will no longer be an agent in Victoria for workers compensation.  Employers Mutual was successful in the tender process and will be the new agent joining the remaining agents in Victoria.

WorkSafe’s new agent panel comprises:

• Allianz Australia Workers’ Compensation (Victoria) Ltd (Allianz);                 

• CGU Workers Compensation (Vic) Limited (CGU);                         

• Employers Mutual Vic Pty Ltd (EML);                                                                        

• Gallagher Bassett Services Workers Compensation Vic Pty Ltd (GBS); and          

• Xchanging Integrated Services Victoria Pty Ltd (Xchanging).

Consequently QBE’s share of the market will be reallocated and will go to Employers Mutual or Xchanging. 

If you have previously used QBE our insurance contact is Jodi Sharman, who would be happy to assist with any questions you may have.

For further details please visit

Worksafe Victoria 

QBE – to contact Jodi Sharman

Worksafe media release

Worksafe FAQ – employers

Worksafe FAQ – workers


ASQA Update: Newly endorsed Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

The newly-endorsed qualification introduces higher standards for trainers and assessors across the VET workforce and includes an additional core unit on the development of effective assessment tools (Design and develop assessment tools). The additional unit aims to ensure that trainers and assessors have a greater depth of knowledge about good assessment tools and students graduating from VET courses will be more effectively assessed as having the necessary skills and knowledge to do the job.

ASQA – the national regulator for VET - has been advocating for enhanced training and assessment practices in the VET sector for a number of years.

National strategic reviews undertaken by ASQA during the past three years have identified poor assessment practices as a major issue for the sector.

ASQA sees the changes made by the AISC to the TAE qualification as the first step in a range of reforms that are required to enhance the reputation and standing of the VET workforce.

ASQA also believes the new qualification is good news for students, who can have greater confidence in the capability of their trainers and assessors.

All Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), whether currently delivering the old Certificate IV TAE qualification (TAE40110) or not, will need to apply to ASQA should they wish to offer the updated qualification.

Reflecting the critical role this qualification plays in assuring quality in the VET sector, all applications for this qualification will undergo enhanced scrutiny by ASQA. The application process will include strengthened evidence requirements including requiring comprehensive training and assessment strategies and copies of previous assessment records. In some circumstances, restrictions may be placed on RTOs as to how the qualification is delivered.

More advice on how to apply for registration for the new TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment will be published on the ASQA website shortly


2016 Victorian State Training Awards


Upcoming Events


Quick reminder of our upcoming events.

RTO & E-learning network – Assessment Validation Workshop
Tuesday 19 April 10.30 – 4pm
@ AEN offices  level 3 478 Albert Street East Melbourne  
This network meeting will include a workshop on Assessment validation being run by James Nash
The workshop will focus on certificate I OH&S / WHS units from various training packages.

GTO Mangers meeting
Tuesday 10 May 10.30 – 1pm  
@ AEN offices  level 3 478 Albert Street East Melbourne  

Field Officers Network
Wednesday 18 May 10.30 – 1pm  
@ AEN offices  level 3 478 Albert Street East Melbourne  

WHS / oh&s Network
Wednesday 8 June 10.30 – 1pm  
@ AEN offices  level 3 478 Albert Street East Melbourne  

AEN Mid Year Conference 16 & 17 June
Mercure Ballarat
Registrations will open next week


The Needanapprentice website currently has 38 job ads and 22 resumes online.

If you haven't done so already, we encourage you to register your details on the website to gain access to the apprentice listings and post your vacancies.

Registration is free and only takes a moment to complete and you could be filling your vacancies right away.

If you need any assistance with registering, posting a vacancy or would like further information please contact the AEN office on 9639 3955 or email