Apprenticeship Employment Network

AE News Volume 13, Issue 40

Friday, 30th October 2020
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Upcoming Events

10 Nov - OHS Network Meeting

13 Nov - AEN AGM

24 Nov - Victorian State Budget

Retrenched Apprentices and Trainees Program

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Retrenched Apprentices and Trainees Program
Now into its 6th month, the Retrenched Apprentices and Trainees Program has received over 600 registrations from apprentices and trainees who have been affected by the current economic crisis. 68 participants have now successfully re-commenced their apprenticeship or traineeship.

The top 3 sectors represented are:
  1. Building and Construction
  2. Electrical, Electronics and Utilities
  3. Automotive and Boating
The top 3 occupations are the:
  1. Electrical Trades
  2. Plumbing and Roofing
  3. Carpentry, Joinery and Cabinetmaking
First year apprentices make up over 45 percent of those seeking assistance and while regional Victoria has been affected slightly, the vast majority of participants are located in the Metro Melbourne area.

We have also seen employer confidence in the economy boost with more job vacancies being listed on last month. The register has had almost 1200 job vacancies listed.

The program aims to assist apprentices and trainees who have lost their employment complete their training.

For Individuals

Apprentices and trainees who have lost their employment are encouraged to register.

Once on the register, apprentices and trainees will be assisted by one of our program officers until placed with a host employer through a Group Training Organisation (GTO) or directly with an employer.

Program officers will also help direct you to the most appropriate advice and assistance while you remain out of employment.

For Employers

Employers who have job vacancies for apprentices or trainees can submit them on the vacancy register.

Our program officers will match your vacancy with suitable candidates for you to interview.

Employers may also be eligible for Australian Government incentives.

For further information or to register for the program please visit Apprenticeship Employment Network.

Changes to the Australian Apprenticeship Incentives Guidelines

This week we saw minor changes to the Australian Apprenticeship Incentives Guidelines
changes to the boosting apprenticeship commencement program BAC will now see limitations placed on existing worker trainees (page 122)

The AAIP Guidelines for the updated BAC eligibility have now been published on the Department of Education, Skills and Employment and Australian Apprenticeships websites.

AATIS FREE Information Sessions

The Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service (AATIS) raises awareness of potential apprenticeship and traineeship pathways to students, job hunters, career advisors, employers and others working in the industry.

AATIS provides up-to-date information and resources which are used by the networks delivering Australian Apprenticeships support services, including Apprenticeship Network providers and Group Training Organisations.

AATIS are holding a range of free information sessions over the coming weeks – find out further information and to register please visit the AATIS website.

Orygen Apprentice Mental Health Survey

Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health are developing a report on the mental health of apprentices and are conducting a survey to hear the thoughts of Australian apprentices on their experiences with mental health during their apprenticeship.

Orygen is the leading research, training and clinical service provider in Australia focused on the mental health of young people.

The results of this survey will help to promote mental health supports which are optimised to meet the needs of apprentices.

We encourage all apprentices to take the survey that should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Responses are anonymous and will go a long way in helping to develop quality and tailored mental health services for apprentices.

The survey will be open until Monday 2 November 2020.

AVETRA Online Conference - Monday 16th November 2020

OctoberVet 2020
OctoberVET’ is an initiative of the Australian VET Research Association (AVETRA).

AVETRA is committed to building and promoting research capability to ensure a rigorous and well informed VET system. OctoberVET is the name given to a series of events held throughout Australia to showcase VET research.

Learning in Turbulent Times - A free online research-based event.
Please support Ballarat’s 13th annual OctoberVET event, mounted by Fed Uni’s VET research group RAVE – Researching Adult and Vocational Education.

DATE: Monday 16th November
TIME: 6pm - 8pm
REGISTRATION: Limited to 90 participants.

Speakers and Topics

Young people and the COVID-19 labour market: Insights from ‘PISA 2018’
Anthony Mann, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Researching men's sheds: Opportunities for international collaboration
Barry Golding

Coronavirus information – a question of trust? Survey results on learning about the pandemic
Erica Smith & Morgan Wise, Federation University

Community learning through adversity and disaster: An Australian case study of rural adaptation and resilience
Annette Foley and Barry Golding, Federation University

OctoberVET’ is an initiative of the Australian VET Research Association (AVETRA).

AVETRA is committed to building and promoting research capability to ensure a rigorous and well informed VET system. OctoberVET is the name given to a series of events held throughout Australia to showcase VET research.
Federation University

Australian Training Awards are going Virtual - 20 November

Australian Training Awards 2020
The Department of Education, Skills and Employment, the National Careers Institute is pleased to invite you to join us for the 2020 Australian Training Awards presentation event.

The Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards showcasing best practice in vocational education and training.

Date: Friday 20 November 2020
Time: 6.00pm AEDT

We hope you register to watch the Australian Training Awards with your colleagues, family and friends at a venue of your choice.

Upcoming Dates

AEN will be closed Monday 2 November and Tuesday 3 November

Melbourne Cup Public Holiday: Tuesday 3 November

OH&S Network Meeting: Tuesday 10 November 10.00am - 11.00am

AEN AGM: Friday 13 November 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Finalists Announced For 2020 Learn Local Awards

The inspirational efforts of Victoria’s adult community education learners, practitioners, volunteers and providers have been recognised in this year’s Learn Local Awards.

Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney announced the 20 Victorian finalists in the awards, which honour the Learn Local sector and highlight the success of learners and the training providers who support them.

Finalists were announced in 7 categories, recognising learners, providers, practitioners and volunteers.

This year’s Learn Local Awards will be hosted in an innovative virtual format later this year.

Congratulations to the following finalists:

The Ro Allen Award - Recognising Pre-accredited Learner Excellence
  • Haylee Mackintosh, Cire Services
  • Jason Barbour, Bridge Darebin
  • Colleen Forbes, Community College Gippsland
Victorian Learn Local Young Pre-accredited Learner Award
  • Georgia Benham, Zoe Support Australia
  • Rebecca Cupitt, Zoe Support Australia
  • Bryanna Paynter-Harvie, Noweyung
Victorian Learn Local Practitioner Award
  • Vivian Della Valle, CAE
  • Susan West, Cire Services
  • Michelle Harrison, Phillip Island Community & Learning Centre
Victorian Learn Local Volunteer Team Award
  • Rosewall Learning and Creative Team, Rosewall Neighbourhood Centre
  • Zoe Support Australia - Childcare Volunteer Team, Zoe Support Australia
Victorian Learn Local Pre-accredited Pathway Program Award
  • Getting There, The Centre for Continuing Education
  • Carpentry Trade Taster, Preston Reservoir Adult Community Education (PRACE)
  • Mentoring - A step towards mainstream volunteering or work experience, Sandybeach Centre
Victorian Learn Local Creating Local Solutions Award
  • Wyndham Neighbourhood Hubs - meeting diverse needs, Wyndham Community & Education Centre
  • Kick Start Your Career in the Health Industry program, Heyfield Community Resource Centre
  • Cultural Cuisines, Wellsprings for Women
Victorian Learn Local Collaboration Award
  • Cloverdale Community Centre-The Gordon TAFE Collaboration, Cloverdale Community Centre & The Gordon TAFE
  • Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre and Burke and Beyond, Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre Inc & Burke and Beyond
  • Pathways 2 Possibilities, The Centre for Continuing Education & Open Door Neighbourhood House
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