Apprenticeship Employment Network

AE News Volume 14, Issue 24

Friday, 25th June 2021
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29 June - Webinar: How Digital Skills Relate to Australian Apprenticeships

Victorian COVID Restrictions Eased Again

From 11.59pm Thursday 24 June, COVID restrictions in Victoria will further ease.

Private visitors to the home will increase from two in Melbourne, and five in regional Victoria to 15 across the entire state – and up to 50 people can gather outside in a public place like a park.

Funerals and weddings will be capped at 300 people, and hospitality venues can serve up to 300 in Melbourne, but density limits still apply.

Masks must still be worn inside, and more people in metropolitan Melbourne can return to offices, with 75% capacity – or 30 people in a workplace – whichever is greater.

For a full list of the restrictions please visit Acting Premier Press Release (there is a table at the end of the Press Release)

For further details, please visit Chief Health Officer Update.

AEN Virtual Conference Series

A big thank you to all the guest speakers and delegates that were able to join our virtual presentation sessions this week.

  • National Skills Commission Update
  • Jobs Victoria Update
  • Australian Digital Skills Analysis
  • A New Zealand Perspective on VET
  • AEN & GAN Update, and Kangan Pre-Apprenticeship Programs
  • Employer Attitudes and Behavior to Skills Development
  • Big Build Apprenticeships
  • VRQA Update, and Commonwealth Apprenticeship Employment Incentives
  • Women in Trades

All sessions were recorded and members will be notified next week when presentations and videos are available.

Webinar: How Digital Skills Relate to Australian Apprenticeships

Digital skills are a vital and growing area of interest within the Australian skills landscape.

The majority of workforce roles now require generic digital skills, and there are increasing needs to technical digital skills.
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Join the AATIS expert panellists who will discuss:
  • The types of digital skills needed in Australia;
  • How the Australian VET system can deliver these skills; and
  • Initiatives targeting the digital workforce.
A facilitated discussion will follow about the role that Australian Apprenticeships have in delivering the digital workforce of the future.

Date: Tuesday 29 June 2021
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM AEST

To register for this free webinar, please visit Register AATIS webinar.

Exposure Draft for the New Employment Services Model 2022 Purchasing Arrangements

This week, the Department of Education, Skills and Employment released the Exposure Draft for the New Employment Services Model 2022 Purchasing Arrangements.

The Australian Government is undertaking the largest reform to employment services since 1998. The New Employment Services Model (new model) will commence in July 2022.

The Exposure Draft describes the proposed purchasing arrangements and Statements of Requirements for each service under the new model, consistent with the reforms announced by the Australian Government in March 2019. The Exposure Draft and related resources are available.

The Department will conduct industry briefings for the Exposure Draft in the form of live webinars, and it will be open to all stakeholders.

The Department welcomes feedback on this Exposure Draft to inform the Request for Proposals.

For further details, please visit Exposure Draft for the New Employment Services Model 2022 Purchasing Arrangements.

Year13 Report – What Gen Z Actually Do Online

Year13 Report
This week, Year13 released their latest report What Gen Z Actually Do Online. The report focused on revealing their social and digital media habits in 2021.

The latest research has found Gen Zs are spending a third of their waking lives on their phones - so what are they actually doing on them?

As featured in The Sunday Telegraph, the survey of 1232 young Australians aged 15 to 24 from across the country shows what it's like to grow up online today.

Use these essential insights to guide your digital marketing strategy to ensure you successfully communicate your message with the youth market.
To access the full report, please visit What Gen Z Actually Do Online.

NDIS National Workforce Plan: 2021–2025

The NDIS National Workforce Plan: 2021–2025 was recently released and outlines the Australian Government's commitment to work with NDIS participants, industry and other stakeholders to grow a responsive and capable care and support workforce, and to strengthen the sector to meet the needs and aspirations of Australians with disabilities.

The care and support sector is one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing sectors. This growth is being driven by rapid expansion of the number of NDIS participants and an increasing number of older Australians and veterans within our community accessing care and support.
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The Plan is designed to attract workers with suitable skills, values and attributes, while also improving existing workers’ access to training and development opportunities. The Plan will generate benefits for participants, workers, providers, and the broader Australian economy:
  • Participants will have access to higher quality supports and improved continuity of supports.
  • Workers will benefit from improved training and access to professional development opportunities.
  • Providers will benefit from better regulation across the sector and more market demand information to drive innovation.
The 16 initiatives in the Plan will enable workforce growth in the NDIS, and support complementary workforce measures in aged care and support services for veterans.

To access the full plan, please visit NDIS National Workforce Plan 2021.

Electrical Company Fined for Unsupervised Apprentice

An electrical company that left a first-year apprentice with only two months' experience to work unsupervised with live equipment has been convicted and fined $10,000.

For further details, please visit Electrical Company Fined for Unsupervised Apprentice.

Retrenched Apprentices and Trainees Program

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This program has now supported over 800 participants since May 2020, and over 315 apprentices and trainees have commenced with a new employer.

Currently, there are almost 90 participants on our active caseload.
Top 6 Occupations

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Carpentry
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Chefs
  • General Mechanic
For Individuals

Apprentices and trainees who have lost 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, whilst also directing you to the most appropriate advice and assistance while you remain out of employment.
If you have an apprenticeship or traineeship position you would like to fill, please contact the AEN Office so we can forward potential candidates that meet your criteria.

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