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AE News Volume 12, Issue 48

Saturday, 19th September 2020
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Upcoming Events


12 February - IR & Financial Controllers Network Meeting
12 February - IR Basics Workshop
18 February - QA Standards Network Meeting
18 February - Competency Based Training Workshop
Click here for all upcoming events.
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Merry Christmas / New Year

Our next e-newsletter will be released on Friday 18 January 2020.

Reminder that we are always looking for good news stories each week.

2020 AEN Event Dates

February
12th - IR & Financial Controllers Network Meeting and IR Basics Workshop
18th - QA Standards Network and Competency Based Training Workshop
26th - Cyber Security Awareness Workshop

March
4th - Cross-Cultural Responsiveness Training
12th - Apprentice Luncheon and GTO Managers Meeting

April
7th - OHS Network Meeting

June
18th & 19th - Mid-year Conference
July
14th - OHS Network Meeting

August
4th - Trade Women Australia
12th - QA Standards Network Meeting
20th & 21st - Field Officer Conference

September
9th - GTO Managers Meeting
15th - IR & Financial Controllers Network Meeting

November
10th - OHS Network Meeting
19th - AEN Awards
PD workshops will be announced throughout the year. Keep an eye on the AEN Event Calendar for updates.

FSK Foundation Skills v2.0 Implementation Guide Now Available

The new implementation guide for Foundation Skills (FSK) v2.0 is now available. The guide is designed to assist assessors, trainers, RTOs and enterprises in delivering the training package.

The FSK Foundation Skills Training Package provides an opportunity for RTOs to select and deliver foundation skills units and qualifications that will enable learners to build the specific foundation skills required to achieve vocational competency.

To access the free resources please visit VETNet - Foundation Skills Training Package.

The Economics of Apprenticeship Training - Seven Lessons Learned from Cost-benefit Surveys and Simulations

This week a new report - The economics of apprenticeship training - Seven lessons learned from cost-benefit surveys and simulations was released.

Many countries face shortages of skilled workers and high youth unemployment.

In the process of reforming their vocational education systems, a significant number of these countries have turned their attention to the potential offered by dual apprenticeships.

The basic principle behind this approach is that young people receive in-company training and a school-based education at the same time.
Economics of Apprenticeship Training
Any reform to implement this type of apprenticeship depends heavily on the willingness of companies to provide training.

But which conditions make it economically worthwhile for companies to engage in apprenticeship training? This question is arising in countries that are considering introducing an apprenticeship training model, and also in those with existing dual apprenticeship systems.

Australian Industry Skills Committee Update

19-20 Industry Updates AISC
The National Industry Insights Report (National Skills Overview) provides high-level analysis of industry skills needs, and the factors and trends affecting the demand for skills at a national and cross-industry level.

The website is a mine of information about Australian industries and employment sectors, priority skill areas and VET data and statistics, in a very easy to read format.
  • Subject-only enrolments in ICT have increased by more than 500% since 2015, which suggests students are moving to skills focused training rather than whole programs or courses.
  • Employment in the construction industry is forecast to grow by almost 200,000 nationally by 2023, with the priority industry and occupation skills being bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, solid plastering, plumbing, and wall and floor tiling.
  • Despite automation having a heavy impact on the automotive industry, skills demand in the automotive servicing sector is focused on fault diagnosis and mechanical and electrical repair skills.
To access the website which has an in depth summaries on all industry sectors please visit the Australian Industry and Skills Committee - Industry Directory.

NCVER Update

Late last week the NCVER released the VET Student Outcomes 2019 report.

New data from over 170,000 VET students shows that satisfaction with VET remains high, with 88.1% of graduates and 91.4% of subject completers satisfied with the overall quality of their training.

For VET graduates, 83.9% achieved their main reason for undertaking training, with 85.1% training for employment-related reasons, 11.3% for personal development reasons and 3.6% for further study reasons.

Employment outcomes for VET graduates were also good, with 65.8% having an improved employment status after training, and 46.8% of those who were not employed before training in employment after.

The results also show that students who completed a qualification at certificate III or higher had better employment outcomes than those who started but didn’t complete a qualification at the same level.

Apprentices and trainees 2019: June quarter - Australia

Apprentices and trainees 2019 — June quarter provides a national picture of apprentice and trainee activity, including both quarterly and annual figures that can be broken down by state and territory.

Apprentice and trainee experience and destinations 2019

This report provides a summary of outcomes and satisfaction for students who completed or cancelled/withdrew from an apprenticeship or traineeship in 2018, including personal and training characteristics, and information on further study.

Nearly nine in ten (87.7%) apprentices and trainees who complete their training are employed afterwards, with those who secure full-time work earning a median annual income of $59 600.
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