Apprenticeship Employment Network

AE News Volume 15, Issue 39

Friday, 18th November 2022
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Upcoming Events

23 Nov AGM & Official AEN Building Opening
23 Nov 2022 Apprentice Training Awards
30 Nov African Cultural Awareness & Recruitment
8 Dec OHS Network Meeting

2022 Apprentice Training Awards - Sold Out!

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AGM & Official AEN Building Opening

Office Opening
AEN Office
83 Hobsons Road, Kensington

Wednesday 23 November 2022
12:00pm – 2:00pm

GAN Conference - Registrations Now Open!

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We invite you to be a part of 'The Future of Apprenticeships Perspectives from Switzerland, New Zealand and Australia striving for excellence' 2023 GAN Melbourne Conference

On behalf of the conference organising committee of 'The Future of Apprenticeships: Perspectives from Switzerland, New Zealand and Australia striving for excellence', we are pleased invite you to be a part of a leading event focused on reigniting apprenticeships in Australia and connecting like minded international collaborators, government stakeholders, industry participants, group training organisations, unions and educational institutions to build economic prosperity by working together.

The conference promises to be an excellent opportunity to network and connect with industry stake holders, participate in a range of workshops, study tours, facilitated debates and attend industry network events.

Melbourne: 5th February to 8th February 2023 (inc. travel to Aukland, NZ on 8th February)
Auckland: 9th February to 10th February 2023

Australian Apprenticeship Services and Supports Discussion Paper

Earlier this week DEWR released the Apprenticeship Services and Supports Discussion Paper which explores the existing services and supports and seeks views on opportunities to address three key questions facing the Apprenticeships System.

The Australian Apprenticeship Background Paper provides information to support you to consider three key questions outlined in the Apprenticeships Services and Supports Discussion Paper:
  • What changes are needed to drive up the completion rate?
  • How can the services delivered better encourage and support apprentices from diverse backgrounds?
  • How can the support services be optimised to meet the current and future needs of apprentices and employers?
For further details please visit Australian Apprenticeships Services.

National Training Awards

The Australian Training Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements in the vocational education and training sector.

The Australian Training Awards commenced in 1994. Over this time many individuals, businesses, and registered training organisations have been rewarded for showcasing best practice in VET.

The Awards are held annually in November in a different state or territory. The 2022 Awards will be held in Adelaide, South Australia, on Friday 18 November 2022.

AEN wish all the award finalist the best of luck.

Director ID – Deadline Date Fast Approaching

Any directors appointed under the Corporations Act 2001 may face serious penalties if they do not obtain a director ID by 30 November 2022 – this includes directors of a company, registered Australian body, registered foreign company or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation.

It’s important that any Nominated Officers and Relevant Persons associated with a labour hire licence, Not for Profit or registered business meet their legal obligations.

How to apply for a director ID
You can apply through Australian Business Registry Services (ABRS) in three steps.
  • You will need a MygovID, with at least standard identity strength, to apply for your director ID – the Australian Taxation Office has more information on their website.
  • Gather documents with personal information that the ATO has about you.
  • Lodge your application online for a director ID using your MygovID.
Once you receive your director ID, you must pass it on to the company’s responsible record-holder. You must also pass it onto to the record-holder of subsequent companies you direct in the future.

What are the penalties for not having a director ID?
In 2022 ABRS announced four new offences for not having a Director ID under the Act.
Penalties can range up to $1,100,000 if existing directors do not have a director ID in place by 30 November 2022.

NCVER Update

The NCVER latest Government funding of VET report shows that Australian and state and territory governments spent $10.4 billion on VET in 2021, an increase of $2.9 billion or 38.6% from 2020.

The largest increase in expenditure was on employer assistance to engage in VET which totalled $3.7 billion in 2021, up by 155.7% when compared to 2020.

Funding for training, support and assistance of apprentices and trainees increased to $4.7 billion in 2021, up by 108.1% compared to 2020.

Funding for training, support and assistance of non-apprentices totalled $2.5 billion in 2021, an increase of 15.5% compared to the previous year.

Direct VET delivery funding increased by $372.6 million or 7.4% from 2020.

Also up in 2021 was expenditure on capital investment (up by 45.1%) and system administration and governance (up by 20.3%).

To access the full report please visit NCVER.

Retrenched Apprentices and Trainees Program

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Since the program commenced in May 2020, a total of 920 participants have been supported to date.
  • 83.8% Male
  • 15.9% Female
For Individuals
Apprentices and trainees who have lost employment are encouraged to register.

Once registered, 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.
For Businesses
If you have an apprenticeship 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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