Apprenticeship Employment Network

AE News Volume 11, Issue 20

Friday, 15th June 2018
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Upcoming Events

28 & 29 Jun - Mid-Year Conference
17 July - OHS Network Meeting
14 Aug - QA Standards Network Meeting
Click here for all upcoming events.

AEN Mid-year Conference 28 & 29 June – Registrations Close Friday 15 June

This year's AEN Mid-year Conference will be held on the 28 & 29 June at the Dingley International.

Conference Program

Day 1

Key Note Address
Neil Coulson - Victorian Skills Commisioner

NCVER Report - Future Job Openings for New Entrants by Industry and Occupations
Dr Chandra Shah & Janine Dixon

Major Projects - Duy Le/Rajiv Ramanathan

Social Traders - Mark Daniels

Aust Gov't - DET - Fiona Lynch Magor
Branch Manager, Workforce & Apprenticeship Policy Branch

General Vet Sector Updates & Assessing in the Workplace - Jame Nash

EML - Declan Collins

Victorian GTO Standards- Denver Blake

Conference Dinner Guest Speaker - Melinda Jeffery - Apprenticeship Ambassador

Day 2

DET-HESG - David Latina

AEN Update - Gary Workman

Board Governance
Fi Mercer

Apprenticeship Information Services
Peter Skujins - Managing Director


28 & 29 June 2018


Dingley International Hotel
334 Boundary Rd, Dingley Village VIC 3172

Registrations Close COB Today.


All delegates must organise their own accomodation. To book accomodation contact the Dingley International Hotel Dingley Hotel. If the Dingley International is booked out you can try the following hotels in the area:

Beaumaris Bay Motel Beaumaris Bay Motel

Quest Cheltenham Quest Apartments

Parkdale Motor Inn Parkdale Motor Inn

For further information and to register please see our Events Calendar.

Skilling Australia Fund - 5 State & Territories Have Signed Up

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews said the signing of a National Partnership Agreement with a number of State and Territory governments late last week is a significant step for the vocational education and skills sector in Australia.

An estimated $1.5 billion will be provided through the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) in vocational education and training (VET) programs Australia-wide, with the aim of creating an additional 300,000 apprenticeships and traineeships.

The SAF agreements in SA, NSW, ACT, NT and Tasmania means the States and Territories will match federal investment to boost VET and growth in apprenticeship numbers.

For further information please visit:
Department of Education - Skilling Australia Fund
ACT - Dept of Education Media Release
NSW - Dept of Education Media Release
SA - Dept of Education Media Release

Intowork Australia – Alan Brown Awarded AM

Alan Brown - Intowork
Over the Queen’s birthday weekend Chairman of Intowork Australia Hon. Alan Brown was awarded with a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for over 50 years of service to the community.

Mr Brown has a passion for creating lifelong pathways for young people through apprenticeships and has served as chairman to Inner Northern Group Training Ltd trading as Intowork Australia since 2001, he is also Chairman of AGA and Deputy Chairman of MAS National.
Alan was also instrumental in establishing the Inner North Community Foundation which has distributed over $2.6 million in grants to over 130 community organisations within the Darebin, Moreland and Yarra municipalities.

In addition to his community work, Alan served as Member of the Victorian Parliament, Parliamentary leader of the Victorian Liberal Party, Minister for transport and many other roles.

Congratulations to Alan and Intowork Australia.
For further information please visit the IntoWork website.

ACNC and Consumer Affairs Victoria Agreement

It was announced last week that the Victorian Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz, had officially signed the exemption order that will reduce red tape for incorporated associations.

The move means from 1 July, incorporated associations that are also charities registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) will no longer need to lodge an annual statement with Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) or pay an annual statement lodgement fee to CAV.

ACNC commissioner Dr Gary Johns said he welcomed the announcement and thanked the Victorian government for their commitment to reducing red tape for charities.

“The reduction of red tape for registered charities is one of the three key objectives of the ACNC,” Johns said.

“We are very pleased to be able to announce this red tape reduction initiative today, as it will benefit thousands of charities in Victoria who are out there doing good work in the community.

The charities affected will continue to submit their ACNC Annual Information Statement each year, and the ACNC will share the relevant data with CAV on the charity’s behalf.

For further information please visit the ACNC website.

Apprentice Employment Network NSW/ACT Conference

NSW confernce
On Thursday this week the NSW & ACT Apprentice Employment Network held its annual conference in Sydney.

The keynote address by Assistant Minister Karen Andrews highlighted the recent signing by five states and territories to the Skilling Australian Fund, with NSW and ACT being two of the five.

There were a number of topics discussed over the event focussing on the topic – "Vet for the Future".

Congratulations to Jason Sultana and the team at NSW/ACT Apprentice Employment Network

For further information please visit AEN NSW/ACT website. For the list of presentations held on the day please visit the Skills Conference website.

Young Australians Finding it Difficult to Find Full-Time Work – New Work Order Report

New York Reality Statistics
The New Work Reality report, published this week by The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA), is a longitudinal report which follows the journeys of 14,000 young people over a decade.

The report highlights that young Australians increasingly faced a number of significant barriers when seeking full time jobs, with only 26 per cent of 15 to 24 year olds in full-time work, compared to 53 per cent in 1980.
New Work Reakity Report Highlights
The report stressed that young Australians lacked confidence about their working futures.

Three quarters of young Australians did not believe they had the relevant vocational and practical work experience that the job market called for, while seven out of 10 believed there was insufficient job availability.

How young people create a full-time workload has also changed, with the number of young people working full-time hours in casual jobs doubling since 1992.

To access the full report please visit the Foundations for Young Australians website.

Entertainment Booklets Available – Funds go Towards Bullyzero Australia

Entertainment Book 2018-19
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