Apprenticeship Employment Network

AE News Volume 11, Issue 16

Friday, 18th May 2018
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Upcoming Events

30 May - Cultural Awareness Workshop
28 & 29 Jun - Mid-Year Conference
17 July - OHS Network Meeting
Click here for all upcoming events.

AEN Mid-year Conference 28 & 29 June – Early Bird Registrations Close Monday 21 May

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

Speakers will include:

  • Victorian Government – Department of Education – Higher Education and Skills
  • Victorian Skills Commissioners Office
  • Victorian Major Projects
  • Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
  • Victorian Registration Qualifications Authority
Hear updates on a wide range of topics including:

  • Industrial Relations
  • One Touch Payroll
  • OH&S
  • RTO Compliance
  • Cyber Security
  • Labour Hire
  • Board Governance
  • GTO Standards
  • GTO Funding


28 & 29 June 2018


Dingley International Hotel
334 Boundary Rd, Dingley Village VIC 3172

Early bird registrations close Monday 21 May 2018


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.

National Reconciliation Week 27 May – 3 June

2018 National Reconciliation Week
This year during National Reconciliation Week, Reconciliation Australia invites all Australians to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, to share that knowledge and help us grow as a nation.

This year’s theme “Don’t Keep History A Mystery: Learn. Share. Grow” explores history hidden just beneath the surface, ready and waiting to be uncovered. This "National Reconciliation Week" learn more about the Australian story.

The anniversary of the 1967 Referendum (27 May) marks the start of NRW each year. The 1967 referendum altered the Australian Constitution in a momentous way, with more than 90 per cent of Australian voters choosing 'Yes’

For further information and to access a range of free resources please visit the Reconcilliation Australia website.

National Skills Week - August 27 – September 2, 2018

2018 National Skills Week
National Skills Week is the focal point for the promotion of Australia’s Vocational Education and Training sector (VET). Each year the week continues to celebrate and inform students and the wider public of the diversity and career pathways available through VET. The week communicates the emerging trends and new growth drivers connecting skills training with job outcomes.

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, The Hon Karen Andrews launched Real Skills for Real Careers, to champion the benefits of VET and Australian Apprenticeships.

Minister Andrews said Real Skills for Real Careers would feature people sharing their personal VET success stories in videos, podcasts, brochures, posters and across social media.

We encourage GTOs to think about an event that could be hosted sometime during the week to promote apprenticeships and your organisation

For further information refer to the National Skills website.

More Chemicals Added to the National Database to Ensure Worker Safety

More than 750 chemicals have been added to the National Hazardous Chemical Information System to update classification information available for manufacturers, importers, suppliers and end users.

The update includes the addition of 755 chemicals and amendments to more than 600 currently listed chemicals on the Hazardous Chemical Information System which provides information on chemicals that have been classified in accordance with Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals.

You can find details on the new and amended chemicals by using the advanced search feature to show chemicals revised recently.

The update incorporates classification information published under the Inventory Multi-tiered Assessment and Prioritisation program run by the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme.

For further information please visit Safe Work Australia.

Key 2017 Work Health and Safety Statistics

Worksafe Australia recently released its annual report on the Key Work Health and Safety statistics for 2017.

Safe Work Australia compiles national statistics on work-related injury fatalities. These statistics are
based on workers’ compensation data, fatality notifications from jurisdictions, the National Coronial
Information System
2013-16 Trends in work-related injury fatalities chart
To access the report please visit the Safe Work Australia website.

Real Skills for Real Careers

Real Skills for Real Careers Logo
If you’re still at school, just about to finish your studies, taking some time out on a gap year or thinking about a change of job, you’re probably thinking about a future career.

Whatever stage you’re at, My Skills can help you find the career to suit you and the qualification you need to get there.

What is My Skills?
The My Skills website is the national directory of Vocational Education and Training (VET), organisations and courses. It is an Australian Government initiative to enable consumers to search for and compare VET courses and training providers.

The website has a lot of great information on the benefits of starting an apprenticeship or traineeship, career stories and videos, local training providers and financial assistance you might be eligible for.

For further information please visit My Skills website.

NCVER Update

Total VET program completion
This paper outlines how the methodology used to determine government-funded VET program completion rates can now also be used for total VET activity program completion rates.

Projected TVA program completion rates are therefore now available and are listed by:
  • State or Territory of delivery location
  • Qualification: Certificate IV programs have the highest completion rates at 51.7%.
  • Provider type: VET programs delivered in schools have the highest completion rates at 55.3%.
To access the report please click here.

AEN is Fundraising for the Bullyzero Foundation

2017-2018 Entertainment book
Apprenticeship Employment Network is fundraising with the Entertainment fundraiser this year, and we’d appreciate your support.

The 2017 | 2018 Entertainment Membership is expiring on 1 June 2018. Support our fundraising by purchasing the 2018 | 2019 Entertainment Membership from us today. Hundreds of great value offers are ready for your enjoyment!

All proceeds go to the Bullyzero Australia Foundation.

For further information please click here.

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