Apprenticeship Employment Network

AE News Volume 11, Issue 26

Friday, 27th July 2018
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Upcoming Events

14 Aug - QA Standards Network
23 & 24 Aug - Field Officers Conference
30 Aug - IR & Financial Controllers Network
Click here for all upcoming events.

Launch of MetroHub – Holmesglen TAFE

Earlier this week Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll visited the new MetroHub centre on St Kilda Road, near the future Anzac Station, which is providing construction jobs and training for Metro Tunnel’s $6 billion Tunnels and Stations package.

MetroHub is a partnership between Cross Yarra Partnership and Holmesglen Institute, based at the TAFE’s Southbank campus. It has an emphasis on opportunities for priority job seekers through partners like Holmesglen’s Skills and Jobs Centre, Whitelion, CareerSeekers and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

Thousands of Victorian jobs seekers can train and upskill as part of the state’s biggest-ever public transport project thanks to the launch of MetroHub – a one-stop-shop for jobs and training.
People seeking a job on the project will be able to drop into MetroHub and register their interest.
Tradies, crane operators and tunnel boring machine crews will all be needed to build the urgently needed Metro Tunnel, which will create nearly 7,000 jobs, including positions for almost 800 apprentices, trainees and cadets.

Cross Yarra Partnership – a consortium led by Lendlease, John Holland and Bouygues Construction – will support training of thousands of workers over the next seven years. The MetroHub will help young Victorians enter the workforce and kick-start their careers in the construction and rail industry.

The Metro Tunnel will transform Melbourne’s rail network with hi-tech signalling, bigger and longer High Capacity Metro Trains and turn-up-and-go services.

Congratulations to the team at Holmesglen.

For more information on Metro Tunnel jobs, visit Metro Tunnel, Minister's Media Release & Holmesglen.

Victorian Training Awards Gala Dinner – Tickets Now on Sale

The event of the year, the Victorian Training Awards Gala Dinner, is fast approaching. Now in their 64th year, the Victorian Training Awards celebrate excellence in the training system, with apprentices, trainees, students, employers, teachers and training providers taking centre stage at a gala awards night on Friday 24 August at Crown Palladium.

Nominations this year have been of a very high calibre, with 39 finalists selected across 13 categories:
  • Employer Award for Apprenticeship Development – Proudly supported by Metro Trains Melbourne
  • Employer of the year – Proudly supported by Department of Education and Training
  • Industry Collaboration Award – Proudly supported by Victorian TAFE Association / Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Community Training Provider of the Year – Proudly supported by Adult, Community and Further Education Board
  • Small Training Provider of the year – Proudly supported by Department of Education and Training
  • Large Training Provider of the year – Proudly supported by Department of Education and Training
  • Inclusive Training Provider of the year – Proudly supported by Department of Education and Training
  • Teacher/Trainer of the year – Proudly supported by VET Development Centre
  • School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the year – Proudly supported by Department of Education and Training
  • Vocational Student of the year – Proudly supported by TAFE Victoria
  • Koorie Student of the year – Proudly supported by Crown College
  • Trainee of the year – Proudly supported by Jobs Victoria
  • Apprentice of the year – Proudly supported by the Apprenticeship Employment Network
There will be further excitement on the night with three additional award winners announced:
  • The People’s Choice Award for Apprentice of the Year – Proudly supported by Australian Brick & Blocklaying Training Foundation
  • The People’s Choice Award for Teacher/Trainer of the Year – Proudly supported by Business Skills Viability
  • Lynne Kosky Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement
Don’t miss out on tickets for this prestigious event. Early bird, discounted tickets are on sale now for $160pp. From 31 July general admission tickets with be $180pp. Click here to secure your tickets.
2018 Vic Training Awards Logo

Upcoming AEN Professional Development Workshops

AEN is hosting a number of Professional Development workshops for GTO Members.

Topics Include:

  • Generation Gap Workshop - 4 September 2018
  • RTO Workshop - 25 September 2018
  • Emotional Intelligence - 2 October 2018
  • IR & Financial Controllers Workshop - 16 October 2018
  • Cross Cultural Respnisiveness Training - 23 October 2018


AEN Offices
Level 3, 478 Albert Street, East Melbourne VIC 3002

For further inforamtion and to register pleaes click here.

Industry Skills Forums

Australian Industry Standards (AIS) is hosting a series of Industry Skills Forums across the country to explore the current and future skills needs of the 11 industry sectors supported by AIS in our role as a Government-funded Service Skills Organisation. The theme for the forums is "digital transformation" and "future skilling".

"Future skilling” our people will be critical for industry and educators as the global environment evolves and emerging technologies impact job requirements. While new opportunities are driving the economy, there are challenges to ensure business can access a sustainable, flexible and high-quality workforce with the relevant skills.

Forums will be held in the following capital cities:
  • Canberra - Tuesday 11 September 2018
  • Brisbane - Tuesday 18 September 2018
  • Sydney - Wednesday 26 September 2018
  • Hobart - Tuesday 9 October 2018
  • Darwin - Tuesday 16 October 2018
  • Melbourne - Tuesday 30 October 2018
  • Perth - Thursday 8 November 2018
  • Adelaide - Tuesday 13 November 2018
The forums will provide the opportunity to directly shape the skills and workforce priorities in the following industries and feed into the 2019 Skills Forecasts:

To find out more information or to register please visit Future Skilling.

Skilling Australia Foundation & WPC Group Announce Scholarship Winner

On Friday morning this week Skilling Australia Foundation & WPC Group announced their annual international scholarship winner at Mercedes-Benz Melbourne.
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Minister Tierney who is an advocate for skills and training was unable to attend this morning but has invited Bianka to meet with her for a morning tea.

Thanks to Mercedes-Benz Melbourne have partnered with WPC Group for over a decade. We need to encourage more females to enter the automotive industry – an industry with a workforce that is still made up of less than 10% females.

It’s important we have supportive host employers, such as Mercedes-Benz Melbourne who strive for gender diversity in the workplace. Thanks to Thomas Heberling for his continuing support of young, passionate females, like Bianka, to pursue an automotive career.

Mercedes-Benz Melbourne were also awarded the Skilling Australia Foundation award for diversity and inclusion. For championing gender diversity with an innovative approach to hiring.

Congratulations to the Skilling Australia Foundation and WPC Group.

2018 Field Officers Conference – Early Bird Registrations Close Today Friday 27 July

This year’s Field Officers Conference promises to be jam packed with information and activities that will assist field officers.

The event is being held at the Rendezvous Melbourne on the 23 & 24 of August 2018.

Guest speakers and workshops over the 1 ½ days include:

  • Department of Education Update
  • Alcohol, Drugs and Wellbeing
  • OHS Pre Placement Assessments
  • Mindfulness Workshop
  • Team Building activities


23 & 24 August 2018


Rendezvous Hotel Melborne
328 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Early bird registrations close today Friday 27 July 2018!


All delegates must organise their own accomodation. To book accomodation contact the Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne.

For further information and to register please click here.

IBSA Announce New CEO

Skills Service Organisation and training resource provider, IBSA, has announced the appointment of Sharon Robertson as its new Chief Executive Officer who will commence in the role in late August 2018.

Ms Robertson is currently Executive Director of VETASSESS, Australia’s leading vocational education and training (VET) skills assessment provider. She has also held senior roles at the National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, TVET Australia and KPMG.

IBSA Chair, John Vines OAM, stated, “We are excited to have secured someone of Sharon’s calibre to lead IBSA forward. Her extensive knowledge and expertise will enhance both the Skills Service Organisation and our commercial entities, including Australian Training Products.”

Thanks to our Industry Partners

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