Apprenticeship Employment Network

AE News Volume 12, Issue 2

Friday, 1st February 2019
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Upcoming Events

6 Feb - IR & Financial Controllers Network
20 Feb - QA Standards Network
4 Mar - Annual Apprenticeship Luncheon
Click here for all upcoming events.

Jump for Bully Zero Fundraising

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Thank you to everyone who has supported the BullyZero skydive fundraising challenge.

On Saturday there were no excuses - the weather was great and the skydive all went to plan - Gary's plan anyway.

A big thank you to everyone who supported the BullyZero cause.

Gary has raised just under $3000 which will contribute towards more free training and information sessions to schools across Australia.

Find out more by visiting BullyZero Australia.
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AICD Release an Updated Version of the NFP Governance Principles

The Not-for-Profit Governance Principles (Principles) have been developed by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) as part of its commitment to promote good governance in the not-for-profit- (NFP) sector.

The Principles are a practical framework to help NFPs understand and achieve good governance.

The original version of the Principles was published in 2013. This revised edition reflects the changes in the sector since that time, including the increased expectations of governance in NFP organisations. It also includes more detailed descriptions of good governance practices as well as additional guidance to support users to understand and apply the Principles.

Please visit AICD for further information.

December 2018 Employment Statistics Released

Recently the ABS released the December 2018 employment statistics.

Australia's labour/employment trend estimate of employment increased by 23,100 persons in December 2018, with:
  • the number of unemployed persons decreasing by 3,200 persons;
  • the unemployment rate remaining steady at 5.0%;
  • the participation rate remaining steady at 65.6%; and
  • the employment to population ratio remaining steady at 62.3%.

Over the past year, employment increased by 284,100 persons (or 2.3%), which was above the average annual growth rate over the past 20 years of 2.0%. Over the same 12 month period the trend employment to population ratio, which is a measure of how employed the population (aged 15 years and over) is, increased by 0.4 percentage points (pts) to 62.3%.

State Trend Estimates

In December 2018, increases in employment were observed in the majority of states and territories. The largest increases were in Victoria (up 12,000 persons), followed by New South Wales (up 6,400 persons) and Queensland (up 6,000 persons). Employment fell in Western Australia (down 500 persons), Tasmania (down 200 persons) and the Australian Capital Territory (down 200 persons).

Over the past year, increases in employment were observed in all states except Tasmania (down 300 persons). Both territories recorded falls in employment (the Australian Capital Territory down 4,500 persons and the Northern Territory down 3,200 persons). The largest increases were in New South Wales (up 114,800 persons), Victoria (up 114,300 persons) and Queensland (up 35,200 persons). The highest annual employment growth rates were in Victoria at 3.5%.

To access the report please visit the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

National Skills Week – 2019 Dates Announced

National Skills Week 2019
Entering its ninth year in 2019, National Skills Week (NSWK) will be held from 26 August through to 1 September 2019.

The week seeks to mobilise, inform and inspire Australians of all ages to explore the skills that each industry needs to advance Australia’s competitiveness and global opportunity and advance the promotion of Australia’s vibrant, high performing world class VET sector.

NSWK focus is to raise the status of practical and vocational learning, obtain a greater understanding of the opportunities and their potential, whilst highlighting areas of skills needs and industry trends, its achievements, the contributions of teachers, the career pathways, and the future needs of Australian Industry.

With employment projected to increase in 17 of the 19 broad industries over the five years to May 2023 in Australia, with Health Care and Social Assistance, Construction, Education and Training and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services leading the growth, there is and will continue to be a strong demand for people with practical and industry ready skills that VET delivers.

NSWK 2019 will provide a platform for people to explore opportunities and training available.

In the lead up to and during this week Industry, Federal and State governments, VET and Secondary Education providers, community associations, media and other stakeholders work together in a collaborative approach to produce hundreds of official and private events around Australia, highlighting the achievements, contributions, the career pathways, opportunities and success stories of VET.

For highlight videos and interviews please visit National Skills Week.

Funding of up to $7,000 for Training and Development Sector Women Available

Women Leadership Australia 100 Days for Change
Building on the success of last year's ‘100 Days for Change’ campaign, Women & Leadership Australia is administering an initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s training and development sector.

The campaign is providing women with grants of between $3,000 and $7,000 to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs.

The scholarship funding is provided with the specific intent of providing powerful and effective development opportunities for training and development sector women, however the funding is strictly limited and has to be allocated prior to the end of March.

Expressions of Interest
Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form here prior to Friday 15 March 2019.

Victorian Parliamentary Sitting Dates

2019 Sitting Dates
Recently the Victorian government released the parliamentary sitting dates for 2019.

To access the list of these dates please visit Parliament of Victoria.

2019 AEN Event Dates

6th - IR & Financial Controllers Network
20th - QA Standards Network

4th - Apprenticeship Luncheon
6th - Goal Setting & Getting Things Done
19th - Managing Difficult Conversations

New RSVP Process

All registrations/RSVP are now completed via the AEN website.

Individuals may RSVP to an event or workshop by simply logging in and visiting the AEN Calendar.

If you do not have a login, you can register your account here using your organisation email address.

Future of Work – Work for a Brighter Future Report

IOE Future of Work Report
Last Friday the International Organisation for Employment and the International Labour Organisation released a report “Future of work – work for a brighter future”

The Future of Work preface.
New forces are transforming the world of work. The transitions involved call for decisive action.
Countless opportunities lie ahead to improve the quality of working lives, expand choice, close the gender gap, reverse the damages wreaked by global inequality, and much more. Yet none of this will happen by itself.

Without decisive action we will be heading into a world that widens existing inequalities and uncertainties.

Technological advances:
  • artificial intelligence, automation and robotics.
  • will create new jobs, but those who lose their jobs in this transition may be the least equipped to seize the new opportunities.
Today’s skills will not match the jobs of tomorrow and newly acquired skills may quickly become obsolete.

The greening of our economies will create millions of jobs as we adopt sustainable practices and clean technologies but other jobs will disappear as countries scale back their carbon and resource intensive industries.

Changes in demographics are no less significant. Expanding youth populations in some parts of
the world and ageing populations in others may place pressure on labour markets and social security systems, yet in these shifts lie new possibilities to afford care and inclusive, active societies.

We need to seize the opportunities presented by these transformative changes to create a brighter future and deliver economic security, equal opportunity and social justice – and ultimately reinforce the fabric of our societies.

For further information please visit the International Organisation of Employers.

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