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AE News Volume 12, Issue 8

Friday, 15th March 2019
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Upcoming Events

19 Mar - Managing Difficult Conversations
10 Apr - OHS Network Meeting
8 May - Mental Health in the Workplace
Click here for all upcoming events.

Today is National Day of Action Against Bullying

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Today – Friday 15 March - is National Day of Action against Bullying.

The theme for 2019 is 'Bullying. No Way! Take action every day'.

To access a wide range of free resources please visit Bullying No Way.

For further information please visit Victoria State Government - Education and Training or the BullyZero Foundation.

Nominations Open For 65th Victorian Training Awards

65th Victorian Training Awards
Apprentices, students, teachers, employers and training providers can now nominate for the 65th Victorian Training Awards.

Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education, Gayle Tierney, has opened nominations for the awards this week, which recognise and honour the outstanding achievements of individuals and organisations in the Victorian TAFE and training sector.

“The Victorian Training Awards don’t just celebrate success—they inspire it.”

“This is your opportunity to nominate an outstanding individual or organisation in the VET sector that deserves extra recognition.”

There are 16 categories including six for individuals, four for employers, four for training organisations as well as an Industry Collaboration Award and the Lynne Kosky Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Winners will be announced at the Victorian Training Awards gala ceremony in Melbourne in September, with winners receiving $5000 in prize money.

Some winners will also have the opportunity to represent Victoria at the Australian Training Awards in Brisbane in November.

For further information please visit Victorian Training Awards.

To nominate for the 2019 Victorian Training Awards visit the Award Nominations & Registration page.

Applications close at midnight on Friday 3 May.

Labour Hire Licensing Scheme

On Thursday this week the Victorian Labour Hire Commission delivered a specific GTO information session in Melbourne.

It was a disappointing response in regards to the commission’s final decision regarding the inclusion of group training organisations.

The session confirmed that all GTOs operating in Victoria will be required to apply for registration as a labour Hire provider by 29 October 2019 (registrations will open on 29 April).

The fee associated with a GTO application and annual fees will also be calculated on the total annual turnover of the business applying.

Once the labour hire licensing scheme commences on 29 April 2019, labour hire providers must register online to create an account and then apply for a licence.

Labour hire providers will have six months, or until 29 October 2019 to register online and apply for a licence.

Further information will be provided directly to AEN members over the coming weeks on some specific questions asked on the day that the commissioners office will seek further clarification on.

For further information please visit the Labour Hire Authority website.

NSW / ACT GTO Skills Conference - 13 June 2019

NSW ACT GTO Skills Conference 2019
Early bird registrations close 11 April - 50% of tickets have already sold.

The Apprentice Employment Network NSW & ACT invites you to attend the 2019 Skills Conference.

With the theme of “Driving innovation in Vocational Education and Training” the conference promises to stimulate discussion and thinking around what can we do better collectively as an industry to address the skills shortages we face as a nation.

For further details on the program, speakers and to register please visit 2019 Skills Conference.

New Report: Positions Vacant? Youth Employment in Australia

Positions Vacant New Report.
Young people are exhorted to get an education and be prepared to work hard to gain a secure job and lead a comfortable life.

But this connection is breaking down, with income and job prospects for younger people increasingly under threat in a rapidly changing economy and labour market.

The discussion paper released this week reveals that several systems need to mesh together to support young people to make a successful school to work transition.

It seeks to inspire fresh thinking about how governments, educators, employers and communities can do better.
You can access a copy of the free report here.

Cultural Diversity Week 16-24 March

Cultural Diversity Week is Victoria’s largest multicultural celebration, featuring an exciting program of festivals and events across metropolitan and regional areas.

Proudly presented by the Victorian Multicultural Commission, with support from the Victorian Government, the Week invites Victorians to embrace and celebrate our cultural diversity.

The Week is held annually in March to coincide with the United Nations Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and Harmony Day on 21 March.

Cultural Diversity Week 2019 theme - Proud to belong - Your Generation Your Stories

For further information please visit Cultural Diversity Week.

Having Trouble Finding Quality Candidates or Apprenticeships?

RMIT University's Skills and Job Centre can assist with recruitment solutions.

RMIT has an increased number of student enrolments in the pre-apprenticeship programs, therefore can offer a large pool of candidates for apprenticeship opportunities.

The SJC can also assist with pre-selection recruitment.

RMIT can provide on-boarding support:
  • Advertising jobs to students
  • Short listing candidates
  • Pre-screen interviewing
  • Providing the best candidates for final interviews
For more information please contact:
Debbie Reynolds, Director - Industry Initiatives & Engagement
School of Vocational Engineering, Health & Science
Phone: 0419 259 628

Upcoming AEN Events

19 - Managing Difficult Conversations

10 - OHS Network Meeting

8 - Mental Health in the Workplace
21 - Conflict Resolution
29 - Developing Creativity

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