Apprenticeship Employment Network

AE News Volume 12, Issue 4

Friday, 15th February 2019
Hi Reader!

Upcoming Events

20 Feb - QA Standards Network
4 Mar - GTO Forum
4 Mar - Annual Apprenticeship Luncheon
4 Mar - GTO Managers Meeting
6 Mar - Goal Setting (PD Session)
Click here for all upcoming events.

AEN Apprenticeship Luncheon - Registrations close 22 Feb

AEN 2019 Luncheon Banner
This year’s theme is - Better engagement with industry to improve youth employment

At this event, guests will hear from the Victorian Government on the Victorian VET system and industry leaders as they discuss their views on how Apprenticeships and Traineeships are being utilised globally as a solution to youth unemployment as well as meeting future employer workforce needs.
  • Showcasing the Victorian Apprenticeship system
  • Highlighting how large employers can utilise the apprenticeship system for workforce planning and future needs
  • Improving engagement with Industry and the wider community

Event Details

Monday 4 March 2019

12.00pm - 2.00pm

Sheraton Hotel
27 Little Collins Street, Melbourne


12.00pm Welcome & Registration
12.30pm Entree
12.40pm Government Address
1.15pm Lunch
1.30pm Microsoft & MEGT
Launch of GAN Australia
2.00pm Event Close
Online registrations are now open and close Friday 22 February 2019.

2019 AEN Event Dates

20th - QA Standards Network

4th - GTO Forum 10am - 12pm
4th - Apprenticeship Luncheon 12pm - 2pm
4th - GTO Managers Meeting 2pm - 4.30pm
6th - Goal Setting & Getting Things Done
19th - Managing Difficult Conversations

Tickets are selling fast.

Book now to secure your seat.

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.

New SafetyFirst Video

Last week AEN released a new safety video aimed directly at apprentices and trainees, highlighting the OH&S performance results collected over the past 5 years.

Over the past 5 years our members have been tracking workplace accidents for their apprentices. Overall we have now collected data on over 50,000 apprentices in a wide range of trades and industries.

So what have the survey results shown?
  • The greatest at risk are 1st year apprentices aged between 15-24 years of age.
  • The results show that the less experienced you are the more potential for a workplace accident.
  • Young male apprentices within the building and construction, engineering, automotive and electrical trades are the greatest at risk.
The main accident types over the past 5 years include:
  • Lacerations (cuts) to the hands.
  • Sprain and Strains to the back (manual lifting).
  • Foreign objects in the eyes.
These accidents may not seem like a big deal, but they can all have serious consequences.

These results indicate that there are a number of simple things you could do to improve your workplace safety.

Take a minute to think about the job you are about to do, and to make sure you are doing it safely.
  • Remember to always ask if you are not sure about something.
  • Use the correct piece of equipment for the job.
  • If you are lifting something always do it safely!
  • Wear your personal protective equipment at all times - especially your safety glasses and gloves!
Always think "SafetyFirst" so you don’t become a statistic.

This video is freely available for any GTO to use and to help spread the important message with apprentices of SafetyFirst.

To view the animated video please visit here.

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.

National Training Awards

national training awards
The Australian Training Awards direct entry category awards are also open.

Applicants now have the opportunity to reach the national stage in Brisbane in November 2019 and gain Australia-wide recognition their outstanding practices in vocational education and training.
For further information please visit the Australian Training Awards.

National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence - 15 March

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Now is the time to start planning your local activities for 15 March – National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence.

To register events or to participate in established local events please visit Bullying No Way.

New Victorian Government Solar Hot Water Rebate – Opening Soon

The solar hot water rebate applies to installations that replace an existing hot water system that was at least three years old (from the date of purchase) and it’s not available to new build homes.

Households can only access one rebate type under the solar homes package (i.e. a household that accesses a Solar PV rebate cannot claim a solar hot water rebate and vice versa).

For further details please visit Solar Victoria.

Getting Skills Right: Future-Ready Adult Learning System

Getting Skills Right

This week a new report sponsored by the international labour organisation and the OECD was released by the skills for employment. Future Ready Adult Learning Systems.

With digitalisation, deepening globalisation and population ageing, the world of work is changing. The extent to which individuals, firms and economies can harness the benefits of these changes critically depends on the readiness of adult learning systems to help people develop relevant skills for this changing world of work.

This report presents the key results from the Priorities for Adult Learning (PAL) Dashboard which facilitates comparisons between countries along seven dimensions of the readiness of adult learning systems to address future skill challenges. Based on the dashboard, the report highlights in which areas action is needed, and policy examples from OECD and emerging countries throughout the report illustrate how these actions could be implemented.

To access the full report please visit Skills for Employment.

Thanks to our Industry Partners

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