AE News - Volume 9, Issue 11

Monday, 27th May 2019

Upcoming Events

19 APRIL - RTO / E-Learning Network

10 MAY - GTO Managers Network

18 MAY - Field Officers Network


Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Update

Upcoming Information Sessions

Information sessions are provided regularly to help people get the most out of the Service’s websites and

The one hour sessions are provided free of charge.

The sessions will be delivered in the following locations:

Gold Coast - Wednesday 20 April 2016
Brisbane - Thursday, 21 April 2016
Melbourne - Tuesday, 26 April 2016
Frankston - Thursday 28 April 2016

For more details and to register visit or call 1800 338 022.

Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service ‘Top Ten’ Website Content Views in 2015

The Job Pathways Charts, Practice Aptitude Quizzes, and Field Officer Briefs are just some of the popular resources available on the and websites.

The following lists show the most popular industries users search for through these resources.

Job Pathway Charts (

  1. Community Services
  2. Travel & Tourism
  3. Business Services
  4. Construction & Plumbing
  5. Electrotechnology
  6. Health
  7. Agriculture & Horticulture
  8. Information & Communication Technology
  9. Automotive Retail, Service & Repair
  10. Metals & Engineering

Practice Aptitude Quizzes (

  1. Electrical
  2. Construction
  3. Automotive
  4. Hospitality
  5. Business Services
  6. Information Technology
  7. Engineering
  8. Plumbing
  9. Beauty & Personal Services
  10. Retail

Field Officer Briefs (|

  1. Business Services
  2. Construction & Plumbing Services
  3. Automotive Retail, Service & Repair
  4. Community Services
  5. Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation & Land Management
  6. Tourism, Hospitality & Events
  7. Health
  8. Metal & Engineering
  9. Information Technology
  10. Maritime

For further information please visit 


New SkillsOne Channel

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Channel

SkillsOne has launched a new channel recently, including information for students and careers advisors.

Technical jobs are the one of the fastest growing segments of the economy, a-billion-a-year industry, employing thousands of people nationally, which will increase as demand grows for industrial, commercial and residential climate control systems.

If you are after a job that provides good wages, interesting work, freedom and the chance to build a lifetime career, a career in the Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning industry might be just the right fit for you.

Become a mechanical services plumber, engineer, draftsperson, service technician, contractor or business owner, industry sales and marketing representative or manufacturing, research and development industry professional...the opportunities are endless!

For more information, please visit:

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning channel from SkillsOne TV;


Substance Abuse Workshop

We know that business and industry in general are struggling to come to terms with how to deal with this growing issue.  For some, there is a vague understanding that an issue exists but a lack of understanding about how to quantify the issue.  For others  drug and alcohol testing has become the norm, however beyond testing there is limited direction and little support to find pathways through the issues.   

The intention for this evening is to:

a) put the problem in context
b) to discuss some pathways through the issues,
c) to learn from the experience of companies that have been working through these issues and,
d) to hear from some patients about what it is like from their perspective having come through their addiction/mental health issues with the support of organisations and what it has meant for them and their families.

Substance Use and Mental Health In the Workplace: Why Early Intervention Is Good For Business

12 April, 4:30pm for 5pm start (finishing approximately 6:30pm)


Lecture Theatre, St. Vincent's Hospital, 41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy

For further information and to register click here.


Extension of transition period for training products endorsed between September 2015 to March 2016

As a result of the transition to the Standards for Training Packages there is a temporary surge in the number of revised training products endorsed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC). The peak of activity for release of revised training packages is within the period September 2015 to March 2016.

To assist Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) to prepare for and implement revised training packages, the Australian Government Minister for Vocational Education and Skills and state and territory Skills Ministers have agreed to temporarily increase the period allowed to transition students to the updated training package qualifications under Standard 1.26 (a) of the Standards for RTOs 2015.

RTOs will now have 18 months instead of 12 months from the date the superseding training product was released on the National Register ( to transition students to the updated training package qualifications or complete their studies and issue the appropriate certification.

This provision only applies for training products endorsed by the AISC from September 2015 until March 2016.

A list of qualifications has been provided to ensure a clear understanding of which products are in scope and have an 18 month transition period. Further updates to the list will be made as further decisions are made by the AISC through to Thursday 31 March 2016.

For more information, please visit

Original ASQA update - 18 March

Update on the Department of Education and Training website.


2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition

The 2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition will be held from 6-8 October at the Melbourne Showgrounds.

The National Competition aims to help people of all ages to discover and be inspired by the opportunities in vocational education and training.

Almost 500 young apprentices, trainees and students will compete in over 50 skill categories including Automotive Mechanics, Wall & Floor Tiling, Beauty Therapy, Graphic Design Technology, Cookery, and Welding.

The young competitors qualified for the event at regional level and will be aiming for the title of ‘National Champion’ in their respective skill categories.

People of all ages can test their own potential by trying a range of trade and skill-based professions through fun, interactive Try’aSkill activities. Visitors can also speak with industry experts and advisors about the many pathways and career opportunities available to them.

For more information, including registering for free tickets please visit the WorldSkills Website.


Daylight Savings 2016

Remember, if you are in Victoria, you need to change your clocks back one hour at 3am on Sunday, 3 April 2016.


The Needanapprentice website currently has 39 job ads and 23 resumes online.

If you haven't done so already, we encourage you to register your details on the website to gain access to the apprentice listings and post your vacancies.

Registration is free and only takes a moment to complete and you could be filling your vacancies right away.

If you need any assistance with registering, posting a vacancy or would like further information please contact the AEN office on 9639 3955 or email