AE News - Volume 9, Issue 24

Monday, 27th May 2019

Upcoming Events

11 AUGUST       - Field Officers Conference

7  SEPTEMBER  - OH&S Network

10 OCTOBER  - GTO Managers Network


Joint Victorian & South Australian Field Officers Conference

Registrations have opened for our 2016 Field Officers conference being held on 11 & 12 August at the Melbourne Polytechnic conference centre in Preston.

This year’s event promises to be jam packed with a range of presentations and workshops. We are pleased to run this years event jointly with group training association of SA.

Members can also send additional staff to specific workshops

• Leadership and Team building

• First aid refresher

• Mental Health first aid             

Early bird registrations close 22 July.

For further information and to register please visit the Events Calendar and select the Field Officers Conference.


Victorian Worksafe – review into ways to improve OHS standards

Recently Worksafe Victoria released a discussion paper for public comment. This paper is designed to help you frame your views and ideas on how WorkSafe can most effectively fulfill its compliance and enforcement functions and improve OHS standards in Victoria.

Your input, together with the information gathered through the review’s consultation process, will be used to inform the development of a report for the Victorian government. Comment in response to the questions in the discussion paper can be made until 1 August 2016.

Ways to submit your comment – use the online submission form (available here), download and complete the word comment template and email to or post to Independent OHS Review, GPO Box 4579, Melbourne, Vic. 3001

For further information please click here.


2016 Higher Education and Skills Group - International Fellowship

Fellowships available: 10
Amount: $13,000 less GST (each Fellowship)[1]
Applications close: Monday, September 26, 2016

The Fellowships aim to develop opportunities within the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector to assist in building an Education State in Victoria that produce excellences and reduce the impact of disadvantage.

These Fellowships are intended to examine innovative approaches that demonstrate potential benefits for, and application in, Victoria. A key outcome of each Fellowship is developing effective approaches for student engagement and participation, quality teaching and learning, employment and industry productivity.

10 Fellowships are available to vocational training practitioners who are employed within the Victorian Government contracted Registered Training Organisations (RTOs)[2] and Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board registered Learn Local Organisations (LLOs)[3], including TAFEs and private RTOs.

For more information and to download the application form visit:


ASIC MoneySmart – Tips for apprentices & trainees

Money management skills for VET students

ASIC's Be MoneySmart is an online training resource for VET students (including apprentices and trainees) and senior high school students. The resource helps students to develop money management skills which support their future careers in small business or as contractors.

This resource can also be used by community educators, job service providers and financial counsellors for non-formal training sessions with their clients.

ASIC's Be MoneySmart offers five online modules:

• Saving, budgeting and spending - Students establish savings goals, create a budget and a savings plan.

• Personal tax - Students establish a system for storing receipts and work through tax topics so they can prepare a return.

• Superannuation - Students compare super funds, work through a super statement and learn how to keep track of their super.

• Debt management - Students compare debt products, learn to manage credit cards and find out what to do if debt becomes a problem.

• Insurance - Students investigate car, home and content insurance and learn how to choose the right type of insurance and level of cover.

Each module features real life examples and video case studies of young people from a range of occupations. The modules support 1 hour of online activity and 2 hours of offline study. Each module includes a student workbook.

For further information and access to the resources please click here.


The Needanapprentice website currently has 3 job ads and 12 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