AE News - Volume 9, Issue 34

Monday, 27th May 2019

Upcoming Events

11 OCTOBER     - GTO Managers Network

17 OCTOBER     - IR & Financial Controllers Network

25 OCTOBER     - RTO e-Learning Network


Apprenticeship Employment Network – advertising campaign

From Monday next week the AEN will commence a brand new promotional campaign across Victoria.

Upcoming events will include

• Information stand and “skills obstacle course challenge” at Worldskills Melbourne showgrounds – 6-8 October.

• Victorian Statewide radio campaign (aimed at host employers) 16 radio stations over a 6 week period.

• Social media campaign – post a video competition (aimed at youth) “in 60 seconds tell us why you want an apprenticeship/ traineeship or tell us the best things about your apprenticeship / traineeship Facebook, and Youtube.

I encourage everyone to participate and support the upcoming promotional activities.

To find out further information and to be the first to hear our radio ads please visit   - and join in the conversation through twitter and facebook #appemploynet


Congratulations John Ackland

On Friday evening last week Skillinvest held a farewell dinner at Longerong to congratulate and celebrate John Ackland who has been at the helm for 30 years.

John was the founding sole employee of Wimmera and Grampians Group Training in October 1986. Over the past 30 years this company has grown to over 100+ staff and 500+ apprentices and trainees which operates from the South Australian boarder through to the Gippsland region. During this period John and his staff have supported thousands of apprentices and trainees.

From an association perspective John was on the board of GTAV for 17 years and has been (and still is) on a number of government advisory committees. John also has Life membership of both the state and national associations.

John has been a great supporter of group training and a leader of our industry.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank John and to wish him all the best in retirement.

Congratulations John.


Worksafe Victoria – workplace safety month


It's that time of year again, the most important month in workplace health and safety is only days away! WorkSafe Health and Safety Week was so popular last year, worksafe Victoria has extended it to a month!

Please visit their website to check out the opportunity to be involved in a month-long list of new and diverse events that are scheduled across the State.

To register for an event please click here


Upcoming Information Sessions - Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service

The Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service is offering free information sessions in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide during October and November 2016.

Webinars are also available for those in other locations unable to attend.

The sessions are free and of value to anyone involved in apprenticeship or traineeship career discussions, promotion or marketing of this sector.

The information sessions will cover:
• The website
• The website
• AusAppPathways – free mobile app
• Australian Apprenticeships – My Gain YouTube videos
• The Career Interest Explorer
• Self Help job hunting tips and job sites
• Industry Career Information and Practice Aptitude Quizzes and
• Resources for career advisers.

Victorian session dates:

• Geelong    -  5 October 2016

• Frankston  - 10 October 2016

• Melbourne - 11 October 2016

For more details or to book in for any session including the webinars, please visit or call the AATINFO Service on 1800 338 022.


Upcoming Events

Just a quick reminder of the upcoming events the association has on over the coming months.

6-8 October – Worldskills – trades expo Melbourne showgrounds

11 October – GTO Managers meeting – AEN Offices Melbourne

14 October – Annual industry awards – nominations close

17 October – Financial controllers network meeting – AEN Offices Melbourne

25 October – RTO network meeting / workshop with James Nash on assessment validation – AEN Offices Melbourne

17 November – AEN mini conference, AGM and annual awards dinner – Docklands Melbourne

23 November – Field Officers network meeting – AEN Offices Melbourne

7 December – OH&S network meeting – AEN Offices Melbourne

To register for any event please visit


The Needanapprentice website currently has 45 job ads and 7 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