AE News Volume 10, Issue 5

Monday, 27th May 2019

Upcoming Events

22 FEBRUARY  - QA Standards

02 MARCH - GTO Managers Meeting & Apprenticeship Luncheon

08 MARCH  - OH&S Network


Apprenticeship Luncheon - SOLD OUT

Our upcoming apprenticeship luncheon on 2 March at the Melbourne RACV Club has sold out.

AEN members can still attend the GTO Managers meeting scheduled to start at 2pm (straight after the luncheon)

Thank you to everyone that has registered

Upcoming events

GTO Standards meeting – Wednesday 22 February

GTO managers meeting – 2-4pm Thursday 2 March RACV club Melbourne

OH&S network meeting – Wednesday 8 March

Field Officers meeting – Wednesday 22 March

IR / payroll training – Thursday 30 March


To access a full list of AEN meetings and events please click here.


Skills First Resources

​Since January 2017, Victoria’s training and TAFE system has launched a number of new initiatives under the skillsfirst brand. A new approach to training has been implemented, setting a high benchmark for training quality, and supporting the courses that are most likely to lead to employment.

A range of resources are available on the skillfirst website to provide you with further information.

• Overview of Skills First

• Skills First Fact Sheets

• TAFE Fact Sheets

• Regional Jobs and Training Needs Reports

• Workforce Innovation Training Fund


Worksafe Victoria – Supporting young workers

A reminder that Worksafe Victoria have a number of free resources available to support employers and new young workers improve their safety awareness and workplace safety obligations.

For further information please click here.

Worksafe Victoria – training checklist for young workers


Grants for Community Inclusion

A new $13 million grant has been launched in a bid to make the community more inclusive to support people with disability.

As part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) will support all people with disability, including those who do not have an NDIS plan.

ILC will start from 1 July 2018 in South Australia and New South Wales, and from 1 July 2019 in Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.

Further information about the grant rounds is available here.

There is also an ILC Toolkit available to help organisations increase their understanding of ILC, improve their grant management skills and improve their understanding of, and skills in, measuring outcomes for people with disability. 

For further information please click here.



Nominate your business for the 2017 Telstra Business Awards.

Celebrating its 25th year, the Telstra Business Awards shine a light on small and medium Australian businesses, as well as charities, demonstrating innovation and initiative.

Now it’s your opportunity to nominate a brilliant business; one that you think deserves the recognition, credibility, opportunities and exposure to take them to the next level. It might be your own, or another business that has made a lasting impression.

Nominate a brilliant business, even if it's your own

Anyone can nominate - employees, associates, friends, family, clients or customers. Business owners are also welcome to nominate themselves.

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Telstra Business Awards. For further information please click here.


The Needanapprentice website currently has 179 job ads and 9 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