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In 2013-14, the Commonwealth will provide funding of $1.8 billion to support state skills and workforce development related services as detailed in Table 2.6. 2.6: Payments to support state skills and workforce development related services This National Partnership will support group training organisations to deliver strategies and initiatives to improve Australian apprenticeship commencements and completions…. Read more

View the full Summary Document of the 2013-14 Victorian State Budget announcements made yesterday Higher Education and Skills – Additional support for TAFE Additional funding is provided to build on investment committed through the Vocational Education and Training Reform Package, making available total output funding of $100 million for the TAFE Structural Adjustment Fund over 4… Read more

Last week at the National Conference Group Training Australia (GTA) awarded two Life Membership status in recognition of the significant contribution to the national group training network. Iain McDougall GTAN Chair for many years and General Manger Hospitality group training in WA Brian Kerwood, former Director of Training Services, Australian Industry Group Training Services (Victoria… Read more

The Group Training Association of Victoria in conjunction with SafetyFirst have been nominated for this years WorkSafe Awards in the category of “Best Solution to a Specific Workplace Health and Safety Issue”. Representing our members and being a not for profit organisation, we are well down the road of developing free Occupation Health and Safety… Read more

On Tuesday morning this week GTAV held a certificate presentation for local employers who have taken an out-of-trade apprentice.  The event was held at the Traralgon hospital building site. We would like to thank the members, employers and government officials that attended the event. The Latrobe Valley Express was in attendance for media coverage. You… Read more

 Last Saturday the Prime Minister Hon. Julia Gillard launched the Bully Free Australia Foundation in Melbourne. The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations Bill Shorten also announced a new bill that will be introduced to the House of Representatives next week.  He said the new laws would “make [bullying] a problem that is dealt with… Read more

We are currently looking for nominees to represent Victoria at the GTA Today’s Skills: Tomorrow’s Leaders program being held from the 18th-23th August 2013 in Canberra. The Today’s Skills: Tomorrow’s Leaders program has been voted an outstanding success by participants and has resulted in a number of significant changes in their attitudes and work practices…. Read more

Earlier this week GTAV attended a roundtable review into the effectiveness and possible improvements into VET in school programs.  For further information, read here As many of you would know this has been an area of frustration to many GTO’s running SBAT programs in the past. Scope of the review The review will investigate how… Read more

Congratulations to the following Victorian Trainees, Apprentices and GTOs – as they will represent Victoria at the National Group Training Awards in April 2013. Apprentice of the year  – Mr Sevag Parseghian, WPC Group – Automotive Trainee of the Year – Mr Saadat Iqbal, Skilled – telecommunications Indigenous Apprentice/ Trainee of the Year – Miss… Read more