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On Wednesday this week (March 5, 2014), GTAV were featured in and article in “The Australian” newspaper. Gary Workman was interviewed and presented the Association’s view on the current VET system in Victoria. Article Intro DEMAND-driven education systems favour colleges and universities rather than students, and will keep doing so until job outcomes are hardwired… Read more

GTAV has released its 2014 budget statement. The budget statement highlights 4 main recommendations that we believe would increase the participation and overall success of apprenticeships in Victoria. Proposed new school based program to support 10,000 student transitions into meaningful employment Victorian (and Federal government) long term support for JGTP Funding Future group training government… Read more

Last week GTAN delivered their annual “today’s skills tomorrow’s leaders” (TSTL) program. Congratulations to the 5 Victorian participants that went through the program. Leigh McGennisken of WORKCO Alexandra Reeve of 370 Degrees Group Indu Marapana of Australian Industry Group Michael Francis of CVGT William Bongers of Westvic Congratulations to all participants and GTAN for hosting… Read more

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