Open Now: Technical Advisory Committees – Expressions of Interest

SkillsIQ is currently inviting Expressions of Interest for three Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) relating to projects being overseen by the Technicians Support Services Industry Reference Committee. The projects are:

  • Clinical Coding
  • Cast Technology
  • Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support.

For more details on these projects, or to register your interest in joining any of these TACs, please click here.

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2018 Industry Skills Forecast – Open for Consultation

Guided by the 17 Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) we support, SkillsIQ is in the process of developing draft 2018 Industry Skills Forecasts. Each of these drafts is being made available for public consultation and comment on a staggered basis between January and March 2018.
National consultations are currently open for the following draft 2018 Industry Skills Forecasts:
  • Complementary Health (closing date: Monday 12 February 2018)
  • Technicians Support Services (closing date: Friday 16 February 2018).
Provide Your Feedback
Please click here to access these two documents, as well as Online Feedback Forms where you will be able to submit your comments and feedback.
You are invited to review the drafts and provide feedback by the specified closing dates.
For further information, please contact SkillsIQ via or by calling (02) 9392 8100.
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Engagement Paper

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Industry Reference Committee (IRC) has responsibility for seven qualifications, packaged in the HLT Health Training Package. The IRC has identified the need to review the qualifications that cater to this sector and submit a Case for Change to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee in the current review period.

Feedback on this paper should be provided via email to SkillsIQ by Friday 15th December. This feedback will then be considered and used by the IRC to inform the development of a Case for Change to be submitted to the AISC in early 2018. To access the paper please CLICK HERE.

Should you have any queries or to provide your feedback, please contact:

Alex Cook
Skills Engagement Executive
or by telephone at (02) 9392 8100

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Review of Local Government Act 1995

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) has announced a review of the Local Government Act 1995.

Further information is available here.


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Plan for Jobs agenda – Growing apprenticeships and traineeships and TAFE Industry Skill Centres

These are the following locations and dates for consultation sessions in the regions.

  • GERALDTON – 13 October 2017 – Geraldton TAFE Campus  
  • PORT HEDLAND – 25 October 2017 – Pundulmurra Campus
  • MERREDIN – 3 November 2017 – Merredin Regional Community and Leisure Centre
  • ALBANY – 8 November 2017 – Albany TAFE Campus
  • BROOME – 13 November 2017 – Broome TAFE Campus
  • KALGOORLIE – 24 November 2017 – Kalgoorlie TAFE Campus
  • BUNBURY – 27 November 2017 – Bunbury ECU Campus

Registrations are now open and can be found at this website:

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Expanding career options for women 2018

The Expanding career options for women scholarship program is a joint initiative of the Department of Local Government and Communities, the Construction Training Fund and the Department of Training and Workforce Development. Over a period of four years 400 scholarships in a variety of industry areas will be offered to eligible women in metropolitan and regional areas. Women and employers of women are encouraged to apply.

Scholarships of up to $3 000 are available for women who are planning to take up training in non-traditional industries where women currently make up less than 25% of the total workforce.

Scholarships can help with the costs associated with training, including:

  • student fees; 
  • learning resources, and tools and equipment; 
  • mentoring and coaching;
  • accommodation and transport; and 
  • childcare fees.

There are more than 240 qualifications to choose from, starting at Certificate II level. View the list of qualifications for the 2018 program [PDF 137KB]. If you would like to start a career or upskill, register your interest for the 2018 scholarship program.

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Consultation sessions – Increasing uptake of apprenticeships and traineeships across WA

The State Government, through the State Training Board is seeking input from stakeholders, including employers that currently employ apprentices, those that have never engaged with the apprenticeship system and employers that no longer have apprentices or trainees. The State Training Board welcomes comment, including suggestions to facilitate the increased take up of apprenticeships and traineeships across Western Australia.

Stakeholders are invited to one of the consultation sessions being held at the Mercure Hotel Perth:

    Registration Session
Session 1 Friday 18 August 2017 10:30 a.m. 11:00 – 2:00 p.m. (Lunch provided)
Session 2 Monday 21 August 2017 8:30 a.m. 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Morning tea provided)
Session 3 Monday 21 August 2017 12:30 p.m. 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Afternoon tea provided)

Cost: Free

To register for any of the sessions, please email by Friday 11 August 2017 with your preferred session, your name, company name and contact details.

A consultation paper is currently being drafted and will be circulated shortly.

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