VET in Schools Qualifications Register – annual update process

VET in Schools Qualifications Register – annual update processThe Department of Training and Workforce Development, in collaboration with industry Training Councils, has completed the annual update of the VET in Schools Qualifications Register. All qualifications and their related industry advice were reviewed.

Please note that red flagged qualifications are not supported by industry for delivery to secondary students. It is strongly recommended that schools and registered training organisations (RTOs) offer green or orange flagged qualifications as these are more likely to be completed by secondary students and help them to transition more effectively into further training or employment. The orange flagged qualifications are supported by industry for delivery and include advice to help schools and RTOs deliver the qualifications to industry standards.

To view the updated Register please click here.

 

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Tireless researcher 2016 WA Nurse of the Year

Monday, 9 May 2016
  • 15 outstanding nurses and midwives honoured
  • Winners selected from field of 34 finalists

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital researcher Dr Susan Slatyer has been crowned Western Australia’s 2016 Nurse/Midwife of the Year at this year’s WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards.

 

Health Minister John Day said Dr Slatyer was a deserving winner of the prestigious award and an outstanding ambassador for the profession.

 

“Dr Slatyer is a highly respected and skilled nurse researcher who engages nurses in research to ensure quality, safe and patient-centred care,” Mr Day said.

 

“Through education, role modelling and mentoring, Dr Slatyer is helping fellow nurses to better understand the important role research plays in improving patient care.

 

“As well as being named Western Australia’s 2016 Nurse/Midwife of the Year, Dr Slatyer also took out the top honour in the Excellence in Research category in the awards.”

 

The 2016 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards were held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on May 7.  Category winners were chosen from a field of 34 finalists from across Western Australia’s public and private health sector.

 

The 2016 Lifetime Achievement Honour was presented to Adjunct Associate Professor Violet Platt, from WA Health’s Cancer and Palliative Care Network.

 

“I congratulate all winners and finalists and thank them for their constant commitment to driving innovation within their professions while also doing their utmost to maintain high-quality healthcare throughout WA,” the Minister said.

 

“The awards are a fitting way to recognise and reward the commitment of our nurses and midwives.

 

“These dedicated professionals are fundamental to our health system and award winners serve as a source of inspiration for other nurses and midwives across the State.”

 

Fact File

  • 2016 is the 12th year of the WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards
  • The event was hosted to coincide with International Day of the Midwife which is celebrated annually on May 5 and International Nurses Day on May 12
  • For a complete list of award winners, visit http://www.wanmea.com.au
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Mission Australia’s 2016 Youth Survey and Tailored Reports

Mission Australia has launched their 15th annual Youth Survey, which aims to give voice to the concerns, values and thoughts of young people ages 15-19 across Australia. It can be accessed now at www.missionaustralia.com.au/youthsurvey for distribution throughout your networks. You can also join the conversation online on Facebook, or through Twitter.

As in previous years, Mission Australia are offering tailored individual reports to any organisation or group who anticipate being able to collect 100 or more responses, however this must be arranged in advance to arrange a unique code for young people to enter when completing the survey online. Please contact Research and Evaluation Officer Leah Cave if you would like to request an individual report.

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iNotice Smartphone App for carers and care workers

iNotice is a free, easy to use app designed for working carers, care workers and other caregivers that will help them to heighten their awareness of a variety of signs and symptoms that may be linked to a person’s medication management.

 

The app supports the early recognition of indicators and provides relevant prompts. For professional care workers, there is additional guidance about what action may be taken within their scope of practice and organisation’s policies and procedures.

iNotice includes an iPractice feature which comprises realistic home care scenarios to encourage app practice so as to learn more about common signs and symptoms and the appropriate actions needed.

Users should carefully evaluate all content for their own purpose. Information contained in this app is not to be used as a substitute for medical or professional health care advice or to diagnose, treat, or cure any health-related symptom. It basically just contains information to ‘trigger’ or heighten awareness for care workers and caregivers.

iNotice may be downloaded for free from the App Store for iPhone or iPod touch and from Google Play™ for Android™.

The app has been developed by NSW Community Services & Health Industry Training Advisory Body and Aged & Community Services NSW & ACT. The project was possible due the funding made available by Health Workforce Australia, an Australian Government initiative.

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SPOL 2016

The CSH & E TC recently completed its annual consultation with industry to gather information for the 2016 SPOL generated by the Department of Training and Workforce Development. The SPOL is used to help guide purchasing of publicly-funded training in Western Australia as well as for migration purposes. In addition, SPOL is used to inform workforce development planning in the State and is used as a key source of labour market evidence in a number of policy areas. Consultation was held with our industry-specific working groups as well as with individual companies, and this resulted in great participation and feedback relating to the SPOL and other industry issues. Stakeholders were also invited to complete an on-line survey relating to occupations in skills demand and this was accessed by many stakeholders. We would like to thank all those who participated in our consultations and surveys, providing valuable feedback which has now been submitted to the DTWD for consideration. One of our key roles is to represent our stakeholders and advise the Government of industry concerns and issues and your continued support allows us to do this.

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Extension of Transition Period for Training Products

As a result of the transition to the Standards for Training Packages there is a temporary surge in the number of revised training products endorsed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC). The peak of activity for release of revised training packages is within the period September 2015 to March 2016. To assist registered training providers (RTOs) to prepare for and implement revised training packages, the Australian Government Minister for Vocational Education and Skills and state and territory Skills Ministers have agreed to temporarily increase the period allowed to transition students to the updated training package qualifications under Standard 1.26 (a) of the Standards for RTOs 2015. RTOs will now have 18 months instead of 12 months from the date the superseding training product was released on the National Register (training.gov.au) to transition students to the updated training package qualifications or complete their studies and issue the appropriate certification. This provision only applies for training products endorsed by the AISC from September 2015 until March 2016. Please click here for the list of training packages and qualifications

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WA Nominal Hours Guides

Download WA Nominal Hours Guides

​​​​​Nominal hours are the hours of training notionally required to achieve the outcomes of Units of Competency. In Western Australia, nominal hours are used as a mechanism for funding allocation. WA Nominal Hours Guides, formerly known as “Implementation Guides”, are support resources to assist registered training organisations, teachers, trainers and assessors implement training packages in Western Australia.

Nominal Hours Guides provide information such as qualifications included in the training package, mapping information (how to correlate course information from older accredited courses or earlier versions of the training package with the latest endorsed qualifications, industry licensing requirements, Traineeship, Apprenticeship and Pre-apprenticeship information.

Nominal Hours Guides can be downloaded from the links below or via the Training​ Product Search facility by searching for the training package by name (click here for instructions).

g notionally required to achieve the outcomes of Units of Competency. In Western Australia, nominal hours are used as a mechanism for funding allocation. WA Nominal Hours Guides, formerly known as “Implementation Guides”, are support resources to assist registered training organisations, teachers, trainers and assessors implement training packages in Western Australia.

Nominal Hours Guides provide information such as qualifications included in the training package, mapping information (how to correlate course information from older accredited courses or earlier versions of the training package with the latest endorsed qualifications, industry licensing requirements, Traineeship, Apprenticeship and Pre-apprenticeship information.

Nominal Hours Guides can be downloaded from the links below or via the Training​ Product Search facility by searching for the training package by name (click here for instructions).

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Sustaining Your Business Model in Uncertain Times – A Briefing for Aged Care Boards & Executives

Uncertain times

Manage your business sustainably while maintaining your purpose.  Join leaders from across the aged care sector to hear from some of our most experienced Board directors and experts.

  • Know how to best adapt strategy in times of change;
  • Aged care specific risks and how to mitigate them;
  • Compare financial models and
  • Ensure business sustainability.

You will leave with a comprehensive understanding of current reforms and best practice to clarify your business objectives.

More information

This event is a must for anyone with a leadership role
in this complex and changing industry.

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