Review of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011

Review of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011

The Australian Government has commissioned Professor Valerie Braithwaite, Professor of Regulatory Studies in the School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University, to undertake a review of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 (NVETR Act).

The review will assess the suitability of the NVETR legislative framework and its capacity to support a responsive, effective and efficient approach to regulation to ensure the quality of the national vocational education and training (VET) sector into the future.

The strategic objectives of the review include:

  • shifting the regulatory framework towards outcomes-based regulation
  • identifying any legislative changes needed to support a more efficient and risk-based approach to compliance
  • enabling swift enforcement of sanctions when poor quality training is detected
  • ensuring adequate information is available to support VET consumers’ choices regarding training, and
  • administrative improvements to the NVETR Act.

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Youth Jobs PaTH

Youth Jobs PaTH is a new program designed to better prepare young people aged between 15 and 24 for work in your business. It also encourages employers to trial a young person for a job and offers financial incentives if they hire them.

Youth Jobs PaTH has three elements:

  • Prepare: young people will be prepared for work through Employability Skills Training to help improve their chances of finding and keeping a job.
  • Trial: employers can trial a young person in an internship from anywhere between 4 and 12 weeks and receive $1,000 to help with the costs of hosting the internship.
  • Hire: employers who hire an eligible young person can receive a Youth Bonus wage subsidy  incentive of up to $6,500 or $10,000.

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Abolition and replacement of the 457 visa

On 18 April 2017, the Government announced that the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 visa) will be abolished and replaced with the completely new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa in March 2018.

The TSS visa programme will be comprised of a Short-Term stream of up to two years and a Medium-Term stream of up to four years and will support businesses in addressing genuine skill shortages in their workforce and will contain a number of safeguards which prioritise Australian workers.

This new visa is part of the Government’s significant reform package to strengthen the integrity and quality of Australia’s temporary and permanent employer sponsored skilled migration programmes.

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Nominations are now being called from industry stakeholders for the Community Sector and Development IRC

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee seeks to ensure that the membership of the Community Sector and Development IRC, as a whole, provides the best possible industry coverage and expertise to support training package development for the industry.

The AISC is looking for individuals with extensive experience in, and knowledge of, their industry sector, with the capacity to proactively apply these attributes to the work of the IRC.

For further information please foll this link.

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Nominations are now being called from industry stakeholders for the Technician Support Services IRC

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee seeks to ensure that the membership of the Technician Support Services IRC, as a whole, provides the best possible industry coverage and expertise to support training package development for the industry.

The AISC is looking for individuals with extensive experience in, and knowledge of, their industry sector, with the capacity to proactively apply these attributes to the work of the IRC.

For further information please follow this link.

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Nominations are now being called from industry stakeholders for the Direct Client Care IRC

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) seeks to ensure that the membership of the Direct Client Care and Support IRC, as a whole, provides the best possible industry coverage and expertise to support training package development for the industry.

The AISC is looking for individuals with extensive experience in, and knowledge of, their industry sector, with the capacity to proactively apply these attributes to the work of the IRC.

For further information please follow this link.

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State Training Board – Innovation & Technology Project

The State Training Board has commenced a project to examine current and emerging technology and innovation advances that are likely to impact key industries in Western Australia, and their implications for education, training and workforce development over the short, medium and long-term.

Visit their website for more information.

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EVAC application approvals are out!

The following EVAC applications have been approved by the Minister for Training and Workforce Development and published in the Government Gazette today.  The notices are available in the State Law Publisher website (https://www.slp.wa.gov.au/Index.html) as Notice No: 105 of 2016.

Replacement EVAC Applications updated as part of the expedited EVAC process:

  • CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services;
  • CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services;
  • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support;
    • Disability Work (Level 3);
    • Community Care Work (Level 3);
    • Aged Care Work (Level 3)
  • CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services;
  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support;
    • Aged Care Work (Level 4);
    • Community Care Work (Level 4);
  • CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability;
  • CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health;
  • CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work
  • HLT23215 Certificate II in Health Support Services;
  • HLT26115 Certificate II in Indigenous Environmental Health
  • HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance;
  • HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance;
  • HLT33215 Certificate III in Health Support Services;
  • HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting;
  • HLT36115 Certificate III in Indigenous Environmental Health;
  • HLT37015 Certificate III in Sterilisation Services;
  • HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance;
  • HLT45015 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting;
  • HLT47315 Certificate IV in Health Administration;
  • HLT47815 Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing;
  • HLT55115 Diploma of Dental Technology;
  • HLT57715 Diploma of Practice Management
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