Subject: NSW ITAB Newsletter June 2019

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June 2019
NSW ITAB NEWSLETTER 

In this issue of the Australian Industry Standards NSW Industry Training Advisory Body (ITAB) Newsletter:

National Update: 
  • IRC Skills Forecasts
  • VET Reviews
  • Future Skilling Our Workforce - a national conversation
  • Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) update
  • Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) update
  • Training Package updates
New South Wales Update: 
  • Smart and Skilled update and NSW Skills List and Fee Schedule
  • Regional Industry Education Partnerships (RIEP)
  • Local Government NSW Workshop and NSW Veterans employment program
  • Trainer and Assessor Network meetings
  • NCVER update
Leaenda Ingram – Executive Officer
About the AIS NSW ITAB 

Australian Industry Standards (AIS) is contracted by the NSW Department of Industry to provide independent advice on training and related matters to support the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system for the Public Sector in NSW. This ITAB grouping includes Corrections, Local Government, Public Safety, Public Sector and Water industries. 
NATIONAL UPDATE
Industry Reference Committee (IRC) Skills Forecasts

IRC Skills Forecasts are developed and reviewed annually. The intelligence gathered during this process will assist IRCs to formulate their advice to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) on industry priorities, skill shortages, and will inform future discussions about updates to Training Packages.
National Vocational Education and Training System

The Government announced several major initiatives in the April budget, in response to the Expert Review of Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) System by The Hon Steven Joyce. A Skills Package: Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow includes funding to establish a National Skills Commission and a National Skills Commissioner, which will work with industry, VET sector and states/territories to develop the model for the commission going forward.
Future Skilling our Workforce - a national conversation

An eBook titled - Future Skilling Our Workforce – a national conversation has been released following the Industry Skills Forums held in late 2018. The eBook identifies the key high-level messages that emerged and outlines the specific State and Territory issues that were raised during discussions. Read eBook.
Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) update

Transition of training packages: The AISC received a briefing from the Chair of the Local Government Industry Reference Committee (IRC) on its progress in transitioning the LGA04 Local Government training package to the 2012 Standards for Training Packages.

Read the AISC Communique
Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) update 

Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) will continue to increase regulatory scrutiny in 2019 across areas that present the greatest risk to the quality of Australia’s world-class VET system. 

Registrations are now open for ASQA’s Training Provider Briefings for 2019. ASQA Training Provider Briefings 2019 will commence from 27 June. This year ASQA Commissioners and General Managers will participate in the briefings alongside audit staff. This gives attendees an opportunity to discuss issues and ideas directly with senior ASQA decision makers.
Training Package update 

Work is currently underway on the Training Packages the following IRCs are responsible for. More information is available at the links provided.


Only industry sectors which fall under the ITAB coverage have been provided. For information about other industry sectors refer to the relevant SSO websites. 
Public Safety Training Package projects

The AISC approved the following Case for Endorsement for implementation:
PUA Training Package (release 1.0) has been endorsed.

Public Safety – 38 qualifications, 26 Skill Sets and 338 Units of Competency
  • All products have been transitioned to meet Standards for TP 2012 – Fire, Public Safety, Biosecurity, EC, EM, SAR, SES - included some review and development work. 
  • Biosecurity Skill Set – Public Information will be completed in the next two months – this will be a minor release.
Police Training Package projects

The AISC approved the following Case for Endorsement for implementation:
POL Police Training Package (Release 3.0).

Police – 26 qualifications, 2 Skill Sets and 146 Units of Competency
  • Completed Diploma of Policing, Adv Dip Hazardous Devices, Units of Competency
  • Proposed work will be in road crash and investigation - development and police search and rescue – review
Defence Training Package projects

Defence – 48 qualifications, 14 Skill Sets and 483 Units of Competency
  • Completed geospatial, explosive ordinance, military justice (paralegal)
  • Proposed work will be in cyber security development and defence skills – review and development 
Correctional Services Training Package 

CSC Correctional Services Training Package – 5 qualifications and 95 Units of Competency
  • Completed work in cultural competency, youth justice, electronic monitoring and surveillance, immigration detention and community corrections officer skills
  • Proposed work will be in dog training - development, correctional practice – review and development, offender engagement – development, cyber security – development and monitoring offenders – review and development.
Local Government Training Package Development

Transition of Training Packages: The AISC received a briefing from the Chair of the Local Government Industry Reference Committee (IRC) on its progress in transitioning the LGA04 Local Government Training Package to the 2012 Standards for Training Packages. 

Click here for more information.
National Water Training Package

The Water IRC is working towards having qualifications that are versatile, fit for purpose and have content that is updated to include the new technology being used in the water sector. The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for this project will meet on 25 June. Submission of this project is due 31 October 2019.
Public Sector Training Package

The AISC commissioned the following PSP Public Sector (Governance) projects from 2019 IRC Public Sector Skills Forecasts to proceed to Training Package development.

The IRC proposes to update the following qualifications and any associated Skill Sets and Units of Competency relating to governance job roles: 
  • PSP20116 Certificate II in Government
  • PSP30116 Certificate III in Government 
  • PSP40116 Certificate IV in Government 
  • PSP50116 Diploma of Government 
  • PSP60116 Advanced Diploma of Government 
Cross Sector projects

Eight Cross Sector projects are underway. Click on one of the following to access the latest information updates.
NEW SOUTH WALES UPDATE
Regional Industry Education Partnerships (RIEP)

The Regional Industry Education Partnerships (RIEP) is a NSW Government initiative that is strengthening connections between local industry and secondary school communities and support students in planning their future career pathways. More information here.
Smart and Skilled update and NSW Skills List 

The Smart and skilled update for May 2019 is now available here.

The Smart and Skilled Price and Fees schedule has been updated to reflect the new qualifications added to the NSW Skills List. Version 9.0 of the Smart and Skilled Prices and Fee Schedule commencing 1 July is now available here.


Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships are now open. The Scholarship will assist apprentices in NSW who have demonstrated:
  • hardship in their personal circumstances
  • aptitude for vocational education and training to lead to successful completion of their trade training
  • a positive attitude and application in the workplace and in off-the-job training

NCVER

The 28th National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference 'No Frills' is being co-hosted with TAFE SA in Adelaide on 10-12 July 2019.

Click here to find out about this event.

Click here to read the latest NCVER news #457. 


Trainer and Assessor Network meetings

The most recent workshop of the Government Trainer and Assessor Networks (GTAN) was held on 18 June and the most recent workshop of the Water Trainer and Assessor Networks (WTAN) was held on 19 June.
EVENTS

Training Services NSW Supervisor Workshops
Click here to find out the next workshop dates.

Local Government Week and Local Government Awards
Local Government Week (29 July - 4 August 2019). Click here to find out about events and services and the awards.

LGNSW Water Management Conference
Albury, 2-4 September 2019. For more information click here.

Correctional Services Healthcare Summit
Melbourne, 10-11 September 2019. For more information click here.

Local Government NSW Annual Conference 2019
14-16 October 2019. For more information click here.

Public Sector
Upcoming conferences for Public sector can be found here.

Australian Water Association
  • NSW Industry Breakfast 2019 under the theme ‘MOVING TOWARDS A CO-ORDINATED INFRASTRUCTURE DELIVERY MODEL’ 24 July 2019. For more information click here.
  • 2nd Women in Environment & Sustainability Leadership Summit, 16 -19 July 2019. For more information click here.
  • NSW State Conference 2019 under the theme of ‘Strengthening Communities through Collaboration and Technology’ 8-9 August 2019. For more information click here.
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