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NT Update

Monday, April 30 2018

NT Industry and RTO  Investment Information Sessions

The Department of Trade, Business and Innovation has advised of a series of information sessions on matters related to skilling priorities, the VET Investment Framework and the replacement of the 457 sub class visa, the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) visa. The TSS visa is a temporary visa which permits the holder to live in Australia, while working full-time for the sponsoring employer.

RTOs should note that to date there is no funding or support available through the Federal Governments Skilling Australians Fund given no state of territory is yet to be a signatory to this program.

The following is an overview of a tentative program, pending formal notifications through the Department.

Darwin Thursday May 10 – Atrium at the Avenue, Ground floor 12 Salonika Street, The Gardens

Session one 3:30-4:30pm RTO focus
RTOs VET Investment Framework

Session two 4:30-5:30pm RTO’s and Business
Present Aged Care Industry Insights
Present Skilling Territorians
Present Maritime Industry Insights

Refreshments Served

Session Three 5:30-6:30pm Business focus
Businesses TSS Visa changes

Alice Springs Wednesday May 16 – Venue TBC

Session one 3:30-4:30pm RTO focus
RTOs VET Investment Framework
Present Aged Care Industry Insights
Present Skilling Territorians
Present Maritime Industry Insights

Session two 4:30-5:00pm RTO’s and Business
Refreshments Served
Networking

Session Three 5:00-6:00pm Business focus
Businesses TSS Visa changes

ACPET encourages all providers to have representation at these briefings. 


Update of Revised TAE credential requirements

There is less than one year to go to ensure practitioners are compliant to the revised TAE requirements and have the appropriate skills in designing and developing assessment tools and identifying and evaluating LLN requirements.  Skills Ministers nationally agreed to update the Standards to align with the changes to the TAE Training Package and it has been determined that trainers and assessors who do not hold the relevant units will have until 1 April 2019 to upgrade.

The TAE40110 and the TAE 40116 are not equivalent. THere are two new Core units and two non-equivalent units in the new course. whikle all other units are deemed to be equivalent. 

Please refer to the Department of Education and Training update on Trainer and Assessor credential requirements, including FAQs just go to https://www.education.gov.au/trainer-and-assessor-credential-requirements

NT Budget Briefing

ACPET will be attending the NT Budget briefing with the Treasurer the Hon Nicole Manison tomorrow and will report on announcements of significance to our sector in next week’s Update.  On the fiscal frront, It was heartening to note that the NT is to receive several hundred million dollars as a GST adjustment last week with the bulk of these monies targeting indigenous housing – here’s hoping some of these funds will make it to the education and training portfolios.  Also, now that moratorium on fracking has been lifted undoubtedly there will be a commensurate boost to the economy with associated workforce growth. 

GTNT fund raiser with Merv Hughes this Wednesday

Bookings are still open for lunch this Wednesday at the Cavanagh Hotel with the legendary Merv Hughes as guest speaker. Merv will regale us with stories from the pitch and provide some insights into the ball tampering incident in South Africa.

The GTNT Foundation is supporting communities and children in Timor Leste where just $130 supports one child for an entire year of schooling. Tickets are $80 and offer a two course meel with refreshemnts and can be purchased through sales@thecavenagh.com.  Thanks to all those members and industry friends who have already registered and I look forward to an entertaining afternoon with you.

The Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Forum on Friday was well attended and provided a comprehensive overview of skills demand and the NTs Top Twenty Qualifications by contracts. The top five this year are the Cert III in Sport & Rec; Cert III Electrician; Cert II Agriculture; Cert III Agriculture and the Cert II in Retail. For the first time in member Hospitality has not only lost the top spot but now comes in at number 8. 

For information please email Bree.mclure@aannt.com.au 

 

Participants at Friday’s Australian Apprenticeships forum in Darwin recieving an industy briefing from Dept TBI's Catherine White 

Michael Hall 
NT Executive Officer 


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