Inclusion of people with disability in VET

There are 2.1 million people with a disability, of working age, in Australia. The reality is that education and employment outcomes for people with disability are well below the general population. In fact, barely half of this group is participating in the workforce. And of those who aren’t in the workforce, but go on to complete […]

VET repositioning campaign

Many employers and workers are unaware of the benefits and opportunities that Vocational Education and Training (VET) can offer our industries.   Training Services NSW have launched a new promotional website to help access and find information and hopefully raise awareness of what VET can offer.   It is modern and engaging and definitely worth a look […]

New VET Student Loans Scheme

This week the Federal Minister for Education and Training announced a new VET loan system to replace the flawed VET FEE-HELP scheme. The VET Student Loans scheme includes: Limiting courses eligible for VET Student Loans to those that align with industry needs and are selected based on analysis of employer, state and territory and Commonwealth […]

Queensland Training subsidies and incentives

In July, the 2016-17 Annual VET Investment Plan was released. It outlines the Queensland Government’s planned investment in vocational education and training over the coming year; a record $810.7 million in skills and training, an increase of $56.1 million from last year. Over 1/4 million Queenslanders undertake publicly funded training every year with 2015-2016 seeing a 6.4% growth […]

NRA staff member highlight – Yvonne Williams

Yvonne has been working with the National Retail Association for 3 years and as the director of training and industry projects, is an integral part to the success of the NRA training team. As a training specialist, Yvonne has over 15 years’ experience in managing learning and development and training teams as well as developing and […]

Scholarship funding available to female leaders in the VET sector

Scholarship funding available to female leaders in the VET sector The National Excellence in Educational Leadership Initiative (NEELI) recently announced that $3,500 scholarships are now available to women in the Vocational Education & Training sector to assist them to participate in the Advanced Leadership Program (ALP) Created to provide tailored development and support to Australia’s […]

Feedback Wanted: Draft 2 Retail Services Training Package

Service Skills Australia (SSA) has undertaken a major review of the Retail Services Training Package. To inform this review process, SSA has collaborated with key industry associations, employers, and representative bodies and groups to undertake a detailed job analysis and define industry job roles and skills needs. After consultation and feedback was received on Draft […]

Tell the QLD Government about your training priorities!

We’re excited to have been once again selected as the retail skills advisor for the Queensland Government through the VET Industry Engagement Program. The purpose of the Program is to advocate and recommend the reforms needed right now for the Queensland retail sector around skills, training and workforce development. As part of our role, the […]