​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Skills update

Skills update is the department's training e-newsletter. It provides key information on departmental training programs and initiatives as well as other news from across the training sector, including best practice examples, training resources, research, workshops and events.

The monthly e-newsletter is complemented by the Skills Alert service which is distributed as key announcements are made, such as the opening of program funding rounds.


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Current Skills update issue

Note: The link to the current issue of the Skills update newsletter goes through to the Vision 6 website.

Skills update November 2017​
Queensland Training Awards winners to carry baton for Commonwealth Games; Australia makes top 10 at international skills competition; Aviation Australia and TAFE Queensland join forces; Manufacturing and Engineering Gateway Day - Food Processing; Training funding available for out-of-home care youth; Good luck to our Queensland finalists at the Australian Training Awards; Keeping school leavers in the loop​.

2017 Skills update and Skills alert issues

Skills alert 7 December 2017​
Are you our next training superstar?

Skills alert 27 November 2017​
Queenslanders win big at Australian Training Awards.

Skills update October 2017​
Reminder: Applications closing for the Queensland Overseas Foundation Scholarship; Office of the Queensland Training Ombudsman turns two; Queenslanders compete on the world stage; Gateway Day - Manufacturing and Engineering; WorldSkills Australia in need of volunteers; Meeting the growing need for digital skills; Stay in the loop - training opportunities for school leavers; Tickets on sale now for the Queensland Government's 2017 White Ribbon Day Breakfast.​

Skills update​ September 2017​
Celebrating excellence in training - 2017 Queensland Training Awards; Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) Youth Skills Network; Conference puts quality VET sector in focus; World Skills; National Skills Week.

Skills update August 2017
New vocational education scholarships to advance STEM careers; Queenslanders selected for World Skills competition; Do you know a VET graduate who is dreaming of an overs​eas adventure; Last chance to cheer on the QTA state finalists; Queensland launches National Skills Week; TDA Convention next month; VET teaching conference in December.

Skills alert 29 August 2017​
2017-18 Annual VET Investment Plan released.

Skills update July 2017​
Training and Skills Budget Snapshot; Identifying current and future needs in Queensland's advance manufacturing; Don't miss your chance to celebrate Queensland's regional training superstars; ​GC2018 Security Provider Training Strategy; 2017 APIEF and ACPET Conference in Brisbane next month; Skilling for tomorrow discussion paper

​Skills alert 22 August 2017​
Don't miss your chance to cheer on the best in Queensland training.

Skills alert 10 August 2017​
Skilling Queenslanders for Work funding application workshops.

Skills alert 7 August 2017​
Skilling Queenslanders for Work: second funding round 2017/18 now open.

Skills update June 2017​
Ten Skilling Queenslanders for Work Community Recovery projects​ underway; Skills Disability Support leads Mitchell to local employment; 2017 Queensland Training Awards regional finalists announced; Skilling Queenslanders for Work promotional campaign launched; VET bursary applications closing soon; Nominate a Queensland Young Tourism Leader; WorldSkills regional competitions kick-off in Queensland; Foundation Skills Assessment Tool: feedback wanted; New myth-busting report showcases VET sector strengths.​

Skills update May 2017​
Quality framework introduced; Small Business industry luncheon; Celebrate National Reconciliation Week; Apply now for the Australian Training Awards; Adults represent the changing face of apprenticeships; Increased transparency helps students make informed choices; Join Australia's Biggest Morning Tea for Cancer Council.

Skills update April 2017​
2017 Queensland Training Award nominations have closed; Mueller students celebrate women in aviation on International Women's Day; Swiss visit highlights DET International student programs; New Queensland Training Ombudsman website released; Applications for the Queensland Overseas Foundation (QOF) Global Connections Bursary are now open; Teach Rural Career Fair - Wednesday 3 May 2017; Continuity and change: employers' training practices and partnerships with training providers.

Skills update March 2017​​​​

VET strategy released for public consultation; Less than one month left to nominate for the Queensland Training Awards; More than 1500 Queenslanders assisted Back to Work; VET excellence awarded with scholarships and bursaries; $20,000 Youth Boost extended for regional employers; Registrations open for ACPET National Conference in Brisbane; National employer survey on training underway; VET delivery workplace ready graduates; Make it Now in Trades Challenge Camp; Queensland VET success stories highlighted nationally on International Women's Day; Singapore to host VET summit​​.​

​​​​Skills alert 13 April 2017
Skilling Queenslanders for Work Community Recovery package

Skills update February 2017​​​​

Volunteer your skills at the Commonwealth Games; Skills build brighter futures for young offenders; Help us recognise the best in training; User Choice changes aim to boost numbers; Support to achieve priority trade qualifications; Training versus university; Unpaid work experience; Australia Day Award for WorldSkills Queensland competitor.​

Skills alert 28 February 2017​
Skilling Queenslanders for Work's successful projects announced as new funding round opens.

Skills update January 2017​​​

The search is on for the best and brightest in training; Queensland vocational training success stories make national TV screens; $20,000 Back to Work 'Youth Boost' kicks off in regional Queensland; Young people get set for rewarding careers; New board for TAFE Queensland; Young Starters' competition now open; Support to skill Queenslanders in priority trades; Mission Australia's Youth Survey reveals discrimination statistics; Training websites move to common platform; Mater Young Adult Health Centre launches Youth Natural Disaster Recovery website.

Skills alert 6 January 2017​​
Nominations now open for the 2017 Queensland Training Awards.

​​Archived Skills ​update and Skills alert

Skills update and Skills alert issues archive​.

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Last updated
07 December 2017