​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Archived Skills update and Skills alert issues


Skills update Decem​ber 2017​

Application open for trade skills funding; What's next? Schoolies stall a success; Aerospace students soar to new heights; Recognition of Prior Learning success story; Are you our next training superstar? Former QTA winners star in national video highlighting VET; National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) releases 2017-2020 strategic plan; Skillsroad 2017 Youth Census.​​

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 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​.​

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.​


Skills update December 2016​​

Funding helps people achieve their trade qualifications; Queensland refrigeration teacher named WorldSkills Australia expert; Gateway schools fly high at awards; International education and training strategy released; 2017 Queensland Training Awards - nominations opening soon; Queensland apprenticeships and traineeships discussion paper launched; A big year for Skilling Queenslanders for Work.

Skills update November 2016​

Good luck to the Queensland team at the Australian Training Awards; Funding for pre-apprenticeship training; National skills squad announced; New employer resources now available; National VET teaching conference in December.

Skills alert 21 November 2016​
Queenslander wins big at Australian Training Awards.

Skills upd​ate October​​ 2016​
Job seeker project reaps social benefit for Toowoomba; Queenslanders share vision; Queensland Training Ombudsman announced; WorldSkills Australia National competition; Careers in Disability Expo; ACPET regional forum in Cairns; Queensland celebrates World Teacher's Day on October 28; TDA Convention.

Skills alert 20 October 2016​
WorldSkills Queensland team showcases training excellence to take home 23 medals.

Skills alert 13 September 2016​
State's best celebrated at the 2016 Queensland Training Awards.

Skills upd​ate September​​ 2016
Still time to book for training's big night; Skilling Queenslanders for Work funding round now open; Gateway workshops open to VET teachers; Celebrate training winners announced; National Skills Week; Submissions open for data policy review; ACPET regional forum in Cairns; Quality framework consultation.

Skills update August 2016​
Celebrate training and win; Queensland VET Quality Framework released for consultation; Recognising the best in regional training; Disability support key to job placement; Get involved in National Skills Week; ACPET National Conference in Hobart; Apply now for the Queensland Overseas Foundation 2017 scholarship program; 2016-17 Annual VET Investment Plan released; $33.3 million in grants from Skilling Queenslanders for Work announced.

Skills upd​ate July 2016​
Regional employers urged to help job seekers get back to work; Buy tickets for your local Queensland Training Awards final; First Start for 260 council careers; Early childhood conference; NAIDOC Week; AISC launches new website; Careers expo to feature WorldSkills; National VET student survey expands; International education and training strategy consultation.​

Skills alert 19 July 2016​
Skilling Queenslanders for Work supports 192 projects in first 2016-17 funding round.

Skills alert 18 July 2016​
2016-17 Annual VET Investment Plan released.

Skills upd​ate June 2016
QTA regional finalists announced; Register now for VET Pathways workshops; New teachers' resources and employers' guide served up; Last chance to have your say on the Strategic Training Asset Management Plan; VETnetwork Australia Biennial National Conference; Research grants available for Education Horizon; ACPET conference bookings open; ASQA Commissioner appointed.

Skills upd​ate May 2016
Have your say on the Strategic Training Asset Management Plan; Disability scheme rolls out across Queensland; Celebrity chef Matt Golinski and Minister Yvette D'Ath cook up a storm; Latest figures: Skilling Queenslanders for Work funding applications; Don't forget to have your say on the pre-qualified supplier audit guides; Judging underway for the 2016 Queensland Training Awards; Applications now open for QOF Global Connections Bursary; 25th National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference.​

Skills update April 2016
Skills program helps experienced workers achieve their trade; Skilling Queenslanders for Work funding round - one week left to apply; Last chance to nominate for the 2016 Queensland Training Awards; Training and Skills Facebook page; New online tool to support VET in secondary schools; Australia a world-class destination for international students; Registrations open for ACPET forum; New jobs network to support the agricultural industry.

​Skills alert 31 March 2016
Additional webinar session now available for Skilling Queenslanders for Work applicants.

Skills alert 29 March 2016
Free webinar: help for Skilling Queenslanders for Work applicants.

Skills alert 21 March 2016
Training website changes

Skills update March 2016
Skilling Queenslanders for Work funding round open; Matt Golinski dishes up his culinary skills to schools across the state; Training Ombudsman legislation passed; Queensland Training Awards nominations - one month to go; Closing soon: 2015-16 trade training funding programs; New Federal Mini​ster for Vocational Education and Skills; WorldSkills Australia announces interim CEO; New ASQAnet portal coming soon.

Skills alert 22 February 2016
Skilling Queenslanders for Work's successful projects announced as new funding round opens.

Skills update February 2016
Nominations now open for 2016 Queensland Training Awards; Jobs Queensland kicks off operations; Call for presentations: No Frills Conference; Five-point plan for North Queensland; Skills service organisations selected to help develop training packages; Indigenous protocol resources available.​


Skills update December 2015
Merry Christmas from the Department of Education and Training, Training Ombudsman Bill introduced to strengthen VET sector, Summertime skills for sunshine state jobseekers, Funding for trade training pathways, VET stakeholders support deregulation agenda - ASQA survey.

Skills alert 4 November 2015​
Queensland Government establishes Training Ombudsman.

Skills update November 2015​
Jobs Queensland legislation passed, Racing from Redcliffe to Singapore builds student-industry engagement, Good luck to the Queensland team at the Australian Training Awards, Support to skill Queenslanders in priority trades, Real stories and real achievements in skills, Annual Report 2014-15 now available, National Expansion of Industry Skills Fund Youth Pilots.

Skills update October 2015
First projects under reinstated Skilling Queenslanders for Work announced, Second Skilling Queenslanders for Work funding round now open, Jobs Queensland legislation introduced to Parliament, Do your homework on training courses and providers, State's best celebrated at 2015 Queensland Training Awards, Scholarships could be graduates' ticket overseas, Skillaroos' WorldSkills medal haul, CSQ Excellence Awards celebrate 20 years.

Skills alert 18 September 2015
Second Skilling Queenslanders for Work funding round now open.

Skills alert 21 August 2015
Hurry, tickets selling fast for training's big night.

Skills update August 2015​
Queensland Training Awards State Final Presentation Dinner and finalists, Queensland Skills Gateway user survey, Changes to Year 12 graduate fee-free arrangements for building qualifications, Skills Disability Support, Queensland Overseas Foundation 2016 scholarships, Australian Apprenticeships Pathways Career Interest Explorer.

Skills update July 2015
$750 million plan for skills and training announced, Building and construction apprenticeship opportunities increased, Finals season kicks off in the Queensland Training Awards, Investment plan programs open for funding applications, Legislation to dissolve QTAMA passes Parliament.

Skills update June 2015
Queensland Training Awards regional finalists announced, Employment booklet supports young Queenslanders to find work, Queensland Training Assets Management Authority (QTAMA) Repeal Bill.

Skills alert 4 May 2015
Skilling Queenslanders for Work funding round opens.

Skills update May 2015​
Skilling Queenslanders for Work funding round open, Entries strong for the 2015 Queensland Training Awards, Industry Pre-apprenticeship Program projects announced, Queenslander selected for the 2015 Skillaroos, Australian Apprenticeship Support Network providers and new model for Training Product Development for Australian Industry announced, ASQA user's guide website for the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015.

Skills update April 2015
Nominations for Queensland Training Awards extended to 10 April, Queensland Overseas Foundation scholarship winners announced, pre-qualified supplier applications currently on hold.

Skills alert 26 February 2015
Training achievers sought for 2015 Queensland Training Awards.

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21 February 2018