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


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.

Skills alert 8 January 2015​
Simplified administrative arrangements for apprenticeship and traineeship support services.


Skills update December 2014
New Indigenous Training Strategy projects announced, $15 million School to Trade Pathway incentive, Queensland's winners at the 2014 Australian Training Awards, GenR8 program wins a national award, Review of Training Packages and Accredited Courses Discussion Paper is open for consultation.

Skills update November 2014
Industry Partnerships Strategy projects announced, Good luck to Queensland's Australian Training Awards finalists, Community Learning success story, Queensland Apprenticeship Pledge hits halfway mark.

Skills update October 2014​
Queensland Apprenticeship Pledge, Queensland Training Awards state winners, Additions to the Queensland Training Subsidies List, Industry Pre-apprenticeship program, Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training program, A message from the Deputy Director-General: Training and Employment's Dr Russell Joshua, WorldSkills Australia National Competition results. 

Skills update September 2014​
Indigenous Training Strategy funding open, Queensland Training Awards, Supporting Women Scholarships applications open, Overseas qualification assessment seminars.

Skills update August 2014
$10 million Industry Partnerships Strategy, New round of Community Learning projects, Guide to new arrangements for vocational placements, New Skills Disability Support model.

Skills update July 2014
Special issue - Reforms usher in new era for training in Queensland, Queensland Skills Gateway, New VET Investment framework, Apprenticeship system reform, Queensland Government Building and Construction Training Policy, CQUniversity merger, Independent TAFE Queensland, Queensland Training Assets Management Authority.

Skills update June 2014
Special issue - Introduction 2014-15 Annual VET Investment Plan.

Skills update April 2014​
Moving towards full contestability of training funding, Strategic Indigenous VET Partnership, Inclusive learning resources, Ministerial Industry Commission's first Annual Skills Priority Report, Supporting Women Scholarships awarded, Women in Resources mentoring program.


Skills update December 2013
Supporting student transitions to training and employment, Ministerial Industry Council, Year 12 fee-free training, First Registered Trade Skills Pathway pilot, F1 in Schools, News briefs.

Skills update October 2013
First Community Learning projects announced, 2013 Queensland Training Awards, EYEQ2013 conference, News briefs.

Skills update September 2013
Partnership with industry and employers, Certificate 3 Guarantee, New apprenticeship​ incentives, Online RPL tool, Changes to VET in Schools funding arrangements.

Skills update June 2013
Great skills. Real opportunities., Queensland budget, National Partnership Agreement on Skills Reform, Changes to new and superseded apprenticeship and traineeship requirements, Support for learners with a disability.

Skills update February 2013​
Queensland skills reform underway, Nominations open for 2013 Queensland Training Awards, Draft Unique Student Identifier for VET legislation, Brisbane AQF implementation workshops: 28 February and 1 March 2013, Inclusive learning: A way forward, Queensland VET Development Centre webinars support continuous professional learning, National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development report, Apprentices and trainees taking positive steps, Queensland's Skillaroos team members, Skilling Solutions Queensland changes focus.


Skills update September 2012
Skilling and Training Taskforce interim report, Progress made on dual sector university, Queensland Training Awards winners, AUSTAFE Awards announced, Industry workforce connect, Overseas scholarships expand local skills, Scholarships for women, Framework endorsed, Partnership awarded, Mining Skills program, Promote pre-apprenticeship courses, EYEQ2012.

Skills update August 2012
New multi-million dollar CSG equipment arrives, Queensland's skills and training taskforce established, Vocational education and training bill passed, Connecting Queenslanders to resource jobs, Centre upgrade set to spark interest, Sustainability workshops success, Strategy helps Indigenous communities, SkillsTech Australia international students graduate, Opportunities for e-learning, New e-learning website.

Skills update June 2012
New scholarship to support women, What national skills reform means to Queensland, Time to shine the spotlight on skills, Jobs projects help coal seam gas industry, Skills investment milestone, More than 20,000 visited expo, Hundreds queue for training, Register for the Energy Skills Queensland conference, TAFE teacher awarded scholarship, SkillsTech wins trifecta, Queensland Reconciliation Award winners announced, Virtual learning lounge for aged care training.

Skills update May 2012​
Bachelor degrees now offered at Queensland-based TAFE, TAFE wins major international trainin​g contract, Australian first for TAFE institute, Resources summit success, International training delivery expands, Don't get left behind, Project helps young people get set for work, Boost productivity by harnessing skills, New e-learning toolbox launched, Survey participants welcome.

Skills update April 2012​
New Department of Education, Training and Employment, Smart Medicine supports carers, VET e-learning set to revolutionise construction safety training, Aspiring tradies Try'a Trade, New framework a way forward, Workforce innovation conference, Manufacturing a skilled Queensland, TAFE helps meet Indonesian training needs.

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01 March 2017