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2 August 2013

Core Skills for Work Developmental Framework (CSfW)
The Australian Government has released the Core Skills for Work Developmental Framework (CSfW). The CSfW describes a set of non-technical skills, knowledge and understandings that underpin successful participation in work.

7 June 2013

Vocational education and training (VET) activity reporting for all RTOs
Today the Standing Council for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment agreed to implementation arrangements for reporting VET training activity by all RTOs.  

24 July 2012

Real Stories and Real Achievements – Now on Film!
For everything from plumbing to community services, visit the ‘Real Stories. Real Achievements’ webpage to see video case studies of those that have found career and business success with vocational education and training.

1 July 2012

Building Australia's Future Workforce
From 1 July 2012 important new measures introduced as part of the $3 billion Building Australia’s Future Workforce package will come into effect.

15 June 2012

Total VET Activity RIS
A Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) on Total VET Activity Data Collection was released on 15 June 2012, inviting submissions from all interested parties by 27 July 2012.

6 June 2012

Applying for an ARTC?
Are you currently holding an Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR) and considering an application for an Australian Recognised Trade Certificate (ARTC)?

30 May 2012

MSA or MPA outcomes by 30 June 2012
TRA is focussing on providing a skills assessment outcome for MSA or MPA applications lodged before 5 April 2012. Any expedition request only considered if it has appropriate evidence.

17 May 2012

Additional provider - licensed electrical trades
TRA has approved Future Skills International as a provider of skills assessment services for overseas trained electrical tradespeople seeking a skills assessment in a range of electrical trade occupations.

15 May 2012

Australian Training Awards – Closing Soon!
Direct entry categories of the Australian Training Awards recognising individuals, training providers, community organisations and businesses for their contribution to skilling Australia close on 31 May 2012.

9 May 2012

Recognising skills of 50+
Investing in Experience (Skills Recognition & Training) will provide employers of mature age workers with up to $4,400 for skills assessment and gap training.

30 April 2012

Support Services Tender Outcomes
Senator The Hon Chris Evans, Leader of the Government in the Senate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research announced the outcomes for the Australian Apprenticeships Support Services.

26 April 2012

Job Ready Program Survey 2012
Trades Recognition Australia has engaged ORIMA Research to find out about the experience of participants and employers in the Job Ready Program.

10 April 2012

MSA checklist now available
An evidence checklist is now available to assist potential applicants to confirm that they have included all the required evidence with their TRA Migration Skills Assessment application.

29 March 2012

Submission of applications for the Job Ready Program
Job Ready Program participants who want to obtain a Provisional Skills Assessment outcome or Job Ready Final Assessment outcome this financial year should apply now.

23 March 2012

Machinery of Government Changes
The administration functions of the WELL Program are moving to the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.

19 March 2012

Skills for all Australians
The Prime Minister today announced a Skills Reform package for States and Territories to reform the national vocational education and training system to address skills shortages across the economy.

24 February 2012

Smooth Transition Pathways between Higher Education and VET
Identifying barriers to articulation pathways between qualifications in the higher education and vocational education and training sectors.

20 February 2012

Approved VET Provider Newsletter
The January instalment of the VET provider newsletter is now available to download.

30 January 2012

The Australian Training Awards Magazine – Out Now!
Read and be inspired by the stories of the winners and finalists of the 2011 Australian Training Awards.

25 January 2012

National Workorce Development Fund - applications have reopened
Applications for the National Workforce Development Fund have reopened.

23 December 2011

Professional Development Workshops
Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) Illawarra won the tender to deliver professional development workshops on the ACSF (and the Employability Skills and Attributes Framework when available).

22 December 2011

Unique Student Identifier – RIS consultation period opens
Submissions on the Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) regarding the introduction of a unique student identifier for the VET sector are invited by 20 January 2012.

16 December 2011

Student website launch
Planning to study at TAFE, university or another approved education provider. This new site will answer all your questions.

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