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Volume 2, Issue 2

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

WHAT’S NEWS www.sitac.com.au “The Service Industries Training Advisory Council is the Northern Territory peak organisation in all matters relating to the vocational Education and Training System. We work to enhance the provision and quality of Retails, Wholesale, Finance, Property, Business Services and Information Technology Industries skills development and improved career Opportunities.”

Inside this issue: National training system's e-learning priorities emerge

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Your guide to Social e-learning

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Welcome to the new financial year from the SITAC team to our second Newsletter for the year! We are looking forward to a busy and successful year and look forward to catching up with all of you throughout the year. If you are passing by pop in and say hi to the team or jump on our new re-vamped website to find out about upcoming Events and important information. We look forward to seeing or hearing from you. Cheers the SITAC team!!!

GOT AN ISSUE WITH TRAINING? CONTACT US!!!!!

Can’t find workers? The NT Jobs Shows will be held in: • •

Newcastle 23 July Adelaide 30 July

To advertise your vacancies at the NT Jobs Show either: Visit www.theterritory.com.au and follow the links E-mail ntjobshow@easa.org.au and ask for a vacancy template or Phone 1800 193 123 and ask about the NT Jobs Show.

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Productivity Places Program

Google Innovation 2 and entrepreneurship

DEEWR is seeking submissions from RTOs wishing to participate in the second phase of the Productivity Places Program training places from 1 July 2008. DEEWR is seeking submissions from RTOs wishing to participate in the second phase of the Productivity Places Program training places from 1 July 2008.

Integrating OHS into training packages

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Training Package Updates

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IBSA environmental scan 2008

Up and Coming Events

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Up and Coming Events cont.

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Innovation and Business Skills Australia has undertaken its 2008 environmental scan which presents a detailed picture of the workforce skills and training priorities in each of its six industry sectors.

Meet our newest Team member

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The scan captures and analyses market intelligence from responses to a survey conducted in February 2008, and other data provided earlier in the year by industry and vocational education and training sector stakeholders.

Did you know?

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To download the scan go visit http://www.ibsa.org.au/downloads/Escan_II_-_17Mar2008.pdf

For information on how to apply see www.productivityplaces.deewr.gov.au/rtos


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National training system's e-learning priorities 1

“When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone telling you, you’re nuts.”

-Larry Ellison, Oracle Corporation Founder and CEO

Six e-learning priorities have emerged across states and territories as the national training system takes an innovative approach in responding to the challenges of a modern economy and the training needs of Australian businesses and workers. The national training system's e-learning strategy, the Australian Flexible Learning Framework (Framework), has awarded $5.3 million in E-learning Innovations funding. Although funding has been handed out via states and territories according to their local training priorities, some common themes have emerged across Australia. 1. Rural and remote 2. Primary industries 3. Indigenous 4. Health and community services 5. Trainees and apprentices 6. Upskilling of existing workers and RPL (recognition of prior learning) The progress of the funded projects will be captured throughout the year on the Framework's E-learning Innovations blog at: http://www.flexiblelearning.net.au/innovationsblog

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“They say a year in the Internet business is like a dog year... equivalent to seven years in a regular person's life. In other words, it's evolving fast and faster.”

- Vinton Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist for Google

Your guide to Social e-learning Find out about Social e-learning, a new web-based resource that is helping vocational education and training practitioners engage learners through e-learning technologies. In this resource you can explore the opportunities and challenges that you might discover with social e-learning in practice, and get practical guidance and tips from e-learning practitioners.

Google Innovation and entrepreneurship Listen to the interview with Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google, who discusses what it takes to lead organisational innovation and business entrepreneurship. Click here to listen.

Integrating OHS into training packages The Australian Safety and Compensation Council has published guidelines for integrating occupational health and safety competencies into all training packages. To download the guidelines visit www.ascc.gov.au/ascc/HealthSafety/ TrainingSkillsLicensing/ and (Select ‘Guidelines for Integrating OHS into National Industry Training Packages’.) For more information about the occupational health and safety guidelines contact Ric Howard on 02 6121 9116, ric.howard@deewr.gov.au or visit www.ascc.gov.au Page 2

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GOT A PROJECT IDEA? CONTACT US!!!!! Training Package Updates Training package

Version Status

National Industry Skills Council

National contact

Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council Service Skills Australia (Service Industries Skills Council) Innovation and Business Skills Australia (IBSA)

CPSISC 02 6253 0002 info@cpsisc.com.au www.cpsisc.com.au Peter Collins 02 8243 1200 info@serviceskills.com.au www.serviceskills.com.au Linda Arnold 03 9815 7000 virtual@ibsa.org.au www.ibsa.org.au Linda Arnold 03 9815 7000 virtual@ibsa.org.au www.ibsa.org.au Peter Collins 02 8243 1200 info@serviceskills.com.au www.serviceskills.com.au Peter Collins 02 8243 1200 info@serviceskills.com.au www.serviceskills.com.au Peter Collins 02 8243 1200 info@serviceskills.com.au www.serviceskills.com.au Linda Arnold 03 9815 7000 virtual@ibsa.org.au www.ibsa.org.au CPSISC 02 6253 0002 info@cpsisc.com.au www.cpsisc.com.au Peter Collins 02 8243 1200 info@serviceskills.com.au www.serviceskills.com.au Robert Bluer 03 9815 7000 virtual@ibsa.org.au www.ibsa.org.au

Asset Maintenance (PRM04)

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Endorsed

Beauty (WRB04)

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In review

Business Services (BSB07)

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Endorsed

Financial Services (FNS04)

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Endorsed

Innovation and Business Skills Australia (IBSA

Floristry (WRF04)

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In review

Funeral Services (WFS02)

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Service Skills Australia (Service Industries Skills Council) Service Skills Australia (Service Industries Skills Council) Service Skills Australia (Service Industries Skills Council) Innovation and Business Skills Australia (IBSA)

Awaiting endorsement

Hairdressing (WRH06)

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Endorsed

Information and Communications (ICA05)

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Endorsed

Property Services (CPP07)

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Endorsed

Retail Services (SIR07)

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Endorsed

Training and Assessment (TAA04)

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Endorsed

Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council Service Skills Australia (Service Industries Skills Council) Innovation and Business Skills Australia (IBSA)

For full details on the status of each of the Training Packages please go to the relevant Industry Skills Councils websites. Training Package details, including qualifications and competencies can be accessed via the National Training Information Services at http://www.ntis.gov.au/

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1 “Th e world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.�

- Rupert Murdoch, Chariman of News Corporation

Industry Skills Councils- websites CPSISC www.cpsisc.com.au Service Skills Australia www.serviceskills.com.au IBSA www.ibsa.org.au

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Up and Coming Events Building Bridges for Quality—Breakfast Forums Professional Development for Registered Training Organisations Darwin briefings in the forthcoming series are as follows: Date Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday

22 July 2008 19 August 2008 9 September 2008 14 October 2008 11 November 9 December

Time 7.30am 7.30am 7.30am 7.30am 7.30am 7.30am

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8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am

Forum Focus DEET RTO Application forms Skills Sets RTO Audits RTO Risk Rating Quality Indicators Moderation

Location Mirambeena Mirambeena Mirambeena Mirambeena Mirambeena Mirambeena

Resort, Resort, Resort, Resort, Resort, Resort,

Cavenagh Cavenagh Cavenagh Cavenagh Cavenagh Cavenagh

St St St St St St

For further information, visit the ‘SITAC Calendar’ at http://www.sitac.com.au or phone Jasmine on 08 8942 1651. NT Careers Expo 29 August - 30 August For details go to http://www.eocexpo.com.au/index.html The National Careers & Employment Expo 7 August - 20 August For details go to http://careers.expo.nt.gov.au/ Try’a’Trade Darwin 23-26 September 2008 For details go to http://www.worldskills.org.au/involved.php?pageNum=39 Try’a’Trade Katherine 14 October 2008 For details go to http://www.worldskills.org.au/event.php?eventNum=41 More ‘4 Steps to Taking the Lead’ literacy and numeracy PD sessions Service Skills Australia has had a strong response to the ‘4 Steps to Taking the Lead’ PD program and will be holding the following additional workshops to give trainers and assessors an opportunity to participate: Adelaide 28 July 2008 (4.15–5.30pm) Rendezvous Allegra Hotel 55 Weymouth Street ADELAIDE SA 5000 If you would like information about how to take part in this workshop program, please contact Karee Gurtman on 02 8243 1200, kgurtman@serviceskills.com.au or got http://www.takingthelead.com.au. BSB07 A Professional Development Program IBSA invites you to a professional development program on BSB07. Participants will work in large and small groups and this will be an invaluable opportunity to bring staff from different RTOs together to learn, share knowledge and experiences and improve professional practice. What: Small Business Workshop, Management and HR Management Workshop and Administration and Recordkeeping Workshop When: 6th August Where: TBC Time: 9.30am—4.30pm For further information please contact IBSA on 03 9815 7000 or reception@ibsa.org.au. To register please go to http://www.ibsa.org.au. Page 4


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Up and Coming Events cont. Digital Kids are Changing the World - Melbourne In this workshop, Michael Furdyk will use his own story as a powerful example to provide an in-depth look at the "Net Generation" and how their use of technology is influencing many aspects of society. Click here for more information. SkillsDMC national conference SkillsDMC will host its fourth national conference in Sydney on 20 August 2008. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Tomorrow's Workforce for Tomorrow’s Workplace’, which is integral to one of SkillsDMC’s primary aims—enhancing industry performance through a well–trained workforce. For more information contact SkillsDMC on 02 9299 3014, conference@skillsdmc.com.au or visit www.skillsdmc.com.au

Meet our newest team member Jasmine Weetra—Administration Officer I’ve been living in Darwin for 23 years now (born and bred). I have been working in the Administration Industry since 2003 (5 years). In my new role here at SITAC I’ll be your Administration Officer and I look forward to meeting you all over the coming months. I’m having a great time learning the ropes here at SITAC. This is similar to things I have done previously, but yet very different. It is fun learning the new and different ways to use the same skills. Most weekends you will find me tucked up at home spending my weekends with my son. I have completed my Certificate III in Business Office Administration and am currently undertaking a course in Diploma of Business Management through Batchelor Institute. I look forward to meeting you all soon and maybe even having the opportunity to work along side/with some of you. Have fun and smile.

Did you know? • from 1 July 2008, registered training organisations will be required to inform all students issued with training package qualifications that Employability Skills Summaries for training package qualifications can be downloaded from http://employabilityskills.training.com.au • In 1894, Lord Kelvin predicted that radio had no future; he also predicted that heavier-than-air flying machines were impossible. • from 1 January 2009, registered training organisations will be required to add the following mandatory sentence to all qualification testamurs issued for training package qualifications—‘A summary of the employability skills developed through this qualification can be downloaded from http://employabilityskills.training.com.au/'. • The very first projection of an image on a screen was made by a German priest. In 1646, Athanasius Kircher used a candle or oil lamp to project hand-painted images onto a white screen.

Service Industries Training Advisory Council Physical: Lvl 1, Winlow House, 75 Woods St Darwin NT 0800 Postal: PO Box 4900 Darwin NT 0801 Phone: 08 8942 1651 Fax: 08 8942 0852 Web: www.sitac.com.au

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