The Workforce Council, Vocational Education & Training and You
The Workforce Council originated as Queensland’s Industry Training and Advisory Body (ITAB) for health and community services. “Community services and health ITABs are key industry contacts within each state and territory providing independent industry advice on training and skill needs to facilitate workforce development.” (CS&HISC; Our People: ITABS)
The world of Vocational Education and Training (VET) is equal parts exciting and challenging. With access to all the important information and contacts you need, we are here to help you harness the resources available to you through VET. By working with you, we can help you assess your workforce requirements, identify important opportunities, and upskill in a way that gets you closer to your ultimate career goal!
As part of a collaborative approach to increase benefit to industry, the Workforce Council and the Department of Education and Training are undertaking a VET Industry Engagement Program.
Designed to hear your input and to provide support throughout your experiences with the Vocational Education and Training system, we are here to collect your feedback, suggestions, and to provide you with advice.
We also help you, as an individual, to navigate the vast amount of information on VET to guide you as you explore career and training options within the health and community services industry.
The National VET system has seen significant reform over recent times, with a number of key changes to the structure. Here’s a little info to get started.
- Information on purchasing the Christian Ministry and Theology Qualifications.
- Assistance or advice on health or community services training packages and qualifications. Visit http://training.gov.au/ or http://www.cshisc.com.au/ or call us for further advice and support.
You may also find a number of useful documents in the ASQA Fact Sheet list.
If you are an RTO in the Metropolitan Brisbane Region, you could benefit from a free Department of Education and Training (DET) business process consultation. Call DET on 1800 210 210, and ask for the Metro region for Business Improvement assistance, a review of how you are maintaining your contractual obligations around record keeping and documentation. Don’t forget to mention you got the details from the Workforce Council website!
- Advice on career and training pathways to reach my job goals. Follow the easy to use steps on the Department of Education, Training and Employment website “Skills Gateway”.
- Information about a possible suitable career. A new Career Interest Explorer tool has been published on the Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website to help students and jobseekers identify the strength of their interests in different work types, and explore apprenticeship and traineeship occupations that may suit them.
- Information on choosing a suitable training or education provider.
- Information on traineeships, including funding. We recommend visiting the Skills Gateway website, the website put together by the Department of Education, Training and Employment, containing information. on all funded programs offered under the VET Investment Plan.
- Support services for traineeships. Visit the Australian Government Apprenticeships website for information on apprenticeship services, roles and responsibilities and more.
- For the purposes of providing definition, Quality Training, according to the Training Ombudsman, means to “meet or exceed the customers expectation”.
- The Training Ombudsman is a National entity for any training related complaints and is available to everyone, it is not a student specific complaints service. For any concerns related to the quality of training or training provider, contact the Training Ombudsman in the first instance, at: Email: [email protected]
Phone: 1800 773 048
Mail: PO Box 15090, City East 4002
Complete a complaints form (PDF, 263KB) and send by email or post.
More information about the Ombudsman can be found here: https://www.qld.gov.au/education/training/training-ombudsman/.
Haven’t found what you’re looking for? Let us help you. Contact us on 1800 112 585 for advice and support to guide you through the process.
News, Events and Opportunities
Insight 2016, Ep 20 – First on the Scene (full episode)
Airdate: Tuesday 14 June 2016
For more information on this episode please visit http://www.sbs.com.au/news/insight/tvepisode/first-scene