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CONTENTS - Click to select

Training Package Version Guide
2012 Calendar RTO Network Meetings
BSB07Business Services Training Package
FNS10 Financial Services Training Package Update
Financial Services Traineeships News
CPP07 Property Services Training Package Update
Ministerial Media Statements
Australian vocational education and training statistics

 

TRAINING PACKAGE VERSION GUIDE

Training Package
Version @ 15.12.2011
CPP07 Property Services Training Package
Version 7.
FNS10 Financial Services Training Package
Version 1.
BSB07 Business Services Training Package
Version 6.

2012 CALENDAR RTO NETWORK MEETINGS (TENTATIVE DATES)

Date
Event
Location
21st
February
Property RTO Meeting
38 O'Malley Street
Osborne Park
20th
March
Business RTO Meeting
38 O'Malley Street
Osborne Park
22nd
May
Security RTO Meeting
38 O'Malley Street
Osborne Park
19th
June
Finance RTO Meeting
38 O'Malley Street
Osborne Park
21st
August
Property RTO Meeting
38 O'Malley Street
Osborne Park
11th
September
Business RTO Meeting
38 O'Malley Street
Osborne Park
6th
November
Security RTO Meeting
38 O'Malley Street
Osborne Park
27th
November
Finance RTO Meeting
38 O'Malley Street
Osborne Park

BSB07BUSINESS SERVICES TRAINING PACKAGE

Version 6 of the BSB07 Business Services Training Package was endorsed by the National Skills Standards Council (NSSC) on October 26th and is now available on Training .gov.au.

The major changes include the revised Customer Contact units of competency and qualifications.

  • Certificate II in Customer Contact  (BSB20211)
  • Certificate III in Customer Contact (BSB30211)
  • Certificate IV in Customer Contact (BSB40311)
  • Diploma of Customer Contact (BSB50311

The qualifications have been reviewed to better address the dynamics of the industry including multi-channel communication, data interrogation, compliance requirements, achieving KPIs, scheduling requirements, and inbound and outbound customer contact.

Greater flexibility has been provided in the qualifications by reducing the number of core units and providing a larger choice of elective units.  One of the major changes is the removal of the Advanced Diploma of Customer Contact which was due to the lack of industry demand and uptake of the qualification.

Any comments and feedback can be posted on IBSA's Feedback Hub.

FNS10 FINANCIAL SERVICES TRAINING PACKAGE UPDATE

Financial Services Training Package (FNS10)

Please note: FNS10 Financial Services Training Package version 2.0 is currently being migrated to the Training.gov.au website. IBSA will notify when it is publicly available. In the meantime, you can access FNS10 v2 from the IBSA Feedback Hub.
Overview of Financial Services Training Package (FNS10 version 2.0)
Endorsed date: 26 October 2011

FINANCIAL SERVICES TRAINEESHIPS NEWS

Pending Traineeships

(FNS40810) Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking
FAPSTC recently submitted a request to the State Training Board to establish a traineeship for the Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking (FNS40810). The proposal is currently being considered by the Establishment & Variation of Apprenticeships Committee.

(FNS50310) Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management
FAPSTC recently submitted a request to the State Training Board to establish a traineeship for the Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management (FNS50310). The proposal is currently being considered by the Establishment & Variation of Apprenticeships Committee.

Changes to Traineeships

FNS40107 Certificate IV in Financial Services (Insurance Services) -Traineeship

  • Superseded by

FNS41410 Certificate IV in General Insurance -Traineeship

CPP07 PROPERTY SERVICES TRAINING PACKAGE UPDATE

CPP07 will remain in place & only versions will change

Version 8
 
Endorsed - Includes PRM04 integration
Waiting to be loaded on training.gov.au
Version 9
 
Endorsed - Building Design & Cash in Transit
Waiting to be loaded on training.gov.au
Version 10
 
Spatial
Work yet to commence
New Qualification
 
Swimming Pool & Spa Technicians
Meetings to be held in February
New Qualification
 
Nathers (Building Sustainability)
A work in progress
New Qualification
 
Residential Building Mandatory Disclosure
Waiting for CoAG Regulatory Impact Statement

CPP07 CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT

CPSISC will provide any current Cases for Endorsement on this website and will also provide information on the outcome of recent Cases for Endorsement that have been submitted to the NQC.

Current Case for Endorsement Submission(s) - Click to select

CPP07 V9 -Case for Endorsement

CPP07 V8 - Case for Endorsement

PROPERTY SERVICES PROJECTS - CURRENT

Click on the link below to find out more about projects that CPSISC is currently working on in the Property Services Industry.

 
Training Package Review
 

PRM04 Asset Maintenance Review
A Project that will redevelop the current PRM04 Asset Maintenance Training Package and integrate it into the CPP07 Property Services Training Package.

 
Swimming Pool and Spa Technicians
 

Swimming Pool and Spa Technicians
Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council (CPSISC) has commenced a project to undertake the development of national competency based qualifications for Swimming Pool and Spa Technicians.

 
Fire Protection Industry
 

ODS & SGG Project Information
Ozone depleting substances and synthetic greenhouse gases competency development project.

 
Building Design Industry
 

Building Design Project
A project is underway to develop qualifications for Building Designers.

 
Security Industry
 

Cash-in-Transit
Redevelopment of four units of competency for the cash-in-transit industry sector. These units are from the Transport and Logistics Training Package and will be incorporated into the security sector in CPP07 Property Services Training Package.

 
Access Consulting
 

Development of a Vocational Graduate Diploma of Access Consulting Project
A project for the development of a training and recognition pathway for access consultants to meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010.

 
Spatial Information Services
 

Spatial Information Services
Redevelopment of the Advanced Diploma of Spatial Information Services and the development of a new Advanced Diploma of Surveying and continuous improvements to the SIS qualifications framework.

 
Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) qualification development
 

Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) qualification development
The National Framework of Energy Efficiency Buildings Implementation Committee (NFEE-BIC) via the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE), has contracted the Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council (CPSISC) to develop the qualification(s) for the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) assessors and units of competency for the potential Residential Building Mandatory Disclosure Scheme.

 

MINISTERIAL MEDIA STATEMENTS

 
Peter Collier
Minister for Energy; Training and Workforce Development;
Indigenous Affairs

Thu 08 December, 2011

New Career Centre online website leads nation

Portfolio: Training and Workforce Development

  • WA only State to take career path information online in real time
  • Career seekers only need access to internet to access advice
  • More than 300,000 career seekers expected to access new website

Training and Workforce Development Minister Peter Collier today launched a new website that provides the most comprehensive training and career information in the nation.

The new Career Centre website provides users with the ability to access expert information in real time through interactive online technologies ‘such as web chats’, and social media communications streams including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

“This new website provides people with easily accessible and free advice specifically relating to a huge range of Western Australian specific career and training information, including labour market information on areas of skills shortage,” Mr Collier said.

“This is an exciting initiative and Western Australia is the only State with this type of integrated technology careers service. It’s so clever; people can even access it from their mobile phone.”

The new Career Centre website is based on 18 months of research and development and features more than 470 occupational profiles and videos, specific career planning tools, a course search function, and information on how to search and apply for jobs. Site users can speak with career advisors by web chat or telephone while online and create a password protected account to store information to retrieve on future visits. “The launch is timely for the thousands of young people who have just completed year 12. The site’s packed with essential information and support for them and for people considering a career change or re-entry to the workforce,” the Minister said.

“It supports initiatives introduced by the Liberal-National Government including the Career Centre in Perth, a State-wide network of 14 Workforce Development and five Aboriginal Workforce Development centres.”

Fact File
The website address is www.careercentre.dtwd.wa.gov.au/Pages/CareerCentre.aspx
Website expected to receive up to 340,000 visits a year
Replaces the GetAccess website email

 
Peter Collier
Minister for Energy; Training and Workforce Development;
Indigenous Affairs

Thu 15 December, 2011

ABST changes to increase training outcomes

Portfolio: Training and Workforce Development

  • Changes to Aboriginal School Based Traineeship program announced
  • Improving retention and completion rates top priority
  • Minimum employment-based training component for a Certificate II qualification reduced

Training and Workforce Development Minister Peter Collier has announced significant changes to the Aboriginal School Based Traineeship program to improve retention and completion rates amongst participants.

The program is managed by the Department of Training and Workforce Development in partnership with a network of schools, training providers and host employers. It provides opportunities for Aboriginal students in years 10, 11 and 12 to start training in school to gain a qualification, sustainable employment or go onto further education or training.

One of the major changes is a reduction in the minimum employment-based training component for a Certificate II qualification, from 624 hours to 480 hours.

“A reduction in prescribed hours was overwhelmingly supported by group training organisations in order to provide greater flexibility for Aboriginal trainees as part of a school-based program,” Mr Collier said.

"There was also a close examination of the value for money the State is getting from the training providers contracted to the program and just as importantly, we want to make sure students are enrolled in culturally appropriate programs."

“Good education and good training are two valuable things that the Liberal-National Government can make available to young indigenous people and these changes will improve participation and retention in the program while ensuring that the quality of the training outcome can be maintained.”

An additional pillar of the program will be improved levels of vigilance over participants to better and more quickly identify those who may be at risk of disengaging from school or work.

Fact File

  • Minimum employment-based training component for a Certificate II qualification, from 624 hours to 480 hours
  • Improved levels of vigilance over participants

Australian vocational education and training statistics

Young people in education and training

2010

Highlights

In 2010 there were:

  • 220 900 VET in Schools students aged 15 to 19 years
  • 790 400 school students aged 15 to 19 years
  • 279 600 higher education students aged 15 to 19 years
  • 113 900 commencements in apprenticeships and traineeships by 15 to 19-year-olds
  • 462 000 publicly funded VET students aged 15 to 19 years.

It is estimated that 78.8% of 15 to 19-year-olds participated in education and training as at August 2010.

  • 52.7% were at school.
    • 1.1% participated in school-based apprenticeships and traineeships.
    • 13.1% participated in other VET in Schools programs.
    • 38.5% did not participate in VET in Schools programs.
  • 13.8% were enrolled in higher education.
  • 4.7% participated in trade apprenticeships or traineeships.
  • 1.8% participated in non-trade apprenticeships or traineeships.
  • 5.8% were enrolled in publicly funded VET programs.