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CONTENTS - Click to select

Training Package Version Guide
2012 Calendar RTO Network Meetings
Traineeship Updates
BSA Current Projects
Business Services Projects
Financial Services Projects
BSA Project Management Review
BSB07Business Services Training Package
FNS10 Financial Services Training Package Update
Financial Services Traineeships News
CPP07 Property Services Training Package Update
Property Services Projects
Apprentices in Regional Areas
Apprenticeship Exposure Draft
WA Training Awards 2012
Changes to Workers' Compensation Legislation
Prime Minister announces reform to VET system.

 

TRAINING PACKAGE VERSION GUIDE

Training Package
Version @ 31.1.2012.
CPP07 Property Services Training Package
Version 7.
FNS10 Financial Services Training Package
Version 2.
BSB07 Business Services Training Package
Version 6.

2012 CALENDAR RTO NETWORK MEETINGS (TENTATIVE DATES)

Date
Event
Location
21st
February
Property / Conveyancing
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 / Conveyancing
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

TRAINEESHIP UPDATES

View the latest ApprentiCentre Traineeship list – click here.

FNS10 FINANCIAL SERVICES TRAINING PACKAGE UPDATE

Current Projects

Cross Industry Projects

Business Services Projects

Financial Services Projects

Project Management Review

BSB 41507 Certificate IV in Project Management
BSB 51407 Diploma of Project Management

BSB 60707 Adv Diploma of project Management

The IBSA website has been updated to include a link to the discussion paper and the feedback form.

Feedback is required by no later than 2 March 2012:

Click here.

FNS10 FINANCIAL SERVICES TRAINING PACKAGE UPDATE

Financial Services Training Package (FNS10) Version 2 available on training.gov.au.

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 with a decision set down for 17th February 2012.

(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 with a decision set down for 17th February 2012.

Changes to Traineeships
FNS40107 Certificate IV in Financial Services (Insurance Services)
Superseded by ----- FNS41410 Certificate IV in General Insurance

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

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.

Apprentices in Regional Areas

The Department of Training and Workforce Development is developing strategies to minimise the need for first year apprentices in regional areas to travel to the metropolitan area to undertake their off the job training.

The payment rates have been amended to allow metropolitan registered training organisations (REOs) access to regional rates to service the delivery of first year apprenticeships in regional and remote Western Australia.

The funding available is based on existing regional funding parameters. This means that there will still be a need to ensure viable class sizes and associated off the job delivery schedules.

Apprenticeship Exposure Draft

The Apprenticeship policy is currently available as an ‘exposure draft’ to allow stakeholders the opportunity to review and modify existing work practises to comply with any new arrangements.

The Apprenticeship policy will become effective on 1 February 2012.

View the Apprenticeship policy – exposure draft here

WA Training Awards 2012

The WA Training Awards recognise and reward outstanding achievements of apprentices, trainees and vocational students, and the contribution to training made by trainers, training organisations and employers.

Click here for more information.

CHANGES TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION LEGISLATION

The Workers Compensation and Injury Management Bill 2011 have been developed to implement amendments to the Workers’ Compensation Act as recommended in the WorkCover WA 2009 Legislative Review. In response to the WorkCover Review, the West Australian Government has approved a two-stage program of reform to Workers’ Compensation Laws, which engages 34 of the 66 WorkCover Review recommendations.

Stage One
Deliver changes to correct current legislative anomalies and a number of policy issues.

Stage Two
Development of a new Workers’ Compensation statute based on contemporary language and drafting conventions.

Following are some key changes likely to affect businesses:

Employing Family Members
The definition of a ‘worker’ has been amended. The Act previously excluded a family member who was residing in the employer’s house as being a worker.

Removal of Age Limitations
Within the state of Western Australia, employees of all ages are considered equally to compensate.

Prior to this amendment, injured workers aged 64 years or more were entitled to claim only 12 months of weekly income payments. In addition, compensation was not payable for workers who suffered noise-induced hearing loss after age 65.

Injured workers aged 65 years and older are now able to access weekly income payments under the same terms as younger workers.

The removal of the age-based limit will not operate retrospectively.

Common Law Safety Net
Legislation has been altered to ensure seriously injured workers are entitled to compensation, even if their employer is unlawfully uninsured.

New Dispute Resolution Model
A new dispute resolution system will take effect.

Claim Lodgement
The timeframe for an employer to submit a Workers’ Compensation claim to an Insurer has been extended from three (3) working days to five (5) working days.

A penalty of $1,000 has been introduced and will be payable by employers who fail to meet the statutory requirement within five (5) working days.

In a speech dated 1st February 2012, the Prime Minister announced reforms to the VET system whereby students will not have to pay upfront fees. The Commonwealth is now negotiating these reforms with the States:

  • Any student pursuing a VET Diploma or Advanced Diploma would no longer have to pay upfront fees, instead paying HECS-style fees only when they can afford to – saving them thousands of dollars at the time they need it most.
  • Students studying foundation and entry-level courses for technical and service sector careers in areas such as health, business, hospitality, communications, construction, transport and other areas would be guaranteed a government-subsidised training place.

Click here for more information.