NCVER News #394

11 January 2017

Upcoming events

Showcase your research at ‘No Frills’

Don't miss your opportunity to present at the 26th National VET Research Conference ‘No Frills'. Submit your abstract (for oral and/or poster presentations) online through Abstract Warehouse. Closing date is Monday 20 February 2017.

The conference theme is Skilling for tomorrow and presentations should align with one of the three streams:

  • Explore: gaining a better understanding of education, training and employment, the people involved and interactions between these systems
  • Translate: applying knowledge about education and training to improve practice, quality and outcomes
  • Evolve: addressing the opportunities and challenges ahead to transform the sector to better meet future skill needs.

'No Frills' is a well-known annual national conference where researchers and practitioners in the vocational education and training (VET) sector come together to present, discuss and share information about key issues confronting the sector.

Co-hosted with TasTAFE and held in Hobart, the conference will run from Wednesday 5 to Friday 7 July.

'No Frills' sponsorship packages on offer

Sponsorship opportunities are now available for 'No Frills'. Being a sponsor of this well-known and popular event will provide you with the opportunity to showcase your products and services to conference delegates, interact with a diverse range of contacts from across the VET sector and connect with people who are interested in professional development.

Information on the range of 'No Frills' Sponsorship packages available.

Latest data

The latest release of apprentice and trainee data show there were 282 900 apprentices and trainees in-training as at 30 June 2016, a decrease of 7.8% from 30 June 2015.

Overall 39 900 people started apprenticeships and traineeships in the June 2016 quarter, a decline of 2.1% compared with the same period last year. This reflects a decline in trade commencements, down 17.3% to 15 900.

Non-trade commencements, however, increased by 11.3% to 24 000 over this time. Occupations recording increases include sales assistants and sales persons (up 900); construction and mining labourers (up 400); and carers and aides (up 300).

AVETMISS news for RTOs

The collection window for direct reporting of 2016 AVETMISS fee-for-service activity to NCVER opened on 3 January 2017 and will close on the 28 February 2017.

For RTOs reporting their fee-for-service data to a State Training Authority (STA), please note their deadline may be earlier than this. If you are unsure of your individual reporting requirements, please check with your STA in the first instance. You may also wish to review our Where, when and how do I report my AVETMISS data fact sheet.

Please note, no reporting extensions will be available for reporting 2016 AVETMISS data.

NCVER’s friendly client support team are ready to help you with any difficulties validating or submitting your data. Please allow sufficient time to meet your reporting deadline.

The client support team are available Monday to Friday from 8:45am to 5:00pm (ACDT). They can be contacted by submitting the AVETMISS Support contact form, emailing, or by phoning 08 8230 8400 or toll free 1800 649 452.

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