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2016 ACFIPS AGM Notice of Meeting

All members of ACFIPS Ltd (ABN 55 074 207 784) are invited to attend the 2016 Annual General Meeting.

4.30pm, Thursday, 24 November, 2016
Australian Institute of Management, 7 Macquarie Place, Circular Quay, Sydney

This is an important event on the ACFIP's calendar and forms a key part of the ITABs' communications with its members.

The following documents are available. If you'd like a copy please contact max.wilson@acfips.org.au

  • 2016 Annual Report
  • 2016 Notice of Meeting
  • 2016 Proxy Form
  • 2015 AGM Minutes

TAFE NSW and ACFIPS working together

Through the ACFIPS Industry Forums held in March this year, and specific discussions with industry associations, ACFIPS identified a range of potential targeted training which would address skill gaps.

The TAFE NSW Industry Liaison Unit (ILU) is now working in close partnership with ACFIPS NSW ITAB to identify and implement part qualification courses.  Free pilot courses have been developed and held at a range of TAFE colleges, targeting critical skills gaps which will enable greater employability and job creation.                  

Post Production Editing for Reality TV & Business Skills for Freelancers

 One of the identified shortages was in the niche area of post production editing specifically for reality TV shows. Head Teacher Huseyin Turem and Teacher Anthony McGann, from Sydney TAFE Film Academy (SIFA) Randwick, designed a tailored short course and applied for part qualification funding through Training Services NSW. Once this was approved, the section worked with industry to source 17 students, all professional film editors currently working in the post production space. Three industry trainers experienced in reality TV were engaged to deliver a pilot program that was highly successful and praised by participants. As a direct result of the industry connection, Huseyin worked with Australian Screen Editors Guild and trainer Monica Davidson on Business Skills for Freelancers training to address other skill gaps identified by the Guild’s freelance members.

Fiona Strain President, Australian Screen Editors commented. “Monica made the course entertaining, accessible, and exceedingly useful to us creative types who are not as mindful of business practices as we should be. We also were surprised at the things we had no knowledge of that we should be practicing!”

Build Your Own Arts Business

This targeted training was provided through the Business Faculty at Sydney TAFE. The short course focussed on business administration skills specifically for creative arts professionals. The students came from across a range of art forms (radio, performance, visual art, jewellery, ceramics, design) and already had business experience but wanted training in setting up a business plan, understanding legislative and regulatory requirements, creating a marketing plan including using social media platforms and growing a sustainable enterprise.  The course was really well received and there is  interest to offer similar programs in other parts of the state.  

It is again being repeated in October and November at Sydney TAFE, Ultimo Campus with additional modules on Law and Copyright and Financial Literacy.

WHS for public performance and event management

This training was provided through North Sydney Institute and contextualised WHS training for professionals working in performance and event management and focussed on Risk Management and Procedural Development for contract workers. This course was so well received by industry that two further programs have been held with a final one for the year scheduled for October. Each program provides shared industry experience and skills networking, and a focus on “hot topics” relating to safe production of performances and events. Another objective is to form an Event Industry Safety Group to provide a forum for the promotion of Best Practice in Event and Performance Safety, with a new course on WHS Consultation now being developed for November.

Brian Revett, Relieving Faculty Director, Information Technology, Media and Business commented. “I am extremely pleased with how TAFE North Sydney Institute and the ACFIPS ITAB have worked together to develop a training course that industry identified. The current WHS course created for the Creative industries showcases how Business Services skills can be contextualized for compliance requirement in a specific industry area. Delivered on site at a range of venues, this training links real workplace training to the participants experiences.”

The ILU and ACFIPS ITAB will continue to work together to identify more opportunities for TAFE NSW to develop targeted training to meet industry needs. 


What is the Record of School Achievement (RoSA)?

Employers across NSW often take on new staff straight from school. Some of these students left school at the end of Year 10, some leave throughout Year 11 or 12 and still others stay on to complete the Higher School Certificate (HSC).

Until recently, students leaving before they completed the HSC would have been awarded a School Certificate at the end of Year 10. This changed in 2011 when the Government launched the Record of School Achievement (RoSA).

The School Certificate only recorded a student’s achievements until the end of Year 10. The RoSA records a student’s achievements right up to the date they leave school.

This means more up-to-date information for you as an employer.

Who gets it and what’s on the RoSA
If a student has left school prior to the HSC, they are eligible for a RoSA.

On the RoSA are grades ranging from A to E for completed courses in Year 10 and 11. These grades are awarded by teachers and are monitored by the Board of Studies to ensure consistency across the state. The RoSA will show if a student starts a course and leaves school before completing that course. For example, they may have done six months of English and Maths, and though they don’t have a grade their participation is evidence of additional learning.

Literacy and numeracy tests
To further assist students demonstrate their literacy and numeracy skills to prospective employers, students who leave school before they get their HSC  also have the option of taking new literacy and numeracy tests.

As an employer you will see a report showing the level a student achieved and an explanation of the capabilities that level means.

To help employers understand the RoSA and the literacy and numeracy tests, the Board has information about them and copies of what they look like on its website, please click here.