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Snapshot Late Dec 2022

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At the closing of the year, the team at ACFIPS would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.  This is the final Snapshot for 2022, but the content below is a good sign for a very productive year in 2023. We would like to thank you for your support in 2022, and we look forward to another exciting year. Stay safe and healthy — Happy Holidays!



NSW Going Global Export program — Independent Education Providers to China

The NSW Government is expanding our offshore presence in Greater China to support NSW businesses.

The education industry in China is booming, and Australia is the third most popular study destination for Chinese students.

Eligible small to medium enterprises (SMEs) can apply for free support to expand delivery of education, training, learning and development services to China. The Program will invite a cohort of businesses to be actively engaged in March-April 2023. Applications open on 12 December 2022 and close 29 January 2023.

NSW Going Global Export Program


NSW Training Awards 2023

Be recognised. Applications open now.

The NSW Training Awards are conducted annually by Training Services NSW within the NSW Department of Education to recognise outstanding achievement in the Vocational Education and Training sector.

The Awards honour and reward the achievements of students, trainers/teachers, training organisations, large and small employers. One of the main aims of the program is to discover Vocational Education and Training Ambassadors as recognising Training Provider & Employer Organisations that are kicking goals in the VET space.


Traineeship updates

In the Commissioner's Information Bulletin (CIB) 702 one traineeship vocation is varied:

The traineeship vocation Property Services – Strata Community Services is varied to update the qualification code:

CPP40521 Certificate IV in Strata Community Management

The CPP30416 Certificate III in Strata Community Management qualification pathway: has been deleted

All Commissioner's Information Bulletins are located on the Training Services NSW website:



New Jobs and Skills Councils

In an address to the CEDA, Minister O’Connor announced the creation of 10 new Jobs and Skills Councils (JSCs), formally known as Industry Clusters.

The new JSCs are as follows:

  • Finance, Technology and Business
  • Mining and Automotive
  • Arts, Personal Services, Retail, Tourism and Hospitality
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Agribusiness
  • Energy, Gas and Renewables
  • Public Safety and Government
  • Early Educators, Health, and Humane Services
  • Building, Construction and Property

Announcements on the details of the organisations that will lead the newly formed JSCs have yet to be made. Future updates will be available https://www.skillsreform.gov.au/reforms/industry-engagement-reforms/


Smart and Skilled

Smart and Skilled Update No. 188-191, December 2022, has been published by Training Services NSW.

Smart and Skilled is an NSW Government program that helps people get qualifications in in-demand skills and industries.  It’s a key part of the NSW vocational education and training system.

Or, for technical support in relation to this update, contact Training Market Customer Support at Training.Market@det.nsw.edu.au


Public consultation — Qualifications reform

Commonwealth Government is conducting public consultations on Qualifications Reform.

Information on the Commonwealth’s proposed model for VET qualifications and the online survey are available at:

If you have any queries, please contact the Commonwealth Department of Employment and Workplace Relations at QualificationsDesign@dewr.gov.au.


Property Services Expert Panel collaborates on industry issues

The NSW Government has recently renewed membership of the Property Services Expert Panel (the panel), appointed by the NSW Minister for Fair Trading. The panel provides advice and recommendations to the NSW Government on current issues and roadblocks for the property services industry.

Congratulations to Sasha Boe, MD Real Estate Training solutions and Deputy Chair of ACFIPS, on her re-appointment to this important Property Services Expert panel. The panel is currently working through ways to uplift the performance of mandatory continuing professional development and cyber security challenges in residential tenancies.


Fee-Free Courses

Enrolments for Fee-free TAFE in 2023 are open. Courses to lean new skills or upskill existing ones in high industry demand sectors such as Hospitality, Community Services, Information Technology and Business are still available.

Semester 1 courses can be studied online with TAFE Digital.

Enrol now here: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/



Australasian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA) Conference

27-28 April 2023 — Melbourne & Online https://dg.eventsair.com/avetra-2023-conference


ITEC23 Conference

7-9 June 2023 — Sofitel, Broadbeach, Gold Coast https://www.iteca.edu.au/itec23/home.aspx


2023 Skills Conference

14 June 2023 — Dockside, Darling Harbour www.skillsconference.com.au


32nd National Vocational Education and Training (VET) Research Conference ‘No Frills’ 2023

19-21 July 2023 — RMIT University, Melbourne City Campus https://www.ncver.edu.au/news-and-events/events/32nd-national-vet-research-conference-no-frills


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