EDUCATION UPDATE (Issue 21)

By on May 13, 2005

Red Card & Work Safely!

Jane Sims, Box Hill TAFE

The good news for those participants undertaking the ‘Work Safely’ program from June 6th onwards is that successful negotiations have resulted in the provision for a conversion to a ‘Red Card’ at the completion of the program. An additional cost of $40 will be incurred to cover the issuance of the card from the regulatory body.

For those who have completed the ‘Work Safely’ program prior to this date, group programs in both metropolitan and regional centres are being arranged for the update and conversion to the ‘Red Card’ at a cost of $60 per participant.

MNQ03—Cert IV in Extractive Industries Training

Chris Terry, Box Hill TAFE

Box Hill Institute of TAFE is offering a bridging course for Cert IV in Extractive Operations.

This program is designed for experienced supervisors who wish to have their competency in the mandatory areas of safety, legal, pit planning and risk management formalised. Workshop training and assessment will be conducted for the four (4) mandatory units described below. The remaining nine (9) elective competencies will be assessed separately in the candidate’s workplace.

The focus of the program is the support provided for individual participants to ensure success.

Details of the mandatory and elective competencies can be downloaded by referring to the www.riisc.com.au website under “construction materials.

The assessments will be based on the demonstration of the candidate’s knowledge, skills and experience in the candidate’s workplace and underpinned by the candidate’s completion of the knowledge training and a detailed assembled Portfolio of Evidence.

For further information on the course please contact Box Hill Institute of TAFE.
Chris Terry
03 9286 9698
Tony Ferrazza
03 9286 9788

Revised AQTF Standards Out Now

Supplied by ANTA Fast Facts, No 211

ANTA has released copies of the revised Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) Standards. The revised Standards have been endorsed by the ANTA Ministerial Council and will be implemented from 1st July 2005.

To help registered training organisations (RTOs) learn more about the changes, ANTA has produced a new series of publications on the 2005 AQTF Standards. These include the revised Standards, a booklet explaining the changes, an evidence guide and overview booklet. State and Territory training authorities will send copies of the publications to RTOs in late April. In the meantime, download electronic copies at:
http://www.anta.gov.au/aqtfstandards2005.asp

For further information please contact:
Julie Graham
ANTA
Ph: (07) 3246 2422
Email: julie.graham@anta.gov.au

ANTA / DEST Transition Update

Supplied by ANTA Fast Facts, No 211

The Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) will soon report on consultations on the Directions Paper ‘Skilling Australia—New Directions for Vocational Education and Training.’

The paper set out possible models for Australia’s training system after ANTA is abolished on 30th June 2005 and its responsibilities transferred to DEST. DEST will release a paper this week summarising the outcomes of the consultation process. The paper will be circulated to all consultation participants and posted on the DEST website at http://www.dest.gov.au

Certificate II in Extractive Industries

The CMPA has been working towards the development of reference materials and facilitating training courses for the units available in Certificate II for it’s Members and the industry as a whole. It is as a facilitator that the CMPA has established partnerships with a wide selection of providers and will work in partnership with them to ensure a consistently high standard of training.

To achieve the Certificate II in Extractive Industries Operations, the successful completion of eight units of competency is required, consisting of the mandatory unit of Work Safely and seven elective units. The CMPA is proud to be able to facilitate the following units which it can assure Members have involved the input of all sections of the industry during their development phases.

Service and Handover Pilot
The pilot unit will cover the scheduled servicing of an item of mobile plant and their operations and use on a work site as part of the roles of carrying out the testing, maintenance, servicing, delivery, demonstration and handover of the machine.

This unit does not cover the operation of the machine in production, stockpiling and loading of bulk materials. This course will be conducted by the specialist trainers of the CAT Institute, covering principles that can be applied to any brand of mobile equipment.

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