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Dates announced for National Skills Week 2016

National Skills Week continues to attract overwhelming support following a survey of stakeholders who confirmed the importance of having a dedicated week to highlight VET, Industry trends and the link between training and jobs.

2015 Australian Training Awards Winners Announced

The winners of the 2015 Australian Training Awards were announced at a gala event held last night in Hobart.

Queensland Fitness, Sport and Recreation Skills Alliance Chair, Mr Peter Henneken AM took out the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award before a crowd comprising guests from all over Australia.

Extension to Transition Period for SIS50213 Diploma of Fitness

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has advised of a six month extension to the transition period for the SIS50213 Diploma of Fitness.

Community Pharmacy Training Package Components Update

The community pharmacy components of the SIR Retail Services Training Package have been submitted to the Department of Education and Training for endorsement.

SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package Update

The proposed components of the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package as well as the supporting Case for Endorsement are currently being reviewed by the State Training Authorities prior to submission to the Department of Education and Training by 30 November 2015.

SHB Hairdressing and Beauty Training Package Update

Service Skills Australia is pleased to confirm the beauty components of the SHB Hairdressing and Beauty Services Training Package were endorsed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) on 22 September 2015.

One in four Australians engaged in vocational education

The Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Luke Hartsuyker, today welcomed the release of a new report that showed that around one in four Australians of working age participated in vocational education and training in 2014.

Tristan Jan takes out 2015 HTN Peter Howard Scholarship

Held at The Northern Sydney Institute Ryde Campus Ambassador Restaurant, the annual HTN Youth Skills Showcase was another night to celebrate the hospitality and food service industry. With a team of HTN apprentices led by their chefs and mentors, they catered to over 70 distinguished guests to show off their culinary skills. Drool worthy canapes such as the compressed apple, pork and toffee started the night off with some guests going back for thirds or fourths.

SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package Update

The validation stage of Draft 2 of the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package review is now complete.

We would like to thank stakeholders for their time and feedback.

SHB Hairdressing and Beauty Training Package Update

Service Skills Australia is pleased to confirm the beauty components of the SHB Hairdressing and Beauty Services Training Package was endorsed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) on 22 September 2015.