PMV Industry News – May 2022
May 04, 2022
The Federal Budget included numerous measures that will impact many electrical contractors around the country. These include:
Of course, with an election due to happen before the end of May, there is no guarantee the government, and that budget will be in power after the election.
The opposition’s budget reply, although not a full-costed document, outlines much of what the opposition would propose if elected. This included:
Eligible businesses are encouraged to put their staff (from tradespeople to office staff) through a Traineeship. Your staff are eligible for salary subsidies up to $28,000 per annum.
Insights paper shares findings from a detailed online learning provider survey (‘the survey’), jointly administered with the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER).
“A considerable proportion of providers (62%) who shifted their online delivery posture in response to COVID-19, indicated that they were likely to utilise more blended learning (a combination of digital learning and in-class, face-to-face learning) in the future. In addition, almost a quarter (22%) of providers stated they were likely to permanently shift more units/parts of qualifications online, and a further 11% were likely to permanently shift more full qualifications online. These responses indicate COVID-19 has influenced many providers to consider permanently shifting more of their training and assessment to online delivery.”
The most common obstacles identified by providers for transitioning to online training and assessment included:
Overall, the survey results showed that providers perceived those trainers and assessor adapted well to the shift online. Not all survey respondents described success, but most did, suggesting that, in general, from a provider perspective, Australian VET navigated COVID-19 in a way that minimised disruption.”
PMV now offers a blended delivery, where up to 50% of the course can be delivered online via MS Teams/ Zoom. You can do part of the course from the comfort of your home and undertake hands-on practicals at one of our training centres in Perth, Karratha, or Adelaide on industrial equipment that you are likely to see at work. Providing flexibility is part of our ongoing commitment to offering quality training to our students.
For further course information, or to book in, contact the office.
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