- Last month the RJSA organised a forum for training providers and other interested stakeholders in the vocational education and training sector. The event involved over 65 stakeholders across a range of organisations, including Registered Training Organisations, industry representative bodies and government agencies. Read the wrap up and forum notes HERE.
- The Queensland Agriculture Training Colleges (QATC) ceased operating as a Registered Training Organisation on the 6 December. While QATC training materials and intellectual property have been assigned by agreement to TAFE Queensland. The cessation of QATC’s operations has left an immediate gap in essential training delivery for the agricultural industry. The RJSA suggests how to resolve the issue HERE.
- While Australia’s agriculture sector is a world-leader when it comes to implementing advanced tech and utilising it as new technology is developed, new skills are required to use it. Central to this is digital literacy. The RJSA in partnership with TAFE Queensland last month finished delivering a series of two-day digital literacy workshops, read how they went down HERE.
- What people do in their jobs is changing and evolving rapidly as digital technologies transform industries. Australian agriculture is on the brink of vast change, striving to meet the vision of $100 billion in farm gate output by 2030. Read about a project that investigated the capabilities needed to respond to the changes in digital farming HERE.
- A report recently released by CSIRO’s Data61 examined the current and emerging trends driving workforce change and labour use across the agricultural sector and related services. Read the Report and the findings HERE.
- National Agriculture Day last month was an opportunity to educate the public about the about the many and varied career opportunities the agriculture sector offers. The RJSA has answered your questions with a video, watch it HERE.
- Thanks to the Agricultural Extension Work Placement Program, not even the sky is the limit for what trainees can achieve in the field of extension, as Harry James recently found as he flew over grazing land and national parks in the remote reaches of Cape York Peninsular. Read about his experience with the Program so far HERE.
- Graduate trainees on the Agricultural Extension Work Placement Program recently participated in two economics workshops to learn about the Farm Economics Analysis Tool, run by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. Read more HERE.
- UQ Skills recently held their end of year graduation, with students graduating from various agricultural study programs in rural operations, veterinary nursing and agribusiness management. Read about one student’s experience HERE.
- On 28 November 2018 the Australian Government announced the establishment of the National Skills Commission which will provide national leadership for the vocational education and training (VET) system as part of the $525 million Skills Package. The Skills Package lays the building blocks for improvements to the VET sector. Details HERE.
QFF Project Manager Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance
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