State Training Board – Memorandum of Understanding
The Construction Training Council (CTC) has recently received and reviewed the initial draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) from the State Training Board (STB). The MOU provides strategic information and advice to the STB. The document will be presented to the BCIT Board for their review and approval at the July 2019 Board meeting.
Certificate III in Civil Construction (Traffic Management)
Following the implementation of the new traineeship in traffic management, the CTC provided the Department of Training and Workforce Development (DTWD) with assistance in determining occupational outcomes suitable for the traineeship.
The new traineeship provides a significant step forward for employees in the traffic management industry and there are still traineeships available.
Amendments to the Training Package Framework Process
The CTC has provided feedback to DTWD on proposed amendments to the Training Package Development and Endorsement Policy process. Two key recommendations highlighted that:
- Industry must be involved in the determination of non-equivalence of their own qualifications when revised qualifications are implemented; and
- There is a requirement for clearly mandated guidelines for articulation/credit arrangements between different Australian Qualification Framework levels. This should clarify the transition of students who complete Certificate I and II qualifications and then move to a Certificate III trade qualification.
Training Package Developments
Following a lengthy redevelopment process, the following Certificate III trade qualifications are at the validation stage and scheduled for submission to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (ASIC) in July 2019.
- Painting and Decorating
- Carpentry and Joinery
- Brick, Block and Stonemasonry
- Building and Construction