Department of Premier and Cabinet
Category
Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular
Identifier
P1996-13
Status
Archived

P1996-13 Industry Training Advice

Description:

The New South Wales public sector is a major segment of the public administration industry. The sector participates in the national vocational education and mining reform program by:

  • Membership of the National Public Administration Industry Training Advisory Body (N'PAITAB);
  • Membership of the New South Wales Public Sector Industry Training Advisory Body (NSWPSITAB);
  • Contributions to the vocational education and training plans of the rrABs.

The New South Wales public sector is a major segment of the public administration industry. The sector participates in the national vocational education and mining reform program by:

  • Membership of the National Public Administration Industry Training Advisory Body (N'PAITAB);
  • Membership of the New South Wales Public Sector Industry Training Advisory Body (NSWPSITAB);
  • Contributions to the vocational education and training plans of the rrABs.
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New South Wales public sector involvement in these activities is co-ordinated by the PEO.

The Industry Vocational Education and Training Plans prepared annually by the ITABs are the major source of industry advice on the allocation of public training resources.

Enclosed is a copy of a new publication "Creating Industry Training Partnerships" issued by the NSW Board of Vocational Education and Training. It contains case studies of best practice state and territory ITABs, with particular reference to how ITABs relate to other elements of the vocational education and mining system.

The document is being distributed by the PEO to the Chief Executives of all NSW public : sector agencies to assist them in understanding the role of rrABs in industry training planning, and to encourage agencies to assess their training needs and draw them to the attention of the NSWPSITAB for inclusion in the rrAB's 1996/97 industry training plait.

Also enclosed are the Guidelines issued by the NSW Board of Vocational Education and Training (BVET) for the ITAB's industry training plan which will be a contribution to BVET's 1997 State Training Profile. All agencies are invited to complete the questionnaire, treating references to "industry" as references to the agency. A consolidated sector response will be prepared by the PEO based on agency responses. To meet the BVET timetable, completed

questionnaires should be returned to the PEO (marked to the attention of Jo Haran) by 1 March

KEN CRIPPS
Commissoner

GUIDELINES FOR 1997 INDUSTRY TRAINING ADVICE PROVIDED BY INDUSTRY TRAINING ADVISORY BODIES

The 1997 industry training advice prepared by Industry Training Advisory Bodies (ITABs) ,.,.,ill again be key documents supporting the development of the State Training Profile and enabling the Board of Vocational Education and Training to strategically plan for, and fund. future vocational education and training outcomes in New South Wales. By providing a clear understanding of the strategic training needs of each industry, ITAB training advice will inform the future development of training arrangements tailored to the specific needs of industry.

In strategically planning for training provision across the State, particularly in an environment where demand exceeds resources, it is the Board's responsibility to balance the needs of industries against one another, and against broader community goals and individuals' needs. The quality of these decisions will be underpinned by the quality of the training needs data provided by industry.

It is therefore critical that ITAB data is developed in the context of:

  • regional differences and priorities;
  • industry shifts in employment, occupations or structures; the current training reform agenda; and a broad industry and community perspective.

In particular, ITAB advice should be:

  • data, wherever possible, rather than narrative; concise, using dot-point statements; maximum of 5-10 pages; specific and achievable; and representative of the industry.

The attached proforma has been developed as a guide for the provision of ITAB advice to ensure uniformity across ITABs. A hard copy plus a disk copy (WordPerfect 5.1 and Word 2.0) are provided. Should you require additional space, you may need to alter the proforma.

It is essential that:

[TAB advice identify all sources of information/statistics.

  • concise data be provided on all areas outlined in the proforma;
  • where requested, training needs be prioritised; and that

If you have'ariy additional information that you consider relevant to your industry's training needs, please provide this in the form of an attachment.

If you have any queries regarding the 1997 State Training Profile, or if you require assistance in completing the Proforma, please contact:

Catherine Abeam or Martin Graham on telephone (02) 9252 3237 or fax (02) 252 4301 after 10 January 1996. Please forward your completed proformas to:

The Director
Office of the Board of Vocational Education and Training
PO Box 5
Millers Point
NSW 2000

By 15 March, 1996.

Part 1 - Industry Training Profile

1.1 Employment Trends

Using the most recent data available, please indicate any growth or decline trends in your industry under the following headings:

(Please identify all statistical data and information sotaces)

    Overall Employment Trends

    Industry Sub-Sector Employment Trends

    'Occupational Employment Trends

    1.2 Industry Training

    For State Training Profile planning purposes, "training demand"refers to actual and identifiable demand for training, and "skills shortage"refers to those skills currently in short supply which are required by your industry either in the short term or longer refill.

    1.2. I On the basis of the above definition of "training demand", provide an estimate of changes in training that are forecast to occur due to any growth or decline trends outlined in 1. i above. (Please identifying all statistical data ard information sources.)

    1.2.2 On the basis of the above definition of "training demand", provide an estimate of any changes in training demand forecast to occur due to any other influences on the industry, for example, staff ramover. (Please identify all statistical data and information sources.)

    1.2.3 On the basis of the above definition of 'skills shortage", specify any projected skills shortages, by occupation, in your industry:

      in the short term (that is. in the next 12 months)

      in the longer term (that is, in the next 1 - 3 years).

      (Please identify all statistical data and information sources.)

      Part 2 - Projected Training Requirements

      2.1 Training Priorities

      Using the information in Part I above, indicate the following in relation to your industry (please provide a brief rationale and justification for arty proposed changes):

      2.1.1 any training priorities by occupational grouping in 1997 for your industry (for example, apprenticeships/traineeships, operative level training, paraprofessional training) in priority order

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        2.1.2 any training courses/programs that should be:

        reduced from the current level of provision modified (for example, course content, mode of deliver'y)

        2.1.3 any current training courses/programs where insufficient places are provided

        2.2 Regional Variations

        Using ABS statistical divisions, briefly indicate any' projected regional variations for your industry in relation to differing training needs in 1997:

          Part 3 - Key Training Issues

          3.1 Key Issues Affecting Training in the Industry

          For your industry, indicate:

          3.1.1 any broader issues relevant to or affecting training in your industry3.1.2 any curriculum development priorities

          3.1.3 equity issues in relation to training 3.1.4 issues relating to training qualityPART 4 - GROWTH FUNDING PRIORITIES

          4.1 If a proportion of ANTA growth funds were available for your industry in 1997. what training programs or courses should be considered for growth?(Please EITHER list training courses/programs in priority order indicating, where appropriate, the relevant course name and/or course number, together with an indication of the region/s where this training is required OR list in priority order the occupations by occupational level by region for which training is required)