A training initiative in Queensland, VET 4 T&L, is holding a series of information events all across the state over the next three months. The initiative has been set up through the Queensland Trucking Association as part of the VET Industry Engagement Program and is funded by the Queensland Department of Education and Training.
Its remit is to support ongoing reform and operations of the vocational education and training system in the state by providing services based on the establishment and maintenance of industry networks. These provide two-way connectivity between the vocational education and training (VET) system and the transport and logistics industry, including Road, Rail, Logistics, Maritime & Aviation. The Queensland Government recently increased spending in the vocational training area by $56 million, taking it well over $800 million per annum.
The roadshow organised by VET 4 T&L will run information sessions across the state. Attendees will be brought up to speed on available training and funding opportunities. They will also receive a free HR Guide with practical tools and templates for transport business. There will also be an Industrial Relations session about contracts of employment and unfair dismissal.
Some of the events will be aimed at secondary school staff involved with providing career advice. A series of professional development workshops will help them in outlining the VET opportunities available for their students. These will be held by the Queensland Education Department in all regions across the state, complemented by post-workshop webinars.