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Top 10 Job Growth Occupations to 2023

This is a really interesting article that looks at the growth occupations leading up to 2023.  Top 10 Job Growth Occupations to 2023

It is particularly enlightening for the VET and RTO community, as it highlights particular industry growth areas that will need training in the coming years. There are definitely a few standouts in this report. Aged and Disability Carers highest growth occupation, with an incredible 39.3% growth in jobs required to 2023. This equates to a massive 69 171 new jobs projected. Other huge growth occupations are Child Carers at 27 576 new jobs, Waiters with 21791 new jobs and Education Aids at 18 800 new jobs!

If you are interested in where you should be focusing your training or new scope applications in the years to come, I definitely recommend reading this article.

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2018 Christmas Hours

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Precision Group will be taking a short break over the Christmas period, starting Friday 21st December 2018 and returning to work on Wednesday the 2nd January 2019.

During this period we will not be available to take calls or emails, so please get in touch before the shutdown if you urgently need any training resources.

Due to staff taking extra leave during this period, our team won’t return to full strength until mid-to-late January, which may cause some delays to orders and deliveries.

Thank you all for your amazing support in 2018! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you in 2019.

Warm Regards,

The Precision Group Team

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2012 VET Summit

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Precision Group Improves Products Further

Specifically for Schools after Attending Velg’s VET Summit

On Thursday 22nd March I was privileged to attend Velg’s VET Summit. It was probably the most beneficial conference I have attended in years. As Precision Group had decided earlier to develop training and assessment specifically for use in the VET sector in secondary schools, it was timely as well as informative.

The product we develop for the schools will meet every standard described during the development training. We will produce the training material and assessment for several certificates including a range of electives. The first ones will be the Certificate I in Business, Certificate I in Financial Services, and Certificate I in Work Preparation. Once this is complete, we will commence on the Level II certificates.

There will be two feedback forms included in each Leaner Resource, one for the Learner to complete and one for the Parent or Employer to complete. The Trainer Manual will have one to capture feedback from the Assessor. These forms are intended to be given to the VET coordinator to form part of their consultation evidence.

Additionally, we will be putting on our website what was done to each competency as we update the product. This will enable VET coordinators to access information regarding the continuous improvement to assist them in demonstrating how they make use of the changes.

The detailed mapping of the assessments is another time-saving advantage for the VET coordinator.

So, you see, it was of great benefit to me, and soon will pay dividends for you too. If you have an idea, need, or area in which we may be able to assist, please let us know. We are here to serve you and happy to do it.

Jane Davies, Managing Director


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2016 National VET Conference

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Join us for what is to be another spectacular Vocational Education and Training (VET) event – the 2016 National VET Conference. The conference will be delivered over two days on the 15-16 September at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre through an exciting range of presentations, providing attendees the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of plenary and elective sessions.

Full registration includes:

  • Entry to all conference sessions over the two days
  • Access to all trade exhibitions
  • Arrival tea/coffee
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Conference handbook
  • Conference satchel and electronic resources from sessions
  • Entry to the Welcome Function on Thursday evening (15 September 2016)
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Restructure of Training Package Information Session

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Jane also recently attended the Restructure of Training Package Information Session held by Innovation and Business Skills Australia (IBSA). It was a very well structured and well-paced presentation packed full of information about the ‘new’ assessment format. The presenters were well informed and very happy to discuss the various points with the audience as each issue arose.

The ‘new’ assessment sounded very exciting. It is streamlined – if only because all of the background information will be contained in a separate volume. This is a great innovation.

Also pleasing is the greater degree of detail in the assessment. Statements informing the number of times an activity must be seen completed competently by the Assessor will provide consistency and clarity. Also, the inclusion of the setting in which it is appropriate for an activity to be conducted will be clarified.

Of course, this makes it easier for all of the assessments in a qualification to be holistically written. Precision Group is going to host a professional development day in October for Secondary Schools and also for RTOs to encourage active discussion around this holistic approach.

We will have completed the first of our models and be able to discuss them and how they work with attendees. There will be other highly qualified assessors there too so all attendees will be able to get some private quality time to discuss their assessment issues – and provide us with that most desirable feedback to help us improve what we do too.

You can’t afford to miss this practical session with so much to offer. So, if you are an RTO, your life could get much easier next year.

Attendance was a good investment in time. The changes and hard work done by IBSA will pay dividends for us all.


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Christmas Closing Dates

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A Reminder of When Our Office will be Closed

Precision Group will be closed for three weeks from Monday 19th Dec, 2016 and will reopen on Monday 9th Jan, 2017.

Be organised for next year and make sure you get your orders placed by Wednesday 14th Dec, 2016!

All orders received after Wednesday 14th Dec, 2016 will be despatched the week of our return on Monday 9th Jan, 2017.

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Making Training Engaging and Eggciting

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As seen in RTO Management Magazine

I think if you asked most trainers what the most difficult part of their job is; the answers would come back along the following lines:

  • It is really difficult to get the learners to complete assessments
  • Too little time for effective training delivery
  • Resistance in learners

There may be many more complaints, but in my experience, these are important and manageable ones – and once dealt with, allow the others to fall away. Read more.

“I attended the VELG summit on Monday and one of the things in my goodie bag was a copy of RTO Management Magzine and in it was Precision Group’s article Making Training Engaging and Eggciting. The article was wonderful! I have two clinical trainers who feel a bit unsure of their training techniques, mostly because they felt their TAE training left a bit to be desired. Also their training duties form a very small part of what they do on a day to day basis and they have nothing to compare what they do to what others do. The students they train think they are wonderful and as adult students they appreciate the way the girls interact with them. I think your article, which I have given them to have a look at, reinforced that what they are doing is engaging their students and passing the knowledge on to them in an effective way. Thank you again for this wonderful and illuminating article and I look forward to seeing your book.”

Maralan Southern, Training Coordinator: Medical Assisting

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How we Have Reviewed and Implemented the Updates From BSB07 to BSB

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The new Unit of Competencies include changes far beyond just the removal of the letter denoting the version. In fact, there are several major changes which will significantly alter the structure and process of the assessment along with the inclusion of Foundation Skills.

Required Skills, Required Knowledge and ranges are removed, having been imbedded in the competency. These changes are good and make the completion of assessment in most cases, far more practical rather than being able to be theory-style answers. Performance and ability must be demonstrated.

The Foundation Skills provide a clear justification of skills and learning to be transferred. Precision Group recognises the changes and applauds them. Our review process is:

  1. Review all training material for completeness and ability to apply, removing ranges and upgrading material where necessary. Ensure that all information required to meet the Elements, Performance Criteria, Knowledge Evidence and Performance Evidence is included in an easy-to-understand format, proofed, edited and consultation undertaken with industry.
  2. Review all assessments, re-writing where necessary, adding practical or removing tasks no longer relevant, re-map including Foundation Skills, proof and edit.

Please know that we are doing our best to quickly bring our product into line without compromising (in fact we are improving) the product for you. Thanks for your support.

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ACPET 2013 Conference

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ACPET’s 2013 National Conference will be held on 29 and 30 August at the Adelaide Convention Centre. This year’s conference theme, ‘VET and Higher Education: the Future is in the Private Sector‘, reflects the increasing importance of private providers and the challenges they face.

ACPET’s national conference is the largest gathering of private and not-for-profit educators and trainers in Australia, and provides a fantastic opportunity for networking and professional development.

For further details and to register for ACPET’s 2013 National Conference, visit