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New deadline to complete VU22744 Work safely in the solar industry unit

Solar Victoria has announced an extension to the mandatory training deadline for solar workers in Victoria. Solar Victoria has announced an extension to the mandatory training deadline for solar workers in Victoria to complete VU22744 Work safely in the solar industry. The new deadline to complete this training is 30 June 2021. More information is available at: www.solar.vic.gov.au/training

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Energy Safe Victoria celebrates 100 year anniversary

October 2020 marked 100 years of Electrical Licensing Examinations. The first electrical licenses were issued in April 1920 and were provided to ‘wiremen’ who were already established in the trade. The licensing examinations have changed over the years, and the term ‘examination’ is no longer used. Now called the Licensed Electricians Assessments (LEA), the assessments are carried out by assessment …

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Feature Profile – Ronald Heaver

Ronald Heaver is a Licensed Electrical Assessor at Future Energy Skills. We recently asked Ron to share insights on his work and life outside of work. A few lines about yourself. I have been in the electrical industry since 1975, apprentice to my father, working domestic, commercial, and industrial.  I started my teaching career in 2011 at Australian Group of …

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Complete set of resource for Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry available soon!

We’re excited to announce the complete suite of resources for22515VIC Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry will be available to RTOs early November.  Future Energy Skills has been working for the Office of Victorian Skills Commissioner to develop training and learning resources for 22515VIC Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry (WSIS). The course addresses work, health and …

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Future Energy Skills Regional Assessment Centre now open!

With much anticipation, the Regional Assessment Centre recently delivered the initial LEP (Licensed Electrical Practical) assessment. Apprentices from Bendigo Kangan were there 7.30am on Monday morning, ready and excited. The new centre was well received, and many took advantage of the great local bakery offerings only a few doors down straight afterwards. The Maryborough location means apprentices will no longer …

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Feature Profile – Michael Parry

Michael Parry is a Profiling and IT Support Officer at Future Energy Skills A few lines about yourself. Hello, my name is Michael. I started as an IT trainee in 2009 with Future Energy Skills as part of the Profile21 and IT team. What does your job entail? My job entails the management of our Profile21 system as well as …

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Future Energy Skills New Sponsor

We’re excited to announce Protect as FES’ new major sponsor. Protect have been working with unions and employers for 20 years to bring workers some of the best employment benefits in the country. Protects primary purpose is to support their member employers, workers, and their families during any period of unemployment, illness, injury, or personal difficulty. The Protect sponsorship supports …

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Can you hear me?

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced most of us into isolation and redefined our work lives.  In the spirit of keeping in touch while keeping apart, the FES team recently held a virtual all staff catch up. This provided a great opportunity to review the feedback from our recent customer survey on LEA services and draw the lucky winner of a $250 …

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Work safely in solar industry webinars

Future Energy Skills recently held a series of Professional Development webinars for participating RTOs.  Future Energy Skills held an online Professional Development session to help prepare educators who will deliver the unit VU22744 – Work Safely in Solar Industry at participating RTOs that have entered into agreements with Solar Victoria to deliver the mandatory training. The session’s aim was to …

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CEC marketing and communications award

Future Energy Skills and Ellis Jones Consulting won the Marketing and Communications Award for the Know your Battery campaign.  The aim of Know your Battery campaign was to generate consumer awareness of, and demand for, accredited solar battery electricians by communicating the benefits of hiring qualified tradespeople. Using a multi-channel strategy that included a campaign micro site, social media marketing …