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EATON’S Apprentice Excellence Award

EATON’s support of Future Energy Skills has continued through many years, and again we are appreciative of the recent commitment to another term. EATON again is significantly contributing to the apprentices at Future Energy Skills through provision of testing instruments used extensively through the Licensing Centre. Ensuring our electrical apprentices, the electricians of the future , are well prepared to …

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Feature Profile – Helen Byrne

Helen Byrne is a Senior Administrator at Future Energy Skills. Helen plays a vital role in supporting LEA candidates and colleagues and is very passionate about her work. A few lines about yourself. I have worked in the apprenticeship industry for over 15 years and at Future Energy Skills for 18 months. I provide customer service and administrative support to …

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Regional Assessment Centre opening soon!

The new Regional Assessment Centre is due to open soon in Maryborough. A new purpose-built facility is due to open later this year. The development forms part of FES’s strategic plan to improve its services and access for regional apprentices. The FES Board is very proud to establish the facility, with the Regional Assessment Centre forming an integral part of …

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NETS 2.0 (New Energy Technology Systems) update

Future Energy Skills is proud to announce that our three pilot units from the Course in New Energy Technology Systems have been finalised and are now live on the new LMS. The updated units on Site Assessment and Design & Install Battery Storage Systems are currently being piloted through our regional RTO partners, TAFE Gippsland and The Gordon, prior to …

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Work Safely in the Solar Industry

To create a consistent level of knowledge and skills in the industry for all workers, the new training unit VU22744 Work safely in the solar industry will be a mandatory requirement for all workers carrying out Solar Homes installations as of 1st January 2021.  Future Energy Skills developed the learning resources and piloted the new training unit VU22744 Work safely in the solar …

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Licensed Electrical Inspectors Assessment

The new Licensed Electrical Inspectors (LEIs) Assessment facility at Future Energy Skills is due to open in July. LEIs play a crucial role in certifying the safety of prescribed electrical installations, before the installations are connected to the grid. Their role is supplemented by Energy Safe Victoria’s (ESV) role in handling community issues relating to electrical installation work and carrying …

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Feature Profile – Oana Cochrane

Oana Cochrane is a Project Manager at Future Energy Skills. We recently asked Oana to share insights on her work and life outside of work. A few lines about yourself. Hi, my name is Oana (it’s pronounced Wana, that’s because it’s Romanian) and I lead the Future Energy Skills project team. What does your job entail? Managing our external and internal …

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New initiative for apprentices during Covid 19

New initiative for apprentices and trainees during Covid 19 On Friday, 15 May the Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney announced the Retrenched Apprentices and Trainees Program. This program is a collaboration with the Apprenticeship Employment Network, the peak body for group training employers. Under this program, a register for retrenched apprentices and trainees has been …

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NETS webinar

FES Project Team recently hosted another professional development webinar for participating RTOs. Future Energy Skills wants to support all its stakeholders and clients to continue to engage through this time of disruption and change. While adapting to these uncertain times, FES recently held a Professional Development webinar to help prepare educators who will deliver the NETS (New Energy Technology Systems) Course …

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We are open for business!

Just a quick update on how things are travelling along in these challenging times. Our LEA has now been in limited operation for almost two weeks.  Our FES staff has devoted a lot of their own time and good faith to keep the LEA going while going an extra mile to maintain the strict hygiene measures to protect our candidates …