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Feature Profile – Leon Zaffiris

Leon Zaffiris is a tuition trainer at Future Energy Skills. We recently asked Leon to share insights on his work and life outside of work. A few lines about yourself. My name is Leon Zaffiris. I am the tuition trainer here at Future Energy Skills. I had held jobs in different industries and professions from truck jockey to factory hand. …

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Online Information Sessions

Future Energy Skills is bringing online a series of training videos.   Future Energy Skills has been working behind the scenes to bring a series of training videos to keep its candidates’ minds occupied and still learning. These videos range from things to bring along for an SWP (Safe Working Practice) assessment to information on wearing safety gloves and how to test …

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Future Energy Skills Covid 19 Update

As communities continue to respond to COVID-19 (coronavirus), we know that these uncertain times present unique challenges to us all. Please know that FES (Future Energy Skills) is here to support you and our apprentices during this time. Our team is working hard behind the scenes, reconfiguring the LEA (Licensed Electrical Assessment) centre and schedules to ensure physical distancing. Throughout …

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Licensed Electrical Inspector (LEI) update

Future Energy Skills is working towards implementing LEI Assessments within its facility at Clayton. Licensed Electrical Inspectors (LEIs) are a key part of the electrical services industry – they inspect and certify the safety of prescribed electrical installations. Our industry is seeing an increase in the demand for services due to the rise in solar installations, which has recently accelerated …

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VU22744 Work Safely in the Solar Industry- Educator Professional Development

Future Energy Skills recently hosted two professional development sessions for participating RTOs. Future Energy Skills held Professional Development sessions to help prepare educators who will deliver the unit VU22744 Work safely in the solar industry at participating RTOs that have entered into agreements with Solar Victoria to deliver the mandatory training.  The aim of these sessions was to familiarise the …

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Feature Profile – Samantha Spice

Samantha Spice is the Executive Assistant / Finance Officer at Future Energy Skills (FES). We recently asked Sam to share insights on her work and life outside of work.  A few lines about yourself. I emigrated to Australia from the UK with my family when I was 14 years old. I finished year 12 and went to Deakin University. My …

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Ministers $9 million training and development package

The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, and Minister for Solar Homes, The Hon Lily D’Ambrosio announced a $9 million training and development package to deliver free safety training to solar workers through all participating TAFEs.  The Ministerial event was held on Feb 11, 2020 at the Moorabin campus of the Holmesglen Institute of TAFE. “There has never been so …

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LEA Update

It has been a busy start for the LEA team, continuing to support all RTO’s Training  and LEA/LEI candidates. We undertook a project earlier last year to renoavte the Mobile Assessment Centre (caravan). The décor was old, and we felt the need to make the Centre more comfortable for our LEP regional candidates. After a month, the team had a …

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Feature Profile – Michael Cullen

Michael Cullen is the Operations Manager (Electrical Inspector) at Future Energy Skills. A few lines about yourself. I am 47 years old, and have had a few changes in my career journey. Having started in the Army at 17 and deciding that was not the place for me, so I went on to complete a Bachelor of Science (Nursing) at …

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New training to make household solar batteries safer

Australia’s boom in solar batteries is about to get safer, with new training set to provide the technical skills required for electricians to specialise and install new energy technology systems. Supported by the Victorian Government and led by Future Energy Skills, the New Energy Technology Systems (NETS) project bridges current skills gaps and supports industry growth through the creation, piloting …