Education and Training International (ETI): Coordinating International Activities for WA Department of Education and Training

Education and Training International (ETI): Coordinating International Activities for WA Department of Education and Training

Education and Training International (ETI) is responsible for coordinating the international activities for WA Department of Education and Training across schools,

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Slide2Education and Training International (ETI)ETI is responsible for coordinating the international activities for WA Department of Education and Training across schools, senior colleges and TAFE WA.

Slide3ETI CapabilityETI has privileged access to over 20,000 education professionals and more than 5000 technical and vocational trainers and assessor. ETI provides a single point of access for international clients seeking Western Australia’s world-class education, training and assessment services.

Slide4Product development and CRICOS registration • Worldwide marketing • Course/Career Counselling • Enrolments and Administration ETI Services – Student Recruitment

Slide5ETI Services – Offshore Projects• Offshore skills assessments • Offshore gap training to Australian standards • Training program design and delivery • International auspice coordination for TAFE WA • Education and training consultancy • Professional development study tours • International teacher and TAFE WA  staff recruitment

Slide6Offshore projectsTAFE WA  and ETI are currently managing over 50 education and training projects across: • The Gulf region • Asia • The Indian Ocean rim • Africa • Pacific Ocean countries

Slide7FijiPhilippines Hong Kong Mauritius Sri Lanka China Mauritania Ghana Botswana England Scotland Indonesia Singapore Nepal Bangladesh India Qatar UAE South Africa

Slide8In response to the critical skills andlabour shortages in Western Australia, agencies sourcing skilled international labour have engaged ETI to conduct practical offshore skills assessment to: Commercial Projects – Offshore Skills Assessments • Assess skills and knowledge against    Australian standards • Deliver gap training where necessary • Issue Australian qualifications where    applicable

Slide9ETI ensures the quality and integrity ofAustralian qualifications by: • Using qualified, experienced Australian     assessors • Using AQTF compliant tools and    procedures • Ensuring assessment venues and    equipment are AQTF compliant Offshore Skills Assessment Quality Assurance Through ETI’s offshore skills assessment service employers can be confident the skills and abilities of these overseas applicants meet Australian workplace standards.

Slide10With Moves International, ETI using thecapacity of TAFE WA,  has conducted a number of offshore skills assessments for 457 long stay business visa candidates: • 20 welders in Bangladesh • 70 chefs in Bangladesh and Nepal These workers are currently in the process of migrating to Australia Offshore Skills Assessment Example Future assessments for our international clients in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Russia include: • Automotive Mechanics • Construction workers • Nurses • Additional welder and chefs

Slide11Offshore Skills AssessmentConsortium  (VETASSESS) The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to assist States and Territories to address skills shortages. A process was developed to make it easier for migrants applying in the general skilled migration scheme to work as soon as they reach Australia. In May 2007 five Australian colleges and institutes including ETI representing TAFE WA  formed a consortium with VETASSESS as the lead member. The consortium members are: • Education and Training International    representing Swan, South West    and Great Southern TAFEs • Kangan Batman Institute • Victoria University • Box Hill Institute • Gipps TAFE

Slide12Offshore Skills Assessment ConsortiumStructure Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) Education & Training International (DET) Offshore Skills Assessment Consortium VETASSESS Lead Party Southwest Regional College of TAFE Swan TAFE Great Southern TAFE Great Southern TAFE Assessors Southwest Regional College of TAFE Assessors Swan TAFE Assessors Box Hill TAFE GippsTAFE Kangan Batman TAFE Victoria University Box Hill TAFE Assessors GippsTAFE Assessors Kangan Batman TAFE Assessors Victoria University Assessors

Slide13The consortium’s offshore skillsassessment service is the only skills recognition pathway available to potential permanent skilled migrants in 5 source countries in 15 trade occupations. Offshore Skills Assessment Consortium  (VETASSESS)

Slide14Countries• United Kingdom   Philippines   India   Sri Lanka   South Africa Trades • General electrician • Cable jointer • Electrical power line tradesperson • Refrigeration and Air-conditioning    mechanic • Carpenter and Joiner • Bricklayer • General plumber Trades • Supervisor, carpentry and joinery    tradespersons • Supervisor, electicians • Supervisor electrical distribution    tradespersons • Supervisor, tradespersons refrigeration    and airconditioning mechanics • Supervisor, motor mechanics • Supervisor, bricklayers • Supervisor, plumbers

Slide15Offshore Skills AssessmentConsortium - Process Step 4 – Offshore practical skills assessment for recommended applicants Step 5a – Qualification/Offshore Technical Skills Record(OTSR) issued to successful candidates with a letter for migration purposes. Step 5b – Feedback and Statement of Attainment to unsuccessful candidates with invitation to be reassessed Step 1 – Online self-assessment Step 2 – Submit application with supporting evidence of existing skills, experience and qualifications Step 3 – Desktop assessment by VETASSESS to determine applicants likely to succeed in the practical skills assessment

Slide16In licensed trades an Australian qualification cannot be issued without additional training, therefore an Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR) will be given to: •  General Plumbers •  General Electricians •  Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Mechanics •  Cable jointers and Electrical Powerline     tradespeople Offshore Technical Skills Record Holders of an OTSR are entitled to a provisional license in their industry, subject to also meeting the non-skill license requirements. To gain a full license, OTSR holders must undertake gap training in Australia within a defined period.

Slide17Practical assessments commenced in December2007.  Assessment venues in each country are set up with the relevant equipment and materials for each trade occupation. The DEEWR Offshore Skills Assessment Project has just concluded the first year of a 5 year contract. To date: • More than 1250 applications for assessments    have been received by VETASSESS • 340 candidates have undertaken a practical skills    assessment • 284 candidates were successful and have received    their qualification/OTSR • The majority of applications have come from the   United Kingdom with number increasing in South   Africa Offshore Skills Assessment Consortium  (VETASSESS)

Slide18Questions welcome

Slide19Phil de GarisManaging Director, Education and Training International TEL: (08) 9218 2117   |   FAX: (08) 9218 2170 EMAIL: Level 2, 123 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6005 For further information regarding ETI Services, go to For further information about the DEEWR Offshore Skills Assessment Project, please go to