VDC would like to congratulate Peter Schreiner from TAFE NSW for receiving the inaugural 2023 Australian VET Sustainability Fellowship.

Peter heads off in early 2024 to research workforce development practices in energy storage technologies including lithium-ion and flow batteries; learning from leading European cell manufacturing facilities and gaining an understanding of the various occupational roles within these organisations.

Peter aims to determine skills and knowledge required to support future production and storage of renewable energy in Australia. This Fellowship also proposes to acquire knowledge of the battery manufacturing supply chain.

The Sustainability Fellowship outcomes will inform VET practice to support the mobilisation of future battery manufacturing industries in Australia. Knowledge gained by this Fellowship will enable VET program developers to align units of competency with emerging green energy technologies in Australia.

The VET Development Centre looks forward to hearing about Peter’s trip and what he’s learned ahead of disseminating his findings to the VET sector in the coming year, safe travels, Peter.

Make sure to keep a look out in the new year for the launch of the 2024 Australian VET Sustainability Fellowship. VDC will again be funding the Australian VET Sustainability Fellowship through the partnership with the International Specialised Skills Institute (ISS Institute).

The Fellowship program focuses on developing opportunities for the VET sector to support sustainable practices and innovation to generate long term social and environmental benefits.

Applications will be open to:

  • Australian Permanent Resident (PR or citizen) over the age of 18.
  • Applicants living in any State or Territory in Australia.
  • VET practitioners who are employed within a national Registered Training Organisation (RTO), including TAFEs and private RTOs.
  • Academic researchers with sustainability expertise whose applied research will have an impact on the VET sector.