VET Cadet Program

Hi VET Cadets,

Welcome to Talent HQ!

Each week, we will post any program updates, upcoming events or new process information related to your program on this page. Please check in every week to ensure you are up to date with what's happening in the VET Cadet space particularly to be across frequently used processes that are documented for you and available on the 'Important Documents' page.

Have a great week!

Warm regards

Paula


Hi VET Cadets,

Welcome to Talent HQ!

Each week, we will post any program updates, upcoming events or new process information related to your program on this page. Please check in every week to ensure you are up to date with what's happening in the VET Cadet space particularly to be across frequently used processes that are documented for you and available on the 'Important Documents' page.

Have a great week!

Warm regards

Paula


  • Transport NAIDOC Trivia Event

    2 days ago
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    Last week, I had the pleasure of attending Transport's NAIDOC Trivia event held at the UTS Aerial function centre. This event brought together 200 indigenous and non-indigenous people across Transport to celebrate NAIDOC and participate in a trivia challenge based on the history, sports, arts and general knowledge of Aboriginal people.

    It was alot of fun and a great opportunity to network with our Transport colleagues. I was seated at a table with Ben Lowe, Ben Hooper-Matthias and 3 of our Aboriginal HSC Scholars who had come to Sydney for two days of orientation with Transport. It was great to...

    Last week, I had the pleasure of attending Transport's NAIDOC Trivia event held at the UTS Aerial function centre. This event brought together 200 indigenous and non-indigenous people across Transport to celebrate NAIDOC and participate in a trivia challenge based on the history, sports, arts and general knowledge of Aboriginal people.

    It was alot of fun and a great opportunity to network with our Transport colleagues. I was seated at a table with Ben Lowe, Ben Hooper-Matthias and 3 of our Aboriginal HSC Scholars who had come to Sydney for two days of orientation with Transport. It was great to see our HSC Scholars enjoying the event and getting a feel for the Transport community.

    VET Cadets, Brittany Madden, Christine Saunders and Danea Roubekas were part of the table that won the trivia, winning an exclusive breakfast with Preston Campbell! Congrats ladies - I look forward to hearing all about it!

    The event also saw the presentation of Transport’s Reconciliation Action Plan artwork, Our Songlines are Calling, by Aboriginal artist Frances Belle Parker. The artwork will feature on our Reconciliation Action Plan that will be launched on 9 August.

    A special mention also to Christine Saunders who did an amazing job of MC at the NAIDOC event for Infrastructure and Place Division - Well done Christine!

    For more information about how Transport celebrated NAIDOC week visit the TfNSW Intranet.


  • Celebrating NAIDOC Week

    14 days ago
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    NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

    The 2019 NAIDOC Week theme is VOICE. TREATY. TRUTH. Let’s work together for a shared future.

    There will be a number of events held across various Transport offices to celebrate NAIDOC week. Please speak with your manager...

    NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

    The 2019 NAIDOC Week theme is VOICE. TREATY. TRUTH. Let’s work together for a shared future.

    There will be a number of events held across various Transport offices to celebrate NAIDOC week. Please speak with your manager to find out the details of your local office event.

    For those based in the Sydney metropolitan area, there will be a Transport event held as per the below details.

    Event details

    Date: Wednesday 10 July 2019

    Start time: 11.00am registration for 11.30 start

    Concludes: 2.00pm

    Location: Aerial UTS Function Centre, Level 7, UTS Building 10, 235 Jones Street, Ultimo

    RSVP by: Friday 5 July 2019

    Register now to confirm your attendance

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees are also able to apply for one day of special leave to use in or around NAIDOC week to enable you to get involved in your local community events. Please complete a paper-based Leave Application form (available on the TfNSW intranet page) and email to Talent Programs for processing.

    I look forward to seeing some of you at the NAIDOC week event next week!

  • Winning!

    14 days ago
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    Congratulations to Zac Cooley-Tomic who has transitioned off the VET Cadet Program and into a role!

    Zac commenced his program in October last year as part of our 2018 VET Cadet cohort and had been placed with State Transit Authority (STA) at Port Botany depot. He quickly became part of the STA family and was determined to commence a career with buses.

    Zac was successful in winning the role of a Trainee - Driving Operations with STA last month. We wish Zac every success as he embarks on his new career!


    Congratulations to Zac Cooley-Tomic who has transitioned off the VET Cadet Program and into a role!

    Zac commenced his program in October last year as part of our 2018 VET Cadet cohort and had been placed with State Transit Authority (STA) at Port Botany depot. He quickly became part of the STA family and was determined to commence a career with buses.

    Zac was successful in winning the role of a Trainee - Driving Operations with STA last month. We wish Zac every success as he embarks on his new career!


  • Where's Benny?

    about 1 month ago
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    As you may know, Ben Lowe had been temporarily supporting Paula Meneses with the VET Cadet program. With Paula now increasing her work days (now working Mondays to Thursdays), Paula has taken on the full portfolio of the VET Cadet program while Ben Lowe has embarked on a new adventure within ELTP, taking on the Aboriginal HSC Scholarship program as part of his Community Engagement portfolio.

    A big thank you to Benny for his help over the last couple of months!

    As you may know, Ben Lowe had been temporarily supporting Paula Meneses with the VET Cadet program. With Paula now increasing her work days (now working Mondays to Thursdays), Paula has taken on the full portfolio of the VET Cadet program while Ben Lowe has embarked on a new adventure within ELTP, taking on the Aboriginal HSC Scholarship program as part of his Community Engagement portfolio.

    A big thank you to Benny for his help over the last couple of months!

  • Winning!

    about 1 month ago
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    Congratulations to Kyle Terry who has won a role with Roads and Maritime Services. Kyle commenced the VET Cadet program in 2017, successfully completing a Certificate IV in Information Technology. We wish Kyle all the best in his new role with Roads and Maritime Services!


    Congratulations also to James Trustum who was part of our 2017 intake of VET Cadet Surveyors for Roads and Maritime Services. James has been appointed to the role of Surveying Assistant one year before the expected end of his program - Well done James!

    Congratulations to Kyle Terry who has won a role with Roads and Maritime Services. Kyle commenced the VET Cadet program in 2017, successfully completing a Certificate IV in Information Technology. We wish Kyle all the best in his new role with Roads and Maritime Services!


    Congratulations also to James Trustum who was part of our 2017 intake of VET Cadet Surveyors for Roads and Maritime Services. James has been appointed to the role of Surveying Assistant one year before the expected end of his program - Well done James!

  • Happy Easter!

    3 months ago
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    Hey all,

    I would just like to wish you all a happy and safe Easter!

    For those who are taking the opportunity to take the extended time off during the public holidays like Paula, who will be unavailable from Thurs 18th April to Mon 29th April, enjoy!

    For those who are coming in to hold the forts down like me. I’ll be your point of contact with details below:

    Ben Lowe Mobile: 0435 659 199

    Please get in touch if you need any assistance at all.

    Once again hope you all have a safe and happy Easter!


    Hey all,

    I would just like to wish you all a happy and safe Easter!

    For those who are taking the opportunity to take the extended time off during the public holidays like Paula, who will be unavailable from Thurs 18th April to Mon 29th April, enjoy!

    For those who are coming in to hold the forts down like me. I’ll be your point of contact with details below:

    Ben Lowe Mobile: 0435 659 199

    Please get in touch if you need any assistance at all.

    Once again hope you all have a safe and happy Easter!


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  • New Cyber Safety Online Curriculum

    3 months ago
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    Hi VET Cadets,

    You may have received an email regarding the new Cyber Safety Online Curriculum.

    As part of the TfNSW Cyber Uplift Program which aims to increase awareness of cyber-security obligations for new employees and their managers, a new cyber safety curriculum has been developed for this.

    The new cyber safety curriculum composes of a series of online modules available through the Equip LMS. A pilot of the new curriculum will be scheduled across the different agencies beginning this week. An online survey will be sent thereafter to gather feedback from nominated users about the overall user experience.

    Please...

    Hi VET Cadets,

    You may have received an email regarding the new Cyber Safety Online Curriculum.

    As part of the TfNSW Cyber Uplift Program which aims to increase awareness of cyber-security obligations for new employees and their managers, a new cyber safety curriculum has been developed for this.

    The new cyber safety curriculum composes of a series of online modules available through the Equip LMS. A pilot of the new curriculum will be scheduled across the different agencies beginning this week. An online survey will be sent thereafter to gather feedback from nominated users about the overall user experience.

    Please log into Equip and complete any online modules assigned to you.


  • It's the end of an era!

    4 months ago
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    Last week we farewelled one of ELTP’s originals – Nayna Sheikh (pictured left)! Nayna has been with ELTP since the team was established, working across the tertiary scholar and cadet space and more recently in the VET Cadet and HSC Scholar space. Nayna has always displayed passion for her work, generously giving her time and attention to both talent participants and our stakeholders across the business over the last six years.

    A very big thank you to Nayna from the ELTP team, your expertise and enthusiasm will be sorely missed!

    Paula Meneses (pictured right) will be leading the VET Cadet...

    Last week we farewelled one of ELTP’s originals – Nayna Sheikh (pictured left)! Nayna has been with ELTP since the team was established, working across the tertiary scholar and cadet space and more recently in the VET Cadet and HSC Scholar space. Nayna has always displayed passion for her work, generously giving her time and attention to both talent participants and our stakeholders across the business over the last six years.

    A very big thank you to Nayna from the ELTP team, your expertise and enthusiasm will be sorely missed!

    Paula Meneses (pictured right) will be leading the VET Cadet program with the support of Ben Lowe (pictured centre). Paula has already been managing the VET Cadet program for the last 3 years and will continue to be the main point of contact for the program. Ben has been working in the ELTP team as a Community Engagement Officer since 2016 and has a wealth of experience working with Aboriginal and regional communities. Ben will be assisting in managing the VET Cadet program and like Paula, will be coming out to meet with VET Cadets and their placement managers regularly.

    We look forward to continuing to deliver excellence in the VET Cadet space, please feel free to reach out to Paula on 0429 966 081 or Ben on 0435 659 199 should you have any questions or concerns.


  • Winning!

    5 months ago
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    Congratulations are in order for the following VET Cadets who have transitioned off the VET Cadet Program and into a role!

    Joel Morrison - Joel has been working in the Transport Policy and Divisional Management Office in Freight, Strategy and Planning supporting the management and executive team with their daily tasks. This includes high level ministerials, financial budgeting and general day to day administration activities in a fast paced and changing environment.

    Joel has been an exemplary VET Cadet throughout the program and has won a role as Administration Officer with Freight, Strategy and Planning, TfNSW.

    Nellie Bell - Nellie...

    Congratulations are in order for the following VET Cadets who have transitioned off the VET Cadet Program and into a role!

    Joel Morrison - Joel has been working in the Transport Policy and Divisional Management Office in Freight, Strategy and Planning supporting the management and executive team with their daily tasks. This includes high level ministerials, financial budgeting and general day to day administration activities in a fast paced and changing environment.

    Joel has been an exemplary VET Cadet throughout the program and has won a role as Administration Officer with Freight, Strategy and Planning, TfNSW.

    Nellie Bell - Nellie has been working in Talent, People & Culture assisting with and managing her own recruitment campaigns. Nellie has worked on STA Bus Drivers, Sydney Trains Customer Service Attendants and Track & Civil Infrastructure Workers campaigns. These campaigns include assisting the business with attraction of applicants, interviewing and selecting suitable candidates.

    Nellie has won a role as a Recruitment Coordinator with Talent in People & Culture, TfNSW.

    We wishes both Joel and Nellie all the best with their future. Congrats!

    ELTP

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  • Welcome to our 2019 VET Cadet Surveyors

    5 months ago
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    A big welcome to our 2019 VET Cadet Surveyors who commenced with Transport on Tuesday 29 January 2019!

    The TfNSW VET Cadet Surveying Program employs individuals for a 3 year period where they work full time whilst completing a Certificate III, IV and Diploma in Surveying through TAFE NSW. This program is sponsored by RMS and hence all participants complete their industry experience within RMS.

    Our 4 new VET Cadet Surveyors (Jared, Larissa, Dallas and Blake) have been placed across NSW in Sydney, Parkes, Grafton and Wagga Wagga.

    They have completed their 4 day induction and are settling in with...

    A big welcome to our 2019 VET Cadet Surveyors who commenced with Transport on Tuesday 29 January 2019!

    The TfNSW VET Cadet Surveying Program employs individuals for a 3 year period where they work full time whilst completing a Certificate III, IV and Diploma in Surveying through TAFE NSW. This program is sponsored by RMS and hence all participants complete their industry experience within RMS.

    Our 4 new VET Cadet Surveyors (Jared, Larissa, Dallas and Blake) have been placed across NSW in Sydney, Parkes, Grafton and Wagga Wagga.

    They have completed their 4 day induction and are settling in with their placement teams in RMS. We are very excited to have them on board - this is our second intake of VET Cadet Surveyors!

    Welcome to Transport and all the best!