As part of VDC’s Professional Learning Solutions we have added several new sessions to our extensive range of one-hour webinar recordings under relevant topic areas for VET Practitioners and emerging leaders. Now available for download for only $55. New sessions available include:
- Avoiding the Pitfalls of Assessment Mapping
- Effective Industry Engagement Strategies
- Positively Influencing Behavioural Change
- Assessing Online: Tips and Tricks for Ticking all the Boxes
- Designing Appropriate Assessments for AQF Levels
- Delivering VET Online
To ensure your professional learning is recognised, a certificate of attendance will also be issued on completion.
NCVER has released the stats for both total VET activity and government-funded VET. What are the messages these two sets of data are telling us?
Compared with 2019, student numbers in government funded training were up 3.5%. On the other hand, total VET student numbers (3.9 million) were down 6.4% over those in 2019.
Noted VET research Professor Stephen Billett shines a light on the way VET can play an important part in enabling individuals’ life pathways.
It embraces the idea of personal curriculums. Don’t know what that means? Read on!
Some time ago we had the Institute of Trades Skills Excellence, which operated in Australia for a time as a model for promoting quality delivery in the trades. Centres of Vocational Excellence, or CoVEs are a more generic version of this approach. Is it worth a go?
The Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) has just released a consultation draft for a VET workforce development strategy.
It focuses on these four themes: capability frameworks and professional standards; industry currency, qualifications and entry pathways; professional development and support and supporting learner cohorts.
Join us at the 2021 VDC Teaching & Learning Conference – a highly interactive virtual conference that will combine professional learning sessions as well as high-profile keynote presentations discussing the critical themes of Creativity, Connectivity, Productivity in the VET sector. Keynote speakers include Louka Parry, the award-winning Educator, Speaker, Facilitator and Adventurer and Dr Sean Gallagher, one of Australia’s leading experts on the future of work.
Don’t miss this engaging and professionally enriching experience for VET practitioners from public, private and community providers.
In 2017 a series of eleven quality cases studies were published highlighting good practice amongst providers receiving Victorian Skills First funding. What do these case studies tell us?
There are just over 240,000 students doing VET in schools (VETiS), and nearly 18,000 are doing a schools-based apprentice or traineeship (SBAT). The SBATs represent 7.4% of all VETiS students.
While numbers are up over 2019 by 2.3%, overall numbers have declined by around 1% since 2016.
Analysis of current qualifications and feedback from stakeholders has informed some initial thinking about how the training product design concepts might work in practice. There is an opportunity for you to provide input too.
From the mid until the late 2000s, a series of projects undertaken by a consortium of influential VET researchers looked at how the capability of VET providers could be improved.
These projects resulted in a significant number of publications. In the light a recent NCVER publication focused on how the past might inform the future, maybe we should take a look at what this work found? Does it help us think about how provider capability might be improved now?