12 May 2021
EDITION 8 - 2021
March 2021 saw the publication of a new paper from the National Skills Council. It’s the first national collection of information on VET qualification subsidies, fees and prices across Australia and aims to get a better handle on what drives their varying costs.
It’s also the first step in trying to develop “a simple, transparent and consistent approach to achieving efficient pricing of VET qualifications Australia wide.”
This environmental scan looks at the use of micro-credentials in Canada, and maybe that can help advise Australian practice.
It notes the need for “upskilling and reskilling has created a trend toward short courses known as micro-credentials that focus on specific competencies required by employers.”
A new paper by NCVER’s Gitta Siekmann and Michelle Circelli brings together findings from international country comparisons of industry’s role in VET over the last decade.
What is industry, though, and how can its engagement with VET be optimised? It is probably easier said than done!
Moving to online learning spaces brings new challenges in the way course materials are presented and broken down, the quality and nature of learning materials, how and when you assess and how to foster a sense of community among the cohort. And while the shift in remote learning has led to greater use of eAssessments, practitioners still need to ensure they are meeting compliance obligations for fairness, reliability and validity.
As proud sponsor of the 2021 Teacher/Trainer of the Year Award, VDC are thrilled to announce that nominations for the 67th Victorian Training Awards are now open. The prestigious award provides the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals and organisations in the Victorian TAFE and training sector.