9 OCTOBER 2018
VDC STAKEHOLDER SURVEY 2018
Like any service provider, the VDC strives to ensure we meet our client needs. To assist us to continue to improve our services, we have developed a short online survey to capture your feedback on our performance in Professional Development programs and at our training facilities.
The results of this short survey will allow us to effectively plan and develop new programs and improve our existing services. I encourage you to complete the survey, which should only take a few minutes of your time. Please click here to access the survey.
Chief Executive Officer
There is a lot of re-imaging and visioning going on at present. Earlier we reported on the one prepared by Professor Stephen Parker of KPMG.
This time we take a look at what the Business Council of Australia is proposing to future proof the post-secondary education and skills system.
Recent press articles have highlighted the value of VET studies – particularly in some trades – in providing rewarding, challenging and well-paid work.
Promoting vocational training at school as a viable option is more important than ever to address national and regional skill shortages.
The latest article published in the LH Martin’s series of policy discussion papers on VET issues looks at where the VET and higher education come together: AQF levels 5 and 6.
Written by the recently retired Managing Director of NCVER, Craig Fowler, it explores the tensions and complexities of the qualifications and approaches to provision where VET meets higher education at the Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Associate Degree levels.
ACDEVEG (Australian Council of Deans of Education Vocational Education Group)
Building confidence in VET Practice: 4th Annual Conference on VET Teaching and VET Teacher Education
6-7 December 2018
CQ University’s Melbourne Campus, 120 Spencer St, Melbourne
(opposite Southern Cross station)
Keynote Speakers: Christine Robertson, Pro Vice-Chancellor VET, CDU
Indigenous student pathways: The role of the VET educator in facilitating learner and community engagement, retention and student outcomes
Lou Mycroft, Further Education researcher & teacher-educator from England
‘The Dancing Princesses’: A movement for professional development of further education practitioners in the UK
Also featuring: Eight research-based parallel papers; a panel of experts in VET teaching and VET teacher-education; and presentation of ACDEVEG awards including the new VET teacher-educator awards in conjunction with PwC’s Skills for Australia.
The conference web site including registration is at www.federation.edu.au/acdeveg2018
Costs : Conference: $120; Workshops: $60; Both days: $150
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For more information about ACDEVEG including previous conferences please visit the ACDEVEG webpage at: http://www.acde.edu.au/networks-and-partnerships/acde-vocational-group/
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UPCOMING VDC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
quality, compliance and auditingTue, 23 Oct 12:30PM–1:30PM$88 (inc GST)This webinar teases out such dilemmas and helps planners develop a 'defensible argument' for the volume of learning they attribute to a qualification and each unit within that qualification.
teaching and learning strategiesTue, 30 Oct 3:00PM–4:00PM$88 (inc GST)This VDC Webinar will feature a live video feed of the presenter This webinar shares your experiences of challenging classroom behaviours, unpacks what gives rise to them, and repacks them with management strategies that support change.
mapping and validationWed, 31 Oct 3:00PM–4:00PM$88 (inc GST)This webinar enlarges online assessment perspectives by considering what makes online assessment practice distinctive. You leave the webinar with a firmer sense of how to align principles assessment, assessment designs, and validation processes.