29 JULY 2020
EDITION 14 - 2020
VDC was once again a proud sponsor of the NCVER No Frills conference, that was held virtually for the first time from 7 to 10 July. For the last few years, NCVER has celebrated the conference by publishing a paper related to that year’s conference theme.
This year, the paper looks at workforce readiness.
The National Skills Commission (NSC) has just published its first report.
A snapshot in time explores the impact COVID-19 has had on Australia’s labour market and what the NSC believes needs to be done about it. It sees challenges and difficult times ahead, but also opportunities.
One of the many things that are good about ‘our ABC’ is that they take a look at issues like this.
You can access their report ‘Generation COVID’ and look at its messages. Many things are personal, but education and jobs are in there too.
Let’s take a look at the projected completion rates for those commencing their VET studies in 2017.
Overall, the completion rate is about 49%, but it does vary. The good news is that projected completion rates have been increasing over time.
The Disability Standards for Education 2005 help make sure students with a disability in Australia can access and participate in education on the same basis as students without a disability.
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assessment essentialsFri, 07 Aug 3:30PM–4:30PM$55 (inc GST)This webinar puts assessment myths to rest. How many assessment events are necessary, and can we weight them? Can we grade competence? The webinar works through a string of myths, separates fact from fiction, and enables you to more confidently design and conduct assessments.
professional learning eventsWed, 12 Aug 10:00AM–10:30AM$15 (inc GST)Join one of Australia's VET leaders in assessment, Andrea Bateman, as she addresses concerns current RTOs have with workplace assessments and mandatory work-placements.
assessment essentialsTue, 18 Aug 3:30PM–4:30PM$55 (inc GST)This webinar clarifies sometimes confusing terminology. Foundation skills, employability skills, core skills, LLN skills - are they the same or different? An important webinar outcome is deeper understanding of how to weave foundation skills and technical skills together when you deliver a unit of competency. Learn the top tips for building foundation skills into your training and assessment practice.