13 NOVEMBER 2019
EDITION 20 - 2019
I had the pleasure of hosting the VDC inaugural World Teachers Day luncheon on Friday 26 October at the RACV City Club, Melbourne.
VDC has a special connection with educators, trainers and assessors in the VET Sector with thousands of practitioners from TAFE, Private RTO, Adult and Community education and VET in Schools having engaged in our professional learning and other support over the past 15 years.
So it seemed fitting for VDC to acknowledge the tremendous contribution VET teachers make to organisations and student success on World Teachers Day in Australia.
Some are saying that Australian VET and post-secondary education more generally are awash with reviews.
Here are a couple of new ones.
The Victorian Review
Jenny Macklin, a former minister in the Rudd and Gillard Labor governments, will lead a wide-ranging 12-month review.
Australian Council of Deans of Education Vocational Education Group: 5th Annual Conference ‘Diverse Pedagogies for Diverse VET Contexts’The Conference is being held at Charles Sturt University Convention Centre Boorooma Campus, Wagga Wagga, on Monday 9 December and Tuesday 10 December 2019. Keynote Speaker, Professor Kevin Orr, will be presenting, Vocational knowledge and social justice: Putting pedagogy in its place. Professor Kevin Orr is a Professor of Work and Learning and Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) at the University of Huddersfield, UK. Professor Orr’s research expertise includes vocational education and training and Teacher education and professional development in the Further Education Sector. He is currently leading a three-year national research project on initial teacher education for science, engineering and technology teachers working in colleges. Other conference speakers are
- Mr Jonathan Davis, Acting Regional Manager, Region South, TAFE NSW
- Tim Rawlings, PwC’s Skills for Australia
- Mr Craig Robertson, CEO TAFE Directors Australia
UPCOMING VDC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
teaching & learning strategiesTue, 19 Nov 9:00AM–4:00PM$380 (inc GST)This one-day workshop aims to provide attendees with an understanding of what SLDs are, how to identify a student with SLD, as well as insights into some of the day-to-day learning challenges these students face in the classroom.
assessment essentialsThu, 21 Nov 12:30PM–1:30PM$55 (inc GST)This webinar uncovers the devilish (compliance) detail that needs to be considered when offering and processing RPL. Participants will learn more about the RPL requirements, how to put them into practice, how to match AQF levels, how to ensure processes are rigourous and engaging candidates and RTO's in conversations around RPL to address issues before they emerge.
mapping & validationFri, 22 Nov 3:30PM–4:30PM$55 (inc GST)This webinar brings good news. With the guidance of a facilitator experienced in systematic validation, we clarify the expectations. The webinar introduces established understandings about efficient and effective validation processes that deliver both quality outcomes and compliance outputs (including documentation).