17 FEBRUARY 2021
EDITION 2 - 2021
A recent publication from NCVER released in mid-November 2020 takes a look at work-based learning because it is a key component of vocational education.
It found that the work-based learning approach can lead to better employment outcomes for students and provide employers with workers who have relevant skill sets. However, costs to employers are often a barrier. Communication and coordination between employers, providers and students are key to its quality.
The review report, released in December 2020, did not find “evidence of a vocational education and training (VET) system in crisis.”
However, it proposes that Governments need to “continue to support the development of a more efficient and competitive VET market through informed user choice and a focus on quality.”
VET International Practitioner Fellowships – 2021 Round 1
The Department of Education and Training in partnership with the International Specialised Skills Institute is offering five (5) Fellowships of $13,000 to a VET practitioner who is employed within Victorian Government contracted Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), including TAFEs, private RTOs and Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board registered Learn Local Providers (LLPs).
Fellowships will explore innovative responses to VET related challenges in industry and the classroom.
Would you or a colleague make the perfect VIP Fellowship applicant? Further information is available at – https://www.issinstitute.org.au/fellowships/fellowships-available/
Applications for this round close at 5pm, March 26, 2021
UPCOMING VDC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
professional learning eventsWed, 17 Mar 10:00AM–10:30AM$15 (inc GST)Participants will leave this VET Chat with a better understanding of how to keep records and maintain compliance, how much industry engagement is enough, as well as a wealth of ideas for industry engagement activities.
assessment essentialsTue, 16 Mar 12:00PM–1:30PM$80 (inc GST)Led by VET assessment and audit expert, Andrea Bateman, this 1.5-hour virtual workshop will give participants an understanding of the processes for reviewing assessment tools prior to use and how to evaluate assessment tools against the context of assessment requirements.
teaching & learning strategiesWed, 17 Mar 12:30PM–1:30PM$55 (inc GST)Join Karen Dymke for this interactive webinar to learn strategies to build learner confidence and how to help students master the competencies needed in the workplace.