11 April 2018
CEO Message – Funded workshop – Skills First: Developing effective training and assessment strategies
The Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) is funding professional development to support Skills First contracted training providers in preparing Training and Assessment Strategies that are consistent with Standard 1 of the National Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Standards and the Users’ Guide to the Standards for RTOs 2015.
The VDC has been engaged by DET to design and deliver this program to training providers who are approved to deliver under the 2018-19 Skills First Funding Contract. This free workshop focuses on developing effective training and assessment strategies, and will also cover contractual requirements, documenting, development and continuous improvement.
Ten free workshops will be held at the VDC from 17 May to 22 June.
Click here for a full overview, available dates and how to register.
Chief Executive Officer
Australians with a disability experience poorer education and employment outcomes when compared to those without one. Price Waterhouse Cooper’s (PwC’s) ‘Skills for Australia’ have recently released an environmental scan on this important topic.
The OECD conducts a survey of Adult Skills focused on literacy, numeracy and problem solving. The report, Building Skills for All in Australia: Policy Insights from the Survey of Adult Skills explores the main strengths of the Australian skills system and areas where its performance could be improved.
Published in 2017, the report proposes strengthening the focus on basic skills throughout schooling and in post-secondary programs. It also suggests reaching out to disconnected youth. There are a number of recommendations for action relevant to VET.
A four-year study of more than 6000 school students from years 3 to 12 examined their post-school aspirations, in particular those who wished to study in the VET sector. The research aims to inform teachers, schools and VET providers about how they might better advise students given “current gaps and misunderstandings in these students’ knowledge about VET”. This is caused by a “misalignment between educational and occupational aspirations, along with confusion about what TAFE offers and the pathway required to a VET-related occupation.”
Most staff of tertiary institutions have a love-hate relationship with institutional policy: there’s too much of it, it’s hard to read, but it’s handy when you get into a dispute – unless it’s out of date.
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UPCOMING VDC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
quality, compliance and auditingTue, 24 Apr 3:00PM–4:00PM$88 (inc GST)This webinar brings that opportunity. You can ask an auditor. Bring along your list of questions about compliance with the VET Quality Framework. This the chance to clear up that uncertainty about interpretation of industry engagement, that baffling record keeping requirement, that niggling query about third party arrangements.
mapping and validationThu, 26 Apr 3:00PM–4:00PM$88 (inc GST)This webinar helps you get the most from mapping. We draw effective links between assessment design and mapping, and offer tested methods for documenting mapping. You are encouraged to share your mapping dilemmas and identify paths through them.
teaching and learning strategiesFri, 27 Apr 12:30PM–1:30PM$88 (inc GST)This webinar shares your experiences of challenging classroom behaviours, unpacks what gives rise to them, and repacks them with management strategies that support change.