14 March 2018
VDC Free Thought Leader Seminars 2018
With the realisation of the VDC training facilities, in 2018 we will be holding regular free thought leader functions for the VET sector. Not only VDC events but also functions which involve other organisations partnering with VDC to utilise its facilities in kind, as well as partnering to promote thought leader type functions.
In terms of VDC specific events, four free Thought Leader Seminars are planned throughout the year. The first seminar if being held on 15 March, where the VDC will present Sharon Richens. Sharon is an experienced Physiotherapist with a passion for best practice Injury Management strategies, Workplace Wellbeing and Employee Resilience programmes. The seminar is entitled ‘Developing the strategy for best practice well-being engagement’ and will focus on the ABC Happy Body at Work program outcomes, trialled by VDC with Victorian TAFE in 2017.
The inaugural AVETRA VET Practitioner Research Conference will be held on 26-27 April at the VDC. AVETRA, VDC and VTA are the partners for this event. The conference is a unique opportunity for VET teachers, trainers and other professionals to present and learn about new research in VET. Workshops, brief research ‘snapshots’ and full research presentations make up the program, along with an international keynote, José Luis Fernandez Maure, Head of International at TKNIKA (Institute of Innovation and Applied Research for Vocational Education and Training) in the Basque Country. Register here
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Community Education and VET providers are important local resources. In addition to helping meet personal aspirations and providing options for local study they play a vital role in their region’s economic development and supporting an aging workforce.
The Knowledge Bank is a ‘work in progress’, and eventually will include a range of valuable features and information. However, if you have not explored all that VOCED has to offer before it is well worth a look. It is a fabulous resource for the curious VET practitioner, researcher or other stakeholder. Because of that VOCED is very ‘bookmarkable’.
While vocational education has arguably had its fair share of issues and bad press of late, there is much in its future that is positive too.
Innovation and Science Australia’s (ISA) vision is that Australia “has a world-leading education system that equips all Australians with the skills and knowledge relevant to 2030.” Their recent paper is built around 5 imperatives. The first is education. It sees VET playing a vital part helping Australians harness the opportunities innovation brings and thrive in the global innovation race.
UPCOMING VDC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Training SessionThu 29 Mar | 9:30AM-4:00PM AEST | $380 (Inc GST)