22 June 2022
EDITION 11 - 2022
Introducing Keynote Speaker: Layne Beachely AO
VDC is honoured to have secured Keynote Speaker Layne Beachley for the VDC Teaching & Learning Conference (online 17 & 18 Nov 2022). Layne is regarded as the most successful female surfer in history. Her dedication to success sees her as the only surfer, male or female, to claim six consecutive world titles between 1998 and 2003. Layne went on to win a 7th world title in 2006 before retiring from the World Tour in 2008.
Her genuine leadership style blazed a trail for equality at the beach, on the waves and in the boardroom. She shares her stories and powerful authentic voice in the recently released documentary Girls Can’t Surf, highlighting the chauvinistic and sexist culture of the surfing world in the 80’s and 90’s and how she was able to overcome these challenges to influence and celebrate pay equity in 2018.
Find full program details and registration links here.
HSSO, the Human Skills Services Organisation, has just released a guide to help service providers, RTOs and others create “high quality work placement experiences.”
Focussed on the Cert. III in Individual Support, the guide provides practical information and Advice. The guide is underpinned by a policy and research paper.
Welcome to Pop Education!
Pop’s aim is to disrupt traditional learning approaches and create exceptional online and blended education experiences for learners across VET, Higher Education, corporate, industry, government and the community sectors.
Whilst Pop as an entity has been operating for five years, our team have worked together in the industry for decades and has a shared passion for learning that is engaging, innovative and most importantly provides real work and life skills to our learners.
New federal ministers have been announced and the Department of Education, Skills and Employment has been split up by the new federal Labor Government.
Knotty problems challenge the VET system at present, however, as an opinion piece by Dr Craig Fowler in Campus Review suggests. The two ‘knots’ he highlights are a new National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development (NASWD) and the implementation of the recommendations of the AQF Review completed in 2019 and chaired by the late Peter Noonan.
With the announcement of his new ministerial line up, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has appointed ministers to the key portfolios covering education, skills and training.
Jason Clare has been appointed Minister for Education while Brendan O’Connor will be the Minister for Skills and Training. His skills and training portfolio will be part of the new Department of Employment and Workplace Relations under Minister Tony Burke. Thus, these new arrangements have effectively split Departmental responsibility for education and skills.
This NCVER paper prepared by researcher Jane Schuler for the Digital Skills Organisation (DSO) examined the pathways identified from overseas that can assist in developing a model suitable for Australia.
The commonalities and differences among the pathways are presented, along with the different Australian government digital skills initiatives.
Applications are now open for the VET International Practitioner Fellowship provided by The International Specialised Skills (ISS) Institute and the Department of Education (DET), Higher Education and Skills (HES). The fellowship supports Fellows to drive best practice, innovation and to create a lasting impact within the Victorian VET sector. More than ever, Australia needs a skilled community of scholars, teachers, craftspeople, tradespeople, professionals, care workers, innovators, artists, and creatives.
Applications are open between 1 February – 8 April 2022
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