18 August 2021
EDITION 15 - 2021
Join us at the 2021 VDC Teaching & Learning Conference – a highly interactive virtual conference that will combine professional learning sessions as well as high-profile keynote presentations discussing the critical themes of Creativity, Connectivity, Productivity in the VET sector. Keynote speakers include Louka Parry, the award-winning Educator, Speaker, Facilitator and Adventurer and Dr Sean Gallagher, one of Australia’s leading experts on the future of work.
Don’t miss this engaging and professionally enriching experience for VET practitioners from public, private and community providers.
The Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) has just released a consultation draft for a VET workforce development strategy.
It focuses on these four themes: capability frameworks and professional standards; industry currency, qualifications and entry pathways; professional development and support and supporting learner cohorts.
Some time ago we had the Institute of Trades Skills Excellence, which operated in Australia for a time as a model for promoting quality delivery in the trades. Centres of Vocational Excellence, or CoVEs are a more generic version of this approach. Is it worth a go?
Noted VET research Professor Stephen Billett shines a light on the way VET can play an important part in enabling individuals’ life pathways.
It embraces the idea of personal curriculums. Don’t know what that means? Read on!
NCVER has released the stats for both total VET activity and government-funded VET. What are the messages these two sets of data are telling us?
Compared with 2019, student numbers in government funded training were up 3.5%. On the other hand, total VET student numbers (3.9 million) were down 6.4% over those in 2019.
As part of VDC’s Professional Learning Solutions we have added several new sessions to our extensive range of one-hour webinar recordings under relevant topic areas for VET Practitioners and emerging leaders. Now available for download for only $55. New sessions available include:
- Avoiding the Pitfalls of Assessment Mapping
- Effective Industry Engagement Strategies
- Positively Influencing Behavioural Change
- Assessing Online: Tips and Tricks for Ticking all the Boxes
- Designing Appropriate Assessments for AQF Levels
- Delivering VET Online
To ensure your professional learning is recognised, a certificate of attendance will also be issued on completion.
UPCOMING VDC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT