Newbery Consulting VET News – 5th June 2019

Hello and welcome to VET News,

ASQA has announced the schedule for the 2019 Training Provider Briefings. I totally advocate RTO owners and senior mangers attending these. There is so much gossip and ill informed discussion about ASQA’s agenda these days. These provider briefings are the opportunity to get it straight from the regulator and with opportunities to ask questions.

Check out the events section as there are a bevy of both paid and free events coming up which may be of interest.

Good training,

Joe Newbery

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Compliance & Regulatory News

ASQA Training Provider Briefings 2019 commence 27 June

Registrations are now open for ASQA’s Training Provider Briefings for 2019, which will be held during June and July.
This year ASQA Commissioners and General Managers will participate in the briefings alongside audit staff. This gives attendees an opportunity to discuss issues and ideas directly with senior ASQA decision makers.

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2018 Quality Indicator Data Submission

All RTOs are required to submit their 2018 quality indicator data by 30 June 2019. The purpose of quality indicator reporting is to provide ASQA with a summary report of your RTOs performance against the learner engagement and employer satisfaction quality indicators.

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Quarter 2 Reporting Reminder

All RTOs have the opportunity to submit data quarterly to NCVER. The quarterly collection window covering the period January to June 2019, will be open from 1st to the 15th Aug 2019.

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Other VET News

USI Transcript Tool

The USI transcript update tool will be unavailable from 3rd to 4th June 2019 inclusive for a system upgrade.
Following the upgrade, students’ USI transcripts will be updated more quickly, usually within 3 days of submission of data to NCVER.

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Articles and Papers

Over 800,000 VET students to be surveyed about their training

The 2019 National Student Outcomes Survey, Australia’s largest survey of vocational education and training (VET) students, is set to commence tomorrow. This year over 800 000 people who completed training in 2018 will be contacted, including international onshore VET graduates, to collect information on employment outcomes, training satisfaction, and the benefits and relevance of their training.

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Fewer Australians will have uni or TAFE skills if governments don’t reform tertiary education

The re-elected Coalition government has some serious work to do with its state counterparts to get Australia’s tertiary education sector back on track. On current trends, participation rates in tertiary education – which includes university and vocational education training (VET) – will fall over the next decade.

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The government keeps talking about revamping VET – but is it actually doing it?

The vocational education and training (VET) sector is integral to Australia’s economy and the businesses and workforce that underpin it. The sector provides skills to 4.2 million students at 4,200 registered training providers.

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Upcoming Events

2019 Skills Conference – 13th June 2019

The Apprentice Employment Network NSW & ACT will be hosting the 2019 Skills Conference at Dockside Darling Harbour on the 13 June. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Driving innovation in Vocational Education and Training’ exploring what people in the VET industry can do to address skills shortages.

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Supervising Apprenticeships or Trainee Free workshops 19th June 2019

The Department of Industry has released free workshops for supervisors to learn how to supervise their apprentices or trainees and to understand their role as a supervisor.

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WEBINAR: Exploring the importance of small VET providers – 20th June 2019

Join us as we discuss the important role small VET providers play in offering diversity, equity and specialised training services across the Australian VET sector. Small providers contribute to VET system diversity via the niche qualifications they offer, which are often fee-for-service. If you’d like to learn more before the webinar, download the research or view the infographic now.

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WEBINAR: AAPathways – Career Interest Explorer – 20th June 2019

This webinar will introduce you to the Career Interest Explorer and Work Type Explorer resources.  We will step you through the full functionality of the Explorers including the complementary activity sheets. This will include demonstrating the Job and Training Descriptions and Industry Information pages.

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22nd Annual AVETRA Conference, Sydney, June 17th – 18th 2019

The AVETRA conference brings together VET researchers and those interested in using research to inform policy and practice, to discuss and debate vital matters. This year’s theme is No future for old VET: researching for the training system/s of tomorrow. The AVETRA Conference will be held on the 17-18 June 2019 at the Western Sydney University, Parramatta.

NoFrills Conference 2019, Adelaide, 10-12 July 2019

The No Frills conference is where researchers, practitioners, providers, government and industry representatives come together and share information on Australia’s VET sector. The conference will be held from Wednesday 10th July to Friday 12th July 2019 in Adelaide.

2019 National VET Conference, Brisbane, 12=13 September 2019

The 2019 National VET Conference will be delivered over two days on the 12-13 September at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)  through an exciting range of presentations, providing attendees with the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of plenary and elective sessions. Pre-conference Master Classes will be held on Wednesday 11 September.

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